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James L. Flournoy


Picture of James L. Flournoy
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1962 Republican SBOE4 1293057 Loss
11-03-1970 Republican Secretary of State 2926613 Loss
11-02-1982 Republican Controller 2776973 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: December 12, 1915 in Como, Texas
Married: Lovelia Johnson, Marilyn
Children: Alicia Haynes, George Jackson, and James F. Etienne Jr.
Died: February 21, 2009 in Moreno Valley, CA

Previous: Co-Founder, California Black Republican Council
1971-197?: Member, Workmen’s Compensation Appeals Board
1974: Primary Candidate for Controller (Lost)
1983: Deputy Director, California Department of Motor Vehicles

  • Flournoy became the first African-American nominated for partisan statewide office in California in 1970. In the same election, Wilson Riles became the first African American to be elected to statewide office, winning the nonpartisan post of Superintendent of Public Instruction.