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Gail Lightfoot


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1984 Libertarian CD-33 4738 Loss
11-08-1988 Libertarian CD-33 6601 Loss
11-06-1990 Libertarian CD-33 7840 Loss
11-05-1996 Libertarian CD-23 8346 Loss
11-03-1998 Libertarian Secretary of State 216751 Loss
11-07-2000 Libertarian Senate1 187718 Loss
11-05-2002 Libertarian Secretary of State 204527 Loss
11-07-2006 Libertarian Secretary of State 171393 Loss
11-02-2010 Libertarian Senate3 175242 Loss
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Candidate Biography:

Gail Katherine Lightfoot
Spouse: Richard E. Venable
Children: Six (including Susan Polson)

1989: Secretary, Libertarian Party of California
1990: Chair, Libertarian Party of California
1993-1994: Southern Vice Chair, Libertarian Party of California
1995-1996: Chair, Libertarian Party of California
2004: Primary Candidate for US Senate (Lost; 42.5%)
2006: Chair, San Luis Obispo Libertarian Party
2008: [Libertarian] Convention Candidate for Vice President (Lost)
2012: Primary Candidate for US Senator (Lost; 2.1%)
2014: [Write-in] Primary Candidate for CD-23 (Lost; 0.1%)
2016: Primary Candidate for US Senator (Lost; 1.3%)

  • In Lightfoot v. Bowen, Lightfoot asked the Supreme Court to find that "the swearing of Mr. Obama is null and void due to the fact that he was sworn in on a name that is not legally his name and he is a foreign subject from birth and now and never qualified as a Natural Born US Citizen"

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