Leroy A. WrightRepublican
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)