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Eric Petersen
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Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 20
PartyGreen Party
Campaign website
Eric Petersen was a 2012 Green Party candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 20th Congressional District of California.


Campaign themes


Petersen's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Peace
Excerpt: "Get our troops and contractors out of Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and over 100 other countries. We spend more on our military than all other countries combined. This has no logical result other than enriching the Military Industrial Complex."
  • Wise Land Use
Excerpt: "Create the Fort Ord Soldiers National Monument to preserve as open space and honor the memory of soldiers who trained there. "
  • Veterans
Excerpt: "Expedite the Veterans’ Cemetery on what used to be Ft Ord, will full funding from the Federal government. Our veterans deserve this!"
  • Economy
Excerpt: "Revitalize out economy, and implement the Green New Deal with funds that we are spending war for investment in green jobs in renewable energy, mass transit, and conservation."
  • Healthcare For All
Excerpt: "Over 40 million Americans have no health insurance. If the rest of the industrialized world can have effective single-payer health care systems, with American ingenuity so can we in the United States!"



See also: California's 20th Congressional District elections, 2012

Petersen ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 20th District. He was defeated in the open primary on June 5, 2012.[2][3]

U.S. House, California District 20 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSam Farr (D) Incumbent 64.4% 68,895
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Taylor (R) 22.3% 23,905
Mike Lebarre (R) 5.1% 5,487
Art Dunn (D) 3.8% 4,095
Eric Petersen (G) 2.1% 2,211
Ronald Paul Kabat (NPP) 1.6% 1,733
Dan Caudle (NPP) 0.7% 703
Total Votes 107,029

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