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San Diego County, CA June 6, 2006 Election
Member, Democratic Party County Central Committee; County of San Diego; Assembly District 77 Voter Information

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Results as of Jul 17 11:41am
Candidates (Vote for 6)
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Miriam Kanter (Kanter) Plotkin Click here for more information about this candidate 9269 votes 13.45%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Social Action Coordinator
  • Been representing East County on CC for many years
  • BA from SDSU in Psychology & Elem Ed
  • Volunteer of the Year, 3 times
  • Maintains my home in La Mesa
  • Active in numerous community affairs
  • I want more Education/Employment opportunities publicized.
  • I want more Environment, such as educating others about turtles.
  • I want more Equality: of capabilities, of income levels, of minorities.
Marilyn R. Riley Click here for more information about this candidate 9160 votes 13.29%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Attorney
  • Incumbent
  • Native of El Cajon and lifelong Democrat
  • Volunteer in Democratic politics since 1964
  • Recipient of CDP Region 21 Director and SDCDP chair awards for volunteerism
  • BA, University of California, Riverside
  • JD, University of San Diego
  • To expand the influence of the Democratic Party in East County
  • To continue to register Democratic voters
  • To continue fundraising for the San Diego County Democratic Party
Lawrence D. Sweet Click here for more information about this candidate 8328 votes 12.08%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Physician
  • BS Chemistry, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (Socorro, NM); MD, University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)
  • Pediatric Internship/Residency, University of New Mexico; Fellowship in Neonatology (the care of premature infants and sick newborns); UC San Diego
  • Neonatologist; Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, CA (1990--present)
  • Board Certified in Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Treasurer, 77th Assembly District Committee; Delegate for the 77th Assembly District at the California Democratic Party Convention (2003-2006)
  • Member, Poway Democratic Club; Member, Scripps Ranch Planning Group
  • Effectively represent Democrats in San Diego County by combining a progressive, articulate voice with a genuine interest in people
  • Contribute a personal understanding of healthcare that will enhance constructive debate on an important issue that affects all Americans
  • Work creatively to communicate Democratic ideas that are examples of strength and leadership that people will understand and vote for at the polls!
Mike Lawrence Click here for more information about this candidate 8219 votes 11.92%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Community Volunteer
  • BA, San Diego State College 1966
  • County Dems Vounteer of the Year 2005
  • Alternate Member, County Dems Central Committee
  • Member, Cal Dems Central Committee
  • Member: DFA, PDA, Mesa Dem Club
  • Former enlisted U.S. Marine
  • Continuing to build Democratic Party grassroots
  • Supporting Democratic Party candidates to take our country back
  • Reviving and augmenting the New Deal social progress
Miriam G. (Genser) Raftery Click here for more information about this candidate 7896 votes 11.45%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: writer/editor
  • National award-winning journalist, American Society of Journalists & Authors
  • Former aide to 2 Democratic legislators
  • California For Democracy Steering Committee Member
  • 77th Assembly Democratic Committee, officer, delegate, & member of Candidate Recruitment Committee
  • Co-Founder, East County United PAC
  • Media Watch Chair, San Diego For Democracy & Media Coordinator, Democracy Fest 2006
  • Recruit & support candidates who are ethically honorable, socially progressive & fiscally responsible
  • Stand up for rights of ordinary citizens over corporate interests
  • Urge stronger party support for candidates to represent our section of the county & take back control from right wing Republican rule!
Josan Feathers Click here for more information about this candidate 7529 votes 10.92%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Civil Engineer
  • Currently filling 77th Assembly District Central Committee vacancy
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, SDSU; B.A. Psychology SUNY Geneseo
  • California State employee for over 27 years
  • Outreach Co-Chair in PECG (Professional Engineers in California Government)
  • Co-Treasurer for La Mesa Foothills Democratic Club
  • Co-founder & Board member of San Diego Chapter of the US Green Building Council
  • Stop the Sunrise Powerlink
  • Work to elect more Democrats
  • Incorporate sustainability into local development
Gregg A. Rosner 7356 votes 10.67%
  • Party: Democratic
Juan A. Gallegos 6651 votes 9.65%
  • Party: Democratic
Leon Dale Thompson Click here for more information about this candidate 4531 votes 6.57%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Home Inspector
  • 77th Assembly District Chair
  • DFA Steering Committee
  • Finalist - Volunteer of the Year CDP
  • East County United - Chair
  • To unify and expand efforts among progressive individuals and organizations.
  • Provide a base for progressive political action.
  • Support and elect candidates who share our vision for a better East County.

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