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San Diego County, CA June 3, 2008 Election
Member of the State Assembly; District 78; 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 (307/307)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Marty Block Click here for more information about this candidate 12,054 votes 36.5%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Board President, San Diego Community College District
  • Judge Pro Tem, San Diego Superior Court
  • 26 Years as Dean, Director and Professor, San Diego State University
  • Past County Commissioner, Children, Youth and Families
  • Former Board President, San Diego County Board of Education
  • Democratic National Convention Delegate for Four Presidential Elections
  • Past Government Relations Chair, San Diego Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Job Creation and Economic Development
  • Education
  • Affordable and Accessible Healthcare
Maxine Sherard Click here for more information about this candidate 11,526 votes 34.9%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Retired University Professor
  • Ph.D. in Science Education, 1972, The University of Iowa.
  • Elected: San Diego Democratic Central Committee; 79th A.D. Caucus Chair
  • Appointed: Mayor's Advisory Council, 2002-04, Alternate City's Redistricting Commission
  • Employment: San Diego State University; University of Wisconsin-LC; San Diego Community Colleges- ECC, City College, W. City Center; Southwestern
  • 2006 Primary Winner and Democratic Nominee
  • Ending the Recurring Budget Crisis . . . Education First
  • Health Care for All . . . for a just, equitable and healthy society
  • Environmenal Planning . . . for safe, clean and resourceful communities
Auday Arabo Click here for more information about this candidate 4,965 votes 15.0%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Small Business Advocate
  • President, Neighborhood Market Association
  • Former Prosecutor, SD County District Attorney's Office
  • Member, California State Bar
  • San Diego Firefighters Emerald Society, "Man of the Year", Community Service Award, 2007
  • J.D. California Western School of Law
  • BA, San Diego State University
  • State Budget
  • Healthcare
  • Education
Arlie Ricasa 4,499 votes 13.6%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Board Member, Sweetwater Union High School District
Dulcenia M. Blooom (Write-in)
  • Party: Democratic

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