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Los Angeles County, CA May 17, 2011 Election
United States Representative; District 36 Voter Information

Unexpired Short Term Ending 2012.

A runoff may be held on 7/12/2011 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 Jun 6 5:00pm
(2 Total Other Write-In Votes 0.0%)

Final Results; Runoff Election 7/12/2011

Candidates (Vote for 1)

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Janice Hahn Click here for more information about this candidate 15,647 votes 24.6%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Los Angeles City Councilwoman, 15th District
  • Chair of the City Council's Trade, Commerce and Tourism Committee
  • Previously elected to the Charter Reform Commission in 1997
  • Former Middle School and High School Teacher
  • I believe it's time we brought the money we are spending on wars abroad back home to create good jobs and provide universal healthcare coverage.
  • I plan to fight for investments in clean, alternative energy, like wind and solar, to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
  • I will be a champion for local small businesses by providing emergency low-interest loans and tax credits for creating new jobs.
Craig Huey Click here for more information about this candidate 14,116 votes 22.2%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Small Business Owner
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • B.A., Political Science, History, Economics
  • El Segundo High School
  • Served on the Republican Central Committee
  • Congress must operate under a balanced budget. I support a constitutional amendment that compels Congress to balance the federal budget annually.
  • I will fight wasteful programs, oppose all subsidies and fight against costly pork barrel spending that rewards special interests.
  • I will introduce legislation preserving jobs by cutting taxes and economy-killing regulations and giving business owners the incentive to grow jobs.
Debra Bowen Click here for more information about this candidate 13,407 votes 21.1%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: California Secretary of State
  • California State Senator (1998-2006)
  • California State Assemblymember (1992-1998)
  • Creating high-quality, good paying jobs and growing the middle class
  • Protecting our environment, in particular our coastline
  • Making government more transparent and responsive to the people it represents
Marcy Winograd Click here for more information about this candidate 5,905 votes 9.3%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Public School Teacher
  • Co-Chair, Foreign Policy Committee, Progressive Caucus, California Democratic Party
  • Co-founder, Progressive Democrats of America's Los Angeles Chapter
  • Co-founder, California Election Protection Network
  • National Board Certified English Teacher; Teacher Trainer, State of California
  • UCLA, Teaching Credential
  • Award-Winning Radio Journalist (Three Golden Mike Awards for Outstanding News Broadcasting & Writing)
  • I am committed to voting against future Iraq and Afghanistan war supplemental funding, except to bring our troops home safely.
  • I will work to bring our war dollars home to create jobs rebuilding America - saving our schools, repairing our ports, and developing green energy.
  • I will work with aerospace, energy companies, and local colleges to make the South Bay/Torrance the solar capitol of the United States.
Mike A. Gin Click here for more information about this candidate 4,997 votes 7.9% Priorities:
  • Create jobs/revitalize the economy
  • Preserve Social Security
  • Be an advocate for green energy solutions
Mike Webb Click here for more information about this candidate 3,895 votes 6.1%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: City Attorney/Prosecutor
  • Redondo Beach City Attorney
  • Past Deputy District Attorney
  • Past City Prosecutor
  • Married with Six Children
  • BA - UC Santa Barbara
  • JD - Hastings College of Law
  • Homeland Security - National Defense
  • Reduce Government Spending and Out of Control Deficit
  • Repeal Obamacare and Start Over with Common Sense Reforms
Patrick "Kit" Bobko Click here for more information about this candidate 2,296 votes 3.6%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Independent Businessman/Councilmember
  • Twice-Elected Hermosa Beach City Councilmember and Former Mayor
  • Municipal Lawyer Fighting to Win Gang Injunctions for At Risk Neighborhoods
  • Masters Degree in Philosophy and Law Degree
  • Appointed to the U.S. Air Force Acedemy by President Ronald Reagan
  • Son of an Air Force Fighter Pilot and Nephew of an Air Force Astronaut
  • Child of Immigrants
  • Cut Out-of-Control Spending
  • Rein in Entitlements that are Mortgaging Our Nation's Future
  • Grow the Economy by Supporting Small Businesses
Steve Collett Click here for more information about this candidate 896 votes 1.4%
  • Party: Libertarian
  • Occupation: Certified Public Accountant
  • B.A. Colorado College Summa Cum Laude
  • Masters In Business Taxation U.S.C.
  • Ernst & Ernst (now Ernst & Young) 1976-1983
  • Managing Partner Collett & Levy, CPA's 1983-1998
  • President, Collett & Co., Inc., CPA's 1999-present
  • Chief Financial Officer of Regulate Marijuana Like Wine Act of 2012
  • Promote jobs and prosperity by enacting fewer laws and regulations while reducing excessive defense spending.
  • Protect individual freedom, privacy and rights to choose in matters of personal health, marriage, education and lifestyle.
  • Increase overall prosperity by providing an immigrant work visa program and a reasonable path to citizenship, just like our ancestors.
Stephen Eisele Click here for more information about this candidate 788 votes 1.2%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Businessman/Aerospace Entrepreneur
  • Head of Marketing and Sales for a commercial spaceflight company that will provide reliable access to Space for exploration purposes, cargo & humans
  • Provide expertise and consulting in business, aerospace and marketing for start-up companies
  • Worked as a marketing and sponsorship consultant for the X PRIZE Foundation, promoting the benefits of space and innovation to humanity
  • Advocated on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on behalf of preserving the aerospace and aeronautical industries
  • Worked as a defense & aerospace analyst for a private consulting and strategy firm
  • B.A. and M.A. from the Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Econ, Int'l. Relations, Strat. Studies
  • Preserving Jobs: standing up for the aerospace and high-technology sectors that make up the backbone of our local economy and are leaving our state.
  • Fostering an Environment for Growth: supporting our small businesses and making us more competitive in the global market so companies will stay here.
  • Promoting Personal Freedoms: allowing taxpayers to make more decisions regarding education, healthcare and where their hard-earned money goes.
Daniel H. "Dan" Adler Click here for more information about this candidate 361 votes 0.6%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Parent/Entrepreneur/Producer
  • Launched ground-breaking campaign to secure the release of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi
  • A long-term supporter of Rock the Vote and Declare Yourself
  • Advisor to or Board member of organizations from to Seeds of Peace, from Communities in Schools to the American Jewish Committee
  • Served a two-year term on the California Film Commission, helping ensure that thousands of high-paying jobs stay in our State
  • Former Vice President, Talent & Business Development at Walt Disney Interactive and Vice President, Creative Development for Walt Disney Imagineering
  • Founder and principal of Media Eagles, a business development advisory firm
  • I believe in Citizen Legislators
  • I will use technology to make government more accessible
  • I want to bring creativity, imagination, and a proven track record of getting things done, to Washington
Loraine Goodwin, MD,JD Click here for more information about this candidate 325 votes 0.5% Priorities:
  • Increase good-paying jobs
  • Financial reform
  • Reduce deficit - but protect seniors and middle class
Maria E. Montaņo Click here for more information about this candidate 324 votes 0.5%
  • Party: Peace and Freedom
  • Occupation: Public School Teacher
  • Dr. of Education , UCLA, 1997
  • Administrative Credentials, UCLA, 1991
  • Natrional Board Certified, 2002
  • Bilingual Cross cultural teacher, 1981-2011
  • State Commissioner Parks, 1981-1983
  • Education Commisioner, LAUSD, 1984-1986
  • Public Education Funding at all levels, scholarships and grants.
  • Affordable housing and sanitation for all citizens and residents.
  • More green industry, aerospace and manufacturing in our district.
George Newberry Click here for more information about this candidate 234 votes 0.4%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Businessman
  • South Bay Realtor
  • USAF Lt. Col. (Ret.) 29-Year Veteran
  • J.D., Suffolk Law School
  • Pentagon Federal Budget Analyst
  • DoD Chairman, International Standards Organization - Software
  • San Pedro Chamber of Commerce Member
  • Eliminating Budget redundancy and unnecessary overhead while stimulating job growth and exports
  • Identifying improvements to the current Health Care Plan
  • Working with the Auto Industry to quickly develop more efficient electric cars and affordable fuel-cell cars to eliminate our dependency on oil.
Matthew Roozee Click here for more information about this candidate 157 votes 0.2%
  • Party: No Party Preference
  • Occupation: Business Executive/Mathematician
  • Ph.D. in Mathematics
  • Law Degree
  • MBA in progress
  • Executive at 20th Century Fox
  • Entrepreneur
  • Educator
  • Fix the economy
  • Fix the economy
  • Fix the economy
Katherine Pilot Click here for more information about this candidate 126 votes 0.2%
  • Party: No Party Preference
  • Occupation: Longshore Office Clerk
  • ILWU Local 63 OCU Member
  • BS in Telecommunications - Purdue University
  • creating & protecting jobs in this district and in the USA
  • becoming energy independent
  • fiscal reform - eliminating bureaucracy within government
Michael T. Chamness Click here for more information about this candidate 108 votes 0.2%
  • Party: No Party Preference
  • Occupation: Non-Profit Organization Consultant
  • Senior Development Analyst - UCLA
  • Former candidate, CA State Senate Dist 28
  • Former candidate, US Congress Dist 3, CO
  • Board of Directors, Stepstone Center, CO
  • Board of Directors, KVNF Radio, CO
  • Bachelor Degree in Non-Profit Mgt - NAU, AZ
  • Build awareness about CA SB 6 and Prop 14, the Open Primary law
  • Promote and work on behalf of increased citizen access to public office
  • Increase understanding of alternative election options like Instant Runoff Voting & Single Transferable Vote
Vince Flaherty (Write-in) Click here for more information about this candidate
  • Party: No Party Preference
  • Occupation: Motion picture, real estate and construction industries
  • Attended Santa Monica College, U.C.L.A. and Harvard
  • Past President and Director of the Pacific Palisades Historical Society
  • Pacific Palisades Community Council
  • Former Palm Springs Mounted Police Officer
  • Newspaper and internet political journalist
  • Vince seeks to change our American government that has shown itself to be a government for the corporation, into a government for the people.
  • Vince is not afraid to break up the big banks into more manageable pieces, and instill trust in the financial marketplace.
  • He will fight to reduce the deficit, and provide relief to taxpayers without cutting education or damaging transportation and trade.

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Candidate Forums

Monday May 2, 2011
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
place: Dave's Garage at Pelican Products,
23215 Early Av, Torrance
co-sponsors: LWV Beach Cities;
LWV Torrance Area

Wednesday April 27, 2011
6:30 p.m.
place: Westminster Elementary School Auditorium, 1010 Abbot Kinney Bl, Venice map
moderator: Brian Watt, KPCC radio reporter
sponsors: Venice Neighborhood Council;
Mar Vista Community Council
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Thursday April 21
6:15 p.m. (museum opens at 5 p.m)
Toyota USA Auto Museum,
19600 Van Ness Av, Torrance map
South Bay Association of
Chambers of Commerce

admission charge:
$20 per person

March 24, 2011
live, online
candidates: Bowen, Gin, Hahn, Winograd
sponsor: Courage Campaign
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