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Sharon Runner

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Sharon Runner
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California State Senate District 17
Former Member
In office
2011-2012
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionFebruary 15, 2011
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
California State Assembly
2002-2008
Personal
BirthdayMay 17, 1954
Place of birthLos Angeles, CA
ProfessionRealtor
ReligionChristian
Websites
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Sharon Runner is a former Republican member of the California State Senate, representing District 17 from 2011 to 2012. Runner was elected in the February 15, 2011 special election. The seat was formerly held by Runner's husband George Runner (R) who resigned in December of 2010 to take a position on the State Board of Equalization.[1]

Runner served in the California State Assembly from 2002 to 2008, holding the position of Assistant Republican Leader.

Biography

Runner was born in Los Angeles and grew up in the Antelope Valley. In 1977, she became a co-founder of Desert Christian Schools, one of California's largest private schools. She went on to found The Runner Group, a public relations/marketing company. While serving in the assembly, Runner authored Jessica's Law which imposed new restrictions on sexual predators. After leaving the California State Assembly, Runner became vice-president of California Women Lead which provides bi-partisan support for women seeking public office. In addition, she serves as President of the board of California's Women's Leadership Association, and served as co-chair for Meg Whitman's gubernatorial campaign. She is married to her husband George Runner. She has two children.[2]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Runner served on these committees:

Elections

2012

Runner did not seek re-election in 2012.

2011

See also: California state legislative special elections, 2011

Runner defeated Darren Parker (D) in the February 15 special election for California State Senate District 17.[3] Since only two candidates appeared on the ballot, Runner avoided the special runoff election originally scheduled for April 19.[4]

The election was the first to follow the new primary structure created by Proposition 14 which passed in June of 2010.[5][6] Under the new rules, all candidates will participate in a single primary with the top two candidates (unless one gets more than 50% of the vote) moving to a runoff in the general election. All registered voters may vote in the primary.

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Political offices
Preceded by
George Runner (R)
California State Senate 17
2011–present
Succeeded by
Bill Monning (D)