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Lee Backstrand


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-04-1952 Republican AD-71 45595 Win
11-02-1954 Republican AD-71 48500 Win
11-06-1956 Republican AD-71 51084 Win
11-04-1958 Republican AD-71 44284 Win
11-08-1960 Republican SD-37 66847 Win

Candidate Biography:

Leland Milton Backstrand
Born: April 8, 1899 in Los Angeles, CA
Married: Dorothy Iversen (in 1923)
Child: Leland I.
Died: (in office) April 26, 1964 in Sacramento, CA

1964: Primary Candidate for SD-37 (Won)*

  • Posthumous Victory: A month and a half after Backstrand died of a heart attack, he won the primary election for SD-37. He was later replaced on the ballot by Gordon Cologne

Source: California Blue Book (1954)