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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1996
An already tight Assembly race in the Glendale-Burbank area became even closer Friday, according to the latest absentee vote count by the county registrar-recorder. Republican John Geranios gained 166 votes to narrow the gap between him and Democrat Scott Wildman, who was leading the 43rd Assembly District race Tuesday night by just 544 votes. Wildman now leads Geranios by 378 votes. "'We're cautiously optimistic," Geranios campaign manager Mike Madrid said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1996 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reversing a trend that saw his lead in the 43rd state Assembly District race grow repeatedly smaller since election night, Democrat Scott Wildman widened his margin over Republican John Geranios Monday to 128 votes. The latest update from the registrar of voters released Monday showed teachers' union official Wildman with 49,210 votes--48.32% of the total--to represent the Burbank-Glendale district. Businessman Geranios trailed with 49,082 votes, or 48.19%.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1996
The still-undecided contest over a Glendale-Burbank seat in the state Assembly that has been held by Republicans for 62 years grew even tighter Monday, with Republican John Geranios closing to within 168 votes of Democrat Scott Wildman. Wildman, a teachers union representative, had a 544-vote lead after all precincts in the 43rd Assembly District were tallied last week. That margin has tightened with the counting of absentee ballots.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1996 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti has extended his lead over challenger John Lynch to 4,347 votes, gaining 901 votes in counting conducted Tuesday, election officials said. With 18,808 more ballots counted Tuesday, Garcetti, the incumbent who has maintained a slim lead since election night, inched closer to clinching victory over Lynch, who heads the Norwalk branch of the district attorney's office. But the race is still not officially over.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1996
The still-undecided contest over a Glendale-Burbank seat in the state Assembly held by Republicans for 62 years grew even tighter Monday, with Republican John Geranios closing to within 168 votes of Democrat Scott Wildman. Wildman, a teachers union representative, had a 544-vote lead after all precincts in the 43rd Assembly District were tallied last week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1996 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ask Republican John Geranios why voters should elect him to represent the 43rd Assembly District and he starts gushing. "I'm the absolute dream candidate for this district," he enthusiastically explains. "I'm a perfect match for the values of the voters here. . . . I'm fiscally conservative and I'm anti-illegal immigration."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1996 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reversing a trend that saw his lead in the 43rd state Assembly District race grow repeatedly smaller since election night, Democrat Scott Wildman widened his margin over Republican John Geranios Monday to 128 votes. The latest update from the registrar of voters released Monday showed teachers' union official Wildman with 49,210 votes--48.32% of the total--to represent the Burbank-Glendale district. Businessman Geranios trailed with 49,082 votes, or 48.19%.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1996 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Democrat Scott Wildman's already slim lead in the 43rd Assembly District race dwindled to a scant 81 votes Friday. According to an update from the county registrar-recorder, Republican John Geranios picked up 87 votes on Wildman since Monday, when 168 votes separated the two would-be legislators. As it stands now, Wildman has 48,700 votes (48.30%), and Geranios is nipping at his heels with 48,619 votes (48.22%). "I'm encouraged, albeit guardedly," Geranios said Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1996 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti has extended his lead over challenger John Lynch to 4,347 votes, gaining 901 votes in counting conducted Tuesday, election officials said. With 18,808 more ballots counted Tuesday, Garcetti, the incumbent who has maintained a slim lead since election night, inched closer to clinching victory over Lynch, who heads the Norwalk branch of the district attorney's office. But the race is still not officially over.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1996 | HENRY CHU and NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Real estate broker and political neophyte Tony Cardenas is poised to become the San Fernando Valley's first Latino state legislator after a commanding primary win Tuesday that drew its strength from a last-minute infusion of support by fellow Latino politicians and voters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1996 | NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Democrat Scott Wildman's already slim lead in the 43rd Assembly District race dwindled to a scant 81 votes Friday. According to an update from the county registrar-recorder, Republican John Geranios picked up 87 votes on Wildman since Monday, when 168 votes separated the two would-be legislators. As it stands now, Wildman has 48,700 votes (48.30%), and Geranios is nipping at his heels with 48,619 votes (48.22%). "I'm encouraged, albeit guardedly," Geranios said Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1996
The still-undecided contest over a Glendale-Burbank seat in the state Assembly that has been held by Republicans for 62 years grew even tighter Monday, with Republican John Geranios closing to within 168 votes of Democrat Scott Wildman. Wildman, a teachers union representative, had a 544-vote lead after all precincts in the 43rd Assembly District were tallied last week. That margin has tightened with the counting of absentee ballots.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1996
The still-undecided contest over a Glendale-Burbank seat in the state Assembly held by Republicans for 62 years grew even tighter Monday, with Republican John Geranios closing to within 168 votes of Democrat Scott Wildman. Wildman, a teachers union representative, had a 544-vote lead after all precincts in the 43rd Assembly District were tallied last week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 1996
An already tight Assembly race in the Glendale-Burbank area became even closer Friday, according to the latest absentee vote count by the county registrar-recorder. Republican John Geranios gained 166 votes to narrow the gap between him and Democrat Scott Wildman, who was leading the 43rd Assembly District race Tuesday night by just 544 votes. Wildman now leads Geranios by 378 votes. "'We're cautiously optimistic," Geranios campaign manager Mike Madrid said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1996 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ask Republican John Geranios why voters should elect him to represent the 43rd Assembly District and he starts gushing. "I'm the absolute dream candidate for this district," he enthusiastically explains. "I'm a perfect match for the values of the voters here. . . . I'm fiscally conservative and I'm anti-illegal immigration."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 28, 1996 | HENRY CHU and NANCY HILL-HOLTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Real estate broker and political neophyte Tony Cardenas is poised to become the San Fernando Valley's first Latino state legislator after a commanding primary win Tuesday that drew its strength from a last-minute infusion of support by fellow Latino politicians and voters.
NEWS
November 23, 1996
Teachers union official Scott Wildman won election to the state Assembly on Friday, eking out a victory in the closest legislative race in Los Angeles County to become the first Democratic legislator elected to the Glendale-Burbank area seat in six decades. In the last county race to be decided, Wildman's margin over GOP businessman John Geranios in the Nov. 5 balloting was 192 votes. The final count, released late Friday by the county registrar-recorder, was 49,452 votes (48.
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