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Phil Wyman


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-1976 Republican AD-34 43086 Loss
11-07-1978 Republican AD-34 43845 Win
11-04-1980 Republican AD-34 78649 Win
11-02-1982 Republican AD-34 84963 Win
11-06-1984 Republican AD-34 83936 Win
11-04-1986 Republican AD-34 72220 Win
11-08-1988 Republican AD-34 98577 Win
11-06-1990 Republican AD-34 82329 Win
04-27-1993 Republican SD-16 48768 Win
11-08-1994 Republican SD-16 66053 Loss
11-07-2000 Republican AD-34 78830 Win

Candidate Biography:

Phillip D. Wyman
Born: February 1, 1945 in Hollywood, CA
Married: Lynn (div.)
Children: Andrea Wyman Beacom, Elizabeth F. Wyman, David E. Wyman
Military Service: USAF
Died: November 28, 2019 in Tehachapi, CA

Previous: Executive Vice President, Antelope Valley Board of Trade
1992: Primary Candidate for CD-25 (Lost; 38.5%)
1996: Primary Candidate for SD-17 (Lost; 39%)
2002: Primary Candidate for AD-36 (Lost; 32.5%)
2004: Primary Candidate for AD-32 (Lost; 22.5%)
2006: Primary Candidate for AD-32 (Lost; 22.2%)
2008: Alternate Delegate, Republican National Convention
2010: Primary Candidate for SD-16 (Lost; 49.4%)
2014: Primary Candidate for Attorney General (Lost; 11.7%)
2016: Primary Candidate for US Senator (Lost; 4.7%)

  • NOTABLE NO VOTE (Expanded Local Pension Benefits): Wyman was one of 7 State Assemblymembers (and 14 legislators overall) who voted against AB 616 (2001) by Tom Calderon, which allowed California cities, counties and special districts to offer retirement benefit factors up to 3% at age 60. These higher benefit factors led to severe unfunded pension liabilities in a number of cities a decade later. 
  • An incumbent who lost their party primary (in 2002).
  • One widely noted bit of trivia is that "in 1994, Wyman was the only incumbent Republican west of the Mississippi to be unseated." [Source: California Journal article (see below)]
  • Wyman is one of nine legislators who served in both houses of the California State Legislature since 1990 but never termed out of either.

Source: California Legislature Handbook (1979), (1989), (1994)
Source: "The 1996 Primary: The endgame begins" in California Journal (May 1996), p. 25