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Riverside County, CA November 5, 2002 Election
Member; California State Assembly; District 64 Voter Information

Results as of Nov 14 11:14am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (345/345)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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John J. Benoit 54,493 votes 63.2%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Highway Patrol Captain
  • Masters Public Administration CSUSB
  • BS Criminal Justice CSULA
  • FBI National Academy
  • Public Safety
  • Congestion Relief & Traffic Management Planning
  • Education
Robert J. Melsh 31,731 votes 36.8%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: College Instructor
  • Masters Degree, Political Science--UC Berkeley
  • Masters of Public Administration--Cal State University Long Beach
  • Chair, Riverside Human Relations Commission
  • Department of Housing, Education and Welfare, Urban Fellowship
  • Executive Board, California Democratic Party
  • Education reform: proper funding for Community Colleges, improve K-12
  • Health Care: proper funder for ER/Trauma centers, Health Care "safety net," Preventative care
  • Pro labor, support for working families, women's rights, gay rights, pro-environment

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