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Alameda, Contra Costa County, CA November 2, 2004 Election
State Senator; District 9 Voter Information

Results as of Dec 6 4:02pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (628/628)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Don Perata Click here for more information about this candidate 248,614 votes 77.1%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Member, California State Senate
  • Teacher - 16 years
  • Increased Funding for Education
  • Reducing Traffic Congestion and Improving Public Transit
  • Ensuring a Clean, Safe Water Supply in California for Decades
Patricia Deutsche Click here for more information about this candidate 50,110 votes 15.6%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Public Relations Executive
  • B.A. degree in Rhetoric, UC Davis
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Health Care
Tom Condit Click here for more information about this candidate 17,412 votes 5.4%
  • Party: Peace and Freedom
  • Occupation: Writer
  • SDS national membership secretary, 1966-68
  • Picket captain, Teamsters Local 923
  • Peace and Freedom Party candidate for Insurance Commissioner, 1990 and 1994
  • 45 years activity in labor, peace and social justice movements
  • Create a state workers' compensation fund to lower costs and raise benefits without insurance company profits
  • Double the minimum wage
  • Close maximum security prisons
Peter Von Pinnon 6,383 votes 1.9%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Project Manager
  • Phone: 510-531-8300; Addr: 4833 Park Blvd., Oakland, CA 94602; Email:

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