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Alameda, Contra Costa County, CA June 5, 2012 Election
United States Representative; District 15 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 (477/477)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Fortney Pete Stark 39,943 votes 42.1%

Eric Swalwell Click here for more information about this candidate 34,347 votes 36.2%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Prosecutor/City Councilman
  • Prosecutor, Alameda County District Attorney's Office
  • Dublin City Councilmember
  • Youth soccer coach
  • MADD Award for community service, 2009
  • Founder & President, Dublin High School Alumni Association
  • Advisory Board Member, Tri-Valley Conservancy
  • Create jobs and stabilize the economy
  • Create a "mobile Congress" to keep Members of Congress accessible and accountable
  • Improve education
Christopher J. "Chris" Pareja Click here for more information about this candidate 20,618 votes 21.7%
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
  • Vice President of Business Development
  • Business Development Consultant
  • Vice President of Marketing and Sales
  • Director of US and Canadian Field Marketing
  • Sales, Marketing and Management Positions since 1989
  • Reduce debt and streamline government spending
  • Strengthen small and mid-sized businesses to rejuvenate the economy and create jobs
  • Protect the Constitutional rights of individuals

Basic candidate data supplied by the Secretary of State. Order of candidates is random and changes daily.
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The League of Women Voters of California Education Fund has asked all candidates for this office to respond to 5 questions on Economy, Budget, Energy, Health care, and Campaign financing.

Official Information

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U.S. House of Representatives Campaign Finance Data

Nonpartisan Information

Project Vote-Smart

  • About the Candidates - Browse the page to find the line(s) for US House 15. Then find Biography, Campaign Finances, Issue Positions (NPAT), Special Interest Groups, and Voting Record where available.
Open Congress
  • Key Votes in Congress - Enter your zip to see your representatives. Click on the person's name to see how your Congressional Representative voted on many key issues.
News and Analysis

Contra Costa Times

As primary election nears, Rep. Pete Stark apologizes for recent gaffes 5/4/12

Congressman Pete Stark apologizes for accusing challenger of taking bribes 4/18/12

Bribe claim rocks Stark race 4/16/12
Videos of League of Women Voters Eden Area Candidate Forum

April 10th, 2012 - City Hall of Hayward

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