June 14, 1995 |
Republicans escalated their fight against Assembly Speaker Doris Allen on Tuesday as a coalition of GOP county chairmen announced their support for a recall of the embattled lawmaker, and two allies abandoned her. Support of the recall by the GOP County Chairmen's Assn. boosted the effort to dethrone Allen (R-Cypress), who ascended to the speakership last week with the backing of the Assembly's 39 Democrats.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 30, 1995 |
Newly elected Assemblyman Scott Baugh had all of Tuesday night to celebrate. By Wednesday morning, the jockeying had already begun for the seat he wrested from Assemblywoman Doris Allen in Tuesday's recall election. Even before Baugh (R-Huntington Beach) was sworn in Wednesday to complete Allen's term, Cypress Councilwoman Cecilia L. Age was issuing a challenge for the March primary in which Baugh faces two competitors from his own party seeking to take the 67th District seat from him.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1995 |
In a legal fight rife with statewide political implications, attorneys will do battle here Friday over whether a Democrat placed on the ballot with Republican help to fuel a GOP victory in a key Orange County election last month should be forced to tell all. Attorneys for the Orange County Democratic Party are attempting to get candidate Laurie Campbell as well as Assembly GOP Leader Curt Pringle of Garden Grove to sit down for a deposition in hopes of proving a Republican conspiracy.
November 29, 1995 |
In the topsy-turvy world of California politics, the recall of Republican Assemblywoman Doris Allen would seem to finally settle all the old scores. As many see it, Allen's ouster gives a "real Republican," presumably Assembly GOP Leader Curt Pringle of Garden Grove, the votes needed to assume the speakership and thus control the lower house's policy apparatus and purse strings. Not so fast. This is, after all, the California Assembly.
September 23, 1999 |
Doris Allen, the first female speaker of the California Assembly, whose war with fellow Republicans led to her recall by Orange County voters in 1995, died Wednesday of cancer. She was 63. Allen had survived two earlier bouts with cancer. Doctors recently discovered tumors in her stomach during gall bladder surgery in Sacramento, where she had lived out of the limelight since her defeat in Orange County. Allen died in a hospice in Colorado Springs, Colo.
June 7, 1995 |
The long, slow march that led to the coronation of Doris Allen as California's first Republican Assembly Speaker in a quarter-century began one gloomy day last winter. Amid a drawn-out power struggle for control of the Legislature's lower house, Democrats made serious entreaties to the disgruntled Orange County Republican to come over to their side.
June 12, 1995 |
The next thing you know, they'll be calling her perky . Barely had newly minted Assembly Speaker Doris Allen mounted the ceremonial podium last Monday when the comments began: "The first thing she ought to do is her hair," sneered one fellow Republican assemblyman about Allen's coif, which looked perfectly stylish to outsiders. The snide remarks also dogged Democratic Assemblywoman Martha M.
June 6, 1995 |
The folks sampling the Monday night specials at the Gourmet Pie & Cafe were pretty sure they'd heard of Doris Allen. But they couldn't be absolutely certain. "She's the mayor, right?" asked Cypress resident Carolyn Richards, 26, as she sat at the wooden counter where many a town official comes for a home-style meal or a cup of coffee and pie. "I just saw something about that on the news. I thought, 'Whoa--someone from Cypress?'
September 15, 1999 |
Forgiveness can be hard to come by in politics. As former Orange County legislator Doris Allen lay gravely ill with cancer in Colorado, some of her former Republican colleagues in Sacramento refused last week to extend an olive branch and commend her for her 13 years of service to the state. They were still fuming about the deal she cut with Democrats in 1995 to make her the first female speaker of the Assembly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1992 |
It's the political equivalent of a solar eclipse--that rare phenomenon when three Assembly members are forced into a do-or-die election that could be the end of two legislative careers. Republican incumbents in Orange County are usually among the toughest politicians to unseat.