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John G. Schmitz


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1964 Republican SD-35 212531 Win
11-08-1966 Republican SD-34 151282 Win
06-30-1970 Republican CD-35 67209 Win
11-03-1970 Republican CD-35 192765 Win
11-07-1972 American Independent President 232554 Loss
11-07-1978 Republican SD-36 125192 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: August 12, 1930 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Married: Mary E. Suehr
Children: John P., Joseph E.*, Jerome T., Mary Fualaau, Theresa Manion, Elizabeth Crnkovich, Philip
Military Service: USMC
Died: January 10, 2001 in Washington, DC

1970: Resigned from the State Senate on June 30.
1972: Primary Candidate for CD-35 (Lost)
1976: Primary Candidate for CD-35 (Lost)
1980: Primary Candidate for US Senator (Lost; 19%)
1982: Primary Candidate for US Senator (Lost; 2.1%)

  • CENSURE: In January 1982, the State Senate passed SR 29, by Senator Roberti, which censured Schmitz for comments he made about abortion rights advocates at a press conference in Los Angeles.
  • Joseph E. Schmitz served as Inspector General of the Department of Defense from 2001 to 2005.
  • Be Fruitful and Multiply: Schmitz had seven children.
  • NOTE: An incumbent who lost their party primary (in 1972).

Source: California Blue Book (1967)