Sharon Runner   REPUBLICAN

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February 23, 2012: Runner received a double lung transplant.

February 22, 2012: Runner announced that she would not seek re-election to SD 17 in 2012, sighting that she was waiting for a lung transplant for a rare autoimmune disease.

Feb. 15, 2010: Runner won a special primary election in the 17th Senate District to replace her husband, George Runner. Sharon Runner defeated Democrat Darren Parker 66%-34% to avoid a runoff.

Feb. 27, 2009: Runner was appointed by Gov. Schwarzenegger to the Agricultural Labor Relations Board.
Governor's press release:
From 2002 to 2008, she was a California State Assemblymember, where she served as the vice chair of the Appropriations Committee, and also served on the Arts and Entertainment Committee, the Housing Committee and the Veterans Committee. Additionally, Runner owned Runner Group from 1995 to 2008. In 1977, she cofounded Desert Christian Schools, where she worked as a preschool teacher from 1979 to 1980 and an administrator from 1980 to 1995. Runner currently serves on the Desert Christian Schools Board of Directors. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $128,109. Runner is a Republican.

Feb. 12, 2008: Runner revealed that she is suffering from limited scleroderma, a rare disease that has put her on the waiting list for a lung transplant. She said her condition will not stop her from serving out of the remainder of her term.

-- Runner was appointed as a delegate Republican National Convention in 1996 and 2000.

-- Runner founded The Runner Group, a public relations and marketing company.

-- Runner contracted with Desert Christian Schools serving as Director of Community Relations.

-- Runner was a licensed Realtor.

-- California Gov. Pete Wilson appointed Sharon Runner to serve as one of a nine member Antelope Valley Fair Board of Directors overseeing all operations of the 50th Agricultural District.

-- Runner served five years as a board of director at the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce.

Runner is married to George Runner. They have two children.
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Last edited by Scott Flodin on Feb. 28, 2012

Other pages referencing Sharon Runner: Curt Hagman, Sue Horne, Stephen T. Knight, James Ledford, Jeff Miller, Darren W. Parker, George Runner, Will Smith,

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