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Alfred H. Song


Picture of Alfred H. Song
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1962 Democratic AD-45 37033 Win
11-03-1964 Democratic AD-45 44845 Win
11-08-1966 Democratic SD-28 75688 Win
11-03-1970 Democratic SD-28 94251 Win
11-05-1974 Democratic SD-26 83998 Win

Candidate Biography:

Alfred Hoyun Song
Born: February 16, 1919 in the Territory of Hawaii [now Hawaii]
Married: Florence Eva Kim
Children: Leslie Song Winner, Marsha Song Boehling, Frances Song, and Mark E. Song
Military Service: ARMY (WWII)
Died: October 11, 2004 in Irvine, CA

1960-1962: Member, Monterey Park City Council
1973-1978: Member, California Judicial Council
1978: Primary Candidate for SD-26 (Lost)
1984-198?: Deputy Attorney General, California

  • An incumbent who lost their party primary (in 1978).
  • IRONIC: Song was defeated in the 1978 primary by Joseph B. Montoya, who campaigned heavily on reports that Song was under investigation by the FBI (which was investigating corruption in southern California. No indictment was ever filed against Song. In 1990, Montoya was the subject of an FBI sting operation (Shrimpscam), and was later convicted on of seven charges.
  • Placename: The Wilshire/Western/Alfred Hoyun Song Station is the farthest west stop on the Los Angeles Metro's Purple Line.
  • UNACKNOWLEDGED API: This elected official was excluded from the "History of Asian Americans in the California Legislature" by the California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus (Source). The list was updated in 2011 to include Song.
  • FATHER OF THE CODE: Sing authored AB 333 (1965), which established the California Evidence Code.

Source: California Blue Book (1961), (1967)
Source: "Montoya's career takes ironic turn" by Herbert A. Sample, Modesto Bee (11/12/1989), p. 5
Source: "The Judicial Council of California: Membership" by the Judicial Council of California (accessed 5/30/2012)