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  Runner, Sharon
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AffiliationRepublican  
 
NameSharon Runner
Address43759 15th St
Lancaster, California , United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born May 17, 1954
DiedJuly 14, 2016 (62 years)
ContributorSummer Intern
Last ModifedRBH
Jul 14, 2016 11:43pm
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InfoA native of the High Desert, Sharon has been an effective community leader for many years. Sharon established The Runner Group, a public relations and marketing company which has organized and directed the California Bush for President campaign, serving as an Area Co-chair for Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties. Sharon has also worked on ballot initiatives including a recent, successful initiative to bring a Wal-Mart to east Palmdale. Runner's hard work earned her the recognition by Senator Bob Dole and President George W. Bush who both appointed her as a delegate to the 1996 and 2000 Republican National Conventions.

Sharon currently contracts with Desert Christian Schools serving as Director of Community Relations. She helped establish the school with her husband nearly 25 years ago. The Desert Christian Schools is one of the largest private schools in the State of California with nearly 2,000 students on four separate campuses, pre-school through high school. Prior to Desert Christian Schools, Sharon was a licensed Realtor and named "Realtor of the Year" with Red Carpet Real Estate Company.

California Governor Pete Wilson appointed Sharon to serve as one of a nine member Antelope Valley Fair Board of Directors overseeing all operations of the 50th Agricultural District as well as a multi-million dollar budget.

In addition to her political work, Sharon volunteers her time on several boards and committees. Sharon serves as a Director on the Boards of the United Way, A.V. Hospital Gift Foundation, Friends in Action, a victim's assistance non-profit, Antelope Valley Crime Task Force, Healthy Homes Advisory Council, Valley Volunteers, and CareNet Pregnancy Resource Center of the Antelope Valley. Additionally, she served as the chair of the American Heart Association Heartwalk.

Sharon served five years as a board of director at the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and is active in many Republican groups in the Antelope Valley including the Palmdale and A.V. Republican Women Clubs and has served as an officer for the A.V. Republican Assembly. Sharon serves as vice president of the PALS Club, an organization for the spouses of California Legislators. This year Sharon received the Woman of Distinction Award from Soroptomist International for her achievements in her professional, business, and volunteer activities.

She attended local public schools, graduating from Antelope Valley High School and attending Antelope Valley College. As a member of First Baptist Church, Lancaster for over thirty years, Sharon has served many hours to teaching children and adults through the church. She is married to Assemblymember George Runner who represents the 36th Assembly District. They have two children, one son recently married, Micah age 24, daughter-in-law, Sandy, and a daughter, Rebekah, age 14.

Sources: California Republican Party, SmartVoter.org, candidate campaign website

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Jul 14, 2016 11:40am Obituary [CA] State Sen. Sharon Runner, longtime Republican lawmaker, dies at 62   Article RP 

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Husband George C. Runner 00, 1973-Jul 14, 2016

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  03/17/2015 CA State Senate 21 - Special Election Won 94.09% (+90.53%)
  02/15/2011 CA State Senate 17 - Special Election Won 65.61% (+31.22%)
  11/07/2006 CA State Assembly 36 Won 61.51% (+23.02%)
  06/06/2006 CA State Assembly 36 - R Primary Won 66.94% (+33.88%)
  11/02/2004 CA State Assembly 36 Won 66.22% (+32.43%)
  03/02/2004 CA State Assembly 36 - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 CA State Assembly 36 Won 63.90% (+27.81%)
  03/05/2002 CA State Assembly 36- R Primary Won 43.70% (+11.27%)
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Los Angeles County District Attorney - Runoff - Nov 06, 2012 N Alan Jackson
CA US President - R Primary - Jun 05, 2012 R Mitt Romney
CA State Assembly 38 - Open Primary - Jun 05, 2012 R Scott Wilk
CA US Senate - R Primary - Jun 08, 2010 R Chuck DeVore
CA Governor - R Primary - Jun 08, 2010 R Meg Whitman
Sheriff/Coroner Santa Barbara County - Primary - Jun 06, 2006 N Bill Brown
CA Controller - R Primary - Jun 06, 2006 R Tony Strickland