The Death of Senator Seaton

One minor mystery from California’s history has been solved. A biographic note written by Winfield J. Davis in his History of Political Conventions in California, 1849-1892 indicated that State Senator George W. Seaton had died October 13, 1865 “in Yosemite”. It was unclear whether the Davis had meant that Seaton died while visiting the Yosemite […]

California’s Legislature, 2011 ed.

Thursday marked the release of the 2011 edition of California’s Legislature by the Assembly Chief Clerk’s Office. The book, updated and released periodically since the 1940s, was most recently updated in 2006. Among the features in the new edition; The party composition of the Legislature for each session since 1849. An expanded glossary of legislative […]

State Legislative Primary Candidate Report (9/14/2011)

The current count for state legislative candidates being tracked for the 2012 Primary is; TOTAL: 219 Legislators: 83 Curent Legislators (38%), 18 Former Legislators (8%), 118 Non-Legislators (54%) Previous Candidates*: 117 have JoinCalifornia biographies (53%), 102 do not (47%) Parties: 135 Democrats (62%), 79 Republicans (36%), 4 No Party Preference (2%), 1 Green (0%)   […]