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Sam Farr


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-04-1980 Democratic AD-28 67770 Win
11-02-1982 Democratic AD-28 78534 Win
11-06-1984 Democratic AD-28 94612 Win
11-04-1986 Democratic AD-28 75112 Win
11-08-1988 Democratic AD-28 102654 Win
11-06-1990 Democratic AD-28 80558 Win
11-03-1992 Democratic AD-27 101695 Win
06-08-1993 Democratic CD-17 53675 Win
11-08-1994 Democratic CD-17 87222 Win
11-05-1996 Democratic CD-17 115116 Win
11-03-1998 Democratic CD-17 103719 Win
11-07-2000 Democratic CD-17 137047 Win
11-05-2002 Democratic CD-17 101632 Win
11-02-2004 Democratic CD-17 148958 Win
11-07-2006 Democratic CD-17 120750 Win
11-04-2008 Democratic CD-17 168907 Win
11-02-2010 Democratic CD-17 118734 Win
11-06-2012 Democratic CD-20 172996 Win
11-04-2014 Democratic CD-20 106034 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: July 4, 1941 in San Francisco, CA
Married: Shary Baldwin
Child: Jessica
Family: Son of Fred Farr

1975-1980: Member, Monterey County Board of Supervisors
1993: Resigned from the State Assembly on June 16.
2008: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2016: Delegate, Democratic National Convention

  • PLACENAME: Congressman Sam Farr Plaza in Santa Cruz was named for Farr in June 2016 in recognition of his years in Congress.
  • In 1985, Farr was the target of an attempted recall led by Michael Bogatirev and Harry Snell. The recall failed to qualify for the ballot.
  • In 1986, Farr was the target of two attempted recalls (the first led by Michael Bogatirev and Timothy Grady and the second by Peter Austin). The recall failed to qualify for the ballot.
  • In 1987, Farr was the target of an attempted recall by Michael Bogatirev. The recall failed to qualify for the ballot.
  • In 1988, Farr was the target of an attempted recall by Michael Bogatirev. The recall failed to qualify for the ballot.
  • In 1990, Farr was the target of three attempted recalls by Michael Bogatirev and Daniel E. Donnelly. The recalls failed to qualify for the ballot.
  • EARTHQUAKE: The epicenter for the Loma Prieta earthquake (a 6.9 magnitude earthquake on October 17, 1989) occurred within the districts of State Senator Henry Mello and Assemblyman Sam Farr.

Source: California Assembly Handbook (1981)