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John L. E. "Bud" Collier


Picture of John L. E. Collier
CA Blue Book
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-05-1946 Republican AD-54 15202 Win
11-02-1948 Republican AD-54 29473 Win
11-07-1950 Republican AD-54 27024 Win
11-04-1952 Republican AD-54 49117 Win
11-02-1954 Republican AD-54 27126 Win
11-06-1956 Republican AD-54 30934 Win
11-04-1958 Republican AD-54 26402 Win
11-08-1960 Republican AD-54 33608 Win
11-06-1962 Republican AD-54 61823 Win
11-03-1964 Republican AD-54 67579 Win
11-08-1966 Republican AD-54 68372 Win
11-05-1968 Republican AD-54 70026 Win
11-03-1970 Republican AD-54 61429 Win
11-07-1972 Republican AD-54 70966 Win
11-05-1974 Republican AD-61 47833 Win
11-02-1976 Republican AD-61 58231 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: September 6, 1904 in Wetumpka, Alabama
Military Service: ARMY (WWII)
Died: October 2, 1996

1978: Primary Candidate for AD-61 (Lost)

  • Authored first law to regulate lobbyists.
  • Called the "author of the evidence code"
  • An incumbent who lost their party primary (in 1978).

Source: California Blue Book (1950), (1967)