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Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, San Bernardino Counties, CA November 7, 2000 Election
State Senator; District 17 Voter Information

Results as of Dec 5 1:02pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (557/557)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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William J. "Pete" Knight 172,253 votes 64.4%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: California State Senator, 17th District
Richard "Rick" Lott 84,250 votes 31.5%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Aerospace Engineer
  • Husband and father
  • Democratic Party Activist
  • Contributing newspaper columnist
  • Education: AA Degree El Camino College
  • Religion: Unitarian Universalist
  • Campaign finance reform - Take power back from corporations and PACs
  • Rebuild public education - Make California's schools number one in the nation
  • Roll back college tuition
John R. Gibson 7,649 votes 2.8%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Software Engineer
  • Marshall Space Flight Center,co-op student worker, published NASA technical paper.
  • At NORAD, Space Computational Center,did computer system upgrading
  • Head of NORAD Future Requirements Section - Space Systems Software
  • Officer in US Air Force, since I was not a pilot, I got out for more money in an equivalent job!
  • After 15 years I moved from Colorado Springs to California Mojave Desert. Lived and worked in Ridgecrest for 10 years.
  • Between DoD jobs I even worked in Death Valley for a few months. Recent work involves aircraft testing at China Lake and Edwards Air Force Base.
  • Increase opportunities for citizens to run own lives free of lawyers,politicians,special interests and bureaucrats
  • Promote the Libertarian Party,increase membership and teach personal responsibility and thinking for oneself
  • Protect the Constitutional Principle of separation of church and state and the Bill of Rights (all of them)
Douglas R. Wallack 3,532 votes 1.3%
  • Party: Natural Law
  • Occupation: Senior Avionics Engineer
  • Phone: 661-572-6204; Addr: 700 W Ave. I #G203, Lancaster, CA 93534; Email:

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