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John K. Van de Kamp


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CA Blue Book (2000)
Date Party Office Votes Result
04-29-1969 Democratic CD-27 48983 Loss
11-02-1982 Democratic Attorney General 4015953 Win
11-04-1986 Democratic Attorney General 4691142 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: February 7, 1936 in Pasadena, CA
Married: Andrea
Child: Diana
Died: March 14, 2017 in Pasadena, CA

1966-1967: US Attorney, Central District of California
196?: Director, Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys (US Dept. of Justice)
1971-1975: Federal Public Defender, Central District of California
1976-1982: District Attorney, County of Los Angeles
1990: Primary Candidate for Governor (Lost; 41%)
2004-2005: President, California State Bar
2005-2006: Chair, City of Pasadena Task Force on Good Government
2006-2008: Chairman, California Commission on the Fair Administration of Justice
2010: Proponent, Proposition 17 [Auto Insurance: Driver's History] (Lost; 47.9%)
2012: Proponent, Proposition 34 [Death Penalty Prohibition] (Failed; 47.2%)

  • In 1987, Van de Kamp was the target of an two attempted recalls, both led by Michael Bogatirev. The recalls failed to qualify for the ballot.