K. Maurice Johannessen
Born: July 16, 1934 in Oslo, Norway
Children: Three sons (including Mark), one daughter
Military Service: ARMY (Korea)
1986-1990: Member, Redding City Council
1988-1989: Mayor, City of Redding
1990-1993: Member, Shasta County Board of Supervisors
1996-1997: Minority Caucus Chair, California State Senate
2002-2003: Secretary, California Department of Veterans Affairs
2010-Present: Member, State Parks and Recreation Commission
- LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: On June 29, 2002, the Senate Republican Caucus voted to eject Senator Johannessen from the caucus, a first in recent history.
- Mark Johannessen was a primary candidate for AD-07 in 2014 (Lost; 12.4%).
Source: California Blue Book (2000)
Source; "Mark Johannessen, son of former senator, to run for Assembly" by Jim Sanders, Sacramento Bee (1/25/2013)