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John A. Nejedly


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CA Blue Book
Date Party Office Votes Result
03-25-1969 Republican SD-07 83013 Win
11-07-1972 Republican SD-07 159061 Win
11-02-1976 Republican SD-07 137559 Win

Candidate Biography:

John Albert Nejedly
Born: October 22, 1914 in Oakland, CA
Children; Mary Nejedly Piepho*, Jim Nejedly*, John T. Nejedly*, and Greg Rossi (stepson)
Military Service: ARMY (WWII)
Died: September 19, 2006 in Walnut Creek, CA

1946-1958: City Attorney, City of Walnut Creek
1946-1958: Deputy District Attorney, Contra Costa County
1958-1969: District Attorney, Contra Costa County

  • LEGISLATION: Author of SB 42 (1976), the Uniform Determinate Sentencing Act of 1976, which established determinate sentencing in California criminal cases.
  • LEGISLATION: Author of the Nejedly-Z'berg-Dills Solid Waste Management and Resource Recovery Act of 1972 (created the State Solid Waste Management Board)
  • A number of members of the Nejedly have held office; John is a member of the Contra Costa Community College board, James is a member of the Contra Costa Central Sanitary District board, and Mary is a Contra Costa County Supervisor. Source: Contra Costa Times
  • PLACENAME: The Antioch Bridge near Antioch is named the "Senator John A. Nejedly Bridge". California State Senator John A. Nejedly authored SB 25, enacted as Chapter 765 of the Statutes of 1972, to authorize the design and construction of the new Antioch Bridge. The original bridge was built in 1926. - Source:
  • Eagle Scout (1928)

Source: California Blue Book (1971)
Source: California Assembly Handbook (1979)