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Joe A. Gonsalves


Picture of Joe A. Gonsalves
City of Cerritos
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1962 Democratic AD-66 30861 Win
11-03-1964 Democratic AD-66 38822 Win
11-08-1966 Democratic AD-66 40162 Win
11-05-1968 Democratic AD-66 45385 Win
11-03-1970 Democratic AD-66 48133 Win
11-07-1972 Democratic AD-66 64615 Win
11-05-1974 Democratic AD-63 31693 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: October 13, 1919 in Holtville, CA
Married: Virginia Mello (in 1940)
Children: Robert, James, Joe, Jack, Frank, Anthony, David, Tim, and John Kennedy
Died: July 7, 2000 in Sacramento, CA

1961-1962: Mayor, City of Dairy Valley (now Cerritos) 

  • LEGISLATION: Author, Gonsalves Milk Pooling Act (AB 910, 1967), which established statewide milk pricing standards. 
  • PLACENAME: The interchange of highways I-105/I-605 has been named the "Joe A. Gonsalves Memorial Interchange", and there is a Joe A. Gonsalves Elementary School and Joe A. Gonsalves Park in Cerritos.
  • Be Fruitful and Multiply: Gonsalves had nine children.

Source: California Blue Book (1963), (1971)
Source: California Legislature Handbook (1973)