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Decision '92 : SPECIAL VOTERS' GUIDE TO STATE AND LOCAL ELECTIONS : THE ASSEMBLY RACES : The Other Races: Incumbents Favored

October 25, 1992

With more than six times the amount in campaign contributions as his opponent in a heavily Democratic district, it would appear that Assemblyman Steve Peace doesn't have much to worry about Nov. 3.

But Raul Silva-Martinez, the Republican candidate for the 79th Assembly District--half of whose population is Latino--is making an all-out appeal for someone to represent the district who is more in tune with its residents.

Whether Silva-Martinez, a partner in a Chula Vista law firm, can overcome Peace's name recognition and decade in the Assembly, remains to be seen. Peace has a long record of accomplishment to draw upon--including efforts to clean up toxic sewage that flows from Mexico to the United States.

In the 74th Assembly race, incumbent Robert Frazee (R-Carlsbad) faces Democrat Ken Lanzer, a businessman from Escondido. The district's boundaries are Vista to the north, Del Mar to the south and Escondido to the east. Libertarian Mark Hunt and Peace and Freedom candidate Shirley Marcoux are also running in the heavily Republican district.

Poway Mayor Jan Goldsmith is the favorite in the 75th Assembly District race against Ramona high school teacher Dante Cosentino, because the district--with Mexico, Imperial County, Rancho Bernardo and Borrego Springs as its borders--has a 21% GOP registration advantage over Democrats. In June, Goldsmith defeated Connie Youngkin, who was supported by the Christian fundamentalist community.

The 66th Assembly District, whose population base is centered in Riverside County but which includes areas in San Diego County from Julian to Fallbrook, features Democrat Patsy Hockersmith, Republican Ray Haynes, Libertarian Bill E. Reed and Peace and Freedom candidate Anne Patrice Wood.

ASSEMBLY / 66th District Patsy Hockersmith

Age: 51

Birthplace: Manhattan, Kan.

Occupation: Building inspector

Democrat Ray Haynes

Age: 38

Birthplace: Merced

Occupation: Businessman

Republican Bill E. Reed

Age: 45

Birthplace: Long Beach

Occupation: Steel marketing representative

Libertarian Anne Patrice Wood

Age: 37

Occupation: Registered nurse.

Peace & Freedom

ASSEMBLY / 73rd District Lee Walker

Age: 57

Birthplace: Stonycreek Township, Pa.

Occupation: College professor

Democrat Bill Morrow

Age: 38

Birthplace: Monterey Park

Occupation: Attorney

Republican Paul King

Age: 37

Birthplace: Bronx, N.Y.

Occupation: Tax consultant

Libertarian Paul A. Steele

Age: 70

Birthplace: Boston

Occupation: Student/retired businessman

Peace & Freedom

ASSEMBLY / 74th District Ken Lanzer

Age: 44

Birthplace: Brooklyn, N.Y.

Occupation: Businessman

Democrat Robert Frazee

Age: 64

Birthplace: San Luis Rey

Occupation: Businessman, assemblyman

Republican Mark Hunt

Age: 45

Birthplace: Cedar City, Utah

Occupation: Businessman

Libertarian Shirley Marcoux

Age: 41

Birthplace: Charlottesville, Va.

Occupation: Business owner

Peace & Freedom

ASSEMBLY / 75th District Dante Cosentino

Age: 62

Birthplace: Greenwich, Conn.

Occupation: High school teacher

Democrat Jan Goldsmith

Age: 41

Birthplace: New Rochelle, N.Y.

Occupation: Businessman, Poway mayor

Republican Daniel Ford Tarr

Age: 37

Birthplace: National City

Occupation: Member of the Valle de Oro Community Planning Group

Green J.C. Anderson

Age: 29

Birthplace: Phoenix

Occupation: Graphic artist

Libertarian Alfredo R. Felix

Age: 35

Birthplace: Ensenada, Mexico

Occupation: Civil engineering student

Peace & Freedom

ASSEMBLY / 79th District Steve Peace

Age: 39

Birthplace: San Diego

Occupation: Assemblyman

Democrat Raul Silva-Martinez

Age: 42

Birthplace: General Bravo, Mexico

Occupation: Businessman

Republican James R. Train

Age: 35

Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio

Occupation: Materials manager

Libertarian Edwardo Prud-Home

Occupation: Stock clerk

Peace & Freedom

Times staff writer Mark Platte wrote these summaries of the Assembly and state Senate races

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