Candidates decided for Assembly, Senate races 

The showdowns for the November election have been decided in several state races.

In Assembly District 13, Republican Laura Peter will face Democratic incumbent Tom Ammiano.

Peter, a business attorney who owned and managed a commercial vineyard, said she’s not a career politician but can bring a “wealth of experience from the private sector” that can help solve California’s fiscal woes.

In three decades, Ammiano has served as a teacher, civil rights leader, educator and member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

In the primary races for Assembly District 12, Republican Alfonso Faustino Jr. and Democratic incumbent Fiona Ma were both unopposed.

Faustino cites 20 years of experience managing multimillion-dollar budgets for high-profile companies like Union 76, PG&E, AAA and Oracle.

In her second term, Ma, a former San Francisco supervisor, was appointed speaker pro tempore.

In state Senate District 8, which represents San Francisco and San Mateo counties, Republican Doo Sup Park will face Democratic incumbent Leland Yee in November after unopposed races.

Sup Park, a real estate investor, has been a Republican County Central Committee voting alternate delegate for four years. He pledges to beef up codes to protect buildings during earthquakes and halt waste of taxpayer dollars.

Yee, a child psychologist, served four years in the Assembly before being elected to his current post.

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