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November 1, 1998
DICK ACKERMAN After a dozen years in local politics, Ackerman is among the Assembly's staunchest free-market proponents. * Party: Republican * Age: 55 * Residence: Fullerton * Education: UC Berkeley, bachelor's degree in mathematics, 1964; Hastings Law School, law degree, 1967. * Career highlights: Attorney for 30 years. Fullerton councilman 12 years. Orange County Waste Management Board. Southern California Hazardous Waste Commission. Elected to Assembly in 1995.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2010
Voters in north Orange County on Tuesday will choose a replacement for former Assemblyman Mike Duvall (R-Yorba Linda), who resigned in September in the wake of a sex scandal. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the 72nd Assembly District, which includes all or parts of Anaheim, Brea, Fullerton, La Habra, Orange, Placentia and Yorba Linda. Candidates are Orange County Supervisor Chris Norby, Republican; teacher John MacMurray, Democrat; and systems engineer Jane Rands, Green Party.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1990 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Underscoring his campaign image as an activist and an environmentalist, Democratic Assembly candidate Jerry Yudelson and a group of Hollywood celebrity supporters sought Sunday to turn Orange County's outrage over malathion spraying into an election victory on Tuesday. In Orange County's heaviest malathion spray area, all three candidates seeking the 72nd Assembly District seat--including Yudelson's Democratic opponent, Tom Umberg--have called for a halt to the aerial spraying.
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November 17, 2009 | By Jean Merl
After a whirlwind, blistering race to replace a disgraced former state legislator, Orange County Supervisor Chris Norby came in first among five candidates Tuesday but fell short of the majority needed to avoid a runoff. In the special election for the 72nd Assembly District seat, Norby jumped to an early lead over fellow Republicans -- longtime party activist Linda Ackerman and political newcomer Richard Faher -- Democrat John MacMurray and Jane Rands of the Green Party. From the outset, the race in the GOP stronghold was viewed as a showdown between Norby, 59, and Ackerman, 65, a member of the Metropolitan Water District board and the wife of former Republican legislative leader Dick Ackerman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1990 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Assembly candidate Jerry Yudelson charged in a complaint to state election officials Tuesday that his Democratic primary opponent has received an improper campaign contribution. Democrat Tom Umberg, who is facing Yudelson in the June 5 primary, disputed the allegations and responded by calling his opponent a "compulsive liar." The complaint was filed with the Fair Political Practices Commission.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1990 | BOB SCHWARTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Democratic Assembly hopeful Jerry Yudelson waited about one minute Thursday night at a candidates' forum before launching the first of several broadsides at his June 5 primary opponent, Tom Umberg, who later warned Yudelson "to stay away from my family." The rancorous forum, hosted by the Democratic Associates, a group of young Democrats, also saw both men standing face to face at one point, accusing each other of lying.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1995 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
A primary election will be held in the 72nd Assembly District on July 18 to narrow the field of candidates seeking the seat vacated by Republican Ross Johnson when he moved up to the state Senate last week. Gov. Pete Wilson issued a proclamation Tuesday setting the special election for Sept. 12. County election officials then immediately scheduled the primary contest for two months before that.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1990 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Jerry Yudelson, who has campaigned as the Democrat with the deepest roots in central Orange County's 72nd Assembly District, received most of his contributions over the past two months from Los Angeles County, according to campaign finance statements. The bulk of the money that Yudelson raised in the two-month period ended May 19 came from the entertainment community, in which his wife has worked as an actress.
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May 30, 1990 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Ever since the Democrats narrowly lost the Assembly race in the 72nd District to Republican Curt Pringle almost two years ago, they have been thirsting for a rematch this year. The Democrats figured that freshman Assemblyman Pringle--wounded by an Election Day scandal in 1988 involving the hiring of security guards at polling places--would still be vulnerable in the only Orange County Assembly District with a Democratic majority.
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July 16, 1995 | LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
None of the four candidates is confidently predicting victory in Tuesday's tight race for Assembly in the 72nd District in North County. The one prediction everyone is making is that few voters seem to care. While it is a crucial time to select a new Assembly member to go to a capital beset by political turmoil, people have virtually ignored this primary featuring three Republicans and a Democrat.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 2000 | JEAN O. PASCO and MEG JAMES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A federal judge in Sacramento on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit by an Orange County Republican Assembly candidate who alleged that he would have won the state's open primary in March if only GOP votes had been counted. U.S. District Court Judge David F. Levi ruled that Jim Righeimer of Huntington Beach failed to prove his constitutional rights were violated when Huntington Beach Councilman Tom Harman was elected as the GOP nominee in the 67th Assembly District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2000 | David Ryan, (714) 520-2511
Councilwoman Lynn Daucher thanked residents who supported her victorious bid to be the Republican nominee for the 72nd Assembly District seat in November. "I've gotten a tremendous amount of local support," she said Wednesday. "We had over 200 people folding envelopes and putting on stamps Saturday night." Councilman Marty Simonoff was there, pasting labels on envelopes and calling voters to help drum up last-minute support for Daucher's campaign.
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February 29, 2000 | MEG JAMES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Republicans in the sprint for a state Assembly seat in north Orange County are throwing elbows at one another and pumping up their campaigns with half a million dollars of family money. The three Republicans battling to win the March 7 primary for the 72nd Assembly District seat have raised a combined $780,000--the most of any Assembly race in the county. Lynn Daucher, a Brea councilwoman, has raised the most--$340,594, according to reports filed with the state last week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1998
DICK ACKERMAN After a dozen years in local politics, Ackerman is among the Assembly's staunchest free-market proponents. * Party: Republican * Age: 55 * Residence: Fullerton * Education: UC Berkeley, bachelor's degree in mathematics, 1964; Hastings Law School, law degree, 1967. * Career highlights: Attorney for 30 years. Fullerton councilman 12 years. Orange County Waste Management Board. Southern California Hazardous Waste Commission. Elected to Assembly in 1995.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 11, 1995 | LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some are calling it a slam dunk, but Republican Richard Ackerman is taking nothing for granted in his race for the 72nd Assembly District seat Tuesday against Democrat Shirley Hafner. The winner will replace veteran Ross Johnson, now a state senator, and finally bring the state Assembly to full strength after nine months of vacancies in districts around the state. An Ackerman victory would also give the Republican Party its coveted majority in the state's lower house.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1995 | LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
North County may be solid Republican territory, but the Democratic Party won a temporary victory of sorts in this week's primary election for the vacant seat in the 72nd Assembly District. Because none of the candidates in Tuesday's race got more than 50% of the vote, a runoff between a Democrat and a Republican must be held Sept. 12. Thus, the turbulent Assembly will not get a new member--expected by most observers to be a Republican--for nearly two months.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1995 | LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Republican Richard Ackerman, a Fullerton attorney, and Democrat Shirley Hafner, an administrator at UC Irvine Medical Center, are headed for a September runoff for the vacant Assembly seat in the 72nd District in North County. With all 154 precincts counted, Ackerman and Hafner, who also lives in Fullerton, were the winners in their respective political parties to replace Ross Johnson, now a state senator.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 16, 1995 | LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
None of the four candidates is confidently predicting victory in Tuesday's tight race for Assembly in the 72nd District in North County. The one prediction everyone is making is that few voters seem to care. While it is a crucial time to select a new Assembly member to go to a capital beset by political turmoil, people have virtually ignored this primary featuring three Republicans and a Democrat.
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