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Lee C. Gates


Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1910 Republican SD-34 13110 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: April 4, 1856 in Preble County, Ohio
Married: Bessie Broaddus Caldwell
Children: Hazel Kirk and June
Died: June 14, 1917 in Los Angeles, CA

1906: Candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles (Lost)
1911: Proponent, Proposition 7 (Establishing the right of Initiative and Referendum in California)
1912: Delegate, Republican National Convention

  • LEGISLATION: Lee (with Assemblyman William C. Clark) was the Author of SCA 22 (1911) which gave California voters the right of initiative and referendum. 
  • LEGISLATION: Lee (with Assemblyman William C. Clark) was the Author of SCA 23 (1911) which gave California voters the ability to recall statewide and legislative elected officials.

Source: California Blue Book (1911)