Six Write-in Candidates Qualify for November

Election 2012

Election 2012 Coverage

Six candidates qualified for the 2012 General Election ballot by running as write-ins in the June Primary, according to information released Friday by the Secretary of State’s office. According to the Statement of Vote for the June Primary, three Republicans and three Peace and Freedom Party candidates received enough votes to be one of the “Top Two” candidates who will appear on the November ballot;

Morgan Osborne, a Republican in Congressional District 37
Frank Miranda, a Republican in State Senate District 3
Mary Catherine McIlroy, a Peace and Freedom candidate in State Senate District 9
Lee Chauser, a Peace and Freedom candidate in State Senate District 33
Gene Ruyle, a Peace and Freedom candidate in State Assembly District 15
J.D. Bennett, a Republican in State Assembly District 31

Of the six candidates, all three Peace and Freedom nominees have previously run for state office before. None of the Republicans have sought partisan office before.