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Art Agnos


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-1976 Democratic AD-16 32803 Win
11-07-1978 Democratic AD-16 38018 Win
11-04-1980 Democratic AD-16 45492 Win
11-02-1982 Democratic AD-16 61736 Win
11-06-1984 Democratic AD-16 81446 Win
11-04-1986 Democratic AD-16 66498 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: September 1, 1938 in Springfield, Massachusetts
Married: Cheryl Ann
Children: Christopher James Herman, Stephen Nicholas Petris
Military Service: ARMY

1968-1974: Staff, Assemblyman Leo T. McCarthy
1974-1975: Chief of Staff, Assembly Speaker Leo T. McCarthy
1970s: Member, California Commission on Aging
1978-1980: Majority Caucus Chair, California State Assembly
1988: Resigned from the State Assembly on January 8.
1988-1992: Mayor, City of San Francisco
1993-2001: Western Regional Head, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
2001-Present: Member, Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good Board of Directors
2007-Present: Appointed Receiver, San Francisco Housing Authority

  • OUCH: In 1973, Agnos was shot twice in the back, but survived the Zebra Murders.
  • In 1976, Agnos defeated Harvey Milk in AD-16 Primary. 
  • Silver Screen: Agnos was portrayed by Jeff Koons in the movie "Milk" (2008).

Source: California Assembly Handbook (1981)