Former baseball MVP Steve Garvey, known for his illustrious baseball career, announces his bid for California’s Senate race in 2024.

Steve Garvey, a baseball legend, has entered the political arena by announcing his candidacy for the California Senate race in 2024. In a state typically dominated by Democrats, the 74-year-old is trying to inject star power to the Republican ticket.

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Net Worth:

Garvey’s net worth is reportedly $27 million.  


Born on December 22, 1948, in Sampa, Florida, Steve Garvey is currently 73 years old, and he currently resides in New York City with his family.

Wife and Children:

Garvey married Cynthia Truhan in 1971, when he was 22 years old, and they had two children. Their marriage, however, ended in divorce in 1983. Garvey’s romantic life was then scrutinized by the public, with his engagement to Rebecka Mendenhall and final break-up making headlines.

Garvey married Candace Thomas in 1989, and they had three children together, adding to Garvey’s four children from prior marriages. This period in his life was defined by legal conflicts and financial difficulties as a result of child support payments.


Garvey stands at 5 feet 8 inches (178 centimeters) and weighs 84 kilograms (185 pounds) as of 2022. 


Garvey’s post-baseball activities have included the formation of Garvey Media Group and Garvey Communications, as well as ventures into media and business branding. He has also served on the board of the Baseball Assistance Team, a non-profit organization that assists former baseball players confronting financial and physical difficulties.


Notably, Garvey’s life has been fraught with scandal. In 2000, he was charged with fraudulent advertising for a weight-loss product, but the Ninth Circuit eventually found that he was not culpable. Divorces and engagements have also marred his personal life, and many lawsuits have hampered his professional opportunities.


Garvey’s announcement was made in the form of a video filled with baseball imagery, harkening back to his days as a perennial All-Star who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres. While his baseball legacy is well-known, his political career suggests a more centrist attitude within a party dominated by former President Donald Trump, who may also appear on the ballot alongside Garvey.

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With his entry into the California Senate race, Steve Garvey brings a unique blend of sports stardom and political aspiration to the forefront, making him a figure to watch in the coming election.