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Dave Stirling


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-1976 Republican AD-64 50481 Win
11-07-1978 Republican AD-64 53166 Win
11-04-1980 Republican AD-64 74267 Win
11-03-1998 Republican Attorney General 3388406 Loss
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Candidate Biography:

M. David Stirling
Born: September 27, 1940 in New Orleans, Louisianna
Children: Two sons and one daughter
Military Service: ARMY

1982: Primary Candidate for Attorney General (Lost; 32.8%)
1983-1988: General Counsel, State Agricultural Labor Relations Board
1989-1990: Justice, Sacramento County Superior Court
1990-1997: Chief Deputy Attorney General, California Department of Justice
1999-2011: Vice President, Pacific Legal Foundation

Source: California Assembly Handbook (1979)

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