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Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz Counties, CA November 2, 2010 Election
United States Representative; District 17 Voter Information

Results as of Nov 30 4:33pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (381/381)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Sam Farr Click here for more information about this candidate 118,734 votes 66.7%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: United States Representative
  • Member of House Appropriations Committee
  • Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration
  • Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs
  • Subcommittee-Homeland Security
  • Co-Chair, House Oceans Caucus
  • Co-Chair, Travel and Tourism Caucus
  • Education
  • Environmental Preservation and Protection
  • Economic Revitalization
Jeff Taylor 47,133 votes 26.5%
(This candidate has not provided any information to Smart Voter) Mary V. Larkin Click here for more information about this candidate 8,753 votes 4.9%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Resort Sales Manager
  • Bachelor's degree in Biology
  • Bachelor's degree in Theater Arts
  • Dismantle the Health Care Bill and Cap & Trade bills if passed
  • Reduce the size & power of government to end corruption & cronyism
  • Reduce and simplify taxes and restore freedom
Eric Petersen Click here for more information about this candidate 3,429 votes 1.9%
  • Party: Green
  • Occupation: Commission Member/Promoter
  • AA, Journalism, Canada College, Redwood City
  • BA, History, College of Notre Dame, Belmont
  • Attended San Jose State University (Mass Communications)
  • Attended University of Maryland (various)
  • Attended San Jose City College (labor law)
  • Honorable Discharge, United States Army
  • End the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Increase and enhance social democracy
  • More effective representation in Congress
Ronald Paul Kabat (Write-in) Click here for more information about this candidate
  • Occupation: Certified Public Accountant
  • B.S. in Commerce - DePaul University
  • Master of .Science in Taxation - Golden Gate University
  • U.S. Army (1970-1973) Vietnam Veteran (1972-73)
  • Former Carmel Harrison Library Trustee
  • C.P.A. License (California and Illinois)
  • Tea Party Member Since 2009
  • Prioritize national debt issues and employ available controls
  • Prioritize tax and economic policy to help create private sector jobs.
  • Prioritize education system to strengthen our Nation's future.

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