John L. HarmerRepublican
Born: April 28, 1934 in Salt Lake City, Utah
Married: Carolyn Jonas (in 1960)
Children: David, Matthew, Vivian, Christopher, Elizabeth, Joseph, and Jonathan
Previous: Aide, U.S. Senator Wallace Bennett [R-Utah]
1970: Primary Candidate for Attorney General (Lost)
1974: Resigned from the State Senate on October 4.
1976: Primary Candidate for US Senate (Lost; 8.5%)
2001: Founder, Lighted Candle Society
- Be Fruitful and Multiply: Harmer has seven children.
- LEGISLATION: Author (with Senators Anthony Beilenson, Alan Short, and Lewis F. Sherman) of SB 462, the Therapeutic Abortion Act, which permitted a physician or surgeon to perform an abortion in cases of rape or incest, or when doctors determined that the pregnancy "would gravely impair the physical or mental health" of the mother. (Stats of 1967, Chapt. 327)
Source: California Blue Book (1967), (1971)