Earl Smittcamp, a long-time farmer who spent nearly 50 years in the line of succession to California’s Governor, died today. Governor Reagan appointed Smittcamp as Disaster Acting Governor #6 in 1967, placing him 14th in the line of succession after California’s statewide elected officials and the five Disaster Acting Governors ahead of him. As […]
Updated candidate biography for Assemblyman H. J. Widenmann to note that he died on October 3, 1918 in Vallejo, CA.
We lost some legends this year. Bill Munnell was a member of the Cold War-era Assembly Doomsday Committee. Newt Russell was one of the very last legislators who set such a high value on following the Legislature’s rules that he wouldn’t allow them to be broken in the name of expediency. Nick Petris authored the […]