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Ed Reinecke


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CA Blue Book (2000)
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1964 Republican CD-27 83141 Win
11-08-1966 Republican CD-27 93890 Win
11-05-1968 Republican CD-27 162854 Win
01-21-1969 Republican Lieutenant Governor 0 Win
11-03-1970 Republican Lieutenant Governor 3521065 Win

Candidate Biography:

Howard Edwin Reinecke
Born: January 7, 1924 in Medford, Oregon
Military Service: USN (WWII)
Married: Jean Mietus
Children: Mark, Mimi, and Tom
Died: December 24, 2016 in Laguna Hills, CA

1969: Resigned from the United States House of Representatives on January 21.
1972: Delegate, Republican National Convention
1974: Primary Candidate for Governor (Lost)
1974: Resigned as Lieutenant Governor on October 2.
1981-1983: Vice-Chairman, California Republican Party
1983-1985: Chairman, California Republican Party

Source: California Blue Book (1971)
Source: "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present" (U.S. Library of Congress) []
Source: "Ed Reinecke, who resigned as California's lieutenant governor after a perjury conviction, dies at 92" by Cindy Chang, LA Times (12/25/2016)