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Tom Campbell


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1988 Republican CD-12 136386 Win
11-06-1990 Republican CD-12 125157 Win
11-02-1993 Republican SD-11 100804 Win
12-12-1995 Republican CD-15 54372 Win
11-05-1996 Republican CD-15 132737 Win
11-03-1998 Republican CD-15 111876 Win
11-07-2000 Republican Senate1 3886853 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: August 14, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois
Married: Suzanne Campbell

Previous: Executive Assistant to the Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice
1977-1978: Law Clerk, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron R. White
1980-1981: White House Fellow, Office of the Chief of Staff
1981-1983: Director, Bureau of Competition, Federal Trade Commission
1992: Primary Candidate for US Senate (Lost)
1995: Resigned from the State Senate on December 15.
2002-2008: Dean, Haas School of Business
2003-Present: Chairman, World Affairs Council of Northern California
2004-2005: Director, California Department of Finance
2009-2011: Presidential Fellow, Chapman School of Law
2010: Early Primary Candidate for Governor (Withdrew)
2010: Primary Candidate for US Senator (Lost; 21.8%)
2011-2016: Dean, Chapman School of Law
2011-201?: Member, National Popular Vote Board of Directors
2020: Opponent, Proposition 16 [Affirmative Action Restoration] (Failed; 42.8%)


  • Party Time: In September 2019, Campbell announced that he was launching a new political party, called the Common Sense Party.