Sharon Runner

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Sharon Runner
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Member of the California Senate
from the 21st district
In office
March 19, 2015 – July 14, 2016
Preceded bySteve Knight
Succeeded byTBD
Member of the California Senate
from the 17th district
In office
February 18, 2011 – December 3, 2012
Preceded byGeorge Runner
Succeeded bySteve Knight (redistricted)
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 36th district
In office
December 2, 2002 – November 30, 2008
Preceded byGeorge Runner
Succeeded bySteve Knight
Personal details
Born(1954-05-17)May 17, 1954
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
DiedJuly 14, 2016(2016-07-14) (aged 62)
Lancaster, California, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
George Runner (m. 1973–2016)
(her death)
ResidenceLancaster, California, U.S.
Alma materAntelope Valley College

Sharon Runner (May 17, 1954 – July 14, 2016) was an American politician. She was a Republican California State Senator. She represented the 21st Senate District at the time of her death, and lastly represented the 17th Senate District from 2011 to 2012.

She was also a member of the California State Assembly from 2002 to 2008, representing the 36th district. She was the wife of California State Board of Equalization Member George Runner. From 2004 to 2008, then-Senator George Runner and then-Assemblywoman Sharon Runner were the first husband and wife in California history to serve at the same time in the California State Legislature.[1]

Runner died at her home in Lancaster, California on July 14, 2016 from complications of respiratory failure, aged 62.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "California Legislature Handbook 2007-2008" (PDF). California State Legislature.
  2. Myers, John (July 14, 2016). "State Sen. Sharon Runner, longtime Republican lawmaker, dies at 62". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 14, 2016.
  3. Cadelago, Christopher (July 14, 2016). "State Sen. Sharon Runner has died". Sacramento Bee. Retrieved July 14, 2016.