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Don Mulford


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Date Party Office Votes Result
12-10-1957 Republican AD-18 11996 Win
11-04-1958 Republican AD-18 23485 Win
11-08-1960 Republican AD-18 29073 Win
11-06-1962 Republican AD-16 45388 Win
11-03-1964 Republican AD-16 49707 Win
11-08-1966 Republican AD-16 42546 Win
11-05-1968 Republican AD-16 43356 Win
11-03-1970 Republican AD-16 31939 Loss

Candidate Biography:

David Donald Mulford
Born: August 27, 1915 in Oakland, CA
Married: Virginia Adams (in 1942)
Children: David Adams, Donna, Patty, and Donald Adams
Military Service: ARMY (WWII)
Died: March 20, 2000 in Oakland, CA

1960: Delegate, Republican National Convention
1964: Alternate Delegate, Republican National Convention
1965-1968: Minority Caucus Chair, California State Assembly
1969-1970: Majority Caucus Chair, California State Assembly
1982-198?: Chief Protocol Officer, Governor George Deukmejian

  • LEGISLATION: Author of the Mulford-Carrell Act of 1967 (which created the California Air Resources Board)
  • LEGISLATION: Author of the Mulford Act (1967), which prohibited "the carrying of firearms on one's person or in a vehicle, in any public place or on any public street." When 26 armed members of the Black Panthers entered the Assembly Chambers in 1967, it was to protest the Mulford Act.
  • LEGISLATION: Author of the law, described by Hunter S. Thompson in The Great Shark Hunt as "One of the realities to come out of last semester’s action is the new “anti-outsider law,” designed to keep “nonstudents” off the campus in any hour of turmoil. It was sponsored by Assemblyman Don Mulford, a Republican from Oakland, who looks and talks quite a bit like the “old” Richard Nixon. Mr. Mulford is much concerned about “subversive infiltration” on the Berkeley campus, which lies in his district. He thinks he knows that the outburst last fall was caused by New York Communists, beatnik perverts and other godless elements beyond his ken. The students themselves, he tells himself, would never have caused such a ruckus. Others in Sacramento apparently shared this view. The bill passed the Assembly by a vote of 54 to 11 and the Senate by 27 to 8. Governor Brown signed it on June 2.

Source: California Blue Book (1958), (1967)
Source: The Great Shark Hunt by Hunter S. Thompson (Simon & Schuster; 1979)
Source: A Disorderly House: The Brown-Unruh Years in Sacramento by James R. Mills (Heyday Books; 1987)