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Delaine Eastin


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-04-1986 Democratic AD-18 43241 Win
11-08-1988 Democratic AD-18 75610 Win
11-06-1990 Democratic AD-18 65654 Win
11-03-1992 Democratic AD-20 83889 Win
11-08-1994 Nonpartisan Superintendent of Public Instruction 3892681 Win
11-03-1998 Nonpartisan Superintendent of Public Instruction 3785927 Win
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Candidate Biography:

Born: August 20, 1947 in San Diego, CA
Married: Jack Saunders

1980-1986: Member, Alameda County Library Commission
1980-1986: Member, Union City Council
2002-Present: Executive Director, National Institute for School Leadership
2004-Present: Distinguished Visiting Professor, Mills College
2008: Opponent, Proposition 8 [Gay Marriage] (Passed; 52.3%)
2009: Opponent, Proposition 1D [Protects Children's Services Funding] (Failed; 34.1%)
2012: Proponent, Proposition 31 [State Budget. State and Local Government.] (Failed; 39.2%)
2018: Primary Candidate for Governor (Lost; 3.4%)

  • PLACENAME: The Delaine Eastin Elementary School (Home on the Monarchs) is located in Union City, and the Delaine Eastin Daycare Center is located in Fremont.

Source: California Legislature Handbook (1987)