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David Elder


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-07-1978 Democratic AD-57 37134 Win
11-04-1980 Democratic AD-57 41417 Win
11-02-1982 Democratic AD-57 42030 Win
11-06-1984 Democratic AD-57 49726 Win
11-04-1986 Democratic AD-57 40001 Win
11-08-1988 Democratic AD-57 53002 Win
11-06-1990 Democratic AD-57 32024 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: February 10, 1942 in Los Angeles, CA
Married: Muriel Gilmour, Linda Proaps
Children: Jonathan, Nicholas, Christopher, and Amanda

Previous: Budget Analyst, City of Long Beach
1992: Primary Candidate for AD-55 (Lost; 26.9%)
1994: Primary Candidate for SBOE-4 (Lost; 4.99%)

  • Linda Proaps worked for Assemblyman Elder of Long Beach before marrying and later divorcing him. In 1991, Proaps wrote "Capitol Punishment" described by Ken Hoover of the UPI as "the fictional story of a legislative staffer who has an affair with her boss, Assemblyman Eric Darcy of Long Beach, and suffers through an unhappy marriage with him." (Source)
  • An incumbent who lost to a member of their own party (in 1992).

Source: California Legislature Handbook (1979), (1989)