|11-02-2010||Nonpartisan||Superintendent of Public Instruction||4223116||Win|
|11-04-2014||Nonpartisan||Superintendent of Public Instruction||3167212||Win|
Thomas Allen Torlakson
Born: July 19, 1949 in San Francisco, CA
Married: Diana (m. 1970s, div. 2008), Mae Cendaña (m. 2009)
Children: Tiffany Margulici and Tamara Torlakson
1978-1980: Member, Antioch City Council
Previous: Chairman of the Delta Protection Commission
1980-1996: Member, Contra Costa Board of Supervisors
- CLOSE CONTEST: Torlakson narrowly won a spot in the 1996 General election when he defeated George Miller (son of George Miller) by 943 votes (2.0%).
- LEGISLATION: Author of Proposition 1A (2004), "which was approved with 83.7% approval, the largest support percentage for any proposition in state history."
Source: California Blue Book (2000)