In race to represent Galt, other communities, Bera says it’s ‘neck-and-neck’ while Lungren says Republican voter numbers have grown
- Ami Bera at a glance
Residence: Elk Grove.
Born and raised: Southern California.
First-generation American whose parents were born in India.
Political career: None.
Occupation: Physician and educator 15 years in
Sacramento region, most recently associate dean for admissions at
UC Davis School of Medicine; formerly chief medical officer for
Education: Doctor of Medicine, University of
California, Irvine, 1991; Bachelor of Science in biological
sciences, University of California, Irvine, 1983.
Family: Wife, Janine; daughter, Sydra, 12.
- Dan Lungren at a glance
Residence: Gold River.
Born and raised: Long Beach.
Political career: Lost bid for 34th
Congressional District in 1976; elected to the same district,
representing the Long Beach area, in 1978 and continued through
1979; congressman for 42nd District 1983-89; California attorney
general 1991-99; co-authored Three Strikes and You’re Out law;
elected to 3rd Congressional District in 2004 and re-elected
Occupation: Staff of U.S. Sens. George Murphy
of California and Bill Brock of Tennessee; special assistant of the
Republican National Committee; private attorney.
Education: Bachelor of Arts in English,
University of Notre Dame; law degree, Georgetown University Law
Center, Washington, D.C.
Family: Wife, Bobbi; three adult children, six
- Voter registration (as of Sept. 3)
3rd Congressional District
Republican: 162,584 (40.31 percent)
Democrat: 151,458 (37.55 percent)
Decline to state: 71,487 (17.72 percent)
Total registered: 403,328
Galt city limits
Republican: 3,842 (39.93 percent)
Democrat: 3,592 (37.34 percent)
Decline to state: 1,722 (17.90)
Total registered: 9,621
— Source: California Secretary of State
Posted: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 12:00 am
Political observers expect a horse race in Republican Dan
Lungren’s re-election effort against Democrat Ami Bera for the
right to represent Galt and other communities in the 3rd
“This is a race that is neck-and-neck,” said Bera, a physician
who lives in Elk Grove. “It may come to one vote.”
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 12:00 am.