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Jerry Smith


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CA Blue Book
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-05-1974 Democratic SD-12 85600 Win
11-07-1978 Democratic SD-12 96897 Win

Candidate Biography:

Jerome Albert Smith
Born: July 28, 1936 in San Jose, CA
Married: Kevil Ruth Smith (m. ~1938, div. 1970s) Jane Decker
Children: Tim, Caitlin "Catie", Steve, Peter, and Margaret "Maggie"
Military Service: ARMY (Vietnam)
Died: May 7, 2017 in Saratoga, CA

1968-1972: Member, Saratoga City Council
1972-1974: Mayor, City of Saratoga
1978-1979: Member, California Judicial Council
1979: Resigned from the State Senate on December 14.
1979-1996: Justice, California Court of Appeals

Source: California Blue Book (1975)
Source: "The Judicial Council of California: Membership" by the Judicial Council of California (accessed 5/30/2012)