- Candidate at a glance
Employment: He has been a real estate and mortgage broker, and owned a tax consulting business. He has worked for the Board of Equalization from 1986 to 1999 and then again from 2008 to present.
Political career: None.
Education: He received an accounting degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a commerce degree from Santa Clara University.
Military: He was in the Air Force for four years starting in 1975.
Other political offices he has sought: He was the Democratic candidate for the Board of Equalization's 2nd District in 1998 and 2002, and also the Democratic candidate for the 11th Congressional District in 2000.
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Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2012 12:00 am
After two failed election bids for the Board of Equalization and a failed Congressional run, Tom Santos said he is counting on name recognition to get him elected to the new Assembly seat.
"With a new open primary system and with the Elk Grove district being a new district, I decided to re-engage in politics and participate in this election season again and see how I do," Santos said.
Saturday, May 26, 2012 12:00 am.