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Humboldt County, CA June 8, 2010 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Paul V. Gallegos

Candidate for
District Attorney; County of Humboldt

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Paul Gallegos was born in Arlington,Virginia the ninth of eleven children. He moved to California to study economics at USC; after graduation he was hired by IBM to do finance. A few years later he went to law school at the University of LaVerne in L.A. Upon graduation he and his wife, Joan, started a private practice law firm in Claremont, CA. They they did not want to raise a family in L.A. and decided to move to Humboldt County. Here they opened Gallegos and Gallegos law office in Eureka. Paul acted as a circuit defense attorney in northern California. In 2002, Paul ran for and was elected as Humboldt County's District Attorney. In 2003, he defeated a corporate financed recall attempt. In 2006, Paul was reelected to a second term. Paul and his wife Joan have three young children: Kjellen, Sophia and Kai.

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