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William G. Bonelli


Picture of William G. Bonelli
CA Blue Book
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-04-1930 Republican AD-54 16393 Win
03-31-1938 Republican SBOE4 0 Win
11-08-1938 Republican SBOE4 1084348 Win
11-03-1942 Republican SBOE4 854112 Win
11-05-1946 Republican SBOE4 1122809 Win
11-07-1950 Republican SBOE4 1510423 Win
11-07-1950 Republican AD-41 9753 Loss
11-02-1954 Democratic SBOE4 838048 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: November 9, 1895 in Kingman, Arizona
Married: Mary Bernadine Parish (in 1921)
Children: Three sons
University: University of Southern California (BA; 1916)
Military Service: ARMY (WWI)
Died: November 21, 1970 in (Hermosillo, Sonora?) Mexico

1927-1929: President, Los Angeles City Council
1929: Candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles (Lost)
1932: Recall Candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles (Lost)
1935-1938: Director, California Department of Professional and Vocational Standards
1950: President, National Association of Tax Administrators

  • Legal Troubles: Bonelli fled to Mexico to avoid charges that he had awarded liquor licences in exchange for bribes. Bonelli remained in Mexico until his death.
  • PLACENAME: The Bonelli Ranch Stadium operated as a quarter-mile racetrack from 1939 until 1954, when it was renamed the Saugus Speedway. The Saugus Speedway closed in 1995.

Source: California Blue Book (1932), (1946)
Source: "Saugus Speedway" article at Wikipedia (accessed 3/27/2011)