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William P. "Bill" Campbell


Picture of William P. Campbell
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1964 Republican AD-50 34923 Loss
11-08-1966 Republican AD-50 35969 Win
11-05-1968 Republican AD-50 46905 Win
11-03-1970 Republican AD-50 36316 Win
11-05-1974 Republican AD-64 42494 Win
11-02-1976 Republican SD-33 97945 Win
11-04-1980 Republican SD-33 133740 Win
11-06-1984 Republican SD-31 194656 Win
11-04-1986 Republican Controller 3149359 Loss
11-08-1988 Republican SD-31 197576 Win

Candidate Biography:

William Paul Campbell
Born: July 24, 1935 in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania
Married: Margene Taylor
Children: Kimberly Ann Toth, Michelle Lynn, and Stephanie Jo
Military Service: ARMY
Died: March 21, 2015 in Orem, Utah

1972: Candidate for Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (Lost)
1979-1983: Minority Leader, California State Senate
1989: Resigned from the State Senate on December 15.
1990-1998: President, California Manufacturers Association

  • LEGISLATION: Author of the Campbell-Moretti-Deukmejian Drug Abuse Treatment Act of 1972 (an assessment of the drug abuse problem in California).
  • LEGISLATIVE STAFF: In a first for the State Legislature, in January 1985 Senator Campbell temporarily (and jokingly) added a battery-powered robot named "Solon" to his legislative staff. ["New Staff Member" Santa Cruz Sentinel, Volume 129, Number 6, 8 January 1985, p. 10]

Source: California Blue Book (1967), (1971)