JoinCalifornia: Election History for the State of California

Information Home Elected Offices Longest Service Shortest Service Most & Fewest Votes Redistricting Recalls
Elections 2021 AD-17 Special 2021 Governor Recall 2021 AD-18 Special 2021 AD-54 Special 2021 Atty Gen appt 2021 AD-79 Special 2021 SD-30 Special 2021 Sec of State appt 2021 US Senate appt 2020 General
Elections by Decade
Other Stuff Advanced Search Elections by Decade Uncontested Races CA Constitution Line of Succession Highest Ranking

[search tips] [advanced search]

Searching tips

  • Enter a candidate's name to find a candidate
  • Enter the name of a political party to find the party and all candidates
  • Enter a date to find an election
  • Enter a year to find all elections within that year

Kenneth A. Meade


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-05-1968 Democratic AD-16 34423 Loss
11-03-1970 Democratic AD-16 44777 Win
11-07-1972 Democratic AD-16 65627 Win
11-05-1974 Democratic AD-12 63147 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: September 27, 1938 in Ross, CA
Married: Sharon Gilberd (in 1964)
Children: Kelly and Tyler

  • Legislative Altercation: On March 21, 1974, Meade fought with Assemblyman Lou Papan. Papan got a black eye, but Meade had to get 15 stitches to fix a head wound and was hospitalized for two days. According to Papan's Oral History Project interview, the cause of the fight was caused by a misunderstanding over Papan's refusal to vote for a Meade bill in Committee. An article in the LA Times described the injuries as "Meade suffered a black eye, a deep cut above the right eye that required stitches and a possible concussion, while Papan was unmarked... The San Francisco Examiner Thursday said Meade threw a cup of coffee in Papan's face and Papan retaliated with a fist to Meade's eye..."

Source: California Blue Book (1971), (1975)
Source: "Legislator Injured in Capitol Incident Leaves Hospital" by Jerry Gillam, Los Angeles Times (5/22/1974)