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Ray E. Johnson


Picture of Ray E. Johnson
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1962 Republican AD-04 35308 Loss
11-03-1964 Republican AD-04 46143 Win
11-08-1966 Republican AD-04 58633 Win
11-05-1968 Republican AD-04 60043 Win
11-03-1970 Republican AD-04 54908 Win
11-07-1972 Republican AD-04 60279 Win
11-05-1974 Republican AD-01 44583 Loss
11-02-1976 Republican SD-01 127451 Win
11-04-1980 Republican SD-01 190897 Win
11-06-1984 Independent SD-01 112226 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: October 8, 1911 in Oroville, CA
Married: Lorraine Christian (m. 1935)
Children: Mary Lou and Ray E. Jr.
Died: November 18, 1993 in Chico, CA

Previous: Chairman, Bidwell District, Boy Scouts of America
Previous: Member, Butte County Board of Education
1983: While serving in the State Senate, changed party affiliation mid-term from Republican to Independent on March 7.

  • Eagle Scout (first Eagle Scout in Butte County)
  • NATURAL DISASTER (AVALANCHE): The deadliest avalanche in California history killed seven at Alpine Meadows (now part of Palisades Tahoe) on March 31, 1982. The avalanche occurred within the districts of State Senator Ray E. Johnson and Assemblyman Wally Herger

Source: California Blue Book (1967)
Source: "Ray Johnson (obit.)" by Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle (11/20/1993), p. A23