California State Assembly election, 2004

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California State Assembly elections, 2004
California
2002 ←
November 2, 2004 (2004-11-02) → 2006

All 80 seats of the California State Assembly
  Majority party Minority party
  FabianNunez.jpg
Leader Fabian Núñez Kevin McCarthy
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat 46th-Los Angeles 32nd-Bakersfield
Last election 48 32
Seats won 48 32
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 5,995,046 5,044,449
Percentage 52.61% 44.26%

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Electoral results by district

Speaker before election

Fabian Núñez
Democratic

Speaker-designate

Fabian Núñez
Democratic

The 2004 California State Assembly elections were held November 2, 2004. California's State Assembly in its entirety comes up for election in even numbered years. Each seat has a two-year term and members are limited to three 2-year terms (six years). All 80 biennially elected seats in the Assembly were up for election this year. It was expected that the Democrats would retain control of the Assembly, which they did. While some seats were close races, no opposing party challenges to incumbents were successful on either side and thus, there were no changes to the party balance.

Overview[edit]

California State Assembly elections, 2004
Party Votes Percentage Incumbents Open Before After
Democratic 5,995,046 52.61% 33 15 48 48
Republican 5,044,449 44.26% 24 8 32 32
Libertarian 324,414 2.85% 0 0 0 0
Green 27,182 0.24% 0 0 0 0
Peace and Freedom 5,028 0.04% 0 0 0 0
Independent 94 0.00% 0 0 0 0
Invalid or blank votes 486,319 6.58%
Totals 11,396,213 100.00% 57 23 80 80
Midpoint
48 32
Democratic Republican

Results[edit]

Final results from the California Secretary of State:[1]

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40District 41District 42District 43District 44District 45District 46District 47District 48District 49District 50District 51District 52District 53District 54District 55District 56District 57District 58District 59District 60District 61District 62District 63District 64District 65District 66District 67District 68District 69District 70District 71District 72District 73District 74District 75District 76District 77District 78District 79District 80

District 1[edit]

California's 1st State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Patty Berg (incumbent) 120,157 61.44%
Republican Ray Tyrone 64,587 33.03%
Libertarian Ken Anton 10,817 5.53%
Totals 195,561 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

California's 2nd State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Doug LaMalfa (incumbent) 115,651 64.87%
Democratic Barbara McIver 62,643 35.13%
Totals 178,294 100.00%
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

California's 3rd State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rick Keene (incumbent) 111,747 59.35%
Democratic Robert A. Woods 70,126 37.24%
Libertarian Robert Burk 6,421 3.41%
Totals 188,294 100.00%
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

California's 4th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tim Leslie (incumbent) 140,105 66.68%
Democratic Todd W. Schwenk 70,008 33.32%
Totals 210,113 100.00%
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

California's 5th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Roger Niello (incumbent) 104,895 60.24%
Democratic Sandra A. Carey 62,710 36.01%
Libertarian Melissa Manfre 6,524 3.75%
Totals 174,129 100.00%
Republican hold

District 6[edit]

California's 6th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Nation (incumbent) 148,556 72.51%
Republican Carolyn F. Patrick 56,311 27.49%
Totals 204,867 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 7[edit]

California's 7th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Noreen M. Evans 101,130 60.12%
Republican Pat Krueger 62,035 36.88%
Republican F. Aaron Smith 5,051 3.00%
Totals 168,216 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 8[edit]

California's 8th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lois Wolk (incumbent) 101,171 62.83%
Republican John R. Munn 59,842 37.17%
Totals 161,013 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 9[edit]

California's 9th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dave Jones 77,880 66.73%
Republican Gaspar Garcia 32,734 28.05%
Libertarian Gale Morgan 6,098 5.22%
Totals 116,712 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 10[edit]

California's 10th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Alan Nakanishi (incumbent) 121,741 75.64%
Libertarian Cullene Lang 39,208 24.36%
Totals 160,949 100.00%
Republican hold

District 11[edit]

California's 11th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Cancimalla (incumbent) 95,912 66.83%
Republican Paul Santiago 40,438 28.18%
Libertarian Frank Manske 7,162 4.99%
Totals 143,512 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 12[edit]

California's 12th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Leland Yee (incumbent) 112,000 77.58%
Republican Howard Epstein 23,803 16.49%
Libertarian Chris Maden 8,560 5.93%
Totals 144,363 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 13[edit]

California's 13th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark Leno (incumbent) 148,863 81.91%
Republican Gail E. Neira 23,900 13.15%
Libertarian Jonathan Scott Marvin 8,980 4.94%
Totals 181,743 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 14[edit]

California's 14th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Loni Hancock (incumbent) 141,184 77.43%
Republican Lance Montauk 32,531 17.84%
Libertarian Kevin O'Neal 8,632 4.73%
Totals 182,347 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 15[edit]

California's 15th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Guy S. Houston (incumbent) 113,079 55.22%
Democratic Elaine D. Shaw 91,709 44.78%
Totals 204,788 100.00%
Republican hold

District 16[edit]

California's 16th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Wilma Chan (incumbent) 126,292 88.20%
Republican Jerald Udinsky 16,903 11.80%
Totals 143,195 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 17[edit]

California's 17th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Barbara S. Matthews (inc.) 66,926 60.52%
Republican Nellie McGarry 43,664 39.48%
Independent Jennet C. Stebbins (write-in) 2 0.00%
Totals 110,592 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 18[edit]

California's 18th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Johan Klehs (incumbent) 106,635 83.61%
Libertarian Ronald J. Colfer 20,888 16.38%
Independent Lou Filipovich (write-in) 17 0.00%
Totals 127,540 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 19[edit]

California's 19th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gene Mullin (incumbent) 114,277 71.31%
Republican Catherine Brinkman 41,513 25.90%
Libertarian Miles C. Gilster 4,465 2.79%
Totals 160,255 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 20[edit]

California's 20th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alberto Torrico 87,724 68.62%
Republican Cliff Williams 40,114 31.38%
Totals 127,838 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 21[edit]

California's 21st State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ira Ruskin 98,002 51.55%
Republican Steve Poizner 92,118 48.45%
Totals 190,120 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 22[edit]

California's 22nd State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sally Lieber (incumbent) 91,561 70.27%
Republican Marie Dominguez-Gasson 38,746 29.73%
Totals 130,307 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 23[edit]

California's 23rd State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Coto 62,569 67.12%
Republican Mark Patrosso 26,051 27.95%
Green Warner S. Bloomberg IIi 4,597 4.93%
Totals 93,217 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 24[edit]

California's 24th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rebecca Cohn 94,152 59.40%
Republican Ernie Konnyu 55,956 35.31%
Libertarian Zander Y. Collier, IIi 8,337 5.26%
Independent Michael Roy (write-in) 41 0.03%
Independent Lawrence R. Hileman (write-in) 7 0.00%
Totals 158,493 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 25[edit]

California's 25th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dave Cogdill (incumbent) 111,336 68.16%
Democratic Bryan Justin Marks 52,006 31.84%
Totals 163,342 100.00%
Republican hold

District 26[edit]

California's 26th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Aghazarian (incumbent) 78,381 62.55%
Democratic Tim Weintz, Sr. 46,924 37.45%
Totals 125,305 100.00%
Republican hold

District 27[edit]

California's 27th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Laird (incumbent) 129,410 68.66%
Republican Jack D. Barlich 59,076 31.34%
Totals 188,486 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 28[edit]

California's 28th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Simon Salinas (incumbent) 67,586 63.26%
Republican Bob Perkins 39,257 36.74%
Totals 106,843 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 29[edit]

California's 29th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Villines (incumbent) 95,209 62.35%
Democratic Michael R. Macias 52,334 34.27%
Green John Crockford 5,150 3.37%
Totals 152,693 100.00%
Republican hold

District 30[edit]

California's 30th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nicole Parra (incumbent) 42,953 55.04%
Republican Dean Gardner 35,084 44.96%
Totals 78,037 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 31[edit]

California's 31st State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Juan Arambula (incumbent) 49,738 57.68%
Republican Paul Betancourt 36,496 42.32%
Totals 86,234 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 32[edit]

California's 32nd State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kevin McCarthy 129,510 78.66%
Democratic Marvin Armas 35,130 21.34%
Totals 164,640 100.00%
Republican hold

District 33[edit]

California's 33rd State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sam Blakeslee (incumbent) 99,864 56.27%
Democratic Stew Jenkins 57,673 32.50%
Green Tom Hutchings 10,422 5.87%
Libertarian Gary L. Kirkland 9,502 5.35%
Totals 177,461 100.00%
Republican hold

District 34[edit]

California's 34th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Maze (incumbent) 80,149 68.52%
Democratic Maggie Florez 36,819 31.48%
Totals 116,968 100.00%
Republican hold

District 35[edit]

California's 35th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Pedro Nava (incumbent) 91,503 52.73%
Republican Bob Pohl 82,025 47.27%
Totals 173,528 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 36[edit]

California's 36th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sharon Runner (incumbent) 89,365 66.22%
Democratic Hotron Scioneaux 45,595 33.78%
Totals 134,960 100.00%
Republican hold

District 37[edit]

California's 37th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Audra Strickland 100,309 55.09%
Democratic Ferial Masry 74,774 41.06%
Green Adrienne M. Prince 7,013 3.85%
Totals 182,096 100.00%
Republican hold

District 38[edit]

California's 38th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Keith Richman (incumbent) 106,834 61.19%
Democratic Brian Joseph Davis 67,747 38.81%
Totals 174,581 100.00%
Republican hold

District 39[edit]

California's 39th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cindy Montanez (incumbent) 56,017 76.79%
Republican Ely De La Cruz Ayao 16,936 23.21%
Totals 72,953 100.00%
Republican hold

District 40[edit]

California's 40th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lloyd E. Levine (incumbent) 69,421 57.97%
Republican Mark Isler 50,323 42.03%
Totals 119,744 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 41[edit]

California's 41st State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Fran Pavley (incumbent) 106,761 59.70%
Republican Heather Peters 64,029 35.81%
Libertarian Richard P. Koffler 8,033 4.49%
Totals 178,823 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 42[edit]

California's 42nd State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Paul Koretz (incumbent) 143,376 75.42%
Republican Paul Morgan Fredrix 46,715 24.58%
Totals 190,091 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 43[edit]

California's 43rd State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dario Frommer (incumbent) 94,149 76.57%
Libertarian Sandor J. Woren 28,805 23.43%
Totals 122,954 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 44[edit]

California's 44th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Carol Liu (incumbent) 106,179 65.61%
Republican Lynn Gabriel 55,655 34.39%
Totals 161,834 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 45[edit]

California's 45th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jackie Goldberg (incumbent) 62,091 75.95%
Republican Oscar A. Gutierrez 19,660 24.05%
Totals 81,751 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 46[edit]

California's 46th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Fabian Núñez (incumbent) 44,570 85.05%
Republican Manuel "Manny" Aldana, Jr. 7,837 14.95%
Totals 52,407 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 47[edit]

California's 47th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Karen Bass (incumbent) 118,495 80.77%
Republican Dale V. Everett 21,485 14.64%
Libertarian Peter "Pedro" De Baets 6,730 4.59%
Totals 146,710 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 48[edit]

California's 48th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark Ridley-Thomas (incumbent) 68,289 89.12%
Republican Sebastian Alexander 8,333 10.88%
Totals 76,622 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 49[edit]

California's 49th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Judy Chu (incumbent) 62,075 65.78%
Republican Sandra L. Needs 23,927 25.36%
Libertarian Laura Brown 8,363 8.86%
Totals 94,365 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 50[edit]

California's 50th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hector De La Torre 56,827 74.85%
Republican Gladys O. Miller 19,091 25.15%
Totals 75,918 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 51[edit]

California's 51st State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerome Horton (incumbent) 89,509 84.09%
Libertarian Daniel R. Sherman 16,941 15.91%
Totals 106,450 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 52[edit]

California's 52nd State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mervyn M. Dymally (incumbent) 59,923 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 53[edit]

California's 53rd State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Gordon 95,156 50.45%
Republican Greg Hill 79,505 42.15%
Libertarian Ethan M. Boivie 8,942 4.74%
Peace and Freedom James R. Smith 5,028 2.67%
Totals 188,631 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 54[edit]

California's 54th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Betty Karnette 89,987 53.49%
Republican Steven T. Kuykendall 73,701 43.81%
Libertarian John Howard Sterne 4,544 2.70%
Totals 168,232 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 55[edit]

California's 55th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jenny Oropeza (incumbent) 73,594 66.66%
Republican Margherita Palumbo Underhill 36,800 33.34%
Totals 110,394 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 56[edit]

California's 56th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rudy Bermudez (incumbent) 67,294 60.16%
Republican John Brantuk 44,559 39.84%
Totals 111,853 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 57[edit]

California's 57th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ed Chavez (incumbent) 72,860 68.51%
Republican Victor M. Valenzuela, Jr. 33,494 31.49%
Totals 106,354 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 58[edit]

California's 58th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ronald S. Calderon (incumbent) 71,233 61.90%
Republican Rita Topalian 43,839 38.10%
Totals 115,072 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 59[edit]

California's 59th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dennis L. Mountjoy (incumbent) 99,381 58.22%
Democratic Dan Harden 64,375 37.71%
Libertarian Fritz R. Ward 6,937 4.06%
Totals 170,693 100.00%
Republican hold

District 60[edit]

California's 60th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert "Bob" Huff (incumbent) 105,334 66.54%
Democratic Patrick John Martinez 52,969 33.46%
Totals 158,303 100.00%
Republican hold

District 61[edit]

California's 61st State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gloria Negrete McLeod (incumbent) 58,120 63.59%
Republican Alan Wapner 33,281 36.41%
Totals 91,401 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 62[edit]

California's 62nd State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Baca, Jr. (incumbent) 51,407 64.57%
Republican Marge Mendoza-Ware 28,210 35.43%
Totals 79,617 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 63[edit]

California's 63rd State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Emmerson 83,719 58.26%
Democratic D'Andre McNamee 49,646 34.55%
Libertarian Maureen K. Keedy 10,334 7.19%
Totals 143,699 100.00%
Republican hold

District 64[edit]

California's 64th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John J. Benoit (incumbent) 96,606 61.25%
Democratic Robert Melsh 61,120 38.75%
Totals 157,726 100.00%
Republican hold

District 65[edit]

California's 65th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Russ Bogh (incumbent) 93,676 61.58%
Democratic Rita Ramirez-Dean 58,454 38.42%
Totals 152,130 100.00%
Republican hold

District 66[edit]

California's 66th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ray Haynes (incumbent) 91,606 61.58%
Democratic Laurel Nicholson 53,481 35.95%
Libertarian Jack N. Lee 3,671 2.47%
Totals 148,758 100.00%
Republican hold

District 67[edit]

California's 67th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Harman (incumbent) 107,847 63.90%
Democratic David Silva 50,430 29.88%
Libertarian Norm "Firecracker" Westwell 10,496 6.22%
Totals 168,773 100.00%
Republican hold

District 68[edit]

California's 68th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Van Tran 78,606 60.91%
Democratic Al Snook 50,453 39.09%
Totals 129,059 100.00%
Republican hold

District 69[edit]

California's 69th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Umberg 38,516 61.33%
Republican Otto Bade 19,811 31.55%
Libertarian George Reis 4,470 7.12%
Totals 62,797 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 70[edit]

California's 70th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chuck DeVore 112,844 61.10%
Democratic Carl Mariz 65,351 35.38%
Libertarian Mark Baldwin 6,506 3.52%
Totals 184,701 100.00%
Republican hold

District 71[edit]

California's 71st State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Todd Spitzer (incumbent) 120,657 69.07%
Democratic Bea Foster 54,041 30.93%
Totals 174,698 100.00%
Republican hold

District 72[edit]

California's 72nd State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lynn Daucher (incumbent) 90,255 65.97%
Democratic Ross W. Johnson 41,528 30.35%
Libertarian Brian Lee Cross 5,031 3.68%
Totals 136,814 100.00%
Republican hold

District 73[edit]

California's 73rd State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mimi Walters 100,328 63.06%
Democratic Kathleen Calzada 50,474 31.72%
Libertarian Andrew H. Favor 8,299 5.22%
Totals 159,101 100.00%
Republican hold

District 74[edit]

California's 74th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Wyland (incumbent) 99,348 57.46%
Democratic Karen R. Underwood 68,180 39.43%
Libertarian Paul King 5,372 3.11%
Totals 172,900 100.00%
Republican hold

District 75[edit]

California's 75th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George A. Plescia (incumbent) 108,728 59.82%
Democratic Karen Heumann 69,017 37.97%
Libertarian Richard J. Senecal 4,005 2.20%
Totals 181,750 100.00%
Republican hold

District 76[edit]

California's 76th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lori R. Saldana 93,601 54.16%
Republican Tricia Hunter 71,320 41.26%
Libertarian Jennifer Osborne 7,918 4.58%
Totals 172,839 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 77[edit]

California's 77th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jay La Suer (incumbent) 106,827 64.84%
Democratic Christopher R. Larkin 53,051 32.20%
Libertarian Virgil (Randy) Hall Ii 4,870 2.96%
Totals 164,748 100.00%
Republican hold

District 78[edit]

California's 78th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Shirley Horton (incumbent) 76,886 49.05%
Democratic Patty Davis 74,888 47.78%
Libertarian Josh Hale 4,969 3.17%
Totals 156,743 100.00%
Republican hold

District 79[edit]

California's 79th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Juan Vargas (incumbent) 78,565 85.23%
Libertarian Eli Wallace Conroe 13,584 14.74%
Independent Petra E. Barajas (write-in) 27 0.03%
Totals 92,176 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 80[edit]

California's 80th State Assembly district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bonnie Garcia (incumbent) 66,880 58.63%
Democratic Mary Ann Andreas 47,194 41.37%
Totals 114,074 100.00%
Republican hold

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