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'98 | Top Orange County Races : Where the Leading Candidates
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39th Congressional District

November 01, 1998

ED ROYCE

Royce was elected to public office at the age of 31. In Congress, he has focused on issues of protecting crime victims and stemming illegal immigration.

* Political party: Republican

* Age: 47

* Residence: Fullerton

* Education: Bachelor of arts, business, Cal State Fullerton, 1977.

* Career highlights: Former state senator, 1982 to 1992; wrote nationally modeled anti-stalking law. Elected to Congress, 1992. Former member, Fullerton Chamber of Commerce.

* Priorities: Eliminate wasteful "pork-barrel" spending projects. Reform federal tax code. Promote laws to protect victims and witnesses of crime.

A. R. GROOM

Groom is a longtime school board member and certified public accountant.

* Political party: Democrat

* Age: 51

* Residence: Cerritos

* Education: Bachelor of science, business administration; B.A., accounting, University of the East, Manilla, Philippines, 1968.

* Career highlights: Vice president of ABC Unified School District board; president and board member of South East Regional Occupational Program, 1990-96; Woman of the Year in 1988 for the 63rd Assembly District.

* Priorities: Provide quality education for all students. Work for a more secure Social Security system. Reform health maintenance organizations and provide better medical services for those lacking health insurance.

OTHER CANDIDATES: Jack Dean of the Libertarian Party and Ron Jevning of the Natural Law Party.

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