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Dan Lungren


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-1976 Republican CD-34 98147 Loss
11-07-1978 Republican CD-34 90554 Win
11-04-1980 Republican CD-34 138024 Win
11-02-1982 Republican CD-42 142845 Win
11-06-1984 Republican CD-42 177783 Win
11-04-1986 Republican CD-42 140364 Win
02-25-1988 Republican Treasurer 0 Loss
11-06-1990 Republican Attorney General 3407927 Win
11-08-1994 Republican Attorney General 4438733 Win
11-03-1998 Republican Governor 3216749 Loss
11-02-2004 Republican CD-03 177113 Win
11-07-2006 Republican CD-03 135709 Win
11-04-2008 Republican CD-03 155424 Win
11-02-2010 Republican CD-03 131169 Win
11-06-2012 Republican CD-07 132050 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Daniel Edward Lungren
Born: September 22, 1946 in Long Beach, CA
Married: Barbara "Bobbi" Kolls (Lungren)*
Children: Jeff, Kelly, and Kathleen
University: University of Southern California

1969: Staff, U.S. Senator George Murphy [California]
1970: Staff, U.S. Senator Bill Brock [Tennessee]
1971-1972: Staff, Republican National Committee
1974-1979: Delegate, California State Republican Conventions
1986: Early Primary Candidate for US Senate (withdrew)
2008: Delegate, Republican National Convention
2008: Candidate for House Minority Leader (Lost)

  • Lungren is one of three individuals to be refused confirmation by the Legislature following appointment by a Governor to fill a vacant statewide office. His appointment as Treasurer (following the death of Jesse Unruh) was approved by the Assembly but rejected by the Senate.
  • CLOSE CONTEST: Lungren won the 1990 General Election when he defeated Arlo Smith by 10,906 votes (0.2%).
  • GEOGRAPHY: Nielsen is one of a VERY small number of elected officials in the modern era to hold elected offices in several different regions of the state. From 1979-1988, Lungren was elected to a Congressional district including parts of Orange and Los Angeles counties. From 2005-2013, Lungren represented a district including Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Sacramento, and Solano counties.