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Frank P. Belotti


Picture of Frank P. Belotti
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-07-1950 Republican AD-01 20067 Win
11-04-1952 Republican AD-01 40556 Win
11-02-1954 Republican AD-01 35410 Win
11-06-1956 Republican AD-01 32468 Win
11-04-1958 Republican AD-01 30305 Win
11-08-1960 Republican AD-01 44920 Win
11-06-1962 Republican AD-01 52926 Win
11-03-1964 Republican AD-01 47206 Win
11-08-1966 Republican AD-02 62770 Win
11-05-1968 Republican AD-02 68566 Win
11-03-1970 Republican AD-02 45549 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: January 3, 1898 in Massachusetts
Married: Delphine Moranda (in 1934)
Died (in office): November 29, 1972

Previous: Member, Humboldt County Planning Commission

  • LEGISLATION: Coauthor (with Jim Mills) of AB 7 (Chapt. 1237, Stats of 1963) which established "Eureka" as the official state motto.
  • PLACENAME: The Frank and Delphine Belotti Grove (in Humboldt Redwoods State Park) is located near Garberville.
  • PLACENAME: Highway 101 from Englewood to Sylvandale is named the "Frank P. Belotti Freeway". Named in 1961. - Source:
  • PLACENAME: Highway 101 in the area known as the Redwood Freeway, from the Bridge numbered 04-241, over the South Fork of the Eel River at Smith Point, to Myers Flat, a distance of approximately 22 miles, which includes the Frank P. Belotti Bridge, is officially designated as the "Frank P. Belotti Memorial Freeway". Named in 1994. - Source:
  • PLACENAME: Bridge 04-212, over the south fork of the Eel River near Garberville in Humboldt county, is named the "Frank P. Belotti Memorial Bridge". Named in 1972. - Source: 
  • Belotti and his wife Delphine were seriously injured in a vehicle accident near Cloverdale on September 26, 1971. His neck was broken in the accident and he remained absent from the Capitol for three months. He declined to run for reelection in 1972. He died of cancer on November 29, on what was to be his next to last day in office. 
  • Listed his occupation as "fur farmer" of mink and fox.
  • NOTE: Not the same person (last name spelled differently) as Francis Xavier Bellotti, Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor (1963-1965) and Massachusetts Attorney General (1975-1987).

Source: California Blue Book (1954), (1967)
Source: "Assemblyman's Injury Blocks Coastline Bill", Los Angeles Times (9/28/1971), p. C8
Source: "Inventory of the Frank P. Belotti Papers" by the California State Archives
Source: "Inside the Capitol" Merced Sun-Star (2/9/1973) p. 31