JoinCalifornia: Election History for the State of California

Information Home Advanced Search Elected Offices Redistricting Elections by Decade 2016 Election 2018 Election
Elected Officials Longest Service Shortest Service Recalls
Political Parties Democratic Republican Am. Independent Green Libertarian Peace & Freedom No Party Preference
Legislator Databases Women in CA Politics

[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

John Laird


Picture of John Laird
CA State Assembly
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-05-2002 Democratic AD-27 77212 Win
11-02-2004 Democratic AD-27 129410 Win
11-07-2006 Democratic AD-27 99530 Win
08-17-2010 Democratic SD-15 79835 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: March 29, 1950 in Santa Rosa, CA
Partner: John Flores

Previous: Intern, Congressman Jerome R. Waldie
Previous: Trustee, Cabrillo College (eight years)
1981-1990: Member, Santa Cruz City Council
1983: Mayor of Santa Cruz
1992: Presidential Elector
1993: Special Primary Candidate for AD-27 (Lost; 15.9%)
1996: Presidential Elector
1997: Mayor of Santa Cruz
2000: Presidential Elector
2008: Early Primary Candidate for SD-15 (withdrew)
2008: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2008-2010: Member, California Integrated Waste Management Board*
2009-Present: Co-Chair, Californians for an Effective Legislature (opposed to a part-time legislature)
2011-Present: Secretary, California Natural Resources Agency

  • The California Integrated Waste Management Board was abolished by SB 63 (Strickland) in January 2010.
  • CAPITOL CONNECTION: While growing up in Vallejo, Laird's father was the Principal of John Swett High School in Crockett.

Source: California Legislature Handbook (2003-04)

[Update candidate information]