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Santa Clara County, CA June 3, 2008 Election
Member, Democratic Party County Central Committee; County of Santa Clara; State Assembly District 24 Voter Information

2 Year Term.

This contest will only appear on Democratic party ballots.

Results as of Jun 25 1:31pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (281/281)
Candidates (Vote for 6)
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Ken Yeager 21,010 votes 17.13%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Member, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors
Jacqueline I. Heffner Click here for more information about this candidate 17,884 votes 14.59%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • 2008 Volunteer of the year, Region Five, California Democratic Party
  • Former President Rosemary Gardens Neighborhood Association
  • Member Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society for two-year colleges
  • Former Chairperson, City of San Jose Mobile Home Advisory Commission
  • Parent of the Year Bachrodt Elementary 1991
  • BS Public Relations, San Jose State University, 2003
  • My top priority is to elect a Democratic president and congress in 2008
  • My second priority is to make sure that our Democratic message is heard loud and clear
  • My third priority is to make sure the voters understand the positions the Democratic Party holds on: Education, Taxes, Choice and the Enviornment
Jim Brady Click here for more information about this candidate 16,583 votes 13.52%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Sr. Systems Engineering Manager
  • Graduate Student at San Jose State: MBA/MSE
  • Graduate of UC Santa Barbara: BS EE, BA Physics
  • Vice PResident, Membership, Democratic Century Club
  • School Advisory Board Member
  • Improve the responsiveness of the Party to constituent's concerns
  • Find common-sense ways to get the Democratic message out
  • Support initiatives that improve Social Justice
Hope Cahan Click here for more information about this candidate 16,134 votes 13.16%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Secretary, Santa Clara County Democratic Party
  • Delegate, California Democratic Party Executive Board
  • Former Campaign Coordinator for the Santa Clara County Democratic Party and Field Coordinator for the United Democratic Campaign
  • Former Commissioner on the Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council
  • Chair Emeritus of the Peninsula Young Democrats and Current Board Member for the Peninsula Democratic Coalition
  • Former Consumer Protection Advocate for District Attorney's Office and English Instructor to "At Risk" Middle School Students
  • Voter registration
  • I will work to educate citizens about the Democratic ideals of social activism, community involvement, & volunteerism.
  • I will work to help elect candidates who will uphold the Democratic ideals.
David Cohen Click here for more information about this candidate 15,187 votes 12.39%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Berryessa School Board, Vice President
  • Communications Director, Santa Clara County Democratic Party
  • Chair of 24th Assembly District Committee
  • San Jose Library Commission, Chair
  • Staff Engineer for Novellus Systems
  • Education: Cornell University (BS) and UC Berkeley (PhD)
  • Maximize political participation and voter turnout in the County, particularly through precinct captains
  • Preserve education funding and fight against social service budget cuts proposed by the Governor
  • Protect the environment and work to prevent global warming
Phyllis A. Ward 15,052 votes 12.28%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Incumbent
Clark Williams Click here for more information about this candidate 11,931 votes 9.73%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Social Worker
  • Founder, Silicon Valley LGBT Democratic Club
  • Northern Vice-Chair, LGBT Caucus of the California Democratic Party
  • 2006 candidate for San Jose City Council, District 6
  • Chair, City of San Jose Appeals Hearing Board
  • 2006 Madge Overhouse "Volunteer of the Year" Award from the Santa Clara County Democratic Party
  • 2007 GEM Award (Greatly Enlightened Male) by Democratic Activists for Women Now (DAWN)
  • Electing a Democratic President
  • Reflecting the broad diversity of our Democratic Party
  • Recruiting and supporting a new generation of elected leaders
Justin Carvalho Click here for more information about this candidate 8,834 votes 7.20%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Field Organizer
  • Graduate of Independence High School 2001
  • BA Political Science, CSU Northridge 2005
  • Vice-President, Young Democrats of Northridge 2003-2004
  • Membership VP, Silicon Valley Young Democrats, 2006-2007
  • SVYD Rep to County Central Committee, 2007-Present
  • Electing a Democratic President and retaining Congress for the 2008 elections
  • Helping to ensure the party endorses candidates in line with the party's values

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