Dan McCorquodale

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Dan McCorquodale (born December 17, 1934 in Longville, Louisiana) is an American politician from Newton, Texas, a former California State Senator, and a member of the Democratic Party.

Early career[edit]

Before entering politics, McCorquodale was a teacher in the California public schools. McCorquodale then served as a Santa Clara County Supervisor, winning election in 1972 and being reelected in 1976 and 1980.

State Senate[edit]

In 1982 McCorquodale was elected to the San Jose based 12th district in the California State Senate, narrowly defeating Republican incumbent Dan O'Keefe.[1]


In 1986, he won a difficult reelection against Santa Clara County Supervisor Tom Legan. Although he won easy reelection in 1990, McCorquodale lost his seat in 1994 to Dick Monteith a conservative Republican businessman. The fact that his senate district had been shifted from his home base of San Jose into the more conservative Central Valley after reapportionment proved too much of a burden for McCorquodale. And the huge gains the GOP enjoyed that year eventually did him in.[2]


  1. ^ Vassar, Alex; Shane Meyers (2007). "Dan McCorquodale, Democrat". JoinCalifornia.com. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  2. ^ "Complete Election Results". California Journal. StateNet Publications. XXV (12). December 1994. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dan O'Keefe
California State Senate, 12th District
Succeeded by
Dick Monteith