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Mayors and Postmasters of Chula Vista, California

Mayors of Chula Vista, 1952-2014 (may be incomplete!)
James L. Hobel as of 1952 Aaron Reisland as of 1953 George De Wolfe as of 1954 R. J. Halferty as of 1955 John A. Smith as of 1956 Peter DeGraaf as of 1957-58 Keith W. Menzel as of 1959 Standlee McMains as of 1960 Dan McCorquodale 1968-69 Thomas D. Hamilton, Jr. 1970-74 Greg Cox as of 1981-86 Shirley Horton 1994-2002 Steve Padilla 2002-06 Cheryl Cox 2006-14

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1968 Apr 9: Dan McCorquodale, elected; Bill Eckhart, defeated; John Sylvester, defeated; Robert McAllister, defeated; Cecil Sparling, defeated.
  • 1970 Apr 14: Thomas D. Hamilton, Jr., elected; Bud Wilson, defeated; Charles J. Machres, defeated.
  • 1972 Apr 11: Thomas D. Hamilton, Jr., elected; Eugene Coleman, defeated; Jack Cummings, defeated.
  • 1977 Apr 12: Will T. Hyde, elected; Norm Ross, defeated; Donald A. Painter, defeated; Clay Ford, defeated; Frederick A. R. Drew, defeated.
  • 1981 Nov 3: Greg Cox, elected; Bill Ayers, defeated; O. Steven Ballard, defeated; Don Dulko, defeated.
  • 1986 Nov 4: Greg Cox, elected unopposed.
  • 1990 Nov 6: Gayle L. McCandliss, elected; Robert Piantedosi, defeated.
  • 1991 Jun 4: Tim Nader, elected; Frank Scott, defeated; Chris Chase, defeated; Nick Aguilar, defeated; Bob Beyerle, defeated; Robert Piantedosi, defeated; David E. Campbell, defeated; Frederick A. R. Drew, defeated; G. L. 'Jerry' Forbes, defeated; Joseph O. Albert, defeated; Mark Boltz, defeated.
  • 1994 Jun 7: Shirley Horton, elected; Penny Allen, defeated; Robert Piantedosi, defeated; Wayne Thomas Tucker, defeated.
  • 1998 Jun 2: Shirley Horton, elected; Carolyn A. Malcolm, defeated; Robert Piantedosi, defeated; Petra E. Barajas, defeated; Everett E. Borha, defeated.
  • 2002 Mar 5: Mary Salas, advanced to runoff; Steve Padilla, advanced to runoff; Petra E. Barajas, defeated.
  • 2002 Nov 5: Steve Padilla, elected; Mary Salas, defeated.
  • 2006 Jun 6: Cheryl Cox, advanced to runoff; Steve Padilla, advanced to runoff; Steve Castaneda, defeated; Richie Macias, defeated; Petra E. Barajas, defeated.
  • 2006 Nov 7: Cheryl Cox, elected; Steve Padilla, defeated.
  • 2010 Jun 8: Cheryl Cox, elected; Steve Castaneda, defeated; Jorge Dominguez, defeated.

    Postmasters at Chula Vista, 1901-72 (may be incomplete!)
    Wesley Perry as of 1901-03 Erastus W. Dyer as of 1905 Frank J. Norton 1947-49 Frank J. Norton 1949-53 Carl H. Stahlheber 1953-54 Carl H. Stahlheber 1954-72

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