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San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara County, CA March 2, 2004 Election
Member of the State Assembly; District 33; Republican Party Voter Information

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

Results as of Mar 26 4:14pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (295/295)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Sam Blakeslee Click here for more information about this candidate 21,803 votes 39.1%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Businessman/College Trustee
  • Ph.D. Geological Sciences, U.C. Santa Barbara
  • M.A. Geophysics, U.C. Berkeley
  • B..A. Geophysics, U.C. Berkeley
  • 2000 SLO Chamber Leadership Award
  • 2001 LWV Leadership Award
  • Reform Workers Compensation
  • Balance the Budget without Increasing Taxes
  • Protect our Borders / Stop Illegal Immigration
Matt T. Kokkonen Click here for more information about this candidate 17,365 votes 31.1%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Financial Advisor/Businessman
  • Financial Planner in SLO for over 30 years. Chartered Financial Consultant, Chartered Life Underwriter and Registered Investment Adviser
  • Born in Finland, immigrated to the USA at age 16 by himself, now a proud citizen
  • 33rd Assembly District Co-Chair, Recall Gray Davis Campaign
  • Trustee and Deacon of Grace Church. Director of Simpson College Foundation Board. Director of Air Vol Block, Inc of San Luis Obispo.
  • Founding director of Squire Canyon Community Services District
  • Married for 36 years to Jean. Children Jana and Daniel
  • Oppose any and all tax increases
  • Oppose benefits for illegal aliens
  • Enact strict constitutional state spending limit
Michael E. Zimmerman 16,701 votes 29.8%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Attorney/Rancher
  • Phone: 805-474-4011; Addr: 7415 Huasna Rd., Arroyo Grande, CA 93420; Email:

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  • About the Candidates - Click on "Assembly", then browse the next page to find the candidates with "District seeking" for 33. Then find Biography, Campaign Finances, Issue Positions (NPAT), Special Interest Groups, and Voting Record where available.
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