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Frank Leonard Eksward


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-07-1916 Democratic AD-42 5168 Win
11-05-1918 Republican AD-42 6304 Win
11-02-1920 Republican AD-42 6682 Win
11-07-1922 Republican AD-42 7880 Win
11-04-1924 Republican AD-42 7540 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: 1870 in Brooklyn, New York

1911-1916: Secretary, San Mateo County Development Association

  • "His only hobby is the upbuilding of San Mateo County."
  • It was due to Frank Willard's defeat in 1916 that California's elections laws were updated to require that a candidate win their own primary in order to crossfile and run as a member of another party. Willard was a Democrat who won the Republican nomination and was defeated by Frank Eksward, a Republican who won the Democratic nomination.

Source: History of San Mateo County by Philip W. Alexander & Charles P. Hammpage 176-177. Press of Burlingame Publishing Co., Burlingame, CA. 1916.