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Tom Legan


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-04-1986 Republican SD-12 71464 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: January 19, 1943 in South San Francisco, CA
Married: Nicol
Child: Tom Jr.
Military Service: ARMY
Died: May 31, 2018 in Fremont, CA

1982-1989: Member, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors

  • In 1987, the five members of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors were sentenced to 10 days in jail for failing to provide additional jail cells to ease overcrowding prison. The five Supervisors were Rod Diridon, Dianne McKenna, Zoe Lofgren, Suzanne Wilson and Tom Legan.
  • Legan's grandson Santino Williams Legan was the perpetrator of the 2019 mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival which killed three and wounded 17. He was shot and killed by officers responding to the shooting.

Source: "Officials Sentenced in Jail Case", New York Times (3/17/1987)