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John Barry Curtin


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CA Blue Book (1907)
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1898 Democratic SD-12 4891 Win
11-04-1902 Democratic SD-12 6409 Win
11-06-1906 Democratic SD-12 5093 Win
11-08-1910 Democratic SD-12 5599 Win
11-05-1912 Democratic SD-12 0 Win
11-03-1914 Democratic Governor 116121 Loss
11-05-1918 Democratic SD-12 9560 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Nickname: "Constitutional John"
Born: May 15, 1867 in Gold Springs, CA
Married: Lucy A. Shaw
Child: Barry Richard
Died: May 18, 1925 in Tuolumne Co., CA

1892-1898: District Attorney, Tuolumne County
1903: Candidate for Senate President Pro Tem (Lost; 5 to 28)
1905-1911: Commissioner on Revenue and Taxation
1907: Candidate for Senate President Pro Tem (Lost; 6 to 32)
1909: Candidate for Senate President Pro Tem (Lost; 8 to 31)
1910: Proponent, Proposition 1 ("providing for the separation of state and local taxation, providing for the taxation of public service and other corporations for the benefit of the state")
1910: Proponent, Proposition 11 (Which made the payment of a mortgage, deed of trust, contract, or other obligation be tax exempt")
1913: Candidate for Senate President Pro Tem (Lost; 8 to 29)

  • NOTABLE NO VOTE (Recall): Barry was one of 4 State Senators (and 14 Legislators overall) who voted against SCA 23 (1911), which gave California voters the ability to recall statewide and legislative elected officials.

Source: California Blue Book (1909), (1911)

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