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Sam Aanestad


Picture of Sam Aanestad
CA State Senate
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1998 Republican AD-03 78683 Win
11-07-2000 Republican AD-03 99336 Win
11-05-2002 Republican SD-04 148023 Win
11-07-2006 Republican SD-04 182494 Win

Candidate Biography:

Dr. Samuel Mark Aanestad, DDS
Born: July 16, 1946 in Bismarck, North Dakota
Married: Susan
Children: Kaesa, Eric and Kirsten
Died: May 6, 2018 in Penn Valley, CA

Previous: Chair, California Dental Association Council on Legislation
Previous: Chair, Grass Valley School District Board (11 years)
2003: Proponent, Proposition 54 [Racial Privacy Initiative] (Failed; 36.1%)
2010: Primary Candidate for Lieutenant Governor (Lost; 30.5%)
2012: Primary Candidate for CD-01 (Lost; 14.9%)

Source: California Blue Book (2000)