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Jeff Denham


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-07-2000 Republican AD-28 52853 Loss
11-05-2002 Republican SD-12 73877 Win
11-07-2006 Republican SD-12 92879 Win
11-02-2010 Republican CD-19 128394 Win
11-06-2012 Republican CD-10 110265 Win
11-04-2014 Republican CD-10 70582 Win
11-08-2016 Republican CD-10 124671 Win
11-06-2018 Republican CD-10 105955 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Jeffrey John Denham
Born: July 29, 1967 in Hawthorne, CA
Married: Sonia
Children: Austin and Samantha
University: CalPoly San Luis Obispo
Military Service: USAF (Persian Gulf War, Operation Restore Hope in Somalia)

2008: Recall Election of Senator Denham in SD-12 (Recall Failed; 24.64%)
2008: Delegate, Republican National Convention
2008: Opponent, Proposition 5 [Nonviolent Drug Offense Sentencing] (Failed; 40.0%)
2009: Early Primary Candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 2010 (Withdrew)
2010: Early Primary Candidate for AD-25 in 2010 (Withdrew)

  • In 2007, Denham was the target of an attempted recall led by Gary D. Robbins and 49 others. The recall qualified for the ballot, but failed (24.64% in favor; 75.36% opposed).
  • Sonia Denham was a 2012 Delegate to the Republican National Convention.
  • CLOSE CONTEST: In the 2018 election, Denham led Harder by 1287 votes the day after the election. On November 9th, Harder took the lead by 3362 votes (after previously being 1143 behind).

Source: California Legislature Handbook (2003-04)
Source: "Complete List of Recall Attempts" by the California Secretary of State (Accessed 2/14/2011)