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San Diego, Orange County, CA June 5, 2012 Election
United States Representative; District 49 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 (400/400)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Darrell Issa 71,329 votes 61.1%

Jerry Tetalman Click here for more information about this candidate 35,816 votes 30.7%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Registered Nurse/Realtor
  • BS Nursing, Ohio State U. 1978
  • MA Psychology, University for Humanistic Studies 1982
  • Past President, Citizens for Global Solutions, CA Region
  • Job creation and economic growth
  • Environmental protections and sustainable energy policies.
  • Heath care as a human right, including women's reproductive rights and freedom to make heath care decisions without government interference.
Dick Eiden Click here for more information about this candidate 7,988 votes 6.8%
  • Occupation: Retired Attorney
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, UC Santa Barbara
  • Juris Doctor, UCLA Law School
  • Founding member, Santa Barbara Legal Collective
  • Civil rights/social justice attorney, Los Angeles area
  • Founder, North County Forum
  • Past President, Palomar Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, Vista
  • Reform election finance rules to end the corporate takeover of the federal government
  • End the wars and rebuild America. Bring our troops home now.
  • Stimulate employment growth using funds from cutting back the military
Albin dennis "Al" Novinec Click here for more information about this candidate 1,626 votes 1.4%
  • Occupation: Realtor
  • Retired Marine
  • Bachelors in Criminal Justice
  • Masters in Management
  • Masters IP HRM
  • Masters IP Forensic Science
  • Numerous Military awards
  • Fix the housing market
  • Bring back jobs
  • Work to save social security and improve medicare

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