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Imperial, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego Counties, CA June 3, 2014 Election
State Board of Equalization; District 4 Voter Information

A runoff will be held on 11/4/2014 between the top 2 candidates who received the most votes. The runoff will be held even if one candidate receives a majority of votes in this election.

Results as of Jul 1 4:10pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (5133/5133)

Runoff Election 11/4/2014

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Diane L. Harkey Click here for more information about this candidate 324,642 votes 34.8%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Taxpayer Advocate/Assemblywoman
  • 30 yrs. Banking and Finance
  • Graduate UC Irvine, Economics, Cum Laude
  • Vice-Chair Appropriations & Rev & Tax, 3 years
  • Led the oppostition to High Speed Rail, exposing faulty planning
  • Co-authored Rainy Day Fund legislation
  • Worked to delay and/or remediate job-killing effects of Cap and Trade
  • Create a leaner, more efficient and more effective state government.
  • Remove confusing and overreaching regulations that limit the free market economy.
  • Enact a tax system that encourages growth, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
Nader Shahatit Click here for more information about this candidate 316,666 votes 33.9%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Government Auditor
  • MPA University of Southern California USC
  • BA Accounting Jordan University
  • 14 years Working @ Board of Equalization - Riverside
  • PT Instructor San Bernardino Valley College
  • Realtor - Realty ONE Group Champions
  • Lower Sales Tax and Increase Tax incentives to bring business to CA
  • No penalties or interest on any sales tax audit if it is not a fraud
  • Using new and innovation technology to provide cost effective, efficent services
John F. Kelly 101,836 votes 10.9%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Store Owner/Businessman
Van Tran 84,162 votes 9.0% Shirley Horton Click here for more information about this candidate 74,794 votes 8.0%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Development Director
  • Former State Assemblymember
  • Former Chula Vista Mayor
  • Small Businessowner
  • Bring a no-nonsense and non-partisan approach to the Board.
  • Use experience as business owner to make CA more friendly.
  • Give the taxpayers fair representation in tax disputes.
Lewis Da Silva 32,094 votes 3.4%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Accountant/Realtor

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Job Description

Serves on the Board of Equalization, California's elected tax commission, a body that:

  • Oversees the administration of over two dozen tax and fee programs including sales and use, cigarette and tobacco, alcohol and fuels tax.
  • Serves as the appellate body for California income and franchise tax cases.
  • Oversees the administration of property tax statewide.
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