Larry Chimbole

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Larry Chimbole
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 34th district
In office
December 2, 1974 – November 30, 1978
Preceded by Bob Wood
Succeeded by Phil Wyman
Personal details
Born May 22, 1919
New Haven, Connecticut
Died November 10, 2015(2015-11-10) (aged 96)
Palmdale, California
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Vickie Roberson
Children Steven, Patricia, Susan and Wynne
Residence Palmdale, California
Alma mater Glendale College

Larry Chimbole (May 22, 1919 – November 10, 2015) was a United States Army veteran of World War II, California politician, and a member of the Democratic party.

A city councilman and then mayor of Palmdale, Chimbole won election to the California State Assembly in 1974 by defeating Republican Kenneth Hall, then chief deputy director of the California Department of Finance. In 1976 he narrowly defeated Republican Phil Wyman, vice president of the Antelope Valley Board of Trade. In 1978, however, Wyman came back to beat Chimbole.[1]

From 1996 to 2000 Chimbole was a member of the Antelope Valley Hospital District Board.

The Larry Chimbole Cultural Center is located in Palmdale, California.[2] Chimbole died November 10, 2015.[3]

Electoral history[edit]

Member, California State Assembly: 1974-1978
Year Office Democrat Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct
1974 California State Assembly
District 34
Larry Chimbole 35,416 51.7% Kenneth F. Hall 28,976 42.3%
1976 California State Assembly
District 34
Larry Chimbole 44,154 50.6% Phil Wyman 43,086 49.4%
1978 California State Assembly
District 34
Larry Chimbole 36,928 45.7% Phil Wyman 43,845 54.3%

References[edit]

  1. ^ JoinCalifornia: Election History for the State of California. Accessed 1 July 2013
  2. ^ Vassar, Alexander C., The Legislators of California - Appendix D
  3. ^ "Larry Chimbole, First Mayor of Palmdale, Dies at 96" SCVNEWS.COM, November 11, 2015
Political offices
Preceded by
District created
California State Assembly 34th District
1974 – 1978
Succeeded by
Phil Wyman