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  • Dante Acosta

    Date of birth: Jan. 3, 1963

    City of residence: Santa Clarita

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Occupation: Senior financial adviser with 20 years experience

    Previous political experience (elective and appointed positions): N/A

    Education: FINRA Licenses, Series 7, Series 65, Series 31, Registered Investment Advisor

    Family: Married 25 years to Carolyn Acosta, children - Rudy Acosta (US Army Medic, KIA Afghanistan on 3-19-11), Allie Acosta, 16 and Doran Acosta, 11.


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  • Cathie Wright

    Date of birth: September 16, 1964

    City of residence: The beautiful Simi Valley

    Party affiliation: Republican since I first registered and have never missed a time voting.

    Occupation: Permanently disabled/graduate student/caregiver. I also worked at Von’s Grocery Company for 21 ½ years, my first real job.

    Previous political experience (elective and appointed positions): Daughter of retired California State Senator Cathie Wright, who was also a State Assemblywomen, one-time mayor of Simi Valley and a Republican candidate for Lt. Governor against Gray Davis.

    Education: I have a BA in Criminal Justice, with studies in Homeland Security and Cyber Crime from ITT Technical Institute. Currently I am a graduate student at the University of Phoenix, in Criminal Justice Administration and Security.

    Family: I am the only child of my parents Vic and Cathie, I have one fifteen year old daughter. My father died when I was seventeen and my daughter and I take care of my mother who has Dementia. I do have two siblings that I have never met; they are children from my father’s previous wives.


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  • Lee C. Rogers

    Date of birth: Feb. 27, 1978

    City of residence: Simi Valley

    Party affiliation: Democratic

    Occupation: Podiatrist, co-director of the Amputation Prevention Center at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, Calif.

    Previous political experience (elective and appointed positions): None

    Education: Pre-med at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri and doctorate in podiatric medicine from Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa. Residency in foot surgery at St. Vincent’s Catholic Medical Center in New York City and a fellowship in surgical limb salvage at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, Ill.

    Family: Wife, Susan, and 2 daughters, Emma and Lily.


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  • Howard P. "Buck" McKeon

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Age: 73

    Occupation: Member of the United States House of Representatives


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