Xanthi Gionis

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Xanthi Gionis
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Candidate for
California State Senate, District 40
Elections and appointments
Last electionMarch 12, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sGolden State University
Master'sGolden State University
Campaign website
Xanthi Gionis was a 2013 Republican candidate in the special election for District 40 of the California State Senate.[1]

Gionis was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 51st Congressional District of California.


Gionis earned both her B.S. in biology and her M.S. in human health sciences from Golden State University. She then received her J.D. Gionis went on to complete her LLM in Intercultural Human Rights at St. Thomas University, School of Law.

In 2006, Gionis founded the Aristotle University Schools of Public Health and Law. She currently is the provost of Aristotle University.[2]


Campaign themes


Gionis stated the following political platform in a biographical submission to Ballotpedia.[2]

"Political Platform - The "People's Congresswoman." Successful businesswoman and educator who will go to Washington, D.C., in 2013, representing her constituents, regardless of political ideology or party. Gionis is a results oriented candidate whose impetus for a political campaign to U.S. Congress was her observation that the constituents of her District were suffering with the highest unemployment rate in the nation along with widespread and very serious issues of poverty. Congresswoman Gionis has promised to serve the People when elected to the U.S. Congress and will ensure that their basic needs are met first. She has presented plans that will then provide extensive educational and employment opportunities throughout California's 51st District, to include a new medical school to directly address the economic and health issues of the Imperial County, California."



See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

Gionis ran in a special election for California State Senate District 40. The seat was vacant following Juan Vargas's (D) election to the 51st Congressional District of California on November 6, 2012. Gionis was defeated by Ben Hueso (D) in the special election on March 12, 2013.[3][4][5][6][1]

California State Senate, District 40, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBen Hueso 53.1% 29,367
     Democratic Anna Nevenic 10.4% 5,740
     Republican Hector Gastelum 21.6% 11,951
     Republican Xanthi Gionis 14.9% 8,243
Total Votes 55,301


See also: California's 51st Congressional District elections, 2012

Gionis ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 51st District. He was defeated in the open primary on June 5, 2012.[7][8]

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