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Jim Keysor


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1970 Democratic AD-41 39897 Win
11-07-1972 Democratic AD-41 56698 Win
11-05-1974 Democratic AD-39 40051 Win
11-02-1976 Democratic AD-39 47011 Win
11-07-1978 Democratic AD-39 29365 Loss

Candidate Biography:

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)

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