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Pete McCloskey


Picture of Pete McCloskey
Date Party Office Votes Result
12-12-1967 Republican CD-11 66385 Win
11-05-1968 Republican CD-11 166252 Win
11-03-1970 Republican CD-11 39188 Win
11-07-1972 Republican CD-17 110988 Win
11-05-1974 Republican CD-12 103692 Win
11-02-1976 Republican CD-12 130332 Win
11-07-1978 Republican CD-12 116982 Win
11-04-1980 Republican CD-12 143817 Win

Candidate Biography:

Paul Norton McCloskey, Jr.
Born: September 29, 1927 in Loma Linda, CA
Married: Caroline, Helen
Children: Nancy, Peter, John, and Kathleen
Military Service: USN, USMC (Korea)
Died: May 8, 2024 in Winters, CA

1953-1954: Deputy District Attorney, Alameda County
1966: Peninsula Chairman, Spencer Williams for Attorney General
1970: Bay Area Co-Chair, Wilson Riles for CA State School Superintendent
1970: Co-Chair of the first Earth Day
1972: Primary Candidate for US President (Lost)
1982: [Republican] Primary Candidate for US Senator (Lost; 25.5%)
Previous: Chairman, California Foundation on the Environment and the Economy
2006: Primary Candidate for CD-11 (Lost; 32%)
2007: Changed party affiliation to the Democratic Party
2008: Proponent, Proposition 7 [Renewable Energy Generation] (Failed; 35.5%)

  • LEGISLATION: McCloskey was the Co-Author of the 1973 Endangered Species Act
  • PLACENAME: The Life-Mark Group has donated 100 acres to be designated the Pete McCloskey Open-Space Preserve.
  • APPLE: McCloskey's 1982 run for Senate was the only Republican campaign that Apple founder Steve Jobs ever contributed to.

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