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Bruce Margolin


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1970 Democratic AD-57 48575 Loss
10-07-2003 Democratic Governor 9188 Loss
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Candidate Biography:

Bruce M. Margolin
Born: September 11, 1941 in Cleveland, Ohio
Child: Alison Margolin

1973-Present: Director, Los Angeles NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws)
1986: Primary Candidate for AD-43 (Lost; 19.6%)
1994: Primary Candidate for AD-42 (Lost; 9.8%)
1996: Author, Proposition 215 [Medical Marijuana 'Compassionate Use' Initiative] (Passed; 55.6%)
2012: Primary Candidate for CD-33 (Lost; 4.4%)

  • "For more than 40 years, the name of California attorney Bruce Margolin has been synonymous with marijuana defense." - Margolin's professional website (

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