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San Francisco, San Mateo County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
United States Representative; District 12 Voter Information

Results as of Nov 26 1:08pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (492/492)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Jackie Speier Click here for more information about this candidate 199,201 votes 75.2%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Member of Congress
  • California State Senate, 1998-2006
  • California State Assembly, 1986 -1996
  • San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, 1980-1986
  • Repair and regulate our broken financial system
  • Protect Americans' privacy
  • End the War in Iraq
Phillip Conlon 49,035 votes 18.5%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Businessman
Nathalie Patricia Hrizi Click here for more information about this candidate 5,727 votes 2.2%
  • Party: Peace and Freedom
  • Occupation: Teacher
  • Bailout the workers, not Wall St.
  • End the War--bring all the troops home now!
  • Stop Police Brutality! Full right for all immigrants!
Barry Hermanson Click here for more information about this candidate 5,702 votes 2.1%
  • Party: Green
  • Occupation: Equity Investor
  • Advocate for Working People
  • Co-author of San Francisco's 2003 minimum wage initiative
  • Former small business owner employing more than 3,000 workers during 25 years of operations
  • Chair of a non-profit providing low income housing in S.F.
  • District resident since 1978
  • Reduce military spending
  • End the war in Iraq
  • Invest in education, health care, and green technology
Kevin Dempsey Peterson Click here for more information about this candidate 5,538 votes 2.0%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Software Engineer
  • Graduate of UC Berkeley
  • United States Marine Corps
  • End the war - all combat troops home within a year
  • Respect medical marijuana - end federal interference with states
  • Reduce federal spending, no more pork

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