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Santa Clara County, CA June 5, 2012 Election
Member, Democratic Party County Central Committee; County of Santa Clara; State Assembly District 28 Voter Information

2 Year Term.

This contest will only appear on Democratic party ballots.

Results as of Jul 3 3:58pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (261/261)
Candidates (Vote for 6)
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Ken Yeager 18,539 votes 13.24%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Member, County Central Committee
Pierluigi Oliverio 12,653 votes 9.03%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Member, County Central Committee
Evan Low 11,565 votes 8.26%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Member, Campbell City Council
Phyllis A. Ward 10,810 votes 7.72%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Member, County Central Committee
Richard Waterman Click here for more information about this candidate 10,334 votes 7.38%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Councilmember, City of Campbell
  • Small Business Owner: Waterman and Associates CPA
  • Chair Board of Directors: Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority
Priorities:
  • As CPA and small business owner, propose practical solutions to state's budget problems
  • Support Democratic candidates running for local and state offices
  • Encourage more fiscally minded yet progressive democrats to get involved in the process
Hope Cahan Click here for more information about this candidate 9,989 votes 7.13%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Member, County Central Committee
  • 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
Priorities:
  • 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.
Bill Roth Click here for more information about this candidate 8,906 votes 6.36%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Member, County Central Committee
  • Sunday School Teacher (10 Years)
  • Community Activist (Immigration, Poverty)
  • Silicon Valley Executive (Sun, BEA)
Priorities:
  • Bringing the A's to San Jose
  • Supporting campaign disclosure
  • Restoring social services
Monica Tong 7,994 votes 5.71%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Community Volunteer
Jordan Daniel Eldridge Click here for more information about this candidate 7,716 votes 5.51%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Director, Rancho Rinconada Recreation & Park District
  • Field Representative, CA State Assembly
  • Santa Clara County Emergency Medical Services Committee, Vice Chair, 2009-2012
  • California Democratic Party State Central Committee, AD 22 Elected Delegate
  • Democratic Party County Central Committee, Alternate Member
  • Silicon Valley Young Democrats, Executive Vice President 2009-2010
  • Foothill De Anza Community College District Student Trustee, 2007-2008
Priorities:
  • Fight for solutions to the state budget crisis and fully fund all levels of Education
  • Support progressive Democratic candidates running for local and state offices
  • Build stronger local Democratic activism by reaching out to young and experienced voters to get involved with the party
Drina Collins 7,258 votes 5.18%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Community Volunteer
Herb Engstrom Click here for more information about this candidate 7,146 votes 5.10%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Member, County Central Committee
  • AB Physics, UC Berkeley 1964, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Peace Corps, Malaysia 1964-67
  • Ph.D. Physics, UC Berkeley
  • Post Doc. Univ. of Paris, Orsay, France, 1972-74
  • Research physicist
  • Test engineer
Priorities:
  • Making public funding of campaigns a priority
  • Establishing and expanding Democratic clubs
  • Recruiting new, young activists to the Party
Peter J. Allen Click here for more information about this candidate 6,801 votes 4.86%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Communications Manager
  • Elected Delegate, California Democratic Party
  • VP of Membership, Democratic 21st Century Club
  • 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 Josť
Priorities:
  • Educating voters on local, state, and national issues to pull back the shroud of politics and make them more inclined to participate
  • Building the Democratic Party by targeting our message to a younger and more tech-savvy demographic
  • Communicating in a simple, direct, and effective manner and refining the Democratic brand
Jill Chesler 6,240 votes 4.46%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Retired
Jason Baker 5,048 votes 3.60%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: City Council Member
Noelani Sallings 3,544 votes 2.53%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Legislative Aide
Shaian Mohammadi Click here for more information about this candidate 2,857 votes 2.04%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Political Organizer
  • Delegate, DNC, CD-18
  • Delegate, CDP, AD-24
  • Organizer, Students for Gavin Newsom
  • Senior Advisor to CCD President Paul Murre
  • Obama for America - CA, Summer Organizer
  • BA in Legal Studies, minor in Paralegal Certificate, John F. Kennedy University
Priorities:
  • Get younger Democrats elected to policy-making positions.
  • Stand strong and be a voice for students in a time of many tuition hikes.
  • Stand strong on progressive Democratic values and help take back red counties.
Eric T. Crane 2,664 votes 1.90%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Consultant

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