Fact-checking Andra Hoffman

Anyone who reads this website regularly knows that this website usually avoids criticizing current candidates or elected officials. However, while doing some preliminary biographical research this evening on the candidates in the AD-45 Special Election, I found an error on candidate Andra Hoffman‘s website that I felt was worth highlighting. Her campaign biography notes that […]

Addition: J. W. Van Benschoten to “Shortest Terms in Office”

Today, Assemblyman J. W. Van Benschoten was added to the list of Shortest Terms in Office page on JoinCalifornia.com Assemblyman Van Benschoten served 66 days between December 15, 1849 and February 18, 1850. One source indicates that he was appointed Postmaster of the Graysonville Post Office (then in Tuolumne County, now in Stanislaus) on or […]

Correction: Robert Crown Library

After a tip from the State Senate’s own Bill Bailey that  the Robert Crown Law Library at Stanford University was not named after Assemblyman Robert W. Crown, I emailed the library to get an answer. The response I got from the wise and resourceful Sarah Wilson (Reference Librarian & Archivist) was: No, we’re named after […]