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Imperial, Riverside, San Diego Counties, CA November 5, 2002 Election
State Senator; District 40 Voter Information

Results as of Nov 14 11:14am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (518/518)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Denise Moreno Ducheny 64,831 votes 56.6%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Attorney/University Lecturer
  • B.A. , History, Pomona College, Claremont, CA
  • Juris Doctorate, Southwestern School of Law, Los Angeles
  • Spanish, Instituto Cuahuanahuac, Cuernavaca, Mexico
  • California State Assembly 79th District 1994 - 2000
  • Chair, State Assembly Budget Committee 1996 - 2000
  • Trustee, San Diego Community College District 1990 - 2000
  • Education: more resources to schools in low income communities
  • Sustainable Economic Development
  • Affordable Housing
Michael S. Giorgino 45,539 votes 39.7%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Retired Naval Officer; Practicing Attorney
  • Twenty-year Naval career; retired Surface Warfare Commander
  • Gulf War Veteran
  • Graduate, University of San Diego Law School (12/99)
  • Associate, Civil Litigation Defense Law Firm of Even, Crandall, Wade, Lowe & Gates
  • Communications Chairman, Executive Board Member, San Diego Republican Party
  • Membership Chairman, San Diego Federalist Society Lawyer's Chapter
  • GIVING LOWER INCOME WORKERS A SHOT AT THE AMERICAN DREAM: Real jobs, thousands of new homes.
  • TOUGH LAW ENFORCEMENT AND SECURE BORDERS: Defend our 2nd Amendment rights; hard time for armed crime.
  • HIGHER EDUCATION STANDARDS: Give parents of kids in failing schools "opportunity scholarships" to other public, private, or faith-based schools.
Felix J. "Phil" Miranda 4,268 votes 3.7%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: CIS / Support Technician
  • Bronx Community College, Deans List 5 times, Alpha Beta Gamma
  • San Diego City College, Certificate, Achievement Award
  • Southwestern College, Working on two concurrent AAS degrees
  • Life member of the Disabled American Veterans, Received awards and letters of recognition from Washington for volunteer efforts
  • Various certificates of competencies in the computer and electronics fields
  • Seven years of Bible School
  • EMPLOYMENT: Relax stifling regulations and restrictions on conducting fair business. Favoring small businesses, goods and services.
  • ENERGY: Penalizing big industries and businesses who... Enhancing and rewarding Statewide recycling initiatives.
  • CRIME: Redirecting police forces of our district from 'petty law-keeping' toward the larger problems of violent, anti-social crimes.

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