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Los Angeles County, CA March 2, 2004 Election
Member of the State Assembly; District 47; 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 (241/241)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Karen Bass Click here for more information about this candidate 26,367 votes 48.2%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Director, Community Organization
  • Physician Assistant, County USC Medical
  • Clinical Instructor, USC School of Medicine
  • Education and eliminating the achievement gap
  • Healthcare, improving access for all Californians
  • Job creation and economic growth
Nate Holden Click here for more information about this candidate 11,437 votes 20.9%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Retired L. A. City Council Member
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics
  • MS Degree in Systems Engineering, West Coast Univeresity, Los Angeles, CA
  • 17 Years in Aerospace Industry, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1970 Elected as President of the California Democratic Council
  • 1974 - 1978 Califonnia State Senator, representing the 30th Senate District
  • 1988 - June 2003 Los Angeles City Council Member
  • To provide quality education from K-12 and affordable education at the college level
  • To make healthcare affordable to all citizens, especially seniors
  • To reduce the rise of crime by providing more jobs and to increase funding for law enforcement.
Rickey Ivie 10,189 votes 18.7%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Consumer Attorney/Businessman
  • Phone: 310-815-8775; Addr: 2999 Overland Ave., Ste 210, Los Angeles, CA 90064; Email:
Richard P. Groper Click here for more information about this candidate 5,433 votes 9.9%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Professor, California Government
  • Education
  • Budget Reform
  • Health Care
David A. Cooper Click here for more information about this candidate 1,312 votes 2.3%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Professor/Business Consultant
  • Professor at OTIS College of Art & Design
  • Currently consultiing Working Women Two
  • Consultant on numerous political campaigns
  • Community service requirement for all California high school students
  • Equitable taxation and thorough tax reform
  • Reduction of Workers' Compensation rates for businesses--at least 30% in the next five years

Basic candidate data supplied by the Secretary of State. All candidates have been invited to supply additional information to Smart Voter. Order of candidates is random and changes daily.
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The League of Women Voters of California has asked all candidates for this office to respond to 4 questions on Budget Crisis, Education, Water, and Health Insurance.

Official Information

Secretary of State

State Assembly Calif. State Legislative Counsel (Leginfo)
  • Bills Introduced - Check "Author(s)" and then type in the name of your current representative to see the bills introduced in the current Assembly session. Enter a Bill Number to see the history of a bill including voting records.
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  • About the Candidates - Click on "Assembly", then browse the next page to find the candidates with "District seeking" for 47. Then find Biography, Campaign Finances, Issue Positions (NPAT), Special Interest Groups, and Voting Record where available.
Candidate Forums

February 12, 2004; 6-8:30pm
Patt Morrison, Moderator; James West Alumni Center, UCLA; info & RSVP 310/794-6810 or

February 19, 2004; 7pm
Ladera Heights Homeowners' Association; Parent Elementary School, 5354 W. 64th Street

February 25, 2004; 10am
AARP; Holman United Methodist Church, 3320 W. Adams Blvd.

February 25, 2004; 7pm
West L.A. Homeowners' Association; St. Timothy's Catholic Church, 10425 Pico Blvd. (Corner of Pico & Beverly Glen)
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