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Howard Jarvis


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1962 Nonpartisan Senate3 9963 Loss
11-03-1970 Republican SBOE4 1483612 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Howard Arnold Jarvis
Born: September 22, 1903 in Mercur, Utah
Married: Estelle (died 2006)
Died: August 11, 1986 in Los Angeles, CA

1962: Primary Candidate for US Senator (Lost)
1978: Founded the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
1978: Co-Author (with Paul Gann), Proposition 13 [People's Initiative to Limit Property Taxation] (Passed; 65%)

  • When he died in 1986, then-Assemblyman Bill Leonard noted "He had an enormous influence. Jarvis' shadow will be over this (Capitol) building for a long time."