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Santa Clara County, CA March 2, 2004 Election
Democratic Party County Central Committee; County of Santa Clara; State Assembly District 22 Voter Information

2 Year Term.

You can vote in this contest only if registered in the Democratic party. "Decline to State" party voters may not vote for this contest.

Results as of March 26 4:29pm, 100.00%% of Precincts Reporting (207/207)
Candidates (Vote for 6)
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Anna E. Song Click here for more information about this candidate 19,954 votes 16.87%

  • Occupation: Trustee, Santa Clara County Board of Education
  • President of County Board of Education
  • Current elected member of Santa Clara County Democratic Central Committee
  • State Winner, JFK, Jr. Award, California Democratic Party
  • Quality educational opportunities for all students and families
  • Involvement of Democrats in local clubs and precinct activities
  • Advocacy for more housing opportunities so people can work and live in the same area
Alyson L. Abramowitz 19,051 votes 16.11%
  • Occupation: Incumbent
Vince Cortese Click here for more information about this candidate 18,166 votes 15.36%
  • Occupation: Retired Teacher
  • Born in Weed, California. Lived in Mountain View 34 years. Have B.A. and Masters degrees from San Francisco State.
  • Life long Democrat. Am currently an elected member of County Central Committee. Was passed chairperson of 22nd Assembly District Committee.
  • Education: better funding: lower class size, better pay for teachers; improved facilities, improved materials and textbooks, etc.
  • Environment: reduce pollution; clean water; develop and improve electric and hybrid cars; protect forests and rivers, etc.
  • Improve economy: see Political Philsophy section for details
Herb Engstrom Click here for more information about this candidate 17,932 votes 15.16%
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • AB Physics, UC Berkeley 1964, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Peace Corps, Malaysia 1964-67
  • Ph.D. Physics, UC Berkeley
  • Post Doc. Univ. of Paris, Orsay, France, 1972-74
  • Improving precinct organization
  • Recruiting new activists to the Party
Aldyth Parle 16,958 votes 14.34%
  • Occupation: Incumbent
Scott Joseph Rafferty Click here for more information about this candidate 13,467 votes 11.39%
  • Occupation: Attorney - fought recall
  • Kerry steering committee for California
  • fought recall in federal, CA Supreme Court
  • long-time DNC volunteer
  • attended 8 of last 9 Democratic National Conventions
  • obtained envornmental protections for PG&ESierra lands
  • President, Princeton Club; Oxford-Cambridge Events Committee
  • defeating George Bush with a united Democratic party
  • developing the Committee's "Call to Action" program for activism
  • increasing turnout in minority districts throughout California and the country
Brandon Sulser Click here for more information about this candidate 12,729 votes 10.76%
  • Occupation: Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Sunnyvale Planning Commissioner
  • Alternate, County Democratic Central Committee
  • Member, State Democratic Central Committee
  • B.A. International Relations - George Washington University
  • Help demystify the Central Committee to rank and file party members
  • Help recruit good candidates to run for local office
  • Support the party's ideals

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