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Santa Clara County, CA June 8, 2010 Election
Member, Democratic Party County Central Committee; County of Santa Clara; State Assembly District 24 Voter Information

2 Year Term.

This contest will only appear on Democratic party ballots.

Results as of Jun 23 2:21pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (320/320)
Candidates (Vote for 6)
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Ken Yeager Click here for more information about this candidate 24,757 votes 17.09%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Member, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, District 4, 2006-present
  • San Jose City Councilmember, 2001-2006
  • San Jose/Evergreen Community College District Trustee, 1992-2000
  • Teacher, San Jose State University
  • Ph. D. in Education from Stanford University
  • Promote voter participation in the political process
  • Advocate for adequate health, education, and social services funding
  • Ensure that Democratic Party leadership remains responsive to its members
Evan Low Click here for more information about this candidate 19,962 votes 13.78%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Mayor, City of Campbell
  • Co-Chair, California State Democratic Party Finance Committee
  • Delegate, California State Democratic Party
  • Member, Democratic National Committee Resolutions Committee
  • Secretary, Democratic National Committee Asian Pacific Islander Caucus
  • Member, 2008 Democratic National Committee Convention Rules Committee
  • Member, Democratic National Committee
  • Support Democratic Party Platform
  • Increase participation in under-served communities
  • Increase voter turnout and activism
Jacqueline I. Heffner Click here for more information about this candidate 15,681 votes 10.83%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • 2008 Volunteer of the year, Region Five, California Democratic Party
  • Former President Rosemary Gardens Neighborhood Association
  • Member Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society for two-year colleges
  • Former Chairperson, City of San Jose Mobile Home Advisory Commission
  • Parent of the Year Bachrodt Elementary 1991
  • BS Public Relations, San Jose State University, 2003
  • My top priority is to help elect Democrats to local, state and federal office
  • My second priority is to make sure that our Democratic message is heard loud and clear
  • My third priority is to make sure the voters understand the positions the Democratic Party holds on: Education, Taxes, Choice and the Enviornment
Phyllis A. Ward 15,141 votes 10.45%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Incumbent
David Cohen Click here for more information about this candidate 15,074 votes 10.41%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Berryessa School Board, President
  • Communications Director, Santa Clara County Democratic Party
  • Chair of 24th Assembly District Committee
  • San Jose Library Commission, Chair
  • R&D Manager for Novellus Systems
  • Education: Cornell University (BS) and UC Berkeley (PhD)
  • Communicate with voters of Santa Clara County through press releases, blogs, newsletters
  • Preserve education funding and fight against social service budget cuts proposed by the Governor
  • Protect the environment and work to keep state policies in place to minimize greenhouse gas emissions
Pierluigi Oliverio 15,072 votes 10.41%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: City of San Jose Councilmember
Hope Cahan Click here for more information about this candidate 13,671 votes 9.44%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Commissioner, San Jose Planning Commission
  • Finance Director, Santa Clara County Democratic Party & Delegate, California Democratic Party Executive Board
  • Chair Emeritus of the Peninsula Young Democrats and Current Board Member for the Peninsula Democratic Coalition
  • Former Campaign Coordinator for the Santa Clara County Democratic Party and Field Coordinator for the United Democratic Campaign
  • Former Commissioner on the Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council
  • Former Consumer Protection Advocate for District Attorney's Office and English Instructor to "At Risk" Middle School Students
  • Voter registration
  • I will work to educate citizens about the Democratic ideals of social activism, community involvement, & volunteerism.
  • I will work to help elect candidates who will uphold the Democratic ideals.
Drina Collins 10,264 votes 7.09%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Community Volunteer
Peter J. Allen Click here for more information about this candidate 8,428 votes 5.82%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Communications Advisor
  • Delegate, California State Democratic Party
  • Chair, Obama Democratic Club of Silicon Valley
  • Field Organizer, Obama for America, 2008
  • Political Organizer, South Bay Labor Council, 2008-2009
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Southern California
  • Diploma, Bellarmine College Preparatory, San Jose
  • Educating voters on local, state, and national issues to make them better informed at the ballot box
  • Building the Democratic Party by reaching out to young and first-time voters from the 2008 Presidential election
  • Communicating with voters in a simple, direct, and effective manner
Andrae G. Macapinlac 6,793 votes 4.69%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Legislative Aide

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The Leagues of Women Voters of Santa Clara County has asked all candidates for this office to respond to 3 questions on Voter Registration, Party Work, and Party Membership.

Official Information

Santa Clara Co. Central Committee
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