JoinCalifornia: Election History for the State of California

Information Home Elected Offices Elections by Decade Longest Service Shortest Service Most & Fewest Votes Uncontested Races Closest Contests Redistricting Recalls
Elections 2026 PREVIEW 2024 General 2024 CD-20 Special 2023 US Senate Appt 2022 General Prior 2020s Elections Elections by Decade
Other Stuff Advanced Search CA Constitution CA in Congress Line of Succession Highest Ranking SCOTUS Cases

[search tips] [advanced search]

Searching tips

  • Enter a candidate's name to find a candidate
  • Enter the name of a political party to find the party and all candidates
  • Enter a date to find an election
  • Enter a year to find all elections within that year

Jim Rogan


Picture of Jim Rogan
Date Party Office Votes Result
05-03-1994 Republican AD-43 12663 Win
11-08-1994 Republican AD-43 47895 Win
11-05-1996 Republican CD-27 95310 Win
11-03-1998 Republican CD-27 80702 Win
11-07-2000 Republican CD-27 94518 Loss

Candidate Biography:

James E. Rogan
Born: August 21, 1957 in San Francisco, CA
Married: Christine
Children: Dana and Claire

1985-1990: Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County
1990-1994: Justice, Los Angeles County Superior Court
1996: Majority Leader, California State Assembly
1998: House Manager, Impeachment Trial of President Bill Clinton
2001-2004: Under Secretary for Intellectual Property, US Department of Commerce
2001-2004: Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
2006-2023: Justice, Orange County Superior Court
2007: Nominated to be a Justice for the US District Court (Senate confirmation blocked by Barbara Boxer)

  • AUTHOR: Rogan is the author of two books; his strikingly honest autobiography Rough Edges: My Unlikely Road from Welfare to Washington (2004), Catching Our Flag: Behind the Scenes of a Presidential Impeachment (2011), And Then I Met... Stories of Growing Up, Meeting Famous People, and Annoying the Hell Out of Them (2014), and On to Chicago: Rediscovering Robert F. Kennedy and the Lost Campaign of 1968 (2018)

Source: California Assembly Handbook (1996)
Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) []