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Steve Knight


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-04-2008 Republican AD-36 79502 Win
11-02-2010 Republican AD-36 66312 Win
11-06-2012 Republican SD-21 153412 Win
11-04-2014 Republican CD-25 60847 Win
11-08-2016 Republican CD-25 138755 Win
11-06-2018 Republican CD-25 111813 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Stephen Thomas Knight
Born: December 17, 1966 at Edwards Air Force Base, CA
Married: Lilian "Lily"
Children: Christopher and Michael
Family: Son of Pete Knight
Military Service: ARMY

1990-2008: Police Officer, Los Angeles Police Department
Previous: Member, Rancho Vista School PTA
2005-2008: Member, Palmdale City Council
2015: Resigned from the State Senate on January 5.
2020: Special Primary Candidate for CD-25 (Lost; 17.2%)
2020: Primary Candidate for CD-25 (Lost; 19.5%)

  • Knight is one of mine legislators who served in both houses of the California State Legislature since 1990 but never termed out of either.
  • NOTABLE NO VOTE (Confederate Flag): Knight was one of 2 State Senators (and 3 legislators overall) who voted against AB 2444 (2014) by Isadore Hall, which prohibited the State of California from selling or displaying the Battle Flag of the Confederacy (with minor exceptions).

Source: California Legislature Handbook (2009-10), (2011-12)