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Marin, Sonoma, Humboldt, Mendocino, Del Norte, Trinity Counties, CA June 5, 2012 Election
United States Representative; District 2 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 (732/732)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Jared Huffman Click here for more information about this candidate 63,922 votes 37.5%

  • Job creation and economic growth
  • Healthcare reform
  • Education
Daniel W. Roberts 25,635 votes 15.0% Norman Solomon Click here for more information about this candidate 25,462 votes 14.9%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Educator, Author
  • Co-chair of the Commission on a Green New Deal
  • Healthcare Not Warfare national campaign co-chair, along with Congressman John Conyers and Donna Smith of the California Nurses Association
  • Author of a dozen books, including "War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death," required reading in many college courses
  • Taught seminars and classes at numerous colleges, including Sonoma State University and Dominican University
  • Former member of the national advisory board for Progressive Democrats of America
  • Elected as an Obama delegate from Sonoma and Marin counties to the 2008 Democratic National Convention
  • Protecting Social Security and Medicare against all threats
  • Fighting back against large corporations' domination of our economy and democratic process, while implementing a large transaction tax on Wall Street
  • Major reductions in military spending, in order to end perpetual war and reinvest money here at home
Stacey Lawson Click here for more information about this candidate 16,946 votes 9.9%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Educator/Small Businesswoman
  • Co-founder and teacher at the Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology at UC Berkeley
  • Harvard Business School Graduate
  • University of Washington Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering
  • Creating Jobs to Restore the American Middle Class
  • Investing in Education
  • Alternative Energy, Sustainability & The Environment
Susan L. Adams Click here for more information about this candidate 14,041 votes 8.2%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Nurse/County Supervisor
  • RN, PhD in nursing
  • 33 years women's health nurse practititioner
  • Adjunct professor in Dominican University's Graduate Nursing Program
  • 3 term Marin County Supervisor
  • Mom
  • Medicare for All
  • Sustainable jobs for the North Coast
  • Clean and Renewable energy options
Mike Halliwell Click here for more information about this candidate 10,008 votes 5.9%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: College Professor
  • Education: UCLA, B.A. 1962, M.A. 1965, Ph.D. 1974
  • College Professor in California State University System 1968-2004
  • Republican State Senate nominee 1970
  • Breast Cancer Research and Therapy Evaluation 1991 to present
  • Republican Congressional nominee 2008
  • President of Books for Peace 501(c)(3) Charity 2000 to present
  • Health Care Reform to improve access & breast cancer survival
  • Economic Recovery through Tax Limits & Deficit Reduction
  • Defense of Marriage and Family Stability (Traditional Values)
Brooke Clarke Click here for more information about this candidate 3,715 votes 2.2%
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
  • B.S.E.E. & M.S.E.E. San Jose State
  • Engineer, Member of Senior Technical Staff
  • Marketing Manger, General Manager
  • Small Business Owner
  • Democrats and Republicans agree on war and the economy - Don't vote for them
  • We Can Not Move Forward without Recending Bad Laws
  • Capitalism has failed and needs to be replaced with Nashism
Tiffany Renée Click here for more information about this candidate 3,033 votes 1.8%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Petaluma Vice Mayor, Local Business Owner
  • Director, Sonoma County Transportation Authority (SCTA) & Regional Climate Protection Authority (RCPA)
  • Director, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District
  • Alternate Director, Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)
  • Co-Founder, Petaluma Grange No. 851
  • M.A., Humanities: Philosophy & Religion (Integral Ecology), California Institute of Integral Studies
  • B.A., Women's Studies, Mills College
  • Equity: Reinstate Glass-Steagall; Prosecute the "fraudclosure" crisis; End corporate personhood; Medicare for all; Protect a woman's right to choose
  • Economy & Environment: Investing in infrastructure projects and a lasting energy policy, creating the jobs of the future
  • Education: Student Loan Finance Reform; Greater investment in STEM education; Pass the national DREAM Act
John Lewallen Click here for more information about this candidate 2,488 votes 1.5%
  • Occupation: Business Owner
  • Mendocino Sea Vegetable Co. co-owner
  • Ocean Protection Coalition Steering Committee
  • Veterans for Peace Member
  • B.A. Political Science, Whitman College
  • Stanford Law, one year in good standing
  • Husband, father of three; age 69
  • Peace Conversion of Economy and Society
  • Environmental Protection and Restoration
  • Single Payer Health Care for All
William L. Courtney 2,385 votes 1.4%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Physician/Inventor/Researcher
Andy Caffrey 1,737 votes 1.0% Larry Fritzlan Click here for more information about this candidate 1,151 votes 0.7%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Psychotherapist/Interventionist/Businessperson
  • Director, Larry Fritzlan Recovery Services
  • Addictionologist, Family Therapist
  • MA, Counseling Psychology, from CIIS
  • Over 30 years as a business owner
  • Author: Intervention on America
  • Author: We Are the 99% and We Are Running For Office
  • Get the Money Out of Politics
  • Save the Environment
  • Protect our Children and End the War on Drugs

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