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Alameda, Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin Counties, CA June 3, 2008 Election
Member of the State Assembly; District 15; Democratic Party Voter Information

This contest will only appear on Democratic party ballots.

Results as of Jun 25 9:49am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (522/522)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Joan Buchanan Click here for more information about this candidate 23,448 votes 66.7%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: School Board Member
  • Former Director, Commercial Operations, Delta Dental
  • California Teachers Association State Gold Award
  • Alamo Rotary Club Citizen of the Year
  • Education: Achieve excellence in classroom instruction
  • Healthcare: Adopt affordable, accessibly, quality healthcare
  • Environment: Fix the Delta and ensure a clean, safe water supply
Ted Ford Click here for more information about this candidate 11,746 votes 33.3%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Economist
  • former Peace Corps
  • 1972-1980 US State Department
  • 1980-1988 Bank of Boston
  • 1988-2008 economic consultant, businessman
  • reform of tax structure
  • ample funding of public schools and universities
  • oppose peripheral canal, support increased surface storage of water

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Contra Costa Times

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