Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections25th District
IN THE NEWS

25th District

FEATURED ARTICLES
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1985
For the last four years I have been very concerned about the massive arms buildup undertaken by President Reagan. I have criticized his military buildup as inefficient, irresponsible and wasteful. And as for our full-speed-ahead charge into a new arms race, I have argued that this was not in the best interests of world peace. I fought that defense buildup as hard as I could and I was all ready to gear up for battle again. Imagine my surprise upon hearing the President's assertion, backed up by Scripture, that our arms spending is sanctioned by God. I was willing to take on the President, but I sure didn't want to tangle with the Lord.
ARTICLES BY DATE
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 2009 | Jean Merl
Does Los Angeles-area state Sen. Roderick Wright live in the district he represents? Where the veteran Democrat currently makes his home doesn't actually matter under state law, elections experts say. Where he lived while running for office is the key question. The residency matter, and the issue of whether Wright correctly reported his address while seeking the 25th District seat he won last year, surfaced last week when the Los Angeles County district attorney's office confirmed it is investigating Wright.
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1992
I would like to thank the Los Angeles Times, especially the Valley Edition, for your fair and unbiased coverage of my successful grass-roots petition drive for a spot on the November ballot as an independent congressional candidate in the 25th District. I'd also like to thank the 50 or so volunteers who carried petitions in 100-degree heat, the 12,241 individuals who signed my petitions, and the numerous store managers who allowed us to approach their customers and exercise our right to petition our government for change.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 2009 | Jean Merl and Ari B. Bloomekatz
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office has searched two homes in a probe of whether Democratic state Sen. Roderick Wright lives in the district he represents, officials confirmed Monday. David Demerjian, who heads the D.A.'s Public Integrity Division, told The Times that investigators searched two homes early Wednesday morning, but he would not divulge the addresses. One of the homes is in Wright's 25th Senate District and the other is in the neighboring 26th District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1998
Voters: This election year you have finally a chance to send a real message to the politicians who have been doing a number on you all of your life. The media would have you believe Buck McKeon, U.S. representative, 25th District, is running unopposed. But he is not. Bruce Acker, a Libertarian, is running against him. The media will tell you the Libertarian Party is for legalizing drugs. Well, they are. Basically because this is a freedom for you to do to your own body whatever you want.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1985
The purpose of this letter is to correct the extremely serious error made in your editorial (June 12), "Crippling Family Planning." Your editorial states that the amendments that the Senate put in the budget would deny the Office of Family Planning funds to any agency that makes referrals on abortions. That statement is absolutely and totally false. To set the record straight, let me quote you the specific section from my amendment, which deals with referral. It states: "No funds appropriated for the Office of Family Planning shall be granted, directly or indirectly to any group, clinic, or organization, which performs, promotes, or advertises, abortions or which receives any direct or indirect compensation, advantage, benefit or gain from referrals for abortion services."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 2009 | Jean Merl
Does Los Angeles-area state Sen. Roderick Wright live in the district he represents? Where the veteran Democrat currently makes his home doesn't actually matter under state law, elections experts say. Where he lived while running for office is the key question. The residency matter, and the issue of whether Wright correctly reported his address while seeking the 25th District seat he won last year, surfaced last week when the Los Angeles County district attorney's office confirmed it is investigating Wright.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 1992 | JANET RAE-DUPREE and TINA GRIEGO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Despite redrawn districts and a crowd of fresh political faces, only a few of the South Bay's six races for Assembly and state Senate have the potential for surprises on Nov. 3. Two of the area's four Assembly contests--in the 51st and 55th districts--feature Democratic candidates running without Republican opposition. And in one of the state Senate races--for the 25th District--voter registration is so overwhelmingly Democratic that the Republican challenger plans to spend less than $1,000 on pursuing the seat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1992
Questionnaires were distributed to candidates in March. Answers have been edited to fit the available space. Democrat James H. (Gil) Gilmartin, Green candidate Charles Wilken, Libertarian Peggy Christensen and Peace and Freedom candidate Nancy Lawrence are unopposed in the June 2 primary. Their answers to Times questionnaires will be published before the November general election, along with those of the winner of the Republican primary. Tax Cut / Federal Deficit Q.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1992 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
South Bay Democratic Sen. Ralph C. Dills said Thursday that he plans to join Assemblyman Curtis Tucker Jr. in a newly drawn state Senate district race that promises to become a flash point among rival Democratic Party factions. Meantime, Sen. Bill Greene (D--Los Angeles), who represents part of the new district but is retiring because of poor health, has scheduled a news conference today in which he is expected to endorse Democrat Paul Richards, a Lynwood city councilman, in the race.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 2008 | John L. Mitchell, Times Staff Writer
When former Assemblyman Roderick "Rod" Wright talks about his upcoming election bout against Assemblyman Mervyn M. Dymally (D-Compton), he sometimes refers to a classic 1980 boxing match -- the one in which a younger Larry Holmes defeated legendary champion Muhammad Ali. "If you're Larry Holmes, you don't feel good about that fight," Wright said. "I would love to be in the [state] Senate being confirmed along with Mervyn Dymally, but that's not going to happen."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1998
Voters: This election year you have finally a chance to send a real message to the politicians who have been doing a number on you all of your life. The media would have you believe Buck McKeon, U.S. representative, 25th District, is running unopposed. But he is not. Bruce Acker, a Libertarian, is running against him. The media will tell you the Libertarian Party is for legalizing drugs. Well, they are. Basically because this is a freedom for you to do to your own body whatever you want.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1998 | JILL LEOVY and JEFF LEEDS and HUGO MARTIN and DARRELL SATZMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After sailing through the early part of his reelection campaign without opposition from either Republicans or Democrats, it appears Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon (R-Santa Clarita) will be challenged after all. Supporters of Diane Trautman say the Santa Clarita Democrat will hold a news conference today in front of McKeon's Valencia office to announce that she will once again face off against the three-term congressman in California's 25th District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1994 | John Schwada
U.S. Rep. Howard (Buck) McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), 53, is seeking second term in congress. McKeon, who co-owns a chain of western wear stores, is married and has six children. Democratic challenger James Gilmartin, 60, is an attorney who is running for a second time against McKeon. Gilmartin is married and has six children.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1992 | ALAN MILLER
Buck McKeon, the Republican congressman-elect who will represent the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys and parts of the San Fernando Valley, will attend a congressional orientation program this week sponsored by the conservative Heritage Foundation rather than the traditional program at Harvard University. McKeon has been participating in orientation and House organizational activities in Washington for the last week along with his 63 Democratic and 46 Republican colleagues.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1992 | JEFF PRUGH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Buck McKeon has a name that befits a cowboy-booted, Western wear haberdasher, which he is, more than it does a devout Mormon, banker and congressman-elect, which he also is. And if timing is everything in politics, then 54-year-old Howard P. (Buck) McKeon--a self-described "non-professional politician" and conservative Republican--also has an instinct for sniffing out exactly when to seize the moment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1994 | John Schwada
U.S. Rep. Howard (Buck) McKeon (R-Santa Clarita), 53, is seeking second term in congress. McKeon, who co-owns a chain of western wear stores, is married and has six children. Democratic challenger James Gilmartin, 60, is an attorney who is running for a second time against McKeon. Gilmartin is married and has six children.
NEWS
October 25, 1992
Questions were sent to candidates in September. Answers have been edited to fit the space. Tax Cut Q. Do you support President Bush's proposal for an unspecified across-the-board tax cut and an increase in the personal exemption for individuals? Christensen: Yes. It is imperative to relieve the enormous tax burden that is crushing our opportunities for true economic growth. We must cut spending. Government growth stagnates economic growth. Gilmartin: No.
NEWS
October 25, 1992
Questions were sent to candidates in September. Answers have been edited to fit the space. Tax Cut Q. Do you support President Bush's proposal for an unspecified across-the-board tax cut and an increase in the personal exemption for individuals? Christensen: Yes. It is imperative to relieve the enormous tax burden that is crushing our opportunities for true economic growth. We must cut spending. Government growth stagnates economic growth. Gilmartin: No.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|