John Laird   DEMOCRAT

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January 5, 2011: Laird was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown as the state Secretary of Resources.

August 17, 2010: In a a runoff special election for the 15th Senate District, Laird lost to Republican Sam Blakeslee. The seat was previously held by Republican Abel Maldonado, whom Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger named as Lieutenant Governor in November 2009.

November 5, 2002: Laird was elected to represent the 27th district in the state Assembly.


1981-1990: Laird served on the Santa Cruz City Council and was elected by the City Council to one-year mayor's terms in 1983 and 1987, becoming one of the first openly gay mayors in the United States.

Laird served eight years as a Cabrillo College Trustee.

Last edited by Scott Flodin on May 13, 2011

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