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Paul Peek


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1936 Democratic AD-71 17621 Win
11-08-1938 Democratic AD-71 16226 Win
03-01-1940 Democratic Secretary of State 0 Win
11-03-1942 Democratic Secretary of State 1012306 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: June 5, 1904 in West Union, Iowa
Married: Elizabeth
Children: Two (one daughter and one son)
Died: April 7, 1987 in Sacramento, CA

1936: Vice President, State Junior Chamber of Commerce
1939: Speaker, California State Assembly
1939-1940: Chairman, Democratic State Central Committee
1940: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
1940: Candidate for Assembly Speaker (Lost; 33 to 43)
1940: Resigned from the State Assembly on February 29.
1942: Resigned as Secretary of State on December 22.
1942-1962: Justice, Third Appellate District
1948-1950: Member, California Judicial Council
1962-1966: Justice, California Supreme Court

  • According to his obituary in the LA Times, Peek is "believed to have been the only Californian to serve as a top-level official in the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government."

Source: "The Judicial Council of California: Membership" by the Judicial Council of California (accessed 5/30/2012)