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San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura Counties, CA November 2, 2010 Election
United States Representative; District 23 Voter Information

Results as of Nov 30 4:33pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (387/387)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Lois Capps Click here for more information about this candidate 111,768 votes 57.8%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: U.S. Representative
  • Registered Nurse
  • Master's degrees in Education and Religion
  • Getting the economy back on track through targeted job creation measures, such as tax cuts for small businesses
  • Continue rolling our health care reform, such as closing the "donut hole", increasing the residency slots for new doctors
  • Finish comprehensive energy legislation
Thomas "Tom" Watson Click here for more information about this candidate 72,744 votes 37.6%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Hi-Tech Entrepreneur
  • Retired Naval Officer, Flew F-14's
  • US Naval Academy
  • MS Systems Management, Univ. of So. California
  • MS Aeronautical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School
  • TOPGUN Graduate, Test Pilot School Graduate
  • Helped start two venture backed companies
  • Federal spending must be brought under control and reduced
  • Pro-growth tax and fiscal policies must be enacted to encourage growth
  • Federal regulations that restrict our freedoms and choices must be eased
John Victor Hager Click here for more information about this candidate 5,625 votes 2.9%
  • Party: Independent
  • Occupation: Attorney/Business Owner
  • 1967 West Covina High School Graduate
  • 1971 Bachelor's degree, University of Southern California
  • 1974, Juris Doctor degree, Gould School of Law, University of Southern California
  • California attorney since 1974, in Santa Barbara since 1994
  • Repair our economy and improve support for middle class citizens and small business
  • Work to reduce our $13 trillion federal debt
  • Campaign Finance Reform
Darrell M. Stafford Click here for more information about this candidate 3,326 votes 1.7%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Retired Finance Director
  • Director of Finance
  • Director of Corporate Audit
  • Chief Financial Office
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • Certified Management Accountant
  • California Real Estate Broker
  • Go down in history as the "Father of Honest Government"
  • Reform our dysfunctional Federal System
  • Bring Accountability, Transparency & Representation to government

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