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Cruz M. Bustamante


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Date Party Office Votes Result
04-27-1993 Democratic AD-31 18697 Win
11-08-1994 Democratic AD-31 37012 Win
11-05-1996 Democratic AD-31 43735 Win
11-03-1998 Democratic Lieutenant Governor 4288899 Win
11-05-2002 Democratic Lieutenant Governor 3658942 Win
10-07-2003 Democratic Governor 2724874 Loss
11-07-2006 Democratic Insurance Commissioner 3204536 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: January 4, 1953 in Dinuba, CA
Married: Arcelia
Children: Leticia, Sonia and Marisa

1972: Intern, Congressman B.F. Sisk
1983-1988: District Representative, Congressman Richard Lehman
1988-1993: District Administrative Assistant, Assemblyman Bruce Bronzan
1994-1995: Majority Caucus Chair, California State Assembly
1996-1998: Speaker, California State Assembly
2012: Potential Primary Candidate for CD-21 (Declined to run)
2012: Delegate, Democratic National Convention

  • Note: Sonia Bustamante has served as Legislative Director to Contra Costa Supervisor Richard Valle and Chief of Staff to Contra Costa Supervisor John Gioia.

Source: California Legislature Handbook (1994)