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Frank G. Bonelli


Picture of Frank G. Bonelli
LA Times (2/15/72)
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-10-1953 Democratic AD-52 0 Win
11-02-1954 Democratic AD-52 27428 Win
11-06-1956 Democratic AD-52 40153 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: October 15, 1906 in Grand Junction, Colorado
Married: Muriel Moraine (in 1926)
Child: Beverly Jean Bonelli and Barbara Rae
Died: February 14, 1972 in Lynwood, CA

1946-1953: Member, Huntington Park City Council
1949: Mayor, City of Huntington Park
1953: Mayor, City of Huntington Park
1958: Resigned from the State Assembly on June 4.
1958-1972: Member, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
1960: Proponent, Proposition 15 [Reapportionment] (Lost)
1962: Proponent, Proposition 15 [Reapportionment] (Lost)

  • PLACENAME: Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park is located in San Dimas, CA. The park includes a 250 acre lake, which Bonelli had supported the creation of during his time as County Supervisor.
  • LEGISLATION: Sponsor of the "Bonelli Plan" (Proposition 15 of 1960) which would have divided the State Senate on a North/South basis (the Mayo/Breed line), giving 20 Senate seats to the 13 southern counties and the 20 other seats to the 47 northern counties.
  • LEGISLATION: Author of AB 109 (1957) which would have established "In God We Trust" as California's state motto. The measure passed the Assembly without opposition but died on the Senate Floor (vote was 7-20). [For more information]

Source: California Blue Book (1954)