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Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz Counties, CA November 2, 2004 Election
State Senator; District 15 Voter Information

Results as of Dec 6 4:02pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (753/753)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Abel Maldonado Click here for more information about this candidate 194,674 votes 52.8%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Businessowner/Assemblymember
  • Former Santa Maria Mayor
  • Former Santa Maria Councilman
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Environment
Peg Pinard Click here for more information about this candidate 157,556 votes 42.7%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: San Luis Obispo County Supervisor
  • Former Mayor of San Luis Obispo
  • Former Council Member of San Luis Obispo
  • Teacher
  • Served in the Peace Corps
  • Graduated with honors from Santa Clara University
  • Addressing the state's fiscal crisis to bring accountability and fiscal responsibility to Sacramento.
  • Improving the quality of our education system in the state by getting much-needed money into the classroom.
  • Protection and restoration of our environment and coastal resources.
Brook Madsen 16,644 votes 4.5%
  • Party: Green
  • Occupation: Electrician
  • Addr: 66 Southbank Rd., Carmel Valley, CA 93924

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  • About the Candidates - Browse to find the candidates with "District seeking" for 15. Then find Biography, Campaign Finances, Issue Positions (NPAT), Special Interest Groups, and Voting Record where available.

Sept 28, Candidate Forum, Los Gatos Town Council Chambers, sponsored by LWV, Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Los Gatos Alumni, AAUW, SVCN Newspapers.
Council and Town Clerk candidates at 6 pm, State Sen. Dist 15 candidates at 7:30 pm, State Assembly Dist 21 candidates at 8:30 pm.

Oct. 1, Candidate Forum, Saratoga Library Community Room, sponsored by LWV, Chamber of Commerce, AAUW, SVCN Newspapers.
Saratoga Council candidates at 6 pm, State Sen. Dist. 15 candidates at 7 pm, State Assembly Dist 24 candidates at 8 pm.

October 3, 2004 there will be a candidate's forum at the Best Western Beach Resort, 2600 San Dunes Drive in Monterey from 7 - 8 p.m. The forum is preceeded by a candidate's reception at 6:30 p.m. Co-sponsors of the forum are League of Women Voters of the Monterey Peninsula, The Monterey County Herald, KAZU 90.3 public radio, Best Western Beach Resort and the Watsonville Register Pajaronian. Public Access Channel 24 will be broadcasting this forum at later dates. Call Paul Congo at 333-1267 for times.
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