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Meet the Candidates: 1st Congressional District

1st Congressional District (click to enlarge)

Four candidates are running for the U.S. House of Representatives to represent the 1st District, an area that stretches from Napa to the Oregon border over seven counties, including all of Mendocino, Lake, Humboldt and Del Norte counties and parts of Sonoma, Napa and Yolo counties. Click on their names to see how they answered the WSC questionnaire on local issues. Candidates are listed in alphabetical order. The symbol (I) marks an incumbent.

What do you think of their positions? What questions would you like to see them answer? Which one is best suited to represent the district? Post your questions and comments below.

Meet the candidates:

Age: 44
Occupation: U.S. Air Force Reserve, Intelligence Officer
Political party affiliation: Republican

Age: 57
Occupation: self-employed entrepreneur/inventor
Political party affiliation: Libertarian

Age: 59
Occupation: United States Congressman, First District of California
Political party affiliation: Democrat

Age: 69
Occupation: psychiatrist
Political party affiliation: Green


– Q3 campaign finance reports

– See who the PD Editorial Board endorsed

2 Responses to “Meet the Candidates: 1st Congressional District”

  1. Kurt Hahn says:

    I view the election as one where if you favor Obama’s legislative initiatives such as health care reform, bailout of the banks, limited financial regulation that excluded Fannie Mae and Freddie Mack (the underlying cause of the recession) & Cap and Trade one would vote for Thompson. On the other hand if you don’t think these were good legislation and our job picture is bad and the war in Afganistan miss directed vote for Hanks.

  2. Mary says:

    I have heard Loren Hanks speak about different issues concerning California, Washington and the nation as a whole and have been extremely impressed with his accomplishments, candor and common sense.

    Americans need the fiscal discipline and sound principles that he will bring to government.

    His willingness to run for office in order to make constructive changes in congress is inspiring.

    Loren Hanks is not beholden to special interest groups as the ensconsed politicians such as Mike Thompson are.

    Bring accountability to Washington, representation and jobs to California- vote for Loren Hanks for congress in district 1.