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Alister McAlister


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CA Blue Book (1975)
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1970 Democratic AD-25 58478 Win
11-07-1972 Democratic AD-25 106784 Win
11-05-1974 Democratic AD-25 45732 Win
11-02-1976 Democratic AD-25 67740 Win
11-07-1978 Democratic AD-25 47176 Win
11-04-1980 Democratic AD-25 79984 Win
11-02-1982 Democratic AD-18 51565 Win
11-06-1984 Democratic AD-18 64866 Win

Candidate Biography:

Alister Davidson McAlister
Born: November 10, 1929 in Highland, Illinois
Married: Evelyn Young (in 1952)
Children: Diane, Alister II, Gwenevere, Malcom, and Courtney
Military Service: ARMY
Died: November 8, 2010 in Wilton, CA

Previous: Law Professor
1986: Primary Candidate for Controller (Lost; 12.2%)

  • LEGISLATION: Author of more than 400 laws during his 16 years in the Assembly.
  • LEGISLATION: Author, AB 200 (1985), which provided that a property owner would not be held liable to criminals for any injury sustained in connection with specified felonies (most notably burglaries). 
  • In his 1986 campaign for Controller, several of his campaign ads referred to himself as "Honest McHonest".  
  • Courtney McAlister was a 2012 candidate for Yuba County Superior Court.

Source: California Blue Book (1971), (1975)
Source: California Assembly Handbook (1979)