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Orange County, CA November 2, 2004 Election
Member, City Council; City of Huntington Beach Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Candidates (Vote for 3)
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Debbie Cook 33802 votes 17.3%

  • Occupation: Huntington Beach Councilmember/Attorney
Keith Bohr Click here for more information about this candidate 23227 votes 11.9%
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
Don Hansen Click here for more information about this candidate 23126 votes 11.9%
  • Occupation: Finance Executive
  • Growing Our Revenue Base and Stabilizing Our Budget
  • Restoring Credibility to Our City Government
  • Enhancing Our Family Experience
Joe Carchio 20129 votes 10.3%
  • Occupation: Restaurant Owner/Businessman
Jim Moreno Click here for more information about this candidate 17649 votes 9.0%
  • Occupation: Retired Civil Servant
  • Health Administrator
  • Masters of Public Administration, CSUN
  • Bachelor of Arts, LB State
  • Deputy, Board of Supervisors
  • Huntington Beach Citizens Participation Advisory Board
  • Balance the budget through expenditure management
  • Public Safety/West Nile Virus Preparedness
  • Economic Development
Steve Ray 14862 votes 7.6%
  • Occupation: Business Owner
Norm "Firecracker" Westwell Click here for more information about this candidate 11575 votes 5.9%
  • Occupation: Self Employed HB Swimwear / Sportswear Manufacturer
  • 45 years old - Graduated HBHS, AA & Electronic Technical Certificate - OCC
  • Member of the HB Chamber of Commerce, HB Tomorrow
  • 2003 Vice Chairman LP County Central Comittee - OC
  • Found the women of my dreams in HB.. and married her.
  • All American family. Wife, son 13, daughter 10
  • Created for the people of Huntington Beach
  • Prevent tax increases, fee increases, surcharges or any other new tax schemes
  • Protect and preserve your vanishing property rights
  • Reduce city government to the smallest effective size
Rex D Ricks Click here for more information about this candidate 10508 votes 5.4%
  • Occupation: Math Teacher
  • B.A. Environmental Studies, UC Santa Barbara.
    Pioneer student at CSU Monterey Bay.
  • AA Degree with honors, Goldenwest College. Huntington Beach HS Grad.
  • I have completed 5 marathons! (Fastest time 3:36.)
  • I played baseball and cross country in college.
  • I have met elected officials such as: Bill Clinton, Leon Panetta, Dan Quayle, Jack Kemp, Barbara Boxer, Dennis Kucinich, and Bruce Babbit.
  • I have met celeberties and athletes such as Dennis Rodman, Edwin Moses, Brad Gerlach, Greg Louganis, Slash, James Hetfield, Ian Astbury, and Paul Cook
Joseph John "Joey" Racano Click here for more information about this candidate 10253 votes 5.3%
  • Occupation: Musician
  • Surfrider Foundation 2002 Board Apreciation Award
  • State Central Commitee Delegate, California Democratic Party
  • Co Founder OC Ocean Outfall Group
  • Founder of DEMOGREENS
  • Environmental Protection
  • Anti-Corruption
  • Fiscal Responsibility
Blair Farley Click here for more information about this candidate 5818 votes 3.0%
  • Occupation: Minister/Adjunct Professor
  • BA in Psychology
  • MA in Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Married to Christie
  • Minister at First Christian Church in Huntington Beach
  • Honesty & Intergrity
  • Infrastructure
  • Public Safety
Hyman Crippen 5658 votes 2.9%
  • Occupation: Aerospace Engineer
Peter Albini Click here for more information about this candidate 4895 votes 2.5%
  • Occupation: Design Drafter
  • Competent Leader award in (Toastmasters)
  • Four terms as Club President (Toastmassters)
  • One term as Area Governor (Toastmasters)
  • Working on a Bachelors in Business
  • Married to Diane
  • Father of Peter John (P.J.)
  • Believes in common sense and fair play.
  • Believes in maintaining our infrastructure.
  • Believes in increasing tourism revenue.
John F Earl Click here for more information about this candidate 4068 votes 2.1%
  • Occupation: Labor Organizer
  • Former City Hall reporter, Huntington Beach News
  • BA History, Cal State University, Fullerton
  • Huntington Beach resident for 20 years
  • Elected to Green Party Council for Orange County (01-03)
  • Organizer, Public Citizen (fighting water privatization in Mojave, and Poseidon desalination plant in Huntington Beach)
  • United Farm Workers Interfaith Committee, Orange County
  • Increase community participation and representation in determining city policies, especially budget priorities.
  • Protect the city's natural treasures and stop water (and other) privatization scams like the proposed Poseidon desalination plant.
  • Code of conduct for large corporations doing business with the city , including a living wage for their workers
Robert KLIEWER Click here for more information about this candidate 3656 votes 1.9%
  • Occupation: Businessman
  • CEO R.K.C.G. INC.
  • Owner Kliewer Knife
  • Commercial Property Management
  • Stop Eminent Domain abuse
  • Maintenance of existing infrastructure
  • Reduce regulations and taxes
Robert Mellema 2972 votes 1.5%
  • Occupation: Real Estate Broker
Tim Reilly 2864 votes 1.5%
  • Occupation: Regional Sales Manager

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