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Alameda, Contra Costa County, CA March 7, 2000 Election
State Senator; District 7

Results as of Apr 10 2:36pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (876/876)

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Tom Torlakson 122,081 votes 47.5%

  • Party: Democratic (100% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: State Assemblyman/Educator
  • Assembly Member since 1996
  • Contra Costa County Supervisor for 16 years
  • Teacher for 10 years and Cross-Country Coach for 25 years
  • Chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee
  • Chair of the Select Committee on Jobs Housing Balance
  • Co-Chair of the Local Government Caucus
  • Reducing gun violence
  • Improving our schools
  • Decreasing traffic congestion
Dick Rainey 119,543 votes 46.6%
  • Party: Republican (93% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: State Senator
  • Elected to CA State Senate, 1996
  • State Assemblyman, 1992-96
  • Sheriff of Contra Costa County, 1978-92
  • Deputy Sheriff, 1964-1978
  • Education
  • Crime
  • Transportation
Daryl I "Chili" Chilimidos 9,114 votes 3.5%
  • Party: Republican (7% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • B.A., Political Science
  • Traffic Accident Investigation
  • 10 years wholesale club experience, Manager
  • Saving the 1978 Proposition 13 Legislative Act from being Abolished
  • Actually Improving Schools by Enriching ONLY the Classrooms with New Books, Technology and Higher Pay to Teachers, not Administrators
  • Cleaning the Environment by Giving Back Traffic Lanes to Commuters, Attacking Big Business who Pollute, Provide Clean Water
Mark Billings 6,288 votes 2.4%
  • Party: Natural Law (100% of votes in party)
  • Occupation: Business Manager/Teacher
  • Crime Research Assistant -- 1993
  • Stress Management & Human Potential Development Instructor -- 23 years
  • Small Business Manager -- 14 years
  • Local Resident -- 16 years
  • California Native
  • Married 20 years to naturalized citizen, 1 daughter
  • Reduce Violent Crime by 20% -- Guaranteed
  • Implement Criminal and Drug Abuse Rehabilitation that WORKS
  • Use the savings to build up our Educational System -- Tuition FREE College

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