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E. Richard Barnes


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CA Blue Book
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1962 Republican AD-78 42562 Win
11-03-1964 Republican AD-78 46473 Win
11-08-1966 Republican AD-78 45324 Win
11-05-1968 Republican AD-78 57723 Win
11-03-1970 Republican AD-78 46259 Win
11-07-1972 Republican AD-78 51417 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Ernest Richard Barnes
Born: January 4, 1906 in Braham, Minnesota
Married: Marvel Sundquist (in 1929)
Children: Gwenyth, Rev. E. Richard Jr., Daryl W., Joanne
Military Service: USN (WWII, Korea)
Died: August 21, 1985 in El Cajon, CA

1961-1962: San Diego Director, Christian Anti-Communist Crusade

  • LEGISLATION: Author of AB 123 (1971) which changed the California State Colleges to the California State University and Colleges (paving the way for the individual campuses to become State Universities).
  • LEGISLATION: In an obituary, the San Francisco Chronicle noted that between "1963 and 1965, Barnes introduced 25 anti-pornography bills, all of which died in Assembly committees."
  • LEGISLATION: Author of the Barnes Act of 1971 (Establishing the modern State Teachers' Retirement System)

Source: California Blue Book (1963), (1971)