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San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz Counties, CA March 2, 2004 Election
State Senator; District 11; 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 (589/589)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Joe Simitian Click here for more information about this candidate 65,306 votes 57.5%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: California State Assembly Member
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Privacy
Ted Lempert Click here for more information about this candidate 48,360 votes 42.5%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Public Education Advocate
  • State Assemblymember 1988-1992, 1996-2000
  • Author of landmark education, environmental and ethics bills
  • Founding CEO of EdVoice, a grassroots public education advocacy group
  • San Mateo County Supervisor 1993-1996
  • San Mateo County Board of Education Member, 2000-present
  • A.B. Princeton University, J.D. Stanford Law School
  • Fight for education funding and education reform
  • Protect the environment (endorsed by the Sierra Club)
  • Campaign finance reform (accepted Prop 34 spending limits)

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.
  Candidates Answer Questions

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 Senate 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 Senate session. Enter a Bill Number to see the history of a bill including voting records.
Nonpartisan Information

League of Women Voters

Project Vote-Smart
  • About the Candidates - Click on "Senate", then browse the next page to find the candidates with "District seeking" for 11. Then find Biography, Campaign Finances, Issue Positions (NPAT), Special Interest Groups, and Voting Record where available.

Cable Television for Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Atherton, Menlo Park, and Stanford: Saturday, Feb. 21 @ 12:30 pm on Cable Community Channels 27 and 28 - a League of Women Voters forum Also shown on Sunday, Feb. 29 @ 9:30 pm on Channel 28 Democratic candidates forum - a 60 minute production Wednesday, Feb. 25 @ 3 pm on Channel 28; Wednesday, Feb. 25 @ 11 pm on Channel 27; Friday, Feb. 27 @ 3 pm on Channel 28; Sunday, Feb. 29 @ 6 pm on Channel 28

Tues, Feb. 10, 7-8:30 pm Candidate Forum at Channing House auditorium, 850 Webster St., Palo Alto. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters.
News and Analysis

Santa Cruz Sentinel

General Links

Election Archives

  • See the candidates and issues from previous elections: 11/7/00, 3/7/00
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