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John Francis Foran


Picture of John Francis Foran
CA Blue Book (1975)
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1962 Democratic AD-23 34654 Win
11-03-1964 Democratic AD-23 43815 Win
11-08-1966 Democratic AD-23 37687 Win
11-05-1968 Democratic AD-23 46366 Win
11-03-1970 Democratic AD-23 46470 Win
11-07-1972 Democratic AD-23 65612 Win
11-05-1974 Democratic AD-16 32315 Win
06-08-1976 Democratic SD-06 66542 Win
11-07-1978 Democratic SD-06 96764 Win
11-02-1982 Democratic SD-08 124892 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: July 11, 1930 in San Francisco, CA
Married: Costanza G. Ilacgua (m. 1958)
Children: David John, Mary Carmel, Thomas Edward, and Kathleen Joia
Military Service: ARMY (Korea)
Died: September 11, 2014 in San Francisco, CA

1959-1962: Deputy Attorney General, State of California
1976: Resigned from the State Assembly on July 1.

  • LEGISLATION: As a member of the Assembly Select Committee on Environmental Quality, Foran was an author of AB 2045 (Chapt. 1433, Stats of 1970) which became the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970 (CEQA).
  • PLACENAME: "The John F. Foran Legislative Award was created in 1986 upon the retirement of state Sen. John Foran, a longtime friend of transportation who is the author of the bill that created MTC. The Foran Award is presented annually to the state or federal legislator whose efforts best sustain excellence in transportation policy." [Source]
    PLACENAME: I-280 from the San Mateo/San Francisco County line to 6th Street (end of Freeway) is named the "John F. Foran Freeway". - Source:

Source: California Blue Book (1963), (1971)