State of California (Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Tehama, Yolo Counties) November 7, 2000 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Douglas Arthur "Art" Tuma

Candidate for
United States Representative; District 3

This information is provided by the candidate

Age: 55

Birth date: April 11, 1944

Community of residence: Antelope, Sacramento County

Years lived in the community: Nine


  • Libertarian Party, Sacramento County Central Committee Member
  • Cato Institute, Sponsor


  • Cato University, home study course completed in 1999
  • Lousiana Tech University, Civil Engineering, B.S. in 1971


2000: Candidate, U.S. Representative, CA Congressional District 3.

1998: Candidate, U.S. Representative, CA Congressional District 5.

1997, July 12:

  • Submitted letter to California Regional Water Quality Control Board regarding its Control Program to Reduce Selenium Discharges from the Grassland Watershed to the San Joaquin River, Agenda Item No. 4, Meeting of 19 June 1997. Reprinted November 12, 1998 with the following introduction.

  • Too Much Leviathan Caused Kesterson Tragedy - Not Selenium
  • Federal government deception regarding the authorized purpose of a federal water project facility named Kesterson Reservoir remains the basis for continuing political tragedy - communist reallocation of property. State government reliance on this federal hoax extends the scope of this political tragedy by enforcement of bogus water quality regulations.

1994, May 1:

  • First day of federal civil service retirement. Total federal service included 21 years as a civil engineer in the Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of the Interior, and 2 years active duty in the U.S. Navy.

1979: Professional Engineer - Civil, Nevada

1972: Graduate Assistant, Louisiana Tech University


  • Engineer-In-Training, Louisiana
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Louisiana Tech University

1970: First year of G.I. Bill education assistance.

  • Total corporate employment included 2 years as a gas plant technician and 3 years as an engineering assistant for Chevron Oil Company, The California Company Division in Louisiana and Mississippi.

1968: Honorable Discharge, U.S. Navy.

  • Total military service included 4 years as an Electronics Technician-Radar on the Naval Reserves, 1 year as a seaman assigned to the USS Saratoga, and 1 year as a cadet in Aviation Training.

1960: High School graduation, Omaha Public Schools

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