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Larry Bowler


Picture of Larry Bowler
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1988 Republican AD-10 62991 Loss
11-03-1992 Republican AD-10 89449 Win
11-08-1994 Republican AD-10 78831 Win
11-05-1996 Republican AD-10 76654 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: July 30, 1939 in Sacramento, CA
Married: Melva (in 1973)
Children: Kimberly, Darren, and Monica
Military Service: USN

Previous: Lieutenant, Sacramento County Sheriff's Department (30 years)
Previous: President, Northern California Detention and Corrections Association
1995: Bowler led the effort to recall State Assemblyman Michael J. Machado.

  • LEGISLATION: Author, Proposition 184 (1994), which created the Three-strikes Law for repeat offenders.
  • LEGISLATION: Bowler authored legislation that prohibited possession of the drugs Rohypnol and GHB. 
  • In a 1996 Los Angeles Times article, Bowler said that he occasionally carried a concealed semiautomatic .380-caliber handgun onto the Assembly floor during legislative sessions.
  • Bowler was a proponent for Initiative 07-0020 (The Voters’ Right to Protect Marriage Initiative (to eliminate Domestic Partnership rights), which "provides that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California."

Source: California Legislature Handbook (1994)