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Leroy A. Wright


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1906 Republican SD-40 3669 Win
11-08-1910 Republican SD-40 5828 Win

Candidate Biography:

Leroy Augustus Wright
Born: February 10, 1863 in New London, Indiana
Died: March 15, 1944 in San Diego, CA

1885: Founder, Western School Journal
1890s: Member, San Diego Park Commission
1890s: Director, Carnegie Library of San Diego
1902-1906: Director, San Diego Library
1910: Proponent, Proposition 38 ("relating to the formation of new counties, and altering the boundary lines of existing counties")
1911: Opponent, Proposition 7 (Establishing the right of Initiative and Referendum in California)
1911: Opponent, Proposition 12 (Conferring upon the Railroad Commission the power to regulate and control the business of furnishing certain commodities and performing certain services for the public)

  • NOTABLE NO VOTE (California Suffrage): Wright was one of 5 State Senators (and 17 Legislators overall) who voted against SCA 8 (1911), which amended the State Constitution and gave women the right to vote in California. 
  • NOTABLE NO VOTE (Initiatives and Referenda): Wright was the sole legislator who voted against SCA 22 (1911), which gave California voters the right of initiative and referendum. 
  • NOTABLE NO VOTE (Recall): Wright was one of 4 State Senators (and 14 Legislators overall) who voted against SCA 23 (1911), which gave California voters the ability to recall statewide and legislative elected officials.
  • Wright was the first Senator to represent Imperial County after it's incorporation.

Source: California Blue Book (1907), (1909), (1911)