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Dick Mountjoy


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-07-1978 Republican AD-61 59396 Win
11-04-1980 Republican AD-61 67645 Win
11-02-1982 Republican AD-42 75214 Win
11-06-1984 Republican AD-42 82721 Win
11-04-1986 Republican AD-42 77047 Win
11-08-1988 Republican AD-42 80982 Win
11-06-1990 Republican AD-42 48922 Win
11-03-1992 Republican AD-59 79846 Win
11-08-1994 Republican AD-59 74126 Win
11-08-1994 Republican SD-29 116562 Win
11-05-1996 Republican SD-29 138944 Win
11-07-2006 Republican Senate1 2990822 Loss
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Candidate Biography:

Richard L. Mountjoy
Born: January 13, 1932 in Los Angeles, CA
Married: Earline Winett (m. 1952, died 2009)
Children: Michael, Dennis, and Judy
Military Service: USN (Korea)

1968-1976: Mayor, City of Monrovia
1982-1984: Assembly Republican Caucus Chair
1994: Proponent, Proposition 187 [To deny benefits to illegal immigrants] (Passed; 58.8%)
1995: Removed from Office in the State Assembly on January 23.
1998: Primary Candidate for Lieutenant Governor (Lost; 26%)
2003: Filed a Statement of Intention to run for Governor in the Recall (withdrew)
2009: Proponent, Recall of Assemblyman Anthony Adams
2009: Prospective Candidate for the Recall of Assemblyman Anthony Adams (Recall did not qualify)

  • On the ballot twice: Because of the concurrent victories in the SD-29 Special Election and AD-59 General Election, Mountjoy was actually elected to both houses of the legislature for the 1995-96 Session. This allowed Assembly Speaker Willie Brown to expell Mountjoy from the Assembly in January 1995 and (with the resulting vacancy) hold onto the Speakership for several more months.

Source: California Assembly Handbook (1996)
Source: California Blue Book (2000)
Source: Journal of the Assembly Journal, 1995-96 Regular Session, Volume I (1996) pp. 127-131

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