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California's 12th congressional district special election, 2008

California's 12th congressional district special election, 2008 occurred on April 8, 2008. California's 12th congressional district was vacated following the death of Democrat Tom Lantos on February 11, 2008.[1] The special election was called by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to fill the vacancy for the remainder of Lantos's term ending on January 3, 2009.[2] The special election took the form of an open primary. Another election would have taken place on June 3 had no candidate received a majority.[3]

Democrat Jackie Speier won a majority of the votes in the open primary and therefore won the election.

Candidates

The following individuals appeared in the certified list of candidates and the certified list of write-in candidates published by the California Secretary of State, and were thus eligible to receive votes in the special primary election.[4][5]

Green

  • Barry Hermanson, an equity lawyer

Democratic

Libertarian

  • Kevin Peterson, a write-in candidate

Republican

  • Robert "Rock" Brickell-Viagra, a write-in candidate
  • Greg Conlon, a businessman and former member of the California Public Utilities Commission, who favored deregulation.
  • Mike Moloney, a retired businessman who ran for the seat in 2002 and 2006

Results

California's 12th congressional district special election, 2008[7]
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
style="background-color: ; width: 2px;" | Democratic Jackie Speier 66,279 77.72%
style="background-color: ; width: 2px;" | Republican Greg Conlon 7,990 9.37%
style="background-color: ; width: 2px;" | Democratic Michelle McMurry 4,546 5.33%
style="background-color: ; width: 2px;" | Republican Mike Moloney 4,517 5.30%
style="background-color: ; width: 2px;" | Green Barry Hermanson 1,947 2.28%
style="background-color: ; width: 2px;" | Libertarian Kevin Peterson (write-in) 2 0.00%
Valid votes 85,281 98.95%
Invalid or blank votes 903 1.05%
Totals 86,184 100.00%
Voter turnout 25.69%
style="background-color: " | Democratic hold

References

External links

  • Greg Conlon's campaign
  • Barry Hermanson's campaign
  • Michelle McMurry's campaign
  • Mike Moloney's campaign
  • Jackie Speier's campaign
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