June 3, 1990
State Sen. Frank Hill (R-Whittier), who said recently that he would not endorse anyone as his successor in the 52nd Assembly District, changed his mind last week and endorsed Diamond Bar Councilman Paul Horcher. Hill said he endorsed Horcher because of Horcher's support during his campaign for the state Senate earlier this year.
May 27, 1990 |
Assemblyman Dave Elder (D-San Pedro) is expected to weather recent reports of alleged political improprieties by one of his aides and win a seventh two-year term, according to political organizers. He will be shielded from the political fallout because of his years of attention to people in his district and because his opposition is weak. "Dave Elder has been working hard for his district," said Carmen O.
November 5, 1986
One of Los Angeles County's costliest Assembly contests was in the San Fernando Valley's 39th District, where incumbent Richard Katz (D-Sepulveda) held off the challenge of Republican Robert F. Thoreson, a Los Angeles police auto theft detective.
May 17, 1990 |
A few years back, Assemblywoman Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley) displayed a poster in her Sacramento office that summed up her pugnacious political style with terse eloquence: "It's Better to Be a Stomper," it proclaimed, "Than a Stompee." In her five terms in the Legislature, the 60-year-old Wright--a car mechanic's daughter from the hard-coal country of eastern Pennsylvania--has earned a reputation as an aggressive, blunt-spoken conservative who rarely retreats from a political street fight.
May 13, 1990 |
She may be an underdog, but Republican candidate Diane P. Boggs likes her chances of unseating Assemblyman Bob Epple (D-Norwalk) in the November election. "I realize it's a tough race and it would be considered an upset if I win," the Downey councilwoman said in a recent interview. "But I like to consider myself the stuff that upsets are made of." For his part, Epple is confident of reelection as he approaches the end of his first term.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 3, 1990 |
The Eastside Assembly race to succeed Charles M. Calderon has turned into a high-stakes turf battle marked by an unusual split among local Latino political leaders. Calderon, fresh from an easy win in a special state Senate election in the San Gabriel Valley, is backing a longtime aide to fill his seat in the Assembly. A victory by the aide, Marta Maestas, probably would boost Calderon's prestige and demonstrate his power within the Latino political community.