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Ron Dellums


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1970 Democratic CD-07 104311 Win
11-07-1972 Democratic CD-07 126913 Win
11-05-1974 Democratic CD-08 95041 Win
11-02-1976 Democratic CD-08 122342 Win
11-07-1978 Democratic CD-08 94824 Win
11-04-1980 Democratic CD-08 108380 Win
11-02-1982 Democratic CD-08 121537 Win
11-06-1984 Democratic CD-08 144316 Win
11-04-1986 Democratic CD-08 121790 Win
11-08-1988 Democratic CD-08 163221 Win
11-06-1990 Democratic CD-08 119645 Win
11-03-1992 Democratic CD-09 164265 Win
11-08-1994 Democratic CD-09 129233 Win
11-05-1996 Democratic CD-09 154806 Win

Candidate Biography:

Ronald V. Dellums
Born: November 24, 1935 in Oakland, CA.
Married: Leola "Roscoe" Higgs (m. 1961, div. 1998), Cynthia (m. 2000)*
Children: Erik, Piper, Brandy, Pam and Michael
Military Service: USMC

Previous: Psychiatric Social Worker, California Department of Mental Hygiene
1967-1968: Director, Concentrated Employment Program, San Francisco Economic Opportunity Council
1967-1970: Member, Berkeley City Council
1972: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1998: Resigned from the United States House of Representatives on February 6.
2006-2011: Mayor, City of Oakland

  • In 1971, Dellums was one of 20 people named on President Richard M. Nixon's first "Enemies List"
  • Cynthia Dellums was previously the Director for the East Bay Conversion and Reinvestment Commission and is now a member of the Commission on the Status of Women (2008-Present).
  • PLACENAME: The Ronald V. Dellums Institute for Sustainable Policy Studies was established at Merritt College in Oakland in 1999. The Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building was dedicated in Oakland in 2000. The Ronald V. Dellums Building at the Chabot Science Center and Observatory in Oakland was dedicated in 2000.


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