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Sally Tanner


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-07-1978 Democratic AD-60 27589 Win
11-04-1980 Democratic AD-60 34542 Win
11-02-1982 Democratic AD-60 40411 Win
11-06-1984 Democratic AD-60 44824 Win
11-04-1986 Democratic AD-60 27773 Win
11-08-1988 Democratic AD-60 44187 Win
11-06-1990 Democratic AD-60 25408 Win

Candidate Biography:

Sally M. Tanner
Born: December 28, 1926 in East Chicago, Indiana
Partner: Patricia Hofstetter (d. 2015)
Children: Timothy and Christopher
Died: August 20, 2021 in Ferndale, CA

1962-1972: Administrative Assistant, Assemblyman Harvey Johnson
1973-1978: Administrative Assistant, Congressman George E. Danielson
2009: Woman of the Year (1st Assembly District) [selected by Wes Chesbro]

  • Tanner co-founded the legislative "Woman of the Year" program with Assemblywoman Bev Hansen in 1987.
  • PLACENAME: Sally Tanner Park is located in Rosemead. Sally Tanner Drive is located in El Monte.
  • Since 1987, the Department of Toxic Substances Control has issued an annual Hazardous Waste Summary Report (nicknamed the "Tanner Report") that identifies waste generators in each county.
  • Hofstetter was Whittier Municipal Court judge (1963-1988)

Source: California Assembly Handbook (1979) (1991-92)