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H. L. "Bill" Richardson


Picture of H. L. Richardson
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1962 Republican CD-29 58760 Loss
11-08-1966 Republican SD-19 111930 Win
11-05-1968 Republican SD-19 139807 Win
11-07-1972 Republican SD-19 143654 Win
11-05-1974 Republican Senate3 2210267 Loss
11-02-1976 Republican SD-25 124922 Win
11-04-1980 Republican SD-25 146675 Win
11-06-1984 Republican SD-25 168257 Win
11-03-1992 Republican CD-03 96092 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Hubert Leon Richardson
Born: December 28, 1927 in Terre Haute, Indiana
Married: Barbara Budrow
Children: Carrie Herbertson, Doug Richardson, and Laurie Paredes
Military Service: USN (WWII)
Died: January 13, 2020 in California

1970-1974: Minority Caucus Chair, California State Senate
1975-2020: Founder and Chairman, Gun Owners of America
1979: Minority Caucus Chair, California State Senate
1986: Primary Candidate for Lieutenant Governor (Lost; 42.6%)

  • SILVER SCREEN: Richardson's son Doug wrote the screenplays for the movies "Die Hard 2" (1990), "Bad Boys" (1995), and "Welcome to Mooseport" (2004).
  • PUBLISHED: Senator Richardson has authored several books, including Tea Party Talk (2012), Slightly to the Right! (1966), What Makes You Think We Read the Bills? (1978), Confrontational Politics (2009), and Political Salt (1975).

Source: California Blue Book (1967)
Source: California Legislature Handbook (1983)