Ron Packard

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Ron Packard
Ron Packard.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 48th district
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 3, 2001
Preceded byDistrict created
Succeeded byDarrell Issa
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 43rd district
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 3, 1993
Preceded byClair Burgener
Succeeded byKen Calvert
Personal details
Born (1931-01-19) January 19, 1931 (age 88)
Meridian, Idaho, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Jean Packard

Ronald Charleston "Ron" Packard, D.M.D. (born January 19, 1931) is a retired Republican politician from California. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 2001.[1]

In 1982, Packard lost the Republican primary for the United States House of Representatives in a crowded field of candidates to Johnnie Crean by 92 votes.[2] After Crean faced controversy, such as laying about being endorsed by then-President Ronald Reagan, Packard ran as a write-in candidate. He won the election in 1982 beating Crean. Packard won the election by 11,000 votes to become the first independent write-in candidate to defeat candidates of both the Democratic and Republican parties.

References[change | change source]

  1. Ken Rudin. "Political Junkie". NPR.
  2. CQ Politics Trivia

Other websites[change | change source]