Dick Monteith (politician)
A conservative businessman in the agriculture industry, Monteith ran for California State Senate in 1994 against three term Democratic incumbent Dan McCorquodale. The 12th District, formerly based eastern Santa Clara County, shifted entirely into the conservative Central Valley after reapportionment, taking away McCorquodale's natural home advantage. Monteith won in an upset (thanks to that year's GOP tide) and handily won a nasty reelection battle in 1998 against former Democratic Assemblyman Sal Cannella.
Prevented from seeking reelection in 2002 because of state term limits, Monteith made an unsuccessful run for the Congressional seat of Gary Condit, who had been defeated in the Democratic primary by Assemblyman Dennis Cardoza. Cardoza beat Monteith 51% to 43% in a district that had been redrawn in favor of a Democrat.
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- "Voice of the Voters". StateNet Publications. December 1998.
- Vassar, Alex; Shane Meyers (2007). "Dick Monteith, Republican". JoinCalifornia.com. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
-  Dick Monteith Vice-Chairman Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors]
- JoinCalifornia, Election History for the State of California
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