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Andy Pugno


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-2010 Republican AD-05 71910 Loss
11-06-2012 Republican AD-06 57084 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Perry Andrew Pugno
Born: February 23, 1973 in Sacramento, CA
Married: Colleen
Children: Three

1995-1996: Legislative Consultant, Assemblyman Pete Knight
1997-2001: Chief of Staff, State Senator Pete Knight
2000: Chief Attorney, Proposition 22 [Definition of Marriage]
Previous: Assistant City Attorney, (Sramento area cities)
2001-Present: Special Legal Counsel, City of Woodland
2008: Author & Chief Attorney, Proposition 8 [Gay Marriage]
2016: Primary Candidate for AD-06 (Lost; 14.1%)

  • LEGISLATION: As staffer for Assemblyman Knight, Pugno was the aide who staffer for AB 1982 (1996), which was the last bill to have a tie vote in the State Senate broken by the Lieutenant Governor. 
  • CLOSE CONTEST: Pugno narrowly won a spot in the 2012 General election when he defeated Regy Bronner by 809 votes (0.8%). In fact, it wasn't until June 22nd (17 days after the Primary) that Pugno moved from third place to second and secured a place on the November ballot.
  • Eagle Scout

Source: Biography at [accessed 2/7/2012]
Source: "Andy Pugno comes from behind to claim Assembly ballot spot" by Jim Sanders, Sacramento Bee CapitolAlert (6/22/2012)