Steven T. Kuykendall
Steven T. Kuykendall (born January 27, 1947) is an American politician and former 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 reelection 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 reelection in 2000. After his defeat, he was mentioned as a possible Bush Administration candidate for Under Secretary of the Navy.
|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 Assembly|
from the 54th district
|Preceded by||Betty Karnette|
|Succeeded by||Alan Lowenthal|
|Born||January 27, 1947|
McAlester, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Alma mater||San Diego State University|
Life and careerEdit
Prior to becoming a congressman, Kuykendall was a member of the California State Assembly between 1994 and 1998. He was elected to the Assembly by defeating incumbent Betty Karnette. Kuykendall ran again for the Assembly in 2004 but was unsuccessful. He also served on the Rancho Palos Verdes City Councilfrom 1991 to 1994, holding the position of mayor in 1994. His political archives were donated to the California State University, Long Beach library.
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.
|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%|
- "Former Congressman Kuykendall Donates Archives to Library". Inside CSULB. California State University, Long Beach. December 1, 2009.
- "Election Statistics". Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives. Archived from the original on July 25, 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-08.
- United States Congress. "Steven T. Kuykendall (id: K000357)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Official site
- CNN candidate profile
- Voting record maintained by The Washington Post
| California State Assemblyman, 54th District
1994 – 1998
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 36th congressional district
1999 – 2001