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August 12, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
Former state Sen. Sharon Runner (R-Lancaster) has agreed to pay $8,000 in fines for improperly transferring large sums of political funds to a campaign committee controlled by her husband, state Board of Equalization Member George Runner, officials said Monday. The fines were proposed by investigators for the state Fair Political Practices Commission, which will vote on whether to accept the penalties Aug. 22. In 2008, then-Sen. George Runner formed a campaign committee to support an initiative he proposed, Proposition 6, which would have increased penalties for gang and drug criminals and required the state to pay for satellite tracking of sex offenders and other former state prison inmates.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
Former state Sen. Sharon Runner (R-Lancaster) has agreed to pay $8,000 in fines for improperly transferring large sums of political funds to a campaign committee controlled by her husband, state Board of Equalization Member George Runner, officials said Monday. The fines were proposed by investigators for the state Fair Political Practices Commission, which will vote on whether to accept the penalties Aug. 22. In 2008, then-Sen. George Runner formed a campaign committee to support an initiative he proposed, Proposition 6, which would have increased penalties for gang and drug criminals and required the state to pay for satellite tracking of sex offenders and other former state prison inmates.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 2002 | RICHARD FAUSSET, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like off-road racing enthusiasts, High Desert voters are used to watching the mud fly come election time. But this year's Republican primary fight in the 36th Assembly District has amazed even seasoned onlookers, particularly the feuding between front-runners Sharon Runner and Phil Wyman. Though incumbent George Runner is forced out of office because of term limits, his wife, Sharon, is hoping to carry on his legacy in this conservative stronghold.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
Republican Sharon Runner and Democrat Ted Lieu's solid victories in state Senate seats in Tuesday's special elections amounted to a zero-sum game for their respective parties and for Gov. Jerry Brown's effort to put a tax-extension proposal before voters in June. Runner adamantly opposes the governor's call for a special election on his proposal to help the state out of a deep deficit; Lieu "absolutely" supports it. And the division of power in the Legislature's upper house remained exactly the same ?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
In special elections Tuesday for two state Senate seats, Republican Sharon Runner loped toward a decisive victory in the High Desert and Democrat Ted Lieu was handily outpacing seven other candidates in the South Bay, partial election returns showed. Lieu's closest competitor was Manhattan Beach attorney Robert Valentine, but he and the other candidates appeared to be falling short of keeping the former assemblyman from winning the majority needed to avoid a runoff. Leading by a more than 2-1 margin, Runner declared victory with less than one-fifth of the ballots counted and promised to work to cut spending and jobs-killing regulations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
Republican Sharon Runner and Democrat Ted Lieu's solid victories in state Senate seats in Tuesday's special elections amounted to a zero-sum game for their respective parties and for Gov. Jerry Brown's effort to put a tax-extension proposal before voters in June. Runner adamantly opposes the governor's call for a special election on his proposal to help the state out of a deep deficit; Lieu "absolutely" supports it. And the division of power in the Legislature's upper house remained exactly the same ?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Republican Sharon Runner of Lancaster and Democrat Ted Lieu of Torrance handily won two widely watched special elections Tuesday, avoiding the need for April 19 runoffs. The elections were the first to be held under the state's new balloting system, in which voters choose among all candidates in a primary and the top two vote-getters, not the top finisher from each party as previously, compete in a runoff. Because these were special primaries and both candidates won majorities, there will be no runoffs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
The Palmdale Holiday Inn banquet room at Darren W. Parker's recent 51st birthday party was jammed with supporters who had gathered on the chilly high desert evening to celebrate their candidate and wish him luck. By most accounts, he'll need it. Parker, a Democrat in a sprawling district that consistently votes Republican, is competing against former GOP legislator Sharon Runner, half of a popular political couple with deep ties to the area, in a special election next week to fill her husband's former state Senate seat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 2002 | From a Times Staff Writer
The city of Lancaster has hired former Republican Assemblyman George Runner as a special assistant to City Manager James Gilley. Runner, 50, recently left the 36th Assembly District due to term limits. The seat was filled by his wife, Sharon. Runner, who was mayor of Lancaster from 1995 to 1996, will be paid $100,000 a year. He will lobby Sacramento on a number of projects for the city, including a four-year public university, Gilley said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 2008 | Patrick McGreevy
Having been absent from the Legislature for nearly two weeks, State Assemblywoman Sharon Runner (R-Lancaster) said through a spokeswoman Friday that she has been diagnosed with a rare but manageable disease that affects her autoimmune system. Runner, best known as an author of the state law requiring tracking of sex offenders, has been diagnosed with limited scleroderma, which normally affects the skin, but in her case has also caused lung problems, said spokeswoman Kayla Garcia. As a result, when the 53-year-old lawmaker catches a cold, the effects on her breathing can be more severe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
In special elections Tuesday for two state Senate seats, Republican Sharon Runner loped toward a decisive victory in the High Desert and Democrat Ted Lieu was handily outpacing seven other candidates in the South Bay, partial election returns showed. Lieu's closest competitor was Manhattan Beach attorney Robert Valentine, but he and the other candidates appeared to be falling short of keeping the former assemblyman from winning the majority needed to avoid a runoff. Leading by a more than 2-1 margin, Runner declared victory with less than one-fifth of the ballots counted and promised to work to cut spending and jobs-killing regulations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Republican Sharon Runner of Lancaster and Democrat Ted Lieu of Torrance handily won two widely watched special elections Tuesday, avoiding the need for April 19 runoffs. The elections were the first to be held under the state's new balloting system, in which voters choose among all candidates in a primary and the top two vote-getters, not the top finisher from each party as previously, compete in a runoff. Because these were special primaries and both candidates won majorities, there will be no runoffs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
The Palmdale Holiday Inn banquet room at Darren W. Parker's recent 51st birthday party was jammed with supporters who had gathered on the chilly high desert evening to celebrate their candidate and wish him luck. By most accounts, he'll need it. Parker, a Democrat in a sprawling district that consistently votes Republican, is competing against former GOP legislator Sharon Runner, half of a popular political couple with deep ties to the area, in a special election next week to fill her husband's former state Senate seat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 2002 | RICHARD FAUSSET, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like off-road racing enthusiasts, High Desert voters are used to watching the mud fly come election time. But this year's Republican primary fight in the 36th Assembly District has amazed even seasoned onlookers, particularly the feuding between front-runners Sharon Runner and Phil Wyman. Though incumbent George Runner is forced out of office because of term limits, his wife, Sharon, is hoping to carry on his legacy in this conservative stronghold.
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July 28, 2009 | Marc Lifsher
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