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Gary K. Hart


Picture of Gary K. Hart
CSU Sacramento
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1970 Democratic CD-13 87980 Loss
11-07-1972 Democratic AD-36 66055 Loss
11-05-1974 Democratic AD-35 44042 Win
11-02-1976 Democratic AD-35 72784 Win
11-07-1978 Democratic AD-35 56332 Win
11-04-1980 Democratic AD-35 71856 Win
11-02-1982 Democratic SD-18 108678 Win
11-04-1986 Democratic SD-18 121661 Win
11-08-1988 Democratic CD-19 112033 Loss
11-06-1990 Democratic SD-18 111599 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: August 13, 1943 in San Diego, CA
Married: Cary Smith (m. 1969)
Children: Three daughters
Died: January 27, 2022 in Sacramento, CA

1973-1974: Member, California Coastal Commission 
1995-Present: Co-Director, Institute for Education Reform (CSU Sacramento)
1999-2000: California Secretary for Education
200?-2013: Member, Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) Board of Directors

  • The California Charter Schools Association awards an annual "Hart Vision Award" named for Hart because of his work on the issue as Secretary of Education.
  • Hart is not the same individual as Gary W. Hart (US Senator from Colorado; 1975-1987), who ran for President in 1984 and 1988.

Source: California Blue Book (1975)