Jerome “Jerry” Denham was a longtime member of the American Independent Party of California. He was also a candidate for US Congress in 2010, but he passed away shortly before the June 8th election in California.
Denham passed away unexpectedly several days before the June 8 primary election, where he was unopposed in his second bid for his party’s nomination.
from Ballot Access News
California Special Congressional Election Returns
November 3rd, 2009
Preliminary election returns for the special U.S. House election in California’s 10th district are:
Democrat John Garamendi 55.54%; Republican Dave Harmer 39.77%; Green Jeremy Cloward 1.99%; Peace & Freedom Mary McIlroy 1.48%; American Independent Party Jerry Denham 1.23%.
When this district last voted, in November 2008, the results had been: Democratic 65.20%; Republican 31.10%; Peace & Freedom 3.70%.
The five candidates seeking to represent the 10th Congressional District [in California] break down into a group of three on the left and two on the right as revealed in a forum at Saint Mary’s College on Monday night.
The AP runs a primer on the California 10th District U.S. House special election primary on September 1. While most of the piece is devoted to the major party candidates, the AP does note that “other contenders come from the Green, American Independent and Peace and Freedom parties.” Those candidates, not mentioned by name in the article, are Jeremy Cloward, Jerry Denham, and Mary McIlroy, respectively.… Read more ...
A SurveyUSA poll on the all-party primary for the special election in California’s 10th U.S. House District finds several alternative party candidates and write-in candidates, along with minor Democratic and Republican contenders, polling a combined four percent. However, the poll did not initially list the candidates, and the results posted online do not break down the alternative candidates’ support.… Read more ...