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Fresno, Tulare County, CA March 2, 2004 Election
Member of the State Assembly; District 31; Republican Party Voter Information

You can vote in this contest only if registered in the Republican party, or as "Decline to State" requesting a Republican ballot at your polling location.

Results as of Mar 26 4:14pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (236/236)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Paul H Betancourt Click here for more information about this candidate 13,088 votes 82.5%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Businessman/Farmer/Educator
  • Fresno County Farm Bureau President, 2000-2003
  • Fresno County Agriculturalist of the Year, 2003
  • Kerman Unified School Board, 1993- present
  • California State Water Board, Technical Advisory Committee, 1994
  • Board Member, Valley Clean Air Now
  • Founding Member- Fresno Citizens for Good Government
  • Our first priority must be to straighten out the State's budget mess. They have messed up the state's finances and driven our economy down.
  • Next must be the creation of a healthy business climate. We cannot create new jobs if Sacramento continues to strangle our businesses.
  • Thirdly, we must improve our health care delivery system. People either do not have health insurance or are afraid of losing what they have.
Stan R. Warkentin Click here for more information about this candidate 2,795 votes 17.5%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Truck Stop Employee
  • No. 11 of 12 Children ( honor to be in this family)
  • High School Graduate
  • Truck Stop Employee for 19 years
  • Breeder of 3 Champion Rottweilers
  • Hobbist (many)
  • Home Owner (prop 13)
  • I will fight for the rights of (ALL) Californians to be heard
  • Protect the Family Farms and give them the will to work together
  • Help Arnold to balance the Budget

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  Candidates Answer Questions

The League of Women Voters of California has asked all candidates for this office to respond to 4 questions on Budget Crisis, Education, Water, and Health Insurance.

Official Information

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State Assembly Calif. State Legislative Counsel (Leginfo)
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  • About the Candidates - Click on "Assembly", then browse the next page to find the candidates with "District seeking" for 31. Then find Biography, Campaign Finances, Issue Positions (NPAT), Special Interest Groups, and Voting Record where available.
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