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Sacramento County, CA March 2, 2004 Election
Member of the State Assembly; District 9; Democratic Party Voter Information

You can vote in this contest only if registered in the Democratic party, or as "Decline to State" requesting a Democratic ballot at your polling location.

Results as of Mar 26 4:14pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (230/230)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Dave Jones Click here for more information about this candidate 20,020 votes 42.6%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Legal Aide Attorney/Sacramento City Councilmember
  • Law Degree, Master's Degree, Public Policy Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Legal Counsel, U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno
  • Legal Aid Attorney, Legal Services of Northern California
  • Sacramento City Councilmember
  • Universal Health Care
  • Education
  • Smart Growth
Roger Dickinson Click here for more information about this candidate 12,234 votes 26%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: County Supervisor, District 1
  • Health care access and coverage
  • Education
  • Regional leadership
Lauren Hammond Click here for more information about this candidate 8,488 votes 18.1%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Sacramento City Councilwoman
  • President, CA Elected Women's Association for educational Research (CEWAER)
  • Member, SAcramento Metro Chamber
  • Member, League of Women Voters
  • Employed by the StateSenate for 21 years
  • Graduate, California State University Sacramento
  • Increasing the availability of early childhood education
  • Expanding quality, affordable health care coverage
  • Strengthening and diversifying our local economy
Manny Hernandez 4,229 votes 8.9%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: School Board Trustee
  • Phone: 916-395-1430; Addr: 46 Moonlit Cir., Sacramento, CA 95831; Email:
Leslie J. Cochren Click here for more information about this candidate 1,098 votes 2.3%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Chapter President Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Assistant Chief - California Public Employees Retirement System
  • Masters of Science Education
  • Receipent of Fraud Examiners Distinguished Achievement Award
  • Recognized by U.S. Senate Subcomittee on Investigation
  • Manager of Consumer and Student Protection
  • Close the spigot on wasteful use and fraudulent abuse of taxpayer dollars
  • Establish California as a major purchasers of pharmaceutical in order to reduce prescription drug cost
  • Ensure that city and county governments have sufficient funds to provide for the public's safety
Donna Begay Click here for more information about this candidate 1,032 votes 2.1%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Governor Appointee - Dept. Rehab. Council
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Tribal Liaison and Community Activist
  • National Council on Urban Indian Health
  • DCI America Consultant
  • Community College Part-time Faculty Member
  • Nominated State CIO Leadership Award
  • Invest in Information Technology to fix our State's Financial Management Systems
  • Healthier Communities - improved Health, Housing, Education, and Employment
  • Promote equality and civil justice for all communities

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Official Information

Secretary of State

State Assembly Calif. State Legislative Counsel (Leginfo)
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  • About the Candidates - Click on "Assembly", then browse the next page to find the candidates with "District seeking" for 9. Then find Biography, Campaign Finances, Issue Positions (NPAT), Special Interest Groups, and Voting Record where available.
News and Analysis

Assembly race rolls in dough
Monday, March 1, 2004

Sparks fly over Jones mailer
Sunday, February 29, 2004

PACs deliver big bucks to Assembly race
Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Democrats battle in wide-open primary
Monday, February 2, 2004
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