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Los Angeles County, CA June 3, 2014 Election
State Senator; District 26 Voter Information

A runoff will be held on 11/4/2014 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 1 4:10pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (570/570)

Runoff Election 11/4/2014

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Ben Allen Click here for more information about this candidate 25,987 votes 22.2%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: School Board Member, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District
  • Lecturer, UCLA School of Law
  • Attorney, Richardson & Patel LLP
  • Chair, Los Angeles County Committee on School Board Organization
  • J.D. U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall), 2008
  • M. Phil. Cambridge University, 2001
  • B.A. magna cum laude, Harvard University, 2000
  • Strengthening our public education system
  • Job creation and financial responsibility
  • Fighting for a clean environment and strong transportation system
Sandra Fluke Click here for more information about this candidate 22,759 votes 19.4%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Social Justice Attorney
  • National leader on gender equality and reproductive justice
  • Attorney representing victims of domestic violence and human trafficking
  • Advocate for progressive legislation, including tackling student loan debt and expanding worker protections
  • Education, including access to early childhood education and affordability of higher education
  • Environment, including finding solutions to California's water crisis, additional investment in transportation and protecting our coast
  • Jobs and the Economy, including growing our middle class and connecting students to growing industry like high-tech and green-tech jobs
Seth Stodder 20,419 votes 17.4% Betsy Butler Click here for more information about this candidate 19,301 votes 16.5%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Nonprofit Organization Director
  • Served in the State Assembly from 2010 to 2012 representing the 53rd District. The Governor signed 14 of her bills during her term.
  • Focused on a safe and healthy environment, she passed the law banning the toxin BPA in baby products and carried the first moratorium on fracking.
  • Named Legislator of the Year by the Vietnam Veterans of America and the American Veterans (AMVETS) recognizing her work for those who served.
  • Serves on the boards of the Redondo Beach Veteran's Memorial Task Force, Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project of Los Angeles and Peace Over Violence.
  • Spearheaded the effort to convert 6.2 acres of fallow land into multi-use sports fields in Torrance by organizing local, county and state agencies.
  • Worked for the CA League of Conservation Voters, Environmental Defense Fund, served in the Clinton administration and on the CA Film Commission.
  • Environment
  • Seniors
  • Veterans
Amy Howorth 18,411 votes 15.7% Vito Imbasciani 5,189 votes 4.4% Patric M. Verrone Click here for more information about this candidate 3,446 votes 2.9%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Television Writer/Attorney
  • Former President of the Writers Guild of America, West
  • In 2007-2008, led the WGA, West through the 100-day strike that for the first time won writers fair pay for media distributed over the Internet
  • Ranked by a 2008 Time Magazine Poll as one of 100 Most Influential People for efforts to make sure the Internet creates good-paying jobs
  • J.D. Boston College Law School
  • B.A. Harvard College, Magna Cum Laude
  • Preserve and expand high-wage jobs for middle class families
  • Ensure our children receive the best educational opportunities from pre-kindergarten through college
  • Improve home care and services for our seniors to retire with dignity
Barbi S. Appelquist Click here for more information about this candidate 1,630 votes 1.4%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Attorney
  • Masters of Public Policy, Pepperdine University (Valedictorian)
  • Juris Doctor, University of California Hastings (International Law Review; Moot Court Oral Advocacy Award, Teaching Assistant Award)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Barnard College, Columbia University (Student Government Officer of the Board, Resident Assistant, Class Officer, Alumnae Board)
  • Of Counsel (Nonprofit & Government Affairs), Cohen & Gardner LLP
  • Professor of Contracts Law, California School of Law
  • Community Development Project Associate Attorney, Public Counsel
  • Protect the environment by restricting hydraulic fracturing (tracking) and banning oil platforms off our coast
  • Strengthen the economy with a more robust Film/TV tax credit, universal preschool for working families, & expanded opportunities for our veterans
  • Promote safer communities with support to local law enforcement and improved rehabilitation programs

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