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Peter F. Schabarum


Picture of Peter F. Schabarum
LA County
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1966 Republican AD-49 59343 Win
11-05-1968 Republican AD-49 74164 Win
11-03-1970 Republican AD-49 65507 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: January 9, 1929 in Los Angeles, CA
Married: Gerry Ann Curtice (m. 1957, died 2007)*
Children: Laura, Frank, Thomas
Military Service: USAF
Died: August 1, 2021 in Indian Wells, CA

1972: Resigned from the State Assembly on March 6.
1972-1984: Member, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
1990: Proponent, Proposition 140 [Limits on Terms of Office] (Passed; 52.2%)
1986-1991: Member, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

  • Schabarum is known as the Father of California's term-limits law. 
  • PLACENAME: Otterbein Regional State Park in Los Angeles County was renamed the Peter Schabarum Regional County Park in 1989. 
  • Gerry Ann Schabarum died in 2007 after a year-long battle with a staphylococcus infection that her family believes she contracted during a peticure.
  • Professional Sports: Schabarum was an NFL football player for the San Francisco 49ers in 1951, and 1953-1954.

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