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Monterey, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz Counties, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Member of the State Assembly; District 27 Voter Information

Results as of Nov 26 1:08pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (371/371)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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William W. "Bill" Monning Click here for more information about this candidate 112,183 votes 65.7%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Attorney/Professor/Mediator
  • Professor Monterey Institute of International Studies
  • Professor, Monterey College of Law
  • Attorney/Mediator Private Practice
  • International Consulting/ Conflict Resolution
  • A.B. U.C. Berkeley, Dynamics of International Development, 1972
  • J.D. , University of San Francisco School of Law, 1976
  • Education
  • Healthcare Reform
  • Environmental Protection/Sustainability/Affordable Housing
Robert "Robert Murray" (Murray) Murray, Robert Murray Click here for more information about this candidate 43,474 votes 25.4%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Lawyer/Businessperson
  • J.D. - Stanford Law School
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow - University of California - Berkeley
  • Ph.D. - Chemistry - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Contributed to Nobel Prize winning environmental research
  • B.S. - Political Science - University of Washington
  • Drafted legislation supported by Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
  • Budget reform and balanced Budget with reduced taxes and State spending
  • Quality education with maximium choice for parents
  • Sound environmental policies and promtion of "green" industry in California
Mark W.A. Hinkle Click here for more information about this candidate 15,310 votes 8.9%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
  • BA Geography: San Jose State University
  • Significant tax cuts and drastic reductions in business regulations.
  • Return education control to local school boards and eliminate Sacramento from the picture.
  • Make legislative districts truly competitive to end the re-election of inept politicians 98% of the time.
Rex Keyes (Write-in) Click here for more information about this candidate
  • Occupation: Retired Airline Pilot
  • Pepperdine University - B.S. in Aviation Management
  • Univ. of Maryland, Pirmasens, Germany
  • El Camino College, Torrance,Ca.
  • Helicopter pilot - participated directly and indirectly on site in Arctic and Alaska wildlife studies.
  • Balance state budget - With the recession and state revenues in decline, spending must be controlled.
  • Energy independence - California is underutilizing solar, wind and hydro power.
  • Environment - Protect coastal waters. A change in aqua farming rules could lead to invasive species in our coastal waters.

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Official Information

State Assembly

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Candidate Forums

  • Community Televison of Santa Cruz County-Community Express
  • October 22, 2008 in Seaside at the Villa Del Monte Senior Citizen's Complex, Multipurpose Room. Located at 1670 Broadway Avenue in Seaside. Hosted by the Citizens League for Progress. The public is invited. For more information, call 394-9047.
  • October 9, 2008 at Hartnell College, 156 Homestead Avenue in Salinas at the Choral Room PA-125. 5:30-8:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce. For further questions, contact Cathy Martin at 831-424-7611.
  • October 13, 2008 7-9 p.m. Location: City Council Chambers, 17555 Peak Avenue, Morgan Hill Sponsor: The Morgan Hill Branch of the American Association of University Women, in conjunction with the Morgan Hill Times.
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