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Peter R. "Pete" Chacon


Picture of Peter R. Chacon
Assembly Latino Caucus
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1970 Democratic AD-79 29345 Win
11-07-1972 Democratic AD-79 43608 Win
11-05-1974 Democratic AD-79 32547 Win
11-02-1976 Democratic AD-79 43358 Win
11-07-1978 Democratic AD-79 36357 Win
11-04-1980 Democratic AD-79 42884 Win
11-02-1982 Democratic AD-79 44373 Win
11-06-1984 Democratic AD-79 52898 Win
11-04-1986 Democratic AD-79 37439 Win
11-08-1988 Democratic AD-79 54119 Win
11-06-1990 Democratic AD-79 31538 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: June 10, 1925 in Phoenix, Arizona
Married: Jean Louise Picone (m. 1953, d. 2014)
Children: Christopher, Paul, Ralph, and Jeff
Military Service: ARMY (WWII)
Died: December 14, 2014 in San Diego, CA

1978-1986: Chair, California Latino Legislative Caucus
1988-1991: Chair, California Latino Legislative Caucus

  • Chacon a B-17 Flying Fortress ball turret gunner, completing 35 missions over Germany. (Source)

Source: California Blue Book (1971)
Source: California Legislature Handbook (1974), (1981)
Source: "Obituaries: Pete Chacon, 89, assemblyman, leading voice in bilingual education" by Michelle Breier, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1/3/2014

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