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John L. Harmer


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CA Blue Book (2000)
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1966 Republican SD-21 137279 Win
11-05-1968 Republican SD-21 156303 Win
11-07-1972 Republican SD-21 156491 Win
10-04-1974 Republican Lieutenant Governor 0 Win
11-05-1974 Republican Lieutenant Governor 2812636 Loss
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Candidate Biography:

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)

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