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Bob Monagan


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CA Blue Book (2000)
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1960 Republican AD-12 45531 Win
11-06-1962 Republican AD-12 49302 Win
11-03-1964 Republican AD-12 59305 Win
11-08-1966 Republican AD-12 55264 Win
11-05-1968 Republican AD-12 56067 Win
11-03-1970 Republican AD-12 51125 Win
11-07-1972 Republican AD-12 62566 Win

Candidate Biography:

Robert Timothy Monagan, Jr.
Born: July 5, 1920 in Ogden, Utah
Married: Ione Angwin (in 1945)
Children: Michael and Marilee
Died: January 7, 2009 in Sacramento, CA

1952: San Joaquin County Director, Dwight D. Eisenhower for President campaign
1953-1954: Administrative Assistant, Congressman Leroy Johnson
1958-1960: Member, Tracy City Council
1960: Mayor, City of Tracy
1973-1974: Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of Transportation
Previous: President, California Economic Development Corporation
Previous: Chairman, California Manufacturers Association
1965-1968: Minority Leader, California State Assembly
1968: Presidential Elector
1969-1970: Speaker, California State Assembly
1971-1974: Minority Leader, California State Assembly
1972: Presidential Elector
1973: Resigned from the State Assembly on April 9.
1973-1974: Assistant Secretary of Transportation (for Congressional and Inter-Governmental Affairs)
1974: Early Primary Candidate for Treasurer (withdrew)
1978: Member, Safety Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of Transportation
1983-1988: Member, President's Advisory Council on Private Sector Initiatives
1984-1990: Chair, California State World Trade Commission

  • LEGISLATION: As a member of the Assembly Select Committee on Environmental Quality, Monagan was an author of AB 2045 (Chapt. 1433, Stats of 1970) which became the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970 (CEQA).
  • SCHOLARSHIP: In 2002, "the Robert T. Monagan Scholarship Fund was established to provide financial aid to a leader among the Omega Phi Alpha Chapter of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. 
  • PLACENAME: The portion of I-205 from I-5 to I-580 is named the "Robert T. Monagan Freeway".
  • Selected Monagan's Laws (The Disappearance of Representative Government, pages 159-160)
    1) "Campaign expenditures rise to meet campaign contributions."
    2) "The Republic cannot successfully survive with alienation of those who serve from those who elect."
    6) "There is a direct mathematical relationship between the number of legislative staff and the number of bills introduced."
    9) "There is no such thing as underregulating. By nature of the process, regulators will only overregulate."

Source: California Blue Book (1961), (1967)
Source: The Disappearance of Representative Government by Robert T. Monagan (Comstock Bonanza Press; 1990)