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Danny Gilmore


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-07-2006 Republican AD-30 26527 Loss
11-04-2008 Republican AD-30 43925 Win

Candidate Biography:

Danny Desmond Gilmore
Born: December 2, 1949 in El Paso, Texas
Married: Cynthia Annette Gilmore
Children: Damon D. and Deanna D. Drewry
Military Service: USMC

1972-2003: Assistant Chief, California Highway Patrol

  • In 2010, after serving one term in the Assembly, Gilmore declined to run for a second term. He issued a press release, which said "If I could sum up in one word my feeling about serving in the Legislature, that word would have to be 'frustration'. This most recent phase of public service does not suit my family or me. Simply put, I do not have the temperament or personality to be a long-term politician..."
  • In the mid-1980s, then-Lieutenant Gilmore conducted a study of CHP officers with skin cancer that led to the adoption of "Smokey" campaign hats as part of the Highway Patrol uniform in 1989.

Source: California Legislature Handbook (2009-10)

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