Charlotte Svolos

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Charlotte Svolos
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Candidate for
California State Senate District 35
Bachelor'sCal State University Dominguez Hills
Master'sCal State University Dominguez Hills
ProfessionPublic School Special Education Teacher
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Charlotte Svolos was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 35 of the California State Senate.

Svolos earned her both her bachelor's in Psychology and her master's in Special Education from Cal State University Dominguez Hills. She is employed as a public school special education teacher.[1]


Campaign themes


Svolos's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Education
Excerpt: "Reintroduce the elimination of second grade testing. This will not lower accountability as some claim. It will save money in times when resources are scarce. Statistically the comparison between second and third grade testing are not valid or reliable."
  • Immigration reform
Excerpt: "I have signed an agreement with a Policy Statement on Immigration reform proposed by the Orange County Lincoln Club. It is a well thought out plan and I will advocate for its introduction and passage."
  • Women's Issues-
Excerpt: "Fight violence against women and continue to protect regulations that ensure equal pay for equal work. Balance issues of religious freedom and access to birth control so that one civil liberty does not step on the other."
  • Business growth
Excerpt: "Streamline requirements, reduce paperwork and lessen costs for business who want to build and expand in this state to get the economy rolling again. Once the facilities are built, they will generate revenue and more than offset the lost costs on the front end."
  • Budget
Excerpt: "Create a budget that reduces the deficit. In 11 years it has grown 61.3%. This will take tough decisions from everyone but a credit crisis doesn't help anyone."
  • Investigate and eliminate fraud
Excerpt: "Increase fraud investigators in all areas of government spending. Require proof to eliminate false accusations and continually monitor to make sure we are eliminating more fraud than the cost of the investigators."



See also: California State Senate elections, 2012

Svolos ran in the 2012 election for California State Senate District 35. She and District 25 incumbent Roderick "Rod" Wright (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Paul Butterfield (D). She was then defeated in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

California State Senate, District 35, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRoderick "Rod" Wright Incumbent 76.5% 192,483
     Republican Charlotte A. Svolos 23.5% 59,077
Total Votes 251,560
California State Senate, District 35 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCharlotte Svolos 57.4% 40,312
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRod Wright Incumbent 26.8% 18,793
     Democratic Paul Butterfield 15.8% 11,091
Total Votes 70,196

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