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Frank G. Bonelli


Picture of Frank G. Bonelli
LA Times (2/15/72)
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-10-1953 Democratic AD-52 0 Win
11-02-1954 Democratic AD-52 27428 Win
11-06-1956 Democratic AD-52 40153 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: October 15, 1906 in Grand Junction, Colorado
Married: Muriel Moraine (in 1926)
Child: Beverly Jean Bonelli and Barbara Rae
Died: February 14, 1972 in Lynwood, CA

1946-1953: Member, Huntington Park City Council
1949: Mayor, City of Huntington Park
1953: Mayor, City of Huntington Park
1958: Resigned from the State Assembly on June 4.
1958-1972: Member, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
1960: Proponent, Proposition 15 [Reapportionment] (Lost)
1962: Proponent, Proposition 15 [Reapportionment] (Lost)

  • PLACENAME: Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park is located in San Dimas, CA. The park includes a 250 acre lake, which Bonelli had supported the creation of during his time as County Supervisor.
  • LEGISLATION: Sponsor of the "Bonelli Plan" (Proposition 15 of 1960) which would have divided the State Senate on a North/South basis (the Mayo/Breed line), giving 20 Senate seats to the 13 southern counties and the 20 other seats to the 47 northern counties.

Source: California Blue Book (1954)