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Ken Maddy


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CA Blue Book
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1970 Republican AD-32 40446 Win
11-07-1972 Republican AD-32 46532 Win
11-05-1974 Republican AD-30 30694 Win
11-02-1976 Republican AD-30 39410 Win
06-19-1979 Republican SD-14 39917 Win
11-02-1982 Republican SD-14 127980 Win
11-04-1986 Republican SD-14 112270 Win
11-06-1990 Republican SD-14 135369 Win
11-08-1994 Republican SD-14 168017 Win

Candidate Biography:

Kenneth Leon Maddy
Born: May 22, 1934 in Santa Monica, CA
Married: Beverly Chinello, Norma Foster, [engaged to Marie Moretti (sister of Bob Moretti)
Children: Deanna Hose, Donald Paul Maddy, and Marilyn Geis
Military Service: USAF
Died: February 19, 2000 in Sacramento, CA

1978: Primary Candidate for Governor (Lost)
1979-1983: Minority Caucus Chair, California State Senate
1987-1995: Minority Leader, California State Senate
1999: Governor Gray Davis declared December 2nd as "Ken Maddy Day" [Honorary Day]

  • LEGISLATION: Author of the Dixon-Zenovich-Maddy California Arts Act of 1975, which established the California Arts Council.
  • LEGISLATION: Author (with RobertiDoolittle and Keene) of SB 1738 (Chapt. 84, Statutes of 1990) which established what is today known as the “Milton Marks Postgovernment Employment Restrictions Act of 1990” which prohibits former legislators from being "paid to communicate with their former colleagues in the Legislature in an attempt to influence certain actions or proceedings."
  • PLACENAME: The portion of Route 99 constructed to freeway standards near the City of Livingston is officially named the "Kenneth L. Maddy" Freeway.
  • PLACENAME: The Kenneth L. Maddy Institute is located at CSU Fresno
  • PLACENAME: The Kenneth L. Maddy Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory is located at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
  • In 2015, the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association (CTBA) established the Kenneth L. Maddy Award to recognize a member of the California Legislature who has shown extraordinary dedication to California's Thoroughbred industry.
  • The coup to remove Maddy as Senate Minority Leader, which took place on August 24, 1995, has been cited by several longtime staffers as a major turning point in the increasingly partisan legislature of the 1990s-2000s.

Source: California Blue Book (1971), (1975)