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Los Angeles County, CA June 5, 2012 Election
Member of the State Assembly; District 51 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 (183/183)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Jimmy Gomez Click here for more information about this candidate 10,452 votes 37.4%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Educator/Nurses Advocate
  • B.A. in Political Science from UCLA
  • Masters in Publlic Policy from Harvard
  • Creating Good Jobs
  • Protecting and Improving Our Schools
  • Creating access to Health Care for all
Luis Lopez Click here for more information about this candidate 6,871 votes 24.6%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Non-Profit Healthcare Director
  • Pomona College, B.A. in Sociology
  • Harvard University, Master in Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • President, East Area Planning Commission, City of Los Angeles (2008-present)
  • Founding member and former co-chair, Silver Lake Neighborhood Council (2003-07)
  • Former chair, Parks Funding Oversight Commission, Central Region (RVNOC, LA City), 3 years
  • Jobs: Spurring job growth and investment in small business. Proven leadership is needed to help create good-paying jobs here in our district.
  • Healthcare: Expanding access and improving quality of care. I'll work for career-technical training and pathways to nursing and healthcare careers.
  • Education: Ensuring access to high-quality public education for every child. Students and educators need resources to succeed, K-12 through higher ed.
Arturo Chavez Click here for more information about this candidate 6,422 votes 23.0%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Assemblymember's District Director
  • B.A. History and Mexican American Studies
  • District Director CA State Senate
  • Small business owner
  • Middle School Teacher
  • Create Good Jobs in the 51st District
  • Fully Fund Education at all levels
  • Maintain Public Safety
Richard Friedberg 3,059 votes 11.0% Oscar A. Gutierrez Click here for more information about this candidate 1,128 votes 4.0%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Insurance Sales Representative
  • Licensed Insurance Agent
  • Account Executive
  • Marketing Consultant
  • Programming Coordinator
  • Productions Director
  • Overnight Tech Director
  • Creating water resources for the state
  • Protecting school budgets from cuts
  • Creating streams of revenue to balance state budget

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