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Larry A. Elder


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Date Party Office Votes Result
09-14-2021 Republican Governor 3563867 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Laurence Allen Elder
Born: April 27, 1952 in Los Angeles, CA

2023: Early Primary Candidate for President (Withdrew)

  • In the 2021 Gubernatorial Recall, Elder was initially excluded from the candidate list for note fully complying with a requirement that candidates provide redacted and unredacted versions of their federal tax returns. Betty Chu filed a lawsuit and, according to Secretary of State Shirley Weber, "Based on a recent court proceeding, Elections Code section 8902 was determined not to apply to recall elections; all replacement candidate's income tax returns have been removed from the Secretary of State's website."
  • In the unsuccessful 2021 Gubernatorial recall, Elder was the recall replacement candidate who received the most votes (47.3%) but he was not elected because the recall did not pass.