Fred Beteta, 62, of Santa Monica is a retired aircraft-industry engineer. A Republican, he has served as a Santa Monica city trustee and as a board member of the Santa Monica/Malibu Unified School District. In 1990, he was the unsuccessful Republican candidate for the 41st Assembly District seat. Paul Foote, 45, of Agoura Hills is a professor of accounting at Cal State Fullerton. A Republican, he was elected to the Republican Central Committee in Los Angeles County in June, 1990. He assisted Beteta in his unsuccessful bid to oust Democrat Tom Hayden in the 41st Assembly District two years ago. Terry B. Friedman, 41, of Sherman Oaks, who now represents the 43rd Assembly District, was elected to the Assembly in 1986. A Democrat, he is running in the newly drawn 41st District that includes portions of the liberal Westside and part of the more conservative West San Fernando Valley. Scott Meehan, 31, of Malibu is a business attorney practicing in Santa Monica. He grew up in Agoura Hills. A Republican, he is making his first try at public office. He is a member of the board of the Mid-City Neighbors and is active with the environmental organization Heal the Bay.