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Michael J. Machado


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CA Blue Book 2000
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1992 Democratic AD-17 57697 Loss
11-08-1994 Democratic AD-17 45710 Win
11-05-1996 Democratic AD-17 54607 Win
11-03-1998 Democratic AD-17 61556 Win
11-07-2000 Democratic SD-05 142392 Win
11-02-2004 Democratic SD-05 154519 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: March 12, 1948 in Stockton, CA
Married: Diana
Children: Erahm John, Melissa Rose, and Christopher Michael*
Military Service: USN (Vietnam)

Previous: President, San Joaquin Farm Bureau
1995: Recall Election of Assemblyman Machado in AD-17 (Failed; 37.0%)
2009-Present: Member, State Compensation Insurance Fund
2009-Present: Community Outreach organizer, Federal Prison Healthcare Receiver

  • Chris Machado died in a farm accident in 1998.
  • The Machado School Violence and Prevention Response Act of 1999 was named by SB 711 (1999). 
  • LEGISLATION: Author of SB 1226 (2004) which designated “purple needlegrass,” or Nassella pulchra, as the official State Grass. 
  • In 1994, Machado was the target of a recall led by Larry Bowler, Dean Andal and 62 others. The recall qualified for the ballot but failed (37.02% in favor; 62.98% opposed).

Source: California Blue Book (2000)