Philip E. Graham
Born: March 7, 1968 in San Diego, CA
Family: Son of California First Lady Gayle Wilson (and stepson of Pete Wilson)
University: University of Southern California
1980s: White House Intern, President Ronald Reagan
2016: Early Primary Candidate for AD-76 (Withdrew)
2018: Primary Candidate for AD-76 (Lost; 21.1%)
- In 2016, Graham started campaigning for AD-76 after incumbent Rocky Chavez announced that he would decline to seek reelection in order to run for the U.S. Senate. After Graham had raised $340,000 and appeared to be the frontrunner for the seat, he withdrew after Chavez announced (a month before the filing deadline) that he was withdrawing from the Senate race and pursuing reelection to the Assembly.
- In 2018, Rocky Chavez declined to seek reelection (instead running for an open Congressional seat), which left his own seat open. In the primary, the two Democratic candidates, Elizabeth Warren and Tasha Boerner Horvath received 51.3% of the vote (and the top two positions) while the six Republican candidates led by Graham (at 21.1%) split the remaining 48.7% of the vote.