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Kern, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Ventura Counties, CA November 2, 2004 Election
State Senator; District 17 Voter Information

Results as of Dec 6 4:02pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (510/510)
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George C. Runner 179,992 votes 59.7%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Businessman/Educator
  • Phone: 661-492-9014; Addr: 43759 15th St. West PMB 25, Lancaster, CA 93534; Email:
Jonathan Daniel Kraut Click here for more information about this candidate 109,037 votes 36.2%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Educator/Business Owner
  • College Dean and Professor
  • Education Consultant
  • Author-Domestic Violence Prevention
  • MBA - Pepperdine University
  • BA - Political Science UCLA
  • Former Army Officer
  • Encouraging equal access and an equal voice for everybody
  • Balancing the State budget, replacing the debt with a small surplus
  • Insure best educated and safest children through Education adn Justice reforms
John S. Ballard 12,479 votes 4.1%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Electrical Construction Supervisor
  • Phone: 760-868-8680; Addr: 5970 Brawley Rd., Phelan, CA 92371; Email:

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