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Santa Clara County, CA June 6, 2006 Election
Member, Democratic Party County Central Committee; County of Santa Clara; State Assembly District 22 Voter Information

2 Year Term.

You can vote in this contest only if registered in the Democratic party. "Decline to State" party voters may not vote for this contest.

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Results as of June 26 11:47am, 100.00%% of Precincts Reporting (218/218)
Candidates (Vote for 6)
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Anna E. Song Click here for more information about this candidate 15,562 votes 14.29%

  • Occupation: Trustee, Santa Clara County Board of Education
  • B.A., Franciscan University
  • In second term on Democratic County Committee
  • JFK, Jr. Award from State Party, 2001
  • Sixth year on County School Board. Served as President and Vice-President
  • Mother to Nicholas, age 4
  • President, Mission City Democratic Club, serving City of Santa Clara
  • Outreach to wide range of voters, including mothers of school-age and preschool children
  • Increase Democratic dialogue about educational opportunities and accountability
  • Support year-round precinct outreach and community involvement by all levels of Party strucuture
Alyson L. Abramowitz Click here for more information about this candidate 14,241 votes 13.07%
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Management Consultant
  • B.S. Carnegie Mellon University
  • Vice Chair, California Democratic Party Business & Professional Caucus
  • Member, Democratic State Central Committee
  • Member Platform Committee, California Democratic Party
  • Education - We must strengthen CA's public education system to achieve success for ourselves, California, and the USA.
  • Every Vote Counts and is Counted - Your vote must count and be counted. We must ensure that our voting systems are verifiable
  • Jobs - We must continue to have and grow jobs and companies in Silicon Valley
Pearl Cheng 14,237 votes 13.07%
  • Occupation: Cupertino Union School District Board Trustee
Herb Engstrom Click here for more information about this candidate 13,812 votes 12.68%
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • AB Physics, UC Berkeley 1964, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Peace Corps, Malaysia 1964-67
  • Ph.D. Physics, UC Berkeley
  • Post Doc. Univ. of Paris, Orsay, France, 1972-74
  • Improving precinct organization
  • Establishing and expanding Democratic clubs
  • Recruiting new activists to the Party
Vince Cortese 12,850 votes 11.80%
  • Occupation: Retired Teacher
Aldyth Parle 11,201 votes 10.28%
  • Occupation: Incumbent
Jon Kessler 10,866 votes 9.98%
  • Occupation: Assembly District Director
Frederik M. "Fred" Fowler Click here for more information about this candidate 7,381 votes 6.78%
  • Occupation: Computer Consultant
  • Former Mayor of Sunnyvale
  • Board Secretary, Democratic Activists for Women Now
  • Former President, Sunnyvale Democratic Club
  • Member, Democratic State Central Committee
  • Member, 22nd AD Democratic Club
  • Former President, Lakewood Village Neighborhood Association
  • To serve the public good, we need a government that works.
  • To have a government that works, we need to be willing to pay for it.
  • For too long, we have been held hostage by the 'something for nothing crowd'.
Brandon Sulser Click here for more information about this candidate 6,503 votes 5.97%
  • Occupation: Quality Analyst
  • Sunnyvale Planning Commissioner
  • Alternate, Democratic County Central Committee
  • Member, Democratic State Central Committee
  • Executive Committee, Loma Prieta Chapter of Sierra Club
  • Secretary, 22nd Assembly District Committee
  • B.A. International Relations - George Washington University
  • Help demystify the Central Committee to rank and file party members
  • Help recruit good candidates to run for local office
  • Support the party's ideals
Andrew Pontious 2,269 votes 2.08%

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