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George Runner


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-05-1996 Republican AD-36 78383 Win
11-03-1998 Republican AD-36 64221 Win
11-07-2000 Republican AD-36 90712 Win
11-02-2004 Republican SD-17 179992 Win
11-04-2008 Republican SD-17 182295 Win
11-02-2010 Republican SBOE2 1189504 Win
11-04-2014 Republican SBOE1 984604 Win

Candidate Biography:

George Cyril Runner, Jr.
Born: March 25, 1952 in Scotia, New York
Married: Sharon Runner (m. 1973, d. 2016), Pamela L. Jessup (m. 2017)
Children: Micah and Rebekah

1992-1995: Member, Lancaster City Council
1995-1996: Mayor, City of Lancaster (Lancaster's first popularly elected Mayor)
2004-2009: Minority Caucus Chair, California State Senate
2008: Opponent, Proposition 1A [High Speed Rail Bonds] (Passed; 52.6%)
2010: Resigned from the State Senate on December 21.
2012: Delegate, Republican National Convention

  • LEGISLATION: Author of Proposition 83 (2006) which implemented strict laws regarding sex offenders.
  • LEGISLATION: Author of Proposition 6 (2008), which provides for various gang prevention, rehabilitation, and penalty measures.
  • LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: George and Sharon Runner were the first married couple to serve in the legislature concurrently (in different houses).

Source: California Blue Book (2000)