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San Diego County, CA June 5, 2012 Election
Member of the State Assembly; District 79 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 (256/256)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Shirley Weber Click here for more information about this candidate 20,293 votes 30.5%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: University Professor/Educator
  • San Diego State University Department Chair
  • Former San Diego School Board member
  • Chair of Equal Opportunity
  • Creating high-wage jobs
  • Adequately funding public schools
  • Making college affordable again
Mary England 19,313 votes 29.1%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: City Councilmember/Businesswoman
Matt Mendoza Click here for more information about this candidate 8,857 votes 13.3%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Operations Manager
  • Born and raised in San Diego
  • info@MattMendoza.US
  • Lower Taxes
  • Job Creation
  • Smaller Government - Less Regulations
Rudy Ramirez Click here for more information about this candidate 7,533 votes 11.3%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: City Councilman/Businessman
  • Currently in his second term as Chula Vista City Council Man.
  • Owns mulitiple manufracturing facilities since 1986
  • Bachelor's Degree in International Business from Cal State-Chico.
  • Attended Southwestern College.
  • Extensive Volunteer Service in Chula Vista
  • Proud Family Man.
  • Reforming Sacramento and California's Economy.
  • Education-making quality education affordable again.
  • Health care- everyone should have access to quality, affordable health care.
Patricia Ann "Pat" Washington Click here for more information about this candidate 5,401 votes 8.1%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Educator
  • Parent/Child Advocate, San Diego Unified School District Harold J. Ballard Parent Center, Project Ujima
  • Lecturer, U.C. San Diego; Assistant Professor, SDSU; Visiting Instructor, University of Missouri-Columbia; , Graduate Teaching Fellow, SUNY Binghamton
  • B.A., Criminal Justice, Old Dominion University, M.A., Humanities (Women's Studies Emphasis), and Ph.D., Sociology
  • Governor Gray Davis Commendation for Service to the Community and SDSU
  • Special Congressional Recognition, Outstanding and Invaluable Service to the Community
  • President's Award for Community Service, San Diego Branch, NAACP
  • Jobs: I would like the state to allocate resources and encourage colleges and businesses to work together, training workers in high-growth industries.
  • Education: I know first-hand the opportunities provided by a good education and I want to provide access to affordable, quality education for all.
  • Health Care: We need comprehensive reform to ensure that everyone, regardless of health care need or income level, has access to affordable coverage.
Sid Voorakkara Click here for more information about this candidate 5,060 votes 7.6% Priorities:
  • Creating Jobs and Economic Opportunity
  • Balancing the State Budget
  • Expanding Access to Healthcare

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