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Paul V. Priolo


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1966 Republican AD-60 54044 Win
11-05-1968 Republican AD-60 65792 Win
11-03-1970 Republican AD-60 54432 Win
11-07-1972 Republican AD-60 68008 Win
11-05-1974 Republican AD-38 51692 Win
11-02-1976 Republican AD-38 70914 Win
11-07-1978 Republican AD-38 70116 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: July 14, 1927 in San Francisco, CA
Married: Anna Lee (div. 1972), Beate Engel (in 1978)
Children: Jeffrey, Jann, and ????
Military Service: USN (WWII)

1976-1979: Minority Leader, California State Assembly
1976: Candidate for Assembly Speaker (Lost; 1 to 73)

  • LEGISLATION: Author of Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zoning Act (1972), which required the creation of state earthquake hazard maps by the state, and the disclosure of earthquake hazards during the sale of real estate.
  • In an interview at the end of his time in the Assembly, Priolo was asked how he would do things differently. He answered "If I had it to do over again? I wouldn't do it. I wouldn't go into politics. No. Never." (Source: LA Times Article)

Source: California Blue Book (1967), (1971), (1975)
Source: California Legislature Handbook (1969)
Source: Biography on
Source: "Priolo's Exit Line: It Wasn't Worth It" by Martha L. Willman, Los Angeles Times (2/10/1980), p. V1

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