John G. SchmitzRepublican
Born: August 12, 1930 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Married: Mary E. Suehr
Children: John P., Joseph E.*, Jerome T., Mary Fualaau, Theresa Manion, Elizabeth Crnkovich, Philip
Military Service: USMC
Died: January 10, 2001 in Washington, DC
1970: Resigned from the State Senate on June 30.
1972: Primary Candidate for CD-35 (Lost)
1976: Primary Candidate for CD-35 (Lost)
1980: Primary Candidate for US Senator (Lost; 19%)
1982: Primary Candidate for US Senator (Lost; 2.1%)
- CENSURE: In January 1982, the State Senate passed SR 29, by Senator Roberti, which censured Schmitz for comments he made about abortion rights advocates at a press conference in Los Angeles.
- Joseph E. Schmitz served as Inspector General of the Department of Defense from 2001 to 2005.
- Be Fruitful and Multiply: Schmitz had seven children.
- NOTE: An incumbent who lost their party primary (in 1972).
Source: California Blue Book (1967)