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Dick Longshore


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-1982 Republican AD-72 27621 Loss
11-06-1984 Republican AD-72 36856 Loss
11-04-1986 Republican AD-72 29654 Win

Candidate Biography:

Richard E. Longshore
Born: March 21, 1926 in Arkansas City, Kansas
Married: ????, Linda
Children: Judy Raya, Mary Katherine Marshburn, Rebecca, and David
Military Service: USN (WWII, Korea, Vietnam)
Died (in office): June 8, 1988 in Sacramento, CA

1984-1986: Member, State Veterans' Board

  • LEGLISATIVE CAREER: 39 bills introduced, 5 laws chaptered. 
  • Posthumous Election: Longshore died one day after the 1988 Primary Election. California law allows the County Central Committee to select the replacement candidate to appear on the ballot, and Curt Pringle was selected to appear on the ballot.
  • At his funeral, Assemblyman Gil Ferguson noted Longshore "was dedicated, devoted and driven. . . . He wanted to make sure he attended every session, every roll call, and he did until he died."

Source: California Legislature Handbook (1989)