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George N. Zenovich


Picture of George N. Zenovich
CA Blue Book
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1962 Democratic AD-32 32922 Win
11-03-1964 Democratic AD-32 39503 Win
11-08-1966 Democratic AD-32 48280 Win
11-05-1968 Democratic AD-32 54405 Win
11-03-1970 Democratic SD-16 62640 Win
11-05-1974 Democratic SD-14 93270 Win
11-07-1978 Democratic SD-14 89153 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: April 29, 1922 in Fresno, CA
Married: Vera Sarenac (in 1955)
Children: Ninon and Marina
Military Service: ARMY (WWII)
Died: September 25, 2013 in Fresno, CA

1966-1967: Majority Leader, California State Assembly
1968: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1969-1970: Minority Caucus Chair, California State Assembly
1979: Resigned from the State Senate on March 23.
1979-2000: Associate Justice, 5th District Court of Appeal
2000: Proponent, Proposition 34 [Limits individual campaign contributions] (Passed: 60%)

  • Married Vera in the city of Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
  • LEGISLATION: Author of the Dixon-Zenovich-Maddy California Arts Act of 1975, which established the California Arts Council.
  • LEGISLATION: The Alatorre-Zenovich-Dunlap-Berman Agricultural Labor Relations Act of 1975 establishing the right to collective bargaining for farmworkers as well as the creation of the state's Agricultural Labor Relations Board

Source: California Blue Book (1963), (1967)
Source: "Primary May 22 in Special Senate Race"; Los Angeles Times (5/24/1979)
Source: A Disorderly House: The Brown-Unruh Years in Sacramento by James R. Mills (Heyday Books; 1987)