JoinCalifornia: Election History for the State of California

Information Home Elected Offices Longest Service Shortest Service Most & Fewest Votes Redistricting Recalls
Elections 2021 AD-17 Special 2021 Governor Recall 2021 AD-18 Special 2021 AD-54 Special 2021 Atty Gen appt 2021 AD-79 Special 2021 SD-30 Special 2021 Sec of State appt 2021 US Senate appt 2020 General
Elections by Decade
Other Stuff Advanced Search Elections by Decade Uncontested Races CA Constitution Line of Succession Highest Ranking

[search tips] [advanced search]

Searching tips

  • Enter a candidate's name to find a candidate
  • Enter the name of a political party to find the party and all candidates
  • Enter a date to find an election
  • Enter a year to find all elections within that year

Larry Bowler


Picture of Larry Bowler
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1988 Republican AD-10 62991 Loss
11-03-1992 Republican AD-10 89449 Win
11-08-1994 Republican AD-10 78831 Win
11-05-1996 Republican AD-10 76654 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: July 30, 1939 in Sacramento, CA
Married: Melva (in 1973)
Children: Kimberly, Darren, and Monica
Military Service: USN

Previous: Lieutenant, Sacramento County Sheriff's Department (30 years)
Previous: President, Northern California Detention and Corrections Association
1995: Bowler led the effort to recall State Assemblyman Michael J. Machado.

  • LEGISLATION: Author, Proposition 184 (1994), which created the Three-strikes Law for repeat offenders.
  • LEGISLATION: Bowler authored legislation that prohibited possession of the drugs Rohypnol and GHB. 
  • In a 1996 Los Angeles Times article, Bowler said that he occasionally carried a concealed semiautomatic .380-caliber handgun onto the Assembly floor during legislative sessions.
  • Bowler was a proponent for Initiative 07-0020 (The Voters’ Right to Protect Marriage Initiative (to eliminate Domestic Partnership rights), which "provides that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California."

Source: California Legislature Handbook (1994)