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Catalog Number 1987.027.001
Description Bill Duplissea 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 with a burgundy outside hand sewn border. Square in shape. Attached on one side is a small burgundy cotton loop that is hand sewn to the top. In the middle of the potholder, printed in red and in bold with small lettering, the text reads "GOVERNOR DEUKMEJIAN / NEEDS". Below the text above, printed in red and in bold with huge lettering, the text reads "BILL DUPLISSEA". Below the text above, printed in red and in bold with small lettering,. the text reads "IN THE STATE ASSEMBLY". On the back of the potholder, there is a colorful floral design with green, yellow and blue with red flowers with yellow branches in a white background on one side with a blue background with yellow and red flowers and white dots below, a red and white checkered spots to the right of the blue background. To the left of the blue background on the back, is a red background with yellow and green pattern with a black border with lines sticking out from it.
Object Name Potholder
Collection 3D - Food Processing & Prep Tools & Equipment
Title Bill Duplissea Political Campaign Potholder, c. 1986-1988
Date c. 1986-1988
Creator Unknown
Role Fiber Artist
Inscription Text "GOVERNOR DEUKMEJIAN / NEEDS" (printed in red and in bold with small lettering In the middle of the potholder)

"BILL DUPLISSEA" (printed in red and in bold with huge lettering below the text "GOVERNOR DEUKMEJIAN / NEEDS")

"IN THE STATE ASSEMBLY" (printed in red and in bold with small lettering below the text "BILL DUPLISSEA")
Provenance Used in political campaign by Bill Duplissea and Ed Bocciocco for Assembly office and given to women voters.
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." [ 4/3/2017]

"As a young boy, George Deukmejian was considered polite, good natured and studious. He worked through high school wrapping meat and making coat hangers. He attended Siena College where he majored in sociology, managed the college's baseball team, and picked up the nickname "Duke." He went on to earn his law degree at St. John's University. Soon after completing law school, he was drafted to serve in the US Army, where he was assigned legal duty in Paris.

At the end of his tour of duty, Deukmejian returned to the US and established a law practice in Southern California. He was also very active in a number of community organizations including the Red Cross, Boy Scouts, and Lion's Club. In 1962, Deukmejian was elected to the Assembly in which he served until 1967. He served as the State Senator for Los Angeles from 1967 to 1979 and as State Attorney General from 1979 to 1983. Deukmejian was elected Governor in 1983 and served two terms. His accomplishments included promoting sound economic policies that led to the creation of more than 2.8 million new jobs; making education a priority for the state; and creating a workfare program.

After serving as Governor, Deukmejian remained active in the community by serving on special commissions. In May 2008, he received an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from California State University, Long Beach for his political and civic endeavors." [ 4/3/2017]
Dimensions H-9.25 W-7 inches
Medium Textile
Search Terms Bocciocco, Ed
Duplissea, Bill
Kitchen Accessories
Politics and Politicians
Subjects Campaign insignia
Political activity
Political campaigns
People Bocciocco, Ed
Deukmejian, George
Duplissea, Bill