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Phil Wyman

Republican

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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
Email address: pwyman@as.net
 

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

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%)

  • 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 created 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)]

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

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