Born: April 7, 1939 in Chico, CA
Married: Lovie Statham (m. 1965), Roleeda Statham (m. 2004)
Children: Devin and Jennifer
Military Service: ARMY
Died: August 1, 2020 in Oak Run, CA
1966-1976: News Director, KHSL-TV (CBS) in Chico
1994: Primary Candidate for Lieutenant Governor
1995-2019: President and CEO, California Broadcasters Association
- LEGISLATION: In 1993, Statham introduced AB 3, which would have required the Secretary of State to submit an advisory question to the voters at the November 8, 1994 statewide general election that would ask whether the Legislature should draft a plan to divide California into three states. The bill left the Assembly on a 68-0 vote, but was killed by the Senate Rules Committee.
- PUBLISHED: Statham is the author of Reclaim California, a 2017 book about the hundreds of attempts to make California smaller through dividing it.
Source: California Legislature Handbook (1979), (1994)