JoinCalifornia: Election History for the State of California

Information Home Elected Offices Elections by Decade Longest Service Shortest Service Most & Fewest Votes Uncontested Races Closest Contests Redistricting Recalls
Elections 2024 PREVIEW 2024 General 2022 General Prior 2020s Elections Elections by Decade
Other Stuff Advanced Search CA Constitution Line of Succession Highest Ranking

[search tips] [advanced search]

Searching tips

  • Enter a candidate's name to find a candidate
  • Enter the name of a political party to find the party and all candidates
  • Enter a date to find an election
  • Enter a year to find all elections within that year

Herb Wesson


Picture of Herb Wesson
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1998 Democratic AD-47 80222 Win
11-07-2000 Democratic AD-47 100328 Win
11-05-2002 Democratic AD-47 72792 Win

Candidate Biography:

Herb J. Wesson, Jr.
Born: November 11, 1951 in Cleveland, Ohio
Married: Fabian Wesson*
Children: Douglas, P.J., Herb III, and Justin

Previous: Chief of Staff, Los Angeles City Councilman Nate Holden
Previous: Chief of Staff, Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke
2002-2004: Speaker, California State Assembly
2005-2020: Member, Los Angeles City Council
2010: Early Primary Candidate for SBOE-04 (Withdrew)
2020: Candidate for Los Angeles County Supervisor (Lost; 39%)
2022: Member, Los Angeles City Council

  • In 2003, Speaker Wesson used a legislative lockdown in the State Assembly for 29 hours and 26 minutes to force Republicans in the house to approve the state budget.
  • Fabian Wesson was an early primary candidate for AD-47 in 2010 but withdrew.

Source: California Blue Book (2000)