JoinCalifornia: Election History for the State of California

Information Home Elected Offices Longest Service Shortest Service Most & Fewest Votes Redistricting Recalls
Elections 2022 CD-22 Special 2022 AD-62 Special 2022 AD-80 Special 2022 General Prior 2020s Elections Elections by Decade
Other Stuff Advanced Search Elections by Decade Uncontested Races CA Constitution Line of Succession Highest Ranking

[search tips] [advanced search]

Searching tips

  • Enter a candidate's name to find a candidate
  • Enter the name of a political party to find the party and all candidates
  • Enter a date to find an election
  • Enter a year to find all elections within that year

Robert W. Kenny


Picture of Robert W. Kenny
CA Blue Book (2000)
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1938 Democratic SD-38 765624 Win
11-03-1942 Democratic Attorney General 1060645 Win
11-05-1946 Write-in Governor 1636 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: August 21, 1901 in Los Angeles, CA
Married: Sara B. McCann (in 1922)
Died: July 20, 1976

Previous: Deputy County Counsel, Los Angeles County
1931-1932: Justice, Los Angeles County Municipal Court
1932-1938: Justice, Los Angeles County Superior Court
1939: Administration Floor Leader, California State Senate

  • Kenny was the only State Senator who voted against AB4x1 (1940), which removed the ballot qualification of the Communist Party in California and essentially killed the party.

Source: California Blue Book (1946)