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Mike Curb


Picture of Mike Curb
CA Blue Book (2000)
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-07-1978 Republican Lieutenant Governor 3493980 Win
11-04-1986 Republican Lieutenant Governor 3118758 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: December 24, 1944 in Savannah, Georgia
Married: Linda
Children: Megan Carole and Courtney

1977: California's National Committeman, Republican National Committee*
1979: Chair, California's State Economic Development Commission
1980: National Vice-Chairman, Ronald Reagan for President
1980 Chairman, Republican National Convention Program Committee
1982: Primary Candidate for Governor (Lost; 44.8%)
1983: Chair, Republican National Finance Committee

  • Prior to Abel Maldonado in 2010, Curb was the last Lieutenant Governor to sign a bill into law [Source: Tim Morland, Assemby Chief Clerk's Office]
  • Curb was the youngest person ever selected to serve on the RNC Executive Committee.  
  • According to his website, "during the first two years of his term, Curb served as Acting Governor between 25-30 percent of the time and served as Acting Governor for approximately one year during the term. Curb signed in excess of 30 bills and proclamations as Acting Governor [and] made 431 appointments."
  • PLACENAME: A number of educational and public institutions have been named for Lt. Governor Curb, including; the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communications is located at CSU Northridge, the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business and Curb Event Center are located at Belmont College (Nashville, TN), the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy is located at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN), the Mike Curb Institute for Music is being established at Rhodes College (Memphis, TN), the Curb Music & Entertainment Center is located at the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University, the Curb Conservatory at Country Music Hall of Fame is located at the Country Music Foundation, the Curb Museum for Music and Motorsports is in North Carolina, the Mike Curb Center for Free Enterprise is located in Nashville, the Mike Curb Learning Center for Free Enterprise is in Los Angeles, and the Curb Theatre is located at the Nashville Downtown Library. 
  • This individual has a Hollywood Star.
  • MUSIC HISTORY: Curb was named the 1972 Producer of the Year Award by Billboard magazine.