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Sonny Bono

Republican

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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1994 Republican CD-44 95521 Win
11-05-1996 Republican CD-44 110643 Win
Website: bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000622
 

Candidate Biography:

Salvatore Phillip "Sonny" Bono
Born: February 16, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan
Married: Donna Rankin (1954-1960s), Cher (1964-1974), Susie Coelho (1981-1984), Mary Bono (1986-1998)
Children: Christy Bono, Chastity Bono, Chesare Elan Bono, Chianna Maria Bono
Died: January 5, 1998 in South Lake Tahoe, CA

1988-1992: Mayor, City of Palm Springs
1992: Primary Candidate for US Senate (Lost; 16.7%)

  • PLACENAME: Interstate 10 from just west of the Route 111 cutoff in the Palm Springs area to a point at the bottom of the grade east of the City of Coachella is named the "Sonny Bono Memorial Freeway". Named in 2001. - Source: cahighways.org
  • PLACENAME: The highway interchange at State Highway Route 60 and Nason Street in Moreno Valley is named the "Sonny Bono Memorial Interchange". Named by SCR 99 (Res. Chapter 160 of 2000).
  • PLACENAME: Sonny Bono Park is located near Dupont Circle in Washington, DC.

Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) [http://bioguide.congress.gov/]

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