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Los Angeles, Orange County, CA June 5, 2012 Election
United States Representative; District 47 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 (426/426)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Alan Lowenthal 27,356 votes 33.8%

Gary DeLong Click here for more information about this candidate 23,831 votes 29.4%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Local Small Businessman
  • Councilmember, City of Long Beach
  • Chair, Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority
  • Chair, Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority
  • MBA, University of Southern California
  • Balancing the Federal Budget
  • Creating Policy that supports job creation and restoring our eEconomy
  • Reforming the Public Pension System
Steven T. Kuykendall 8,769 votes 10.8% Peter Mathews Click here for more information about this candidate 7,951 votes 9.8%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: College Professor/Educator
  • University of North Texas: M.A. in Political Science
  • B.A. in Political Science and Psychology
  • 26 years full time professor of Political Science, teaching American Government, International Relations and Contemporary Political Issues
  • Political Analyst for KCBS-TV, KNBC-TV, KTLA-TV, CNN radio
  • Co-Author of Initiative Constitutional Amendment to Reduce California K-12 Class Sizes
  • Lead Proponent of Initiative 1522, Oil Extraction Fee to Fund California Public Education, K through College and University
  • Create High Paying Jobs, Business Opportunity, a Strong Economy
  • Fully Guaranteed Social Security and Medicare
  • Quality Affordable Education, Kindergarten through College and University
Steve Foley Click here for more information about this candidate 5,848 votes 7.2% Priorities:
  • Repeal ObamaCare
  • Balanced Budget Amendment
  • Returning the Constitution to the legislative process
Sanford W. "Sandy" Kahn Click here for more information about this candidate 2,563 votes 3.2%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
  • Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Worked for McDonnell Douglas Corp.
  • Was an energy marketing engineer for Southern Calif. Gas Company
  • Presently self-employed as a business author/speaker
  • A Flat Rate Income Tax between 15 to 17%
  • Complete elimination of the Death Tax (Inheritance Tax)
  • I strongly support Educational Vouchers--educational choice for parents.
Usha Shah 2,350 votes 2.9% Jay Shah 2,273 votes 2.8%
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