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  Torlakson, Tom
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NameTom Torlakson
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Antioch, California , United States
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Born July 19, 1949 (70 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
Last ModifedRBH
Jan 10, 2017 12:56am
Tags Anti School Vouchers - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gun control - Catholic -
InfoEducation:
MA, Education, University of California, Berkeley, 1977
Teaching Credential, University of California, Berkeley, 1977
BA, History, University of California, Berkeley, 1971.

Professional Experience:
Kosich Insurance Company, 1989-present
Coach, Antioch High School, 1973-2003
Educator, Mount Diablo High Schools, 1972-1981
Landscaper, 1977
Enlisted, United States Merchant Marine, 1967-1971.

Political Experience:
Assembly Member, California State Assembly, 2008
Former Chair, Senate Majority Caucus
Senator, California State Senate, 2001-present
Assemblymember, California State Assembly, 1997-2000
Member, Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, 1980-1996
Chair, Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, 1984, 1989, 1994
Member, Antioch City Council, 1978-1980.

Organizations:
Director, Holiday Run & Walk Against Drugs, 1977-present
Member, Delta Kiwanis, 1975-present
Member, Sierra Club, 1966-present
President, Association of Bay Area Governments, 1994-1995
Former President, Sierra Club, Mount Diable Regional Group, 1966
Member, Antioch Chamber of Commerce
Member, Concord Chamber of Commerce
Former President, Many Hands Recycling Center
Member, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Member, Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce
Member, Planning & Conservation League
Member, Save San Francisco Association.

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees:
Member, SMART Growth Caucus, 1999-present
Co-Chair, Local Government Caucus, 1997-present
Chair, State Route 4 Bypass Authority, 1989-1996
Member, Contra Costa Transportation Authority 1988-1996
Initiator/Chair, Highway 4 Task Force, 1981-1988
Chair, California Task Force on Youth and Workplace Wellness.

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FAMILY
Wife Mae Torlakson 00, 2009-

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/04/2014 CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Won 52.14% (+4.28%)
  06/03/2014 CA Superintendent of Public Instruction - Primary Won 46.54% (+17.61%)
  11/02/2010 CA Superintendent of Public Instruction Won 54.52% (+9.64%)
  06/08/2010 CA Superintendent of Public Instruction - Primary Won 18.57% (+0.00%)
  11/04/2008 CA State Assembly 11 Won 73.70% (+47.40%)
  06/03/2008 CA State Assembly 11 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2007 Majority Caucus Chair Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 CA State Senate 07 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  03/02/2004 CA State Senate 07 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2000 CA State Senate 07 Won 54.44% (+11.45%)
  03/07/2000 CA State Senate 07- Open Primary Won 47.50% (+0.99%)
  11/03/1998 CA State Assembly 11 Won 69.02% (+38.05%)
  11/05/1996 CA State Assembly 11 Won 60.02% (+29.11%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Proposition 58 (English Proficiency) - Nov 08, 2016 YES Yes
Proposition 55 (Tax Extension to Fund Education and Healthcare) - Nov 08, 2016 YES Yes
CA District 24 - Open Primary - Jun 07, 2016 D Salud Carbajal
CA State Senate 07 - Special Election Primary - Mar 17, 2015 D Susan Bonilla
San Diego Mayor - Special Primary - Nov 19, 2013 D Nathan Fletcher
CA - District 15 - Nov 06, 2012 D Eric Swalwell
CA - District 15 - Open Primary - Jun 05, 2012 D Pete Stark
CA - District 08 - Open Primary - Jun 05, 2012 I Anthony Adams
CA Lieutenant Governor - Appointment - Apr 26, 2010 NPA Reject
CA - District 10 - Special Election - Sep 01, 2009 D Mark DeSaulnier
CA State Assembly 19 - D Primary - Jun 03, 2008 D Jerry Hill
CA District 11 - D Primary - Jun 06, 2006 D Steve Filson
CA State Assembly 06 - D Primary - Jun 06, 2006 D Jared W. Huffman
CA State Assembly 11 - D Primary - Jun 06, 2006 D Mark DeSaulnier
CA State Assembly 16 - D Primary - Jun 06, 2006 D John Russo