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Carley V. Porter


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CA Blue Book
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1949 Nonpartisan AD-69 21359 Win
11-07-1950 Democratic AD-69 63652 Win
11-04-1952 Democratic AD-69 55093 Win
11-02-1954 Democratic AD-69 43533 Win
11-06-1956 Democratic AD-69 52572 Win
11-04-1958 Democratic AD-69 62695 Win
11-08-1960 Democratic AD-69 60583 Win
11-06-1962 Democratic AD-38 45131 Win
06-11-1963 Democratic CD-23 21969 Loss
11-03-1964 Democratic AD-38 55162 Win
11-08-1966 Democratic AD-38 39612 Win
11-05-1968 Democratic AD-38 44906 Win
11-03-1970 Democratic AD-38 42326 Win
11-07-1972 Democratic AD-38 50370 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: February 19, 1906 in Chicago, Illinois
Married: Marie Walton (in 1934)
Chid: Carl William
Military Service: ARMY (WWII)
Died (in office): December 6, 1972 in Sacramento, CA

1948: Early Primary for AD-69 (Withdrew)

  • LEGISATION: Author of the Burns Porter Act of 1959 (also known as the California Water Resources Bond Act of 1959; was a bond issue to fund the creation of the State Water Project). 
  • LEGISATION: Author of the Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act of 1970 (increased the authority of the State Water Resources Control Board and was seen nationwide as the most advanced legislation in the water quality field).
  • LEGISLATION: As a member of the Assembly Select Committee on Environmental Quality, Porter was an author of AB 2045 (Chapt. 1433, Stats of 1970) which became the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970 (CEQA).

Source: California Blue Book (1950), (1961), (1971)