JoinCalifornia: Election History for the State of California

Information Home Elected Offices Elections by Decade Longest Service Shortest Service Most & Fewest Votes Uncontested Races Closest Contests Redistricting Recalls
Elections 2026 PREVIEW 2024 General 2024 CD-20 Special 2023 US Senate Appt 2022 General Prior 2020s Elections Elections by Decade
Other Stuff Advanced Search CA Constitution CA in Congress Line of Succession Highest Ranking SCOTUS Cases

[search tips] [advanced search]

Searching tips

  • Enter a candidate's name to find a candidate
  • Enter the name of a political party to find the party and all candidates
  • Enter a date to find an election
  • Enter a year to find all elections within that year

Vernon Kilpatrick


Picture of Vernon Kilpatrick
CA Blue Book
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1938 Democratic AD-55 14501 Win
11-05-1940 Democratic AD-55 19193 Win
11-03-1942 Democratic AD-55 17893 Win
11-07-1944 Democratic AD-55 23121 Win
11-05-1946 Democratic AD-55 15456 Win
11-02-1948 Democratic AD-55 28836 Win
11-07-1950 Democratic AD-55 21700 Win
11-04-1952 Democratic AD-55 25843 Win
11-02-1954 Democratic AD-55 19495 Win
11-06-1956 Democratic AD-55 27669 Win
11-04-1958 Democratic AD-55 34223 Win
11-08-1960 Democratic AD-55 32072 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: September 8, 1887 in Michigan
Married: Hazel Willet (in 1913)
Died: February 6, 1984

1956: Candidate for Presidential Elector
1956-1959: Chair, Assembly Subcommittee on Impact of Enemy Attack*
1960: Delegate, Democratic National Convention

  • NOTABLE COMMITTEE: The "Subcommittee on Impact of Enemy Attack on Economy and Constitutional Government of the State of California" was created to create a state policy for maintaining a continuity of civil government and during a large-scale atomic attack by the Soviet Union. The laws created by the committee included lengthening the Gubernatorial line of succession and permitting the Governor to appoint temporary legislators in the event that more than 1/5 of either house was killed in an attack.
  • Kilpatrick was the oldest member of the Assembly in 1962 at age 75. 
  • PLACENAME: "Juvenile Camp Vernon Kilpatrick" served as Los Angeles County juvenile detention camp in Malibu from its construction in 1962 until its closure in 2014. Between 2014 and 2017, the site was razed and rebuilt as a $48 million dollar facility. Since 2017, it has operated as "Campus Kilpatrick."

Source: California Blue Book (1946), (1950)
Source: "Camp Kilpatrick: Building positive attitudes with athletics" by Tracy Manzer, Long Beach Press-Telegram (5/21/2008)