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Charlie Meyers


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CA Blue Book
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-1948 Democratic AD-24 16820 Win
11-07-1950 Democratic AD-24 26226 Win
11-04-1952 Democratic AD-19 43142 Win
11-02-1954 Democratic AD-19 24743 Win
11-06-1956 Democratic AD-19 33464 Win
11-04-1958 Democratic AD-19 39019 Win
11-08-1960 Democratic AD-19 39983 Win
11-06-1962 Democratic AD-19 46723 Win
11-03-1964 Democratic AD-19 56970 Win
11-08-1966 Democratic AD-19 37169 Win

Candidate Biography:

Charles Walter Meyers, Sr.
Born: August 15, 1920 in San Francisco, CA
Married: Alene J. Aviani (m. 1951)
Children: Charlene Marie, Charles Jr., and Geraldine Brown
Family: Nephew of Walter J. Schmidt
Military Service: ARMY (WWII)
Died: September 12, 2010 in San Francisco, CA

  • LEGISLATION: Coauthor of the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act (1968), which allows all public employees (including municipal employees) to unionize in California.
  • His biography notes that he was one of the youngest members of the Legislature at the time he was elected, being 28 years old.
  • In 1967, Meyers was the target of an attempted recall led by John Robert Visnick. The recall failed to qualify for the ballot.
  • DEPARTURE: "Former Democratic Assemblyman Charles Meyers of San Francisco, although only 60 now, has been receiving a pension for 14 years since surrendering his seat under charges of alleged misuse of public funds. His annual pension is $31,750, 13 percent higher than the salary of incumbent Assembly Members." ("Some State Pensions Climb into High Brackets" by the UPI, Lodi News-Sentinel, 9/2/1982)
  • Legislator Numbering: Meyers was the 3000th person to serve in the California State Assembly. (Legislators sorted by Election Date & Last Name)

Source: California Blue Book (1950)
Source: A Disorderly House: The Brown-Unruh Years in Sacramento by James R. Mills (Heyday Books; 1987)