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San Diego, Imperial County, CA June 5, 2012 Election
United States Representative; District 51 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 (359/359)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Juan Vargas Click here for more information about this candidate 30,143 votes 46.0%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: California State Senator, 2010-Present
  • California State Assemblymember, 2000-2006
  • San Diego City Councilmember, 1993-2000
  • B.A. in Political Science from University of San Diego
  • M.A. in Humanities from Fordham University
  • J.D. from Harvard Law School
  • Job Creation
  • Protecting Medicare and Social Security
  • Education
Michael Crimmins Click here for more information about this candidate 13,016 votes 19.9%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Teacher/Military Officer
  • 2008 & 2010 Republican Nominee for Congress (CA-53)
  • 2012 Republican Candidate for Congress (CA-51)
  • Major, USMC (Retired) Vietnam - Desert Storm
  • High School Principal
  • Teacher, San Diego City Schools
  • 2 Masters Degrees in Education
  • Encourage Economic Growth, Support Small Businesses & Creating Private Sector Jobs.
  • Balance the Federal Budget & End the Policies of Borrowing, Excessive Spending, Printing Money, Corporate Bailouts & Legislative Bribes.
  • Strengthen National Security by Securing All Borders & Ports of Entry & Immigration Reform.
Denise Moreno Ducheny Click here for more information about this candidate 10,107 votes 15.4%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Attorney
  • 2011 Member, California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board
  • 2002-2010 California State Senator
  • 1994-2000 California State Assemblymember
  • 1990-1994 Elected Trustee, San Diego Community College District
  • 1976-1979 Juris Doctorate - Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California
  • 1970-1974 B.A., History - Pomona College, Claremont, California
  • Better Border Infrastructure to Stimulate Job Creation
  • Increased Access to High Quality and Affordable Health Care
  • Provide our Future Generations Educational Opportunities to Learn, Innovate, and Compete in a Global Market Place.
Xanthi Gionis Click here for more information about this candidate 4,487 votes 6.8%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Educator/Businesswoman/Author
  • Graduated high school early in the 10th grade
  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Biology
  • Masters of Science, Human Health Sciences
  • Graduated youngest law school graduate in California at the age of 20
  • M.D. Degree / Worked on World Health Organization & Kellogg Foundation project to provide medical clinics/services to under-served areas of Mexico
  • Founder and Provost of Aristotle University, College of Law & School of Public Health
  • Stop Government Waste, Reduce Government Spending, Make Intelligent Fiscal Decisions
  • Put America to Work, Encourage Business & Innovation, Expand Domestic Oil Production
  • Educate America, Keep Americans Globally Competitive through Education & Training
John Brooks Click here for more information about this candidate 3,290 votes 5.0%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Retired Special Agent
  • Attended the University of Montana in 1976 and graduated in 1981 with a degree in Wildlife Biology
  • First American of African Descent to graduate with a degree in this field of study from University of Montana
  • Volunteered to be an Air Marshall after 9/11.
  • Jazz/Blues musician
  • Education: By investing in Education now we can create and support more career opportunities for our community, now.
  • Employment: An educated workforce attracts innovation and investments in areas like Green Technology, which creates more higher paying opportunities.
  • Keeping our word: By investing in education we create a healthy economy that helps us keep our promises to Seniors, Veterans, and our Children.
Daniel C. "Danny" Ramirez 2,794 votes 4.3% Bernard l Portley Click here for more information about this candidate 1,667 votes 2.5%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Computer Scientist
  • Bachelor of Science degreef from San Diego State University
  • graduate work in business management
  • and computer science
  • repeal Obama care
  • eliminate federal agencies that duplicate what should be done
  • by thet state level

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