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California State Government November 4, 2014 Election
Secretary of State Voter Information

Results as of Dec 14 10:50am, 100.0% of Precincts Reporting (24435/24435)
Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Alex Padilla Click here for more information about this candidate 3,799,711 votes 53.6%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: California State Senator
  • Los Angeles City Council President, 2001-2006
  • B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Mechanical Engineering
  • President, National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO)
  • Grew up in Pacoima. Husband and Dad
  • State Senator - worked across party lines to pass 80 laws
  • Create Jobs by making it easier to start a business.
  • Restore trust in government with tough campaign finance laws to increase transparency.
  • Protect voting rights for all. Register a million more voters and increase voter turnout to strengthen our democracy.
Pete Peterson Click here for more information about this candidate 3,285,334 votes 46.4%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Educator/Institute Director
  • Masters Public Policy, Pepperdine
  • BA, History, George Washington University
  • Public Policy Fellow, Hoover Institution
  • Exec Dir, Davenport Inst for Public Engagement @ Pepperdine Univ
  • Adjunct Prof, Pepperdine School of Public Policy
  • 12-yr career in printing/direct mktg
  • Complete statewide voter database
  • Bring an "open data" approach to campaign finance database
  • Make it easier and cheaper to start a small business in CA

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Job Description

  • As the state's chief elections officer, oversees statewide elections and provides public access to campaign and lobbying financial information.
  • Maintains certain business filings, authenticates trademarks, regulates notaries public, and enables secured creditors to protect their financial interests.
  • Preserves California's history by acquiring, safeguarding, and sharing the state's historical treasures.
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