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Tom McClintock


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-1982 Republican AD-36 60702 Win
11-06-1984 Republican AD-36 94391 Win
11-04-1986 Republican AD-36 77132 Win
11-08-1988 Republican AD-36 101012 Win
11-06-1990 Republican AD-36 66081 Win
11-03-1992 Republican CD-24 99835 Loss
11-08-1994 Republican Controller 3796387 Loss
11-05-1996 Republican AD-38 71596 Win
11-03-1998 Republican AD-38 78417 Win
11-07-2000 Republican SD-19 165422 Win
11-05-2002 Republican Controller 3273028 Loss
10-07-2003 Republican Governor 1161287 Loss
11-02-2004 Republican SD-19 233365 Win
11-07-2006 Republican Lieutenant Governor 3845858 Loss
11-04-2008 Republican CD-04 185790 Win
11-02-2010 Republican CD-04 186397 Win
11-06-2012 Republican CD-04 197803 Win
11-04-2014 Republican CD-04 126784 Win
11-08-2016 Republican CD-04 220133 Win
11-06-2018 Republican CD-04 184401 Win
11-03-2020 Republican CD-04 0

Candidate Biography:

Born: July 10, 1956 in White Plains, New York
Married: Lori
Children: Shannah and Justin

1973-1974: President, California Student Republicans
1974: California High School Coordinator, Houston Flournoy for Governor
1979-1981: Chair, Ventura County Republican Central Committee
1980-1982: Chief of Staff, State Senator Ed Davis
1985-1992: Resolutions Chairman, California Republican Party
1992-1994: Director, Center for the California Taxpayer (National Tax Limitation Foundation)
1995-1996: Director of Economic Regulatory Affairs, Claremont Institute’s Golden State Center for Policy Studies
2007: Founder, Citizens for the California Republic
2008: Opponent, Proposition 1A [High Speed Rail Bonds] (Passed; 52.2%)

  • NOTABLE NO VOTE (Expanded State Pension Benefits): McClintock was one of 6 State Assemblymembers who voted against S8 400 (1999) by Deborah Ortiz, which created new  Public Employee Retirement System pension formula allowing a retirement benefit factor of 2% at age 55 increasing to 2.5% at age 63 and above.
  • NOTABLE NO VOTE (Expanded Local Pension Benefits): McClintock was one of 7 State Senators (and 14 legislators overall) who voted against AB 616 (2001) by Tom Calderon, which created allowed California cities, counties and special districts to offer retirement benefit factors up to 3% at age 60. These higher benefit factors led to severe unfunded pension liabilities in a number of cities a decade later.
  • Prior to starting his campaign for CD-04 in 2008, McClintock had pulled papers to run for Lieutenant Governor and State Board of Equalization, District 2.
  • McClintock was the youngest member of the Assembly in 1982 at age 26.

Source: California Blue Book (2000)
Source: California Legislature Handbook (1983)