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Pete Stark


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CA Blue Book
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-07-1972 Democratic CD-08 102153 Win
11-05-1974 Democratic CD-09 92436 Win
11-02-1976 Democratic CD-09 116398 Win
11-07-1978 Democratic CD-09 88179 Win
11-04-1980 Democratic CD-09 90504 Win
11-02-1982 Democratic CD-09 104393 Win
11-06-1984 Democratic CD-09 136511 Win
11-04-1986 Democratic CD-09 113490 Win
11-08-1988 Democratic CD-09 152866 Win
11-06-1990 Democratic CD-09 94739 Win
11-03-1992 Democratic CD-13 123795 Win
11-08-1994 Democratic CD-13 97344 Win
11-05-1996 Democratic CD-13 114408 Win
11-03-1998 Democratic CD-13 101671 Win
11-07-2000 Democratic CD-13 129012 Win
11-05-2002 Democratic CD-13 86495 Win
11-02-2004 Democratic CD-13 144605 Win
11-07-2006 Democratic CD-13 110756 Win
11-04-2008 Democratic CD-13 166829 Win
11-02-2010 Democratic CD-13 118278 Win
11-06-2012 Democratic CD-15 110646 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Fortney H. "Pete" Stark
Born: November 11, 1931 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Married: Deborah Roderick Stark
Children: Beatrice, Thekla, Sarah, Hannah, Jeffrey, Andrew, and Fortney III
Military Service: USAF
Died: January 24, 2020

1972: Alternate Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2008: Delegate, Democratic National Convention

  • An incumbent who lost to a member of their own party (in 2012).
  • In 2007, Stark became the first Member of Congress to announce that he does not believe in God. [source]
  • TENURE: Stark was the longest serving Member of Congress in California history.
  • Be Fruitful and Multiply: Stark has seven children.