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Santa Clara County, CA March 2, 2004 Election
State Senator; District 13; 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 (429/429)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Elaine Alquist Click here for more information about this candidate 34,702 votes 50.1%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Educator
  • Adjucnt Professor, Santa Clara University, 2003
  • Assemblymember, State of California, 1996-2002
  • Fiscal Policy Chair, California Postsecondary Education Commission
  • Trustee, Cupertino Union School Board, 1983-1991
  • Financial Analyst, Stanford University
  • M.A., Guidance and Counseling Education
  • Education
  • Economic Development/Jobs
  • Children and Seniors
Manny Diaz Click here for more information about this candidate 31,832 votes 45.9%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: California State Assemblymember
  • Member, San Jose City Council, 1994-2000
  • Member, San Jose Planning Commission 1983 -1993
  • Affordable Housing Development Manager
  • Engineering Manager
  • B.S. Engineering
  • Safeguarding funding for our public schools so that every child has a chance to succeed
  • Ensuring access to quality, affordable health care for all Californians--especially our children and seniors
  • Protecting California's environment and invaluable natural resources
Jose Medeiros Click here for more information about this candidate 2,838 votes 4%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: IT Consultant/Businessman
  • Cancel government contracts to vendors that out source work over seas.
  • Pass an import tariff on imported technology based goods not made in the USA.
  • Increase the amount of the homestead act to help protect home owners

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.
  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 13. Then find Biography, Campaign Finances, Issue Positions (NPAT), Special Interest Groups, and Voting Record where available.

Candidates Forums
Saturday, Jan. 31, 10-noon at Santa Clara Senior Center, 1303 Fremont St., Santa Clara
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Saturday, Feb. 14, 10-noon, Center for Employment Training (CET), 701 Vine St., San Jose
sponsored by AARP & League of Women Voters

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