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Election 2000 logo (sm) Voters Guide Calif. Primary - Mar. 7

 

NATIONAL AND STATEWIDE
Open primary mixes parties
Smaller parties offer more choices
Presidential primary is a mother lode
The presidential candidates on the issues
Other candidates in the presidenital race
A quiet GOP Senate campaign
Other candidates for the Senate seat

U.S. HOUSE
District 10
District 12
District 13
District 14
District 15
District 16
District 17

CALIFORNIA STATE SENATE
District 11
District 13
District 15

CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY
District 23
District 24
District 28
Districts 18, 20, 21, 22, and 27
(uncontested)

PROPOSITIONS
Voters facing 20 ballot measures
Pro, con, for and against

LOCAL RACES
Santa Clara County
Board of Supervisors
Superior Court
Los Altos Hills Council
San Jose Council
Water District
Open Space Authority
Ballot measures

Alameda County
Board of Supervisors
Board of Education
Ballot measures

San Mateo County
Board of Supervisors
Half Moon Bay Council
Ballot measures

Santa Cruz County
Board of Supervisors
District Attorney
Superior Court
Ballot measures

San Benito County
Board of Supervisors
Superior Court
Board of Education

GRAPHICS
How to use Pollstar ballot machine

Are we there yet? An explanation of the primary process

NEWS
Politics & Government on Mercury Center

Campaign 2000 at RealCities

RESOURCES ONLINE
California Secretary of State voter information
California Voter Foundation's nonpartisan guide
League of Women Voters' nonpartisan guide
Rough and Tumble, a daily snapshot on California politics

Alameda County
Monterey County
San Benito County
Santa Clara County
Santa Cruz County

CREDITS

 
     

Posted at 12:10 p.m. PST Wednesday, February 16, 2000

STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 28

Six candidates vying for Frusetta's spot

Six candidates are running for the 28th Assembly District seat being vacated by Peter Frusetta, R-Hollister, because of term limits.

Salinas Democrat Sandra Pizarro, 32, a regional outreach coordinator for the University of California-Santa Cruz, worked for the Assembly Budget Committee from 1997 to 1999. She says her top priority in the Assembly would be enticing more high school graduates into college. To do that, she proposes cuts in tuition costs.

Her Democratic opponent in the March primary is Simon Salinas, 44, a Monterey County supervisor and former Salinas educator. He also sees education as the key issue and favors funding improvements in school facilities and teacher training.

Republican Jeff Denham, 32, is a manager for a farm-produce transport company. An unsuccessful candidate for Salinas City Council last year, he is a member of the Salinas Traffic and Transportation Commission. He lists his primary concern as agriculture -- particularly its share of water, as rapid growth in the district increases demand.

His opponent is Laura Perry, 48, a Morgan Hill attorney. She is a Gavilan College trustee and former member of the board of directors of United Way of Santa Clara County. She proposes giving companies incentives to provide affordable housing for workers who otherwise might be lured elsewhere.

Running unopposed on the Libertarian Party ticket is Roger Ver, 21, of San Jose, who lists himself on the ballot as an Internet entrepreneur.

Also unopposed is Reform Party candidate J.J. Vogel, 45, of Hollister, a mechanic for the Santa Clara County transit system. A longtime advocate for disgruntled owners of new and allegedly shoddily built houses in San Benito County, Vogel says he will let the voters decide the issues of the campaign.


-- Mercury News Staff Writer Larry Slonaker

   
       

Published February 20, 2000

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