A Tale of Two Tibbits

The List of Assemblymembers lists a J. H. Tibbits who represented Shasta, Modoc, and Lassen counties in 1911, and a separate James H. Tibbits who represented Amador County in 1895. In the “Great Register of Amador County for 1894,” we learn on line 2686 (on page 36) that James H. Tibbits was a 36 years […]

Not a Legislator

In his obituary, Harry A. Cobden was described as “a pioneer aviator, a rancher, a mountain climber, a rodeo cowboy, a Golden Gloves boxer, an engineer, a lawyer, a counter-espionage agent, a campaign manager in Upton Sinclair’s 1934 race for the governorship of California and, in the mid-1930s, a California state senator from Alameda County.” Cobden was not, […]

The Disappearance

In an earlier article, we noted that the number of “third party” candidates on California’s General Election ballots had fallen from 77 in 2010 to 3 each in 2012 and 2014. Based on the current results of the June Primary (election results won’t be finalized until July), it appears that no 3rd-party candidates will be on […]