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Barry Keene


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CA Blue Book
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1970 Democratic AD-02 41730 Loss
11-07-1972 Democratic AD-02 59352 Win
11-05-1974 Democratic AD-02 62208 Win
11-02-1976 Democratic AD-02 74626 Win
11-07-1978 Democratic SD-02 110899 Win
11-02-1982 Democratic SD-02 122176 Win
11-04-1986 Democratic SD-02 115756 Win
11-06-1990 Democratic SD-02 126552 Win

Candidate Biography:

Barry Dion Keene
Born: July 30, 1938 in Atlantic City, New Jersey
Married: Luciemarie
Children: Sue, Joe, Tony, Patty, and Nancy

Previous: Assembly Fellow, Criminal Procedure Committee
1965-1968: Staff Attorney, California Constitutional Revision Commission
1968-19??: Deputy District Attorney, Sonoma County
1983-1985: Member, California Judicial Council
1985-1992: Majority Leader, California State Senate
1992: Resigned from the State Senate on December 15.
2000-2002: Director, California Department of General Services
2008-2010s: Member, California Student Aid Commission

  • LEGISLATION: Author of Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (1967), which required official meetings of state boards and commissions to follow rules similar to those of the Brown Act. 
  • LEGISLATION: Authored the Keene Act, the first comprehensive medical malpractice statute.
  • LEGISLATION: Author of the Lempert-Keene-Seastrand Oil Spill Prevention and Response Act of 1990.
  • LEGISLATION: Author, Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975, which provides for the licensure and regulation of health care service plans by the Department of Managed Health Care.

Source: California Blue Book (1975)
Source: "The Judicial Council of California: Membership" by the Judicial Council of California (accessed 5/30/2012)

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