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John E. Thurman Jr.


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-07-1972 Democratic AD-30 47354 Win
11-05-1974 Democratic AD-27 40973 Win
11-02-1976 Democratic AD-27 65711 Win
11-07-1978 Democratic AD-27 52986 Win
06-19-1979 Democratic SD-14 39216 Loss
11-04-1980 Democratic AD-27 56043 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: May 6, 1919 in Richmond, CA
Married: Julia
Children: Robert, Janice, and Susan
Military Service: ARMY (WWII)
Died: July 1983 in Modesto, CA

1960-1970: Member, Hart-Ransom Unified School District Board of Education
1970-1972: Member, Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors

  • In 1979, Thurman was the target of an attempted recall led by Roland Lapham. The recall failed to qualify for the ballot. 
  • PLACENAME: John Thurman Field in Modesto is a baseball stadium that serves as the home of the minor league Modesto Nuts.

Source: California Blue Book (1975)
Source: California Assembly Handbook (1981)