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Wayne Grisham


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-07-1978 Republican CD-33 79533 Win
11-04-1980 Republican CD-33 122439 Win
11-06-1984 Republican AD-63 53199 Win
11-04-1986 Republican AD-63 42978 Win
05-12-1987 Republican SD-33 38116 Loss
11-08-1988 Republican AD-63 48391 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Wayne Richard Grisham
Born: January 10, 1923 in Lamar, Colorado
Married: Millie
Children: Randy, Kellie Campbell, and Cathy Brooks
University: University of Southern California
Military Service: ARMY (WWII)
Died: January 19, 2011 in Whittier, CA

1970-1978: Member, La Mirada City Council
1982: Primary Candidate for CD-33 (Lost; 42.7%)
1982-1984: Headed Peace Corps project in Kenya
1990: Primary Candidate for AD-52 (Lost; 13.6%)

  • SMALLEST FRESHMAN CLASS: In 1985, Grisham was one of the four members in the smallest freshman class of legislators in state history. The others were Senator Becky Morgan and Assemblymembers Gil Ferguson and Jerry Eaves.

Source: California Legislature Handbook (1987)
Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) []

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