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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 24 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 (270/270)
Candidates (Vote for 6)
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David Cohen Click here for more information about this candidate 22,920 votes 16.08%

  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • 6 term member of Alameda and Santa Clara County Democratic Central Committees
  • Communications Director, Santa Clara County Democratic Party
  • Chair of 24th Assembly District Committee
  • San Jose Library Commission, Chair
  • Founding member of High Tech Dems
  • Education: Cornell University (BS) and UC Berkeley (PhD)
  • Maximize political participation and voter turnout in the County, particularly through precinct captains
  • Elect Democrats so that conservative judges won't be able to take over the judiciary system and attack reproductive rights
  • Protect the environment for future generations to enjoy
Jacqueline Heffner Click here for more information about this candidate 22,313 votes 15.65%
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Public Relations BS, SJSU 2003
  • Member San Jose Mobilehome Advisory Commission
  • Former President Rosemary Gardens Neighborhood Association
  • President's Scholar, SJSU
  • Member Golden Key International Honour Society
  • Contributor to Santa Clara County Democratic Newsletter
  • To help create a strong Democratic volunteer organization throughout the county
  • Work to identify and help elect Democratic candidates
  • Build a strong voter registration organization
Hope Cahan Click here for more information about this candidate 21,655 votes 15.19%
  • Occupation: Incumbent
  • Secretary, Santa Clara County Democratic Party
  • Delegate, California Democratic Party Executive Board
  • Former Campaign Coordinator for the Santa Clara County Democratic Party and Field Coordinator for the United Democratic Campaign
  • Former Commissioner on the Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council
  • Chair Emeritus of the Peninsula Young Democrats and Current Board Member for the Peninsula Democratic Coalition
  • Former Consumer Protection Advocate for District Attorney's Office and English Instructor to "At Risk" Middle School Students
  • Voter registration
  • I will work to educate citizens about the Democratic ideals of social activism, community involvement, & volunteerism.
  • I will work to help elect candidates who will uphold the Democratic ideals.
Phyllis A. Ward 21,497 votes 15.08%
  • Occupation: Incumbent
Jim Brady 21,301 votes 14.94%
  • Occupation: Incumbent
Kevin Moore 19,626 votes 13.76%
  • Occupation: Incumbent
Adrienne Grey Click here for more information about this candidate 13,268 votes 9.31%
  • Occupation: Supply Chain Consultant
  • Volunteer Coordinator, Santa Clara County Democratic Party (
  • CA Democratic Party Delegate, AD24
  • Treasurer, Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley (
  • Co-Chair & Treasurer of event committee that brought Prof. George Lakoff to San Jose in April, 2005 before an audience of 1,100 guests
  • Increasing Voter Registration (especially Permanent Absentee) and Participation
  • Renewing Democrats' awareness of and connection to our Shared Values
  • Promoting the Democratic Vision, as in DNC's 50-State Strategy (

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