JoinCalifornia: Election History for the State of California

Information Home Elected Offices Elections by Decade Longest Service Shortest Service Most & Fewest Votes Uncontested Races Closest Contests Redistricting Recalls
Elections 2026 PREVIEW 2024 General 2024 CD-20 Special 2023 US Senate Appt 2022 General Prior 2020s Elections Elections by Decade
Other Stuff Advanced Search CA Constitution CA in Congress Line of Succession Highest Ranking SCOTUS Cases

[search tips] [advanced search]

Searching tips

  • Enter a candidate's name to find a candidate
  • Enter the name of a political party to find the party and all candidates
  • Enter a date to find an election
  • Enter a year to find all elections within that year

Gordon W. Duffy


Picture of Gordon W. Duffy
Handford Chamber of Commerce
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1964 Republican AD-35 39843 Win
11-08-1966 Republican AD-21 47249 Win
11-05-1968 Republican AD-21 49925 Win
11-03-1970 Republican AD-21 41170 Win
11-07-1972 Republican AD-21 65423 Win
11-05-1974 Republican AD-32 32963 Win
11-02-1976 Republican AD-32 42516 Win
11-07-1978 Republican AD-32 46420 Win
11-04-1980 Republican AD-32 49952 Win
11-02-1982 Republican Secretary of State 2634541 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: April 24, 1924 in Hanford, CA
Married: JoAnn Hein (in 1958), Jean Moorhead Duffy (in 1985)
Children: Five (including Brian, Mark, Eric, and Sean)
Military Service: USN (WWII)
Died: February 10, 2021

1952-1955: Member, Hanford Planning Commission
1955-1961: Member, Hanford Elementary District Board of Trustees
1962-1965: Member, Hanford City Council
1964: Mayor, City of Hanford
1983-1985: Chair, California Air Resources Board

  • Had a spouse who served in the same legislative house concurrently (although they married later).
  • LEGISLATION: As a member of the Assembly Select Committee on Environmental Quality, Duffy was an author of AB 2045 (Chapt. 1433, Stats of 1970) which became the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970 (CEQA).

Source: California Blue Book (1967), (1971)
Source: California Assembly Handbook (1981)