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Carmichael 'Occupy' Candidate To Challenge Lungren

Mario Galvan announces he's running for Congressional seat, Bee reports.

A Carmichael man who supports the movement has announced he will run against (R-Gold River) for Congress, The Sacramento Bee is reporting.

Mario Galvan, 64, will run in the newly drawn 7th Congressional District, which includes east Sacramento County and stretches from Citrus Heights to Galt, The Bee reported.

, a Democrat from Elk Grove who lost to Lungren in 2010, faces a rematch with the congressman.

Galvan is the third Carmichael "Occupy" supporter to run for elected office, joining .

Victor Calderon (Editor) February 23, 2012 at 09:04 PM
Readers, what do you think of the Occupy movement? Do you know Mario Galvan? Please share a comment.
Greg Doucette February 23, 2012 at 09:18 PM
Occupy is a joke they are law breakers,bongo players and old hippies it will fade out soon.
carolyn ladner February 23, 2012 at 11:54 PM
I'm at a point where I'd vote for almost anyone except Lundgren.
jill February 24, 2012 at 02:19 AM
I think it is worth hearing him out given the alternatives. Occupiers don't fit neatly into a box. Stop, listen and use your logic and critical thinking skills. Then decide for yourself right?
Dennis February 24, 2012 at 03:07 AM
VOTE FOR BERA,,,LUNGREN IS A TOTAL CONSERVATIVE PENSION PADDING, WOMAN HATING HACK!!! HAVE ANOTHER DRINK DAN, BEFORE YOU CONDUCT YOUR TOWN HALL!!!
Victor Calderon (Editor) February 24, 2012 at 06:04 AM
Thanks Carolyn. Why would you vote for anyone except Dan Lungren?
Victor Calderon (Editor) February 24, 2012 at 06:06 AM
Thanks for your comments, Greg, Jill and Dennis. It will be interesting to see how this all plays out between now and November. Stay tuned to Carmichael Patch for local election news.
Andrew Gayner February 24, 2012 at 08:00 PM
The Occupy movement has many great ideas about humanity and equality. I totally agree with the movement on the topic of getting corporations out of the pockets of politicians.
carolyn ladner February 24, 2012 at 09:16 PM
Agree!
carolyn ladner February 24, 2012 at 09:22 PM
Why would I not vote for Lundgren? - - He votes against women, gays, clean environment, & the poor - just to start. I want reproductive freedom for women, clean air, water and food, civil rights for all of us, and programs to assist the poor to become self sufficient. I am just fine with wanting these things!! I see Lundgren as aligned with the 1%.
carolyn ladner February 24, 2012 at 09:23 PM
Yep!

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