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Quentin L. Kopp


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-04-1986 Independent SD-08 81501 Win
11-06-1990 Independent SD-08 116885 Win
11-08-1994 Independent SD-08 135712 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: August 11, 1928 in Syracuse, New York
Married: Mara Sikaters
Children: Shepard, Bradley, and Jennifer
Military Service: USAF

1972-1986: Member, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
1979: Candidate for Mayor of San Francisco (Lost)
1982: Primary Candidate for SBOE-1 (Lost; 18.4%)
1988-1998: Ex-officio Member, California Transportation Commission
1995-1998: Member, California Law Revision Commission
1996-1998: Member, Little Hoover Commission
1999-2004: Justice, San Mateo County Superior Court
2006-2011: Member, California High-Speed Rail Authority Board
2020: Early Primary Candidate for SD-11 (Withdrew)
2020: Opponent, Proposition 25 [Cash Bail Referendum] (Failed; 43.6%)

  • Mara is a member of the Cow Palace Board of Directors (2005-Present)
  • PLACENAME: Highway I-380 in San Mateo County is named the "Quentin L. Kopp Freeway"
  • Shepard Kopp was Tom Calderon's attorney during his 2016 trial.

Source: California Legislature Handbook (1987)