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State of California (Shasta, Nevada, Placer, Siskiyou, Lassen, Plumas, Butte, Modoc, Sierra Counties) June 5, 2012 Election
Member of the State Assembly; District 1 Voter Information

A runoff will be held on 11/6/2012 between the top 2 candidates who received the most votes. The runoff will be held even if one candidate receives a majority of votes in this election.

Results as of Jul 16 4:38am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (462/462)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Brian Dahle 41,384 votes 34.2%

Rick Bosetti 34,457 votes 28.5%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Businessman/Redding Councilman
Robert Meacher Click here for more information about this candidate 31,120 votes 25.8%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Plumas County Supervisor (20yrs)
  • Owner Genesee Store Bistro/Deli (22yrs)
  • CSU Pre law / Poli Sci Paralegal Certificate (1986)
  • United States Merchant Marine (13 yrs) '72-'85
  • Jobs and the Economy of NE California's AD1
  • Protecting our water, water rights, and watersheds
  • Education/Healthcare/Seniors
David Edwards Click here for more information about this candidate 7,381 votes 6.1%
  • Party: Green
  • Occupation: Water Ecologist
  • I am happily married
  • I have two adult children
  • I owned and operated an Engineering, Building and Electrical Contracting Company for 20 years doing Public Works Water Jobs
  • I have a Masters Degree in Psychology
  • I have 20 years experience serving on Public and Private Boards of Directors
  • I was General Manager of a Special Services District providing water, sewerage, streets, and openspace
  • Create self reliance in the communities of the 1st District
  • Restore the watersheds and wildlands
  • Create fair taxation and balancing the budget
Charley Hooper Click here for more information about this candidate 6,503 votes 5.4%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
  • Engineering degrees from Santa Clara and Stanford Universities
  • President, Objective Insights, Inc., a small consulting company
  • Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution at Stanford University
  • Chair of Charter Council, Bitney College Prep High School
  • President, Dalmatian Drive Road Association
  • Have worked at NASA, Merck & Co., and Syntex Labs
  • Dramatically improve the economy in California
  • Reduce taxes, reduce regulations, and reduce state government spending
  • Extend education choice to all California students

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The League of Women Voters of California Education Fund has asked all candidates for this office to respond to 4 questions on Budget, Government reform, Higher education, and Water.

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