Steven T. Kuykendall
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from California's 36th district
January 3, 1999 – January 3, 2001
|Preceded by||Jane Harman|
|Succeeded by||Jane Harman|
|Member of the California State Assembly|
from the 54th district
December 5, 1994 – November 30, 1998
|Preceded by||Betty Karnette|
|Succeeded by||Alan Lowenthal|
|Born||January 27, 1947|
McAlester, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Died||January 22, 2021 (aged 73)|
Long Beach, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||San Diego State University|
Steven T. Kuykendall (January 27, 1947 – January 22, 2021) was an American politician and Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California's 36th congressional district from 1999 to 2001 in the 106th Congress. He defeated Democrat Janice Hahn in the 1998 election with 49% of the vote. He was narrowly defeated for re-election in 2000 by his predecessor Jane Harman, who had relinquished her seat to run for Governor in 1998. Kuykendall was the only freshman congressman to be defeated for re-election in 2000.
Life and career
A resident of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Kuykendall was born in McAlester, Oklahoma. He studied at Oklahoma City University and earned his MBA from San Diego State University. Kuykendall also served in the United States Marine Corps for two tours in the Vietnam War.
In 1998, he successfully waged a campaign for Congress and served in the 106th Congress from January 3, 1999 to January 3, 2001. He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 2000. In the US House, Kuykendall served on the Armed Services, Science, and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committees.
Kuykendall ran again for the Assembly in 2004 but was unsuccessful. He also served on the Rancho Palos Verdes City Council from 1991 to 1994, holding the position of mayor in 1994. His political archives were donated to the California State University, Long Beach library.
|Year||Democrat||Votes||Pct||Republican||Votes||Pct||3rd Party||Party||Votes||Pct||3rd Party||Party||Votes||Pct||3rd Party||Party||Votes||Pct|
|1998||Janice Hahn||84,624||47%||Steven T. Kuykendall||88,843||49%||Robin Barrett||Green||3,612||2%||Kerry Welsh||Libertarian||3,066||2%||John R. Konopka||Reform||1,561||1%|
|2000||Jane Harman||115,651||48%||Steven T. Kuykendall||111,199||47%||Daniel R. Sherman||Libertarian||6,073||3%||John R. Konopka||Reform||3,549||1%||Matt Ornati||Natural Law||2,264||1%|
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