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California State Government June 3, 2014 Election
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A runoff may be held on 11/4/2014 between the top 2 candidates who received the most votes if neither receives a majority. If one candidate receives a majority of votes in this election, that candidate wins and no runoff will be held.

Results as of Jul 1 4:10pm, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (22353/22353)

Runoff Election 11/4/2014

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Tom Torlakson Click here for more information about this candidate 1,767,257 votes 46.5%

  • Occupation: California Schools Superintendent
  • California State Assemblymember (1996-2000, 2008-2010)
  • California State Senator (2000-2008)
  • Contra Costa County Supervisor (1980-1996)
  • Antioch City Council (1978-1980)
  • Teacher, Mt. Diablo Unified School District (1973-1980)
  • University of California, Berkeley B.A. in History (1971), M.A. in Education (1977)
  • Make sure decisions about our education dollars are made by local schools, parents and teachers themselves, not politicians.
  • Expand career and technical training for high-school students to ensure every child graduates with real-world skills
  • Make schools safer by preventing crimes against children, curbing bullying, and keeping kids safe from gangs, drugs and guns.
Marshall Tuck Click here for more information about this candidate 1,098,441 votes 28.9%
  • Occupation: Educator/Schools' Executive
  • CEO of the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools (2007-2013)
  • President& CEO, Green Dot Public Schools (2002-2006)
  • General Manager and Business Development Manager, Strategic Accounts Group, Model N Inc (2001-2002)
  • MBA, Harvard University, 2000
  • Financial Analyst, Solomon Brothers (1995-1997)
  • B.S., Political Science, summa cum laude, University of California Los Angeles, 1995
  • Bring major change to California public schools. Sacramento politicians and bureaucrats make too many education decisions, and waste taxpayer money.
  • Empower parents, teachers and principals through increasing local control when it comes to decisions that impact student learning.
  • Ensure all students have access to a strong principal, effective teacher and well rounded college and career ready curriculum
Lydia A. Gutiérrez 931,719 votes 24.5%
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  • As the state's chief public schools official, provides education policy and direction to local school districts.
  • Directs all functions of the Department of Education and executes policies set by the State Board of Education.
  • Serves as an ex-officio member of governing boards of the state's higher education system.
  • Works with the educational community to improve academic performance.
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