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Santa Clara County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
State Senator; District 13 Voter Information

Results as of Nov 26 1:08pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (477/477)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Elaine (Kontominas) Alquist Click here for more information about this candidate 179,186 votes 71.0%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: State Senator, District 13
  • Chair, Senate Budget Subcommittee on Health, Human Services, Labor, and Veterans Affairs
  • Chair, Senate Select Committe on Aging & Long Term Care
  • Assemblymember State of California 1996-2002
  • Trustee, Cupertino Union School Board 1983-1991
  • Financial Analyst, Stanford University
  • M.A. Guidance & Counseling/Education
  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Public Safety
Shane Patrick Connolly Click here for more information about this candidate 56,874 votes 22.5%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Controller (Northwest U.S.)
  • MBA - Accounting, BS-Business Administration
  • President, San Jose-Dublin (Ireland) Sister City Program
  • Vestry Member, Trinity Cathedral (Episcopal)
  • Board Member, Music at Trinity (non-profit)
  • Ex-Officio Member, Santa Clara County Republican Party
  • Board Member, Log Cabin Republicans of California
  • Balance the Budget via Government Reform, Modernization, Prioritization, Combatting Waste
  • Restore Excellence to California Schools
  • Create an Environment for Economic Growth and Prosperity
John H. Webster Click here for more information about this candidate 16,570 votes 6.5%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Software Engineer
  • Masters in Computer Science
  • Vietnam Veteran, with time spent in Vietnam and off its coast.
  • Victim of Bad Cops altering evidence to enforce Bad Laws.
  • Parent of two children now grown.
  • Restoring and protecting our Property and Civil Rights against the Tyranny of the Majority.
  • Stopping Government from making laws over things not even in the Public Domain.
  • Changing the Gov./Citizen relationship to be more Service Provider/Customer .

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