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Marty Block


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-04-2008 Democratic AD-78 93938 Win
11-02-2010 Democratic AD-78 72036 Win
11-06-2012 Democratic SD-39 221012 Win

Candidate Biography:

Martin Block
Born: June 28, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois
Married: Cindy
Children: Russell and April

1986-1994: Member, San Diego County Board of Education
1988: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1992: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1996: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2000-2008: Member, San Diego Community College District
2004: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
Previous: Judge Pro Tem, San Diego Superior Court
2012: Early Primary Candidate for AD-79 (Withdrew)
2012: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2016: Early Primary Candidate for SD-39 (Declined to run)
2017-Present: Member, Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board

  • LEGISLATION: Author of AB 1820 (2012) which would prohibit the use or possession of push pins on the premises of a child day care facility, preschool, or kindergarten classroom. (Died in the Assembly)
  • LEGISLATION: Author of SB 683 (2013) which requires a Firearm Safety Certificate in order to purchase or receive any firearm starting in 2015. (Chapter 761, Stats of 2013)
  • In 2016, after Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins entered the primary against him, Block announced that he would not seek reelection to the Senate.

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