James Bernard Keysor, Jr.
Born: December 10, 1927 in Salt Lake City, Utah
Married: Patricia Williams
Children: Bill, Susan Espenschied, Karen Hansen, and Julie Clyde
Military Service: ARMY (WWII)
Died: February 13, 2014 in Capistrano Beach, CA
1975-1976: Chair, Assembly Elections Subcommittee on Revision of the Elections Code
2000: Primary Candidate for CD-47 (Lost; 18.4%)
- LEGISLATION: Author, AB 1916 (1976) which made a number of important changes to the Elections Code. As the Chair of the Subcommittee on Revision of the Elections Code, Keysor was named the author to the big clean-up bill which 1) establishes the process for qualifying a new political party, 2) created the current order in which elected offices appear on the ballot, and 3) mandates that the Secretary of State conduct a random drawing to determine the alphabetic order that candidates appear on the ballot.
Source: California Blue Book (1971)