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

Howard Jarvis


Picture of Howard Jarvis
Time Magazine
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1962 Nonpartisan Senate3 9963 Loss
11-03-1970 Republican SBOE4 1483612 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Howard Arnold Jarvis
Born: September 22, 1903 in Mercur, Utah
Married: Estelle (died 2006)
Died: August 11, 1986 in Los Angeles, CA

1962: Primary Candidate for US Senator (Lost)
1978: Founded the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
1978: Co-Author (with Paul Gann), Proposition 13 [People's Initiative to Limit Property Taxation] (Passed; 65%)

  • When he died in 1986, then-Assemblyman Bill Leonard noted "He had an enormous influence. Jarvis' shadow will be over this (Capitol) building for a long time."

[Update candidate information]