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California State Government November 2, 2010 Election
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Results as of Nov 30 4:33pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (24845/24845)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Kamala D. Harris Click here for more information about this candidate 4,434,275 votes 46.1%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: District Attorney, City and County of San Francisco
  • B.A., Howard University
  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • Getting tough on crime by getting smart on crime: tough on violent offenders while preventing crime before it happens.
  • Consumer protection: stopping financial criminals, mortgage fraud and polluters.
  • Protecting the environment.
Steve Cooley Click here for more information about this candidate 4,361,392 votes 45.3%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: District Attorney
  • Bachelors Degree, California State University at Los Angeles
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Southern California Law Center
  • District Attorney, 2000-Present; Los Angeles County
  • Deputy District Attorney, 1974-2000; Los Angeles County
  • Reserve Police Officer, Los Angeles Police Department, 1972-1977
  • Targeting political coruption
  • Enforcing "Three Strikes" and the death penalty
  • Pursuing government fraud and program abuse such as Medi-Cal fraud
Peter Allen Click here for more information about this candidate 257,631 votes 2.7%
  • Party: Green
  • Occupation: Attorney
  • Strong background in renewable energy and environmental law
  • Former prosecutor
  • Former administrative law judge
  • JD cum laude, University of San Diego School of Law
  • BA in American Studies, University of California at Santa Cruz
  • End the death penalty
  • Legalize marijuana
  • Protect our environment
Timothy J. Hannan Click here for more information about this candidate 245,828 votes 2.6%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Attorney/Arbitrator/Mediator
  • Party: Libertarian
  • J.D. Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.
  • B.A. University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California
  • Reduce Recidivism Rate
  • Bring Balance to Enforcement of Environmental Protection Laws
  • Vigorously Enforce Antitrust Laws to Protect Free Enterprise
Diane Templin 169,628 votes 1.7%
(This candidate has not provided any information to Smart Voter) Robert Evans 160,029 votes 1.6%
(This candidate has not provided any information to Smart Voter)
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Job Description

  • As the state's chief law officer, ensures that the laws of the state are uniformly and adequately enforced.
  • Heads the Department of Justice, which is responsible for providing state legal services and support for local law enforcement.
  • Acts as the chief legal counsel in state litigation.
  • Oversees law enforcement agencies, including county district attorneys and sheriffs.
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