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San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara Counties, CA June 22, 2010 Election
State Senator; District 15 Voter Information

Term Ending 2012.

If one candidate receives a majority of the votes (50% + 1) on June 22, he will serve as State Senator. Otherwise, all winners from each party (all four candidates) will run in the general election on August 17 and the person who gets the most votes wins.

Results as of Jul 1 9:38pm

Runoff Election 8/17/2010 with all 4 candidates

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Sam Blakeslee 72,248 votes 49.4%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Independent Business Owner
John Laird Click here for more information about this candidate 61,150 votes 41.8%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Educator
  • Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • State Assemblymember, 27th District
  • Cabrillo College Board of Trustees
  • Mayor and Council Member, City of Santa Cruz
  • Executive Director, Santa Cruz AIDS Project
  • Analyst, Santa Cruz County Administrative Office
  • Protecting vital local services such as schools and public safety
  • Improving the economy, so we can put people and businesses back to work
  • Promoting bipartisan solutions and working to end partisanship in Sacramento
Jim Fitzgerald Click here for more information about this candidate 8,620 votes 5.9%
  • Party: Independent
  • Occupation: Retired Transportation Manager
  • Candidate for State Senator 15th District 2008
  • UPS Chairman's Excellence award winner in 2007
  • United Way Legacy Donor/Boy Scouts of America Leader
  • Associates degree from Pierce (LA Community College)
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology UOP
  • UPS management team member for over 30 years
  • Be an Honest Representative * that will not sell or trade a vote for a party favor or campaign donation
  • Not raise taxes on the working people of California * and reduce job killing regulations on small business
  • Take a strong stance against off-shore drilling * and work to solve local water issues
Mark Hinkle 4,241 votes 2.9%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner

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