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Bruce Nestande


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-05-1968 Republican AD-69 55695 Loss
11-03-1970 Republican AD-69 47613 Loss
11-05-1974 Republican AD-70 54668 Win
11-02-1976 Republican AD-70 79102 Win
11-07-1978 Republican AD-70 70432 Win
11-04-1986 Republican Secretary of State 1908864 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: January 28, 1938 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Married: Beverly* (div.)
Children: Brian Nestande and Barry (former Chief of Staff to State Senator John J. Benoit)
Military Service: USMC
Died: July 9, 2020 in Texas

1971-1972: Special Assistant, Governor Ronald Reagan
1972-1973: Executive Director, California Republican Party
1974: Special Assistant, Governor Ronald Reagan
1981-1984: Member, Orange County Board of Supervisors
1982-1993: Member, California Transportation Commission
1984-1988: Member, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
2003: Spokesperson, Michael Huffington for Governor
2007: President, Citizens for Jobs and the Economy

  • In 1980, Beverly Nestande (Republican) was a primary candidate for AD-70 (Lost; 40.1%). Beverly was a 1999 Woman of the Year (Selected by Senator John R. Lewis

Source: California Blue Book (1975)
Source: California Assembly Handbook (1979)