John Bayard Taylor Campbell III
Born: July 19, 1955 in Los Angeles, CA
Children: John IV (nicknamed "Taylor") and Logan
Family: Great-grandson of Alexander Campbell
University: University of Southern California (MS; Business Taxation, 1977)
2005?: Member, Young Presidents' Organization
2005: Resigned from the State Senate on December 7.
- John Campbell has a popular name. Campbell is the seventh "John Campbell" to be serve as a member of Congress (although he is the first in 126 years).
- NOTABLE NO VOTE (Expanded Local Pension Benefits): Campbell was one of 7 State Assemblymembers (and 14 legislators overall) who voted against AB 616 (2001) by Tom Calderon, which created allowed California cities, counties and special districts to offer retirement benefit factors up to 3% at age 60. These higher benefit factors led to severe unfunded pension liabilities in a number of cities a decade later.
- Campbell is one of ten legislators who served in both houses of the California State Legislature since 1990 but never termed out of either.
Source: California Legislature Handbook (2001-02)