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David G. Kelley


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-07-1978 Republican AD-75 57449 Win
11-04-1980 Republican AD-75 88884 Win
11-02-1982 Republican AD-73 66241 Win
11-06-1984 Republican AD-73 93545 Win
11-04-1986 Republican AD-73 71795 Win
11-08-1988 Republican AD-73 103038 Win
11-06-1990 Republican AD-73 70161 Win
11-03-1992 Republican SD-37 141970 Win
11-05-1996 Republican SD-37 157090 Win
11-07-2000 Republican AD-80 63848 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: October 11, 1928 in Riverside, CA
Married: Brigitte (m. 1953, d. 2017)
Children: Sharon Marie, Bridget Ann, Margaret Elizabeth, and Kenneth
University: CalPoly San Luis Obispo (Citrus Fruit Production)
Military Service: USAF (Korea)

Previous: President, Hemet-San Jacinto Basin Resource Conservation District
200?-Present: Member, Army and Navy Academy Board of Trustees

  • PLACENAME: Route 86 between 82nd Avenue and 66th Avenue is officially named the "Senator David G. Kelley Highway." This section of State Route 86 in Riverside County became known as the "Killer Highway" after two accidents involving schoolbuses and trucks that killed eight people. Named in 2000. - Source:  
  • Budget Vote (2001): One of the long-lived apocryphal stories of the Capitol relates to four Republican Assemblymembers who voted for the budget in 2001. Two, Mike Briggs (who ran for Congress) and Richard Dickerson (who ran for State Senate), were defeated in their 2002 primary elections and two others, David Kelley and Anthony Pescetti, declined to run again.

Source: California Blue Book (2000)