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Alameda, Santa Clara County, CA March 2, 2004 Election
Member of the State Assembly; District 20; 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 (308/308)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Alberto Torrico Click here for more information about this candidate 12,201 votes 31.5%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Councilmember/Attorney/Educator
  • Vice-Mayor of Newark, CA
  • Second Chance Board Member (Community Service Organization)
  • Kidango Board Member (Nonprofit Childcare Centers)
  • Advisory Board Member of Justice for New Americans
  • Chair of the 20th AD Democratic Central Committee
  • Affordable and accessible healthcare for all
  • Creation and retention of quality jobs
  • Expansion of educational opportunities for our children
Tom Pico Click here for more information about this candidate 10,841 votes 28%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Pleasanton Mayor/CPA
  • Alameda County Mayor's Conference (Past President)
  • Alameda County Congestion Management Agency (Chair 2001-2003)
  • Local Government Commission
  • U.S. Conference of Mayors - Energy and International Relations Committees
  • Founding Member, Pleasanton Youth Collaborative
  • MBA - Golden Gate University
  • Economy - We must resolve our budget problems and kick-start our economy to create jobs.
  • Education - I'll make defense of educational spending a top priority!
  • Environment - Protection of our environmental resources is our legacy to our children.
Dennis Hayashi Click here for more information about this candidate 8,922 votes 23%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Director, Anti-Discrimination Agency
  • Director, California Department of Fair Employment and Housing
  • Director, Office of Civil Rights, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Board Member, Coro Foundation
  • Advisory Board Member, JFK School of Government, Harvard University
  • JD, Hastings College of Law
  • BA, Occidental College
  • Economy: jobs that come with fair wages and health care benefits
  • Education: protect public education systems
  • Privacy: protect personal medical and financial information
Henry C. Manayan Click here for more information about this candidate 5,556 votes 14.3%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
  • Retired Mayor
  • Former Milpitas City Councilmember
  • Member of Santa Clara County Blue Ribbon Task Force for Public Education
  • Adjunct Community College Professor
  • Former Chair of the Policy Advisory Committee for the Valley Transit Authority
  • Member of President Clinton's Asian Pacific American Diversity Task Force
  • My number one priority is to get our economy back on track - A healthy economy means a healthy budget and that's good for all of our residents.
  • Affordable housing and public transportation. Putting affordable homes near transportation alleviates traffic and prevents hillside development.
  • Quality education is critical to families and the economy - excellent education means opportunity for kids and will draw employers to California.
Ash Bhatt Click here for more information about this candidate 1,267 votes 3.2%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Entrepreneur
  • Former vice-president, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
  • Member of California Commission for the Prevention of Hate Crimes
  • Member of Asian American Hotel Operators and Owners Association
  • Employment
  • Economy
  • Education

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  • About the Candidates - Click on "Assembly", then browse the next page to find the candidates with "District seeking" for 20. Then find Biography, Campaign Finances, Issue Positions (NPAT), Special Interest Groups, and Voting Record where available.

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