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Dick Rainey


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CA Blue Book (2000)
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1992 Republican AD-15 109037 Win
11-08-1994 Republican AD-15 103407 Win
11-05-1996 Republican SD-07 161291 Win
11-07-2000 Republican SD-07 156107 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Richard K. Rainey
Born: December 5, 1938 in Medford, Oregon
Married: Sue McNulty (in 1987)
Children: Rob, Steve, Kathy, Kevin McNulty, Brett, Michael Rainey, Gina Rainey Lefebure
Died: July 4, 2021

1978-1992: Contra Costa County Sheriff
1964-1978: Deputy Sheriff, Contra Costa County
2000: Proponent, Proposition 14 [California Reading and Literacy Improvement and Public Library Construction and Renovation Bond Act of 2000] (Passed: 59%)
200?-2009: Regional Director, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

  • Sue Rainey has served on both the Moraga Town Council (1974-1980) and the Walnut Creek City Council (1997-Present). After serving on the Moraga Town Council, she served as a Director of the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District (1985-1997).
  • Be Fruitful and Multiply: Rainey had seven children.
  • Rainey is one of nine legislators who served in both houses of the California State Legislature since 1990 but never termed out of either.

Source: California Legislature Handbook (1994)
Source: California Blue Book (2000)