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John Vasconcellos


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CA Blue Book 2000
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1966 Democratic AD-24 52230 Win
11-05-1968 Democratic AD-24 69907 Win
11-03-1970 Democratic AD-24 56792 Win
11-07-1972 Democratic AD-24 76099 Win
11-05-1974 Democratic AD-23 46714 Win
11-02-1976 Democratic AD-23 45054 Win
11-07-1978 Democratic AD-23 34301 Win
11-04-1980 Democratic AD-23 48770 Win
11-02-1982 Democratic AD-23 49185 Win
11-06-1984 Democratic AD-23 76978 Win
11-04-1986 Democratic AD-23 43116 Win
11-08-1988 Democratic AD-23 60269 Win
11-06-1990 Democratic AD-23 43553 Win
11-03-1992 Democratic AD-22 81578 Win
11-08-1994 Democratic AD-22 56272 Win
11-05-1996 Democratic SD-13 117640 Win
11-07-2000 Democratic SD-13 140827 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: May 11, 1932 in San Jose, CA
Military Service: ARMY
Died: May 24, 2014 in San Jose, CA

1960-1961: Travel Secretary, Governor Pat Brown
1968: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1974: Candidate for Assembly Speaker (Lost; 1 to 53)
1997: Founder, California Former Legislators Alumni Group (Cal-FLAG)
2004-2014: Co-Founder, Politics of Trust network

  • TENURE: Vasconcellos was the second longest serving member of the California Legislature (38 years) but had the longest continuous service.
  • KNIGHTHOOD: Commander in the Order of Prince Henry (Portugal) in 1997.
  • LEGISLATION: Author of AB 236 (1977) was the first legislation to prohibit the "use of aerosol sprays to protect & restore & preserve our life-saving ozone layer."
  • LEGISLATION: Author of AB 3659 (1986), which created the California Task Force to Promote Self-esteem and Personal and Social Responsibility, which existed from 1986-1990.

Source: California Blue Book (1967), (1971), (1975), (2000)