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Catalog Number 1987.027.002
Description Edward J. Bacciocco Political Campaign Potholder, c. 1986-1988. Used in political campaign by Bill Duplissea and Ed Bocciocco for Assembly office and given to women voters. Cotton off-white potholder. Square in shape with white hand stitched border all around the potholder. Attached on one side is a small white cotton loop that is hand sewn to the top. In the middle of the potholder, printed in blue, bold, with huge lettering the text reads "Don't / Get Burned!". Below the text above, printed in blue with small lettering, the text reads "Bill Duplissea". Below the text above, printed in blue and medium lettering, the text reads "O P P O S E S T H E". The text "O P P O S E S T H E" is spaced out and is underlined at the bottom of the text. Below the text above, printed in blue, bold with huge lettering, the text reads "Equal Rights". The text "Equal Rights" is underlined. Below the text above, printed in blue and bold, the text reads "AMENDMENT". The text "AMENDMENT" is closer together. On the back of the potholder, in the middle of the white border, is a white floral design with leaves in a green background.
Object Name Potholder
Collection 3D - Food Processing & Prep Tools & Equipment
Title Edward J. Bacciocco Political Campaign Potholder, c. 1986-1988
Date c. 1986-1988
Creator Unknown
Role Fiber Artist
Inscription Text "Don't / Get Burned!" (printed in blue, bold with huge lettering in the middle of the potholder)

"Bill Duplissea" (printed in blue, with small lettering below the text "Don't / Get Burned!" in the middle of the potholder)

"O P P O S E S T H E / EQUAL RIGHTS / AMENDMENT" (printed in blue with the text "O P P O S E S T H E" is spaced out and is underlined with bold and medium lettering, the text "EQUAL RIGHTS" is underlined and printed in blue with bold and huge lettering, and the text "AMENDMENT" is closer together and printed in blue and blue; located in the bottom middle of the potholder below the text "Bill Duplissea"
Provenance
Notes "William Duplissea is a former Republican Assemblymember from California's 20th State Assembly district, who served from 1986 until he was defeated for reelection in 1988 by Democrat Ted Lempert. He represented San Mateo County which is located in the Peninsula subregion of the San Francisco Bay Area. Duplissea served as a member of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, which serves the nine Bay Area Counties. He served as the Administrative Director of the Division of Workers' Compensation, Director of the Office of Manufacturing Retention, Public Member of the OSHA Appeals Board serving the administrations of George Deukmejian and Pete Wilson. Duplissea was elected by the Republican Caucus to the Leadership position of Caucus Secretary. Appointed by the Speaker of the California Assembly, Vice Chairman of the Assembly Committee on Transportation. He served on 4 committees during his time in the Assembly which were Labor & Employment, Revenue & Taxation, Ways & Means, and Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy. Vice President California Truck Trailer Services Inc. 1980-present President Bayview Trailer and Equipment Inc. 1980-1984 General Partner Carlos Cleaners and Launderers 1980-present. BA in History from the University of San Francisco in 1972. AA from Menlo College in 1970. He currently lives in Redwood City, CA." [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Duplissea_(politician) 4/3/2017]

"Edward J. Bacciocco, Jr. born around 1935, was engaged to Jackie Speier in 1984, was a government professor in Stanford University in 1970s, and was a member of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors in 1980s, and has an auditorium named after him
located at the San Mateo County Transit District Administrative Offices in San Carlos."
[http://www.joincalifornia.com/candidate/3078 4/3/2017]
Dimensions H-9.5 W-7 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Bacciocco, Ed
Duplissea, Bill
Kitchen Accessories
Politics and Politicians
Subjects Campaign insignia
Political activity
Political campaigns
People Bacciocco, Ed
Duplissea, Bill