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Bill Monning


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1994 Democratic AD-27 64309 Loss
11-04-2008 Democratic AD-27 127102 Win
11-02-2010 Democratic AD-27 102124 Win
11-06-2012 Democratic SD-17 236213 Win
11-08-2016 Democratic SD-17 268806 Win

Candidate Biography:

William W. Monning
Born: April 2, 1951 in Los Angeles, CA
Married: Dr. Dana T. Kent
Children: Laura and Alexandra T.

1976-1978: Staff Attorney, United Farm Workers of America (UFW)
1978-1982: Directing Attorney, California Rural Legal Assistance
1987-1991: Executive Director, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
1993: Special Primary Candidate for CD-17 (Lost; 18.6%)
1993-2008: Professor, Monterey Institute of International Studies
2005-2008: Professor, Monterey College of Law
1997-2008: Member, Monterey County Task Force on Campaign Finance Reform
2014-2018: Majority Leader, California State Senate

  • In 2015, Monning was the target of anattempted recall led Michael D. Lelieur and 59 others. The recall failed to qualify for the ballot.

Source: California Legislature Handbook (2009-10)