- David Harmer at a glance
Residence: San Ramon.
Political career: Lost congressional election
in Utah’s 2nd District in 1996; lost special election in 2009 to
Democrat John Garamendi in California’s 10h Congressional
Occupation/career: Attorney; former counsel to
subcommittee of U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee; former fellow of
College or Public Interest Law at Pacific legal Foundation,
defending property rights and other freedoms; attorney for several
credit card companies, including JP Morgan Chase and the former
Washington Mutual Bank.
Education: Bachelor of Arts in English, Brigham
Young University, Provo, Utah, 1984; law degree, BYU Law School,
Family: Wife Elayne; four children.
Dean Andal, former assemblyman and board of equalization
Bill Baker, former East Bay congressman
Lynn Leach, former East Bay assemblywoman
Norm Shumway, former congressman for Lodi area
Former presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee
San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation
Ken Vogel, San Joaquin County supervisor, Linden
Leroy Ornellas, San Joaquin County supervisor, Tracy
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Posted: Saturday, October 9, 2010 12:00 am
Updated: 7:23 am, Thu Oct 14, 2010.
Although he has never held public office, David Harmer has an
extensive political background. Through his father, John Harmer,
who served as both a state senator and lieutenant governor, David
Harmer frequented state and federal offices. He reportedly walked
precincts for his dad at the age of 4.
Harmer also remembers the late President Ronald Reagan, who was
close to John Harmer when Reagan was governor of California. And he
uses the former president's name considerably on the campaign
Saturday, October 9, 2010 12:00 am.
Updated: 7:23 am.