JoinCalifornia: Election History for the State of California

Information Home Elected Offices Elections by Decade Longest Service Shortest Service Most & Fewest Votes Uncontested Races Closest Contests Redistricting Recalls
Elections 2026 PREVIEW 2024 General 2024 CD-20 Special 2023 US Senate Appt 2022 General Prior 2020s Elections Elections by Decade
Other Stuff Advanced Search CA Constitution CA in Congress Line of Succession Highest Ranking SCOTUS Cases

[search tips] [advanced search]

Searching tips

  • Enter a candidate's name to find a candidate
  • Enter the name of a political party to find the party and all candidates
  • Enter a date to find an election
  • Enter a year to find all elections within that year

Tom Hayden


Picture of Tom Hayden
CA Blue Book
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1970 Republican CD-22 63297 Loss
11-02-1982 Democratic AD-44 65435 Win
11-06-1984 Democratic AD-44 76168 Win
11-04-1986 Democratic AD-44 66022 Win
11-08-1988 Democratic AD-44 84632 Win
11-06-1990 Democratic AD-44 58427 Win
11-03-1992 Democratic SD-23 198425 Win
11-05-1996 Democratic SD-23 172295 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born December 11, 1939, in Detroit, Michigan
Married: Casey Cason ​(m. 1961, div. 1965), Jane Fonda ​(m. 1973, div. 1990), Barbara Williams ​(m. 1993)
Children: Vanessa and Troy Garrity (with Fonda), Liam (with Williams)
Died: October 23, 2016 in Santa Monica, CA

1961: Founder, Students for a Democratic Society
1976: Primary Candidate for US Senate (Lost; 36.7%)
1978-1982: Chairman, California Solar-Cal Council
1979-1980: Governor's Alternate, Southwest Border Regional Commission
1994: Primary Candidate for Governor (Lost; 33%)
1996: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2000: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2004-2016: Member, Progressive Democrats of America Advisory Board

  • Legal Troubles: In 1969, Hayden was indicted for leading anti-war protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. The California members of the "Chicago Eight" were Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden, and Bobby Seale
  • LEGISLATION: Author of SB 1785 (1997), "Hayden Law", which requires California animal shelters to better accomodate the pet owners who have lost their pets.
  • On February 23, 2017, Senator Janet Nguyen was removed from the Senate Floor by the the Senate Chief Sergeant for refusing to yield while speaking on the Floor. Her comments were ruled out of order because they were critical of former State Senator Tom Hayden
  • In 2024, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors designated a April 30th of each year as “Jane Fonda Day” [Source: Accessed 5/15/2024]
  • Jane Fonda was a 2008 Inductee to the California Hall of Fame.

Source: California Blue Book (2000)