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Fresno, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus Counties, CA November 5, 2002 Election
United States Representative; District 18 Voter Information

Results as of Nov 14 11:14am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (440/440)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Dennis A. Cardoza 53,621 votes 51.1%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Member, California Legislature
  • Merced City Council, 1994-96
  • Atwater City Council, 1984-87
  • Legislator of Year - CA State Sheriffs Assn.
  • Legislator of Year - Small Business Roundtable
  • Legislator of Year - UC Alumni Assn.
  • Gold Award - California Teachers Assn.
  • Protecting Social Security and Improving Access to Healthcare
  • Improving Air Quality and Transportation in the S.J. Valley
  • Bringing New Industry and Job Opportunities to the Central Valley
Richard J. "Dick" Monteith 45,960 votes 43.8%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: State Senator/Agribusinessman
  • B.A. Sociology, Stanford University
  • Homeland Security
  • Economic Recovery
  • Education
Kevin H. Cripe 3,460 votes 3.2%
(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter)
  • Party: American Independent
  • Occupation: Elementary School Teacher
  • Phone: 209-576-4831; Addr: 2608 Sagemill Drive, Modesto, CA 95355
Linda Marie (Alves) De Groat 2,088 votes 1.9%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Escrow Assistant
  • B.S. Organizational Behavior -1997 - University of San Francisco
  • District Manager Pacific Bell - 33 years - Retired
  • US Constitution and Bill of Rights Scholar
  • Income Tax Reform Advocate
  • States Rights Advocate
  • Return the Fed. Gov. to the restraints of the US Constitution thus reviving the sovereignty of the states allowing them to manage their own affairs.
  • Abolishment of the Income Tax and the I.R.S. Not one penny collected in income tax goes to the US Treasury it goes instead to the Federal Reserve.
  • Ousting the Federal Reserve - a private corporation which effectively controls Federal gvmt. and our economy to benefit their own stockholders.
Donna Crowder (Write-in)
(This candidate has not responded to Smart Voter)
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