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Maurice Johannessen


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CA Blue Book 2000
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-1993 Republican SD-04 108982 Win
11-08-1994 Republican SD-04 133101 Win
11-03-1998 Republican SD-04 135528 Win

Candidate Biography:

K. Maurice Johannessen
Born: July 16, 1934 in Oslo, Norway
Married: Marianne
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)