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Bernie Richter


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1992 Republican AD-03 85685 Win
11-08-1994 Republican AD-03 84341 Win
11-05-1996 Republican AD-03 94765 Win

Candidate Biography:

Bernard D. Richter
Born: September 7, 1931 in Los Angeles, CA
Married: Mary La Rae Richter (in 1953)
Children: Dr. Karen Richter Callen, Kathleen Richter-Makel, and Kimberly Suzanne Richter-Reade (married to David Reade)
Died: October 25, 1999

1974-1978: Member, Butte County Board of Supervisors
2000: Early Primary Candidate for SD-01 (Died before the primary)

  • PLACENAME: "The 5-mile segment of Route 99 south of its intersection with Route 70 in the County of Sutter is named the Bernie Richter Memorial Highway. In January 1998 Bernie Richter witnessed a vehicle lose control, crash into a bridge abutment just south of the intersection of Route 99 and Route 70 in the County of Sutter, and burst into flames. At this point Assemblymember Richter raced to the vehicle with his own fire extinguisher, and with the assistance of another good Samaritan, rescued the driver by pulling him out of the vehicle." - Source:

Source: California Legislature Handbook (1994)