Mark Belden, a general contractor and business owner, is running for a seat in the California Assembly from the 5th District. He was born in Oakland and graduated from high school in Fremont.
The Bigelows have appeared in local newspapers for more than 100 years. They are a pioneer family of long standing, and have contributed heavily to the economic and political life of this area.
Marc Boyd is a California native who lives in Arnold, near Calaveras Big Trees State Park, and is currently engaged as a substitute teacher in Calaveras County.
Timothy K. Fitzgerald, an author, philosopher and economist, is seeking a seat in the Assembly from the 5th District. He has been a community activist for more than 30 years.
Born in Fresno in 1958 and raised in the foothills, Rico Oller built a successful building materials business out of his garage by working 16 hours a day.
Veteran Congressman Tom McClintock is running to represent the new 4th Congressional District.
With 24 years of experience in the California Legislature and eight years in Congress, Jim Costa is seeking to represent the people of the newly drawn 16th Congressional District.