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John L. Harmer


Picture of John L. Harmer
CA Blue Book (2000)
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1966 Republican SD-21 137279 Win
11-05-1968 Republican SD-21 156303 Win
11-07-1972 Republican SD-21 156491 Win
10-04-1974 Republican Lieutenant Governor 0 Win
11-05-1974 Republican Lieutenant Governor 2812636 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: April 28, 1934 in Salt Lake City, Utah
Married: Carolyn Jonas (m. 1960)
Children: David, Matthew, Vivian, Christopher, Elizabeth, Joseph, Jonathan, Amy, Miriam, and Wendy
Died: December 6, 2019 in Bountiful, Utah

Previous: Aide, U.S. Senator Wallace Bennett [R-Utah]
1970: Primary Candidate for Attorney General (Lost)
1974: Resigned from the State Senate on October 4.
1976: Primary Candidate for US Senate (Lost; 8.5%)
2001: Founder, Lighted Candle Society

  • Be Fruitful and Multiply: Harmer had ten children.
  • QUOTABLE: "There is no substitute for the investment of time and personal involvement in the lives of children by their parents." (from We Dare Not Fail)
  • QUOTABLE: "Erosion of freedom can be a subtle thing. The most innocent appearing and well-intentioned programs can become a means for destroying freedom or centralizing power in dangerous places." (from We Dare Not Fail)
  • LEGISLATION: Author (with Senators Anthony Beilenson, Alan Short, and Lewis F. Sherman) of SB 462, the Therapeutic Abortion Act, which permitted a physician or surgeon to perform an abortion in cases of rape or incest, or when doctors determined that the pregnancy "would gravely impair the physical or mental health" of the mother. (Stats of 1967, Chapt. 327)
  • PUBLISHED: Author of the book We Dare Not Fail (1968), Among the living are the dead (1971), and The Sex Industrial Complex (2007)

Source: California Blue Book (1967), (1971)