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June 5, 1992 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Listen to Juanita McDonald describe Juanita McDonald and it's not hard to see how she knocked off two incumbent state legislators this week to become the odds-on favorite to represent the 55th Assembly District. "She's a hard-working, no-nonsense, team-playing person," McDonald says of herself. And she doesn't hesitate to add that she is also someone "with an extraordinary sense of compassion." If the words seem self-congratulatory, they are. And if they seem a bit cocky, well, so be it.
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February 4, 1996 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Rep. Walter R. Tucker III's resignation from Congress has let loose a swarm of would-be successors, turning his onetime district in south Los Angeles into a crowded political battlefield with a potentially awkward March 26 election.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1996 | JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Rep. Walter R. Tucker III's resignation from Congress has let loose a swarm of would-be successors, turning his onetime district in south Los Angeles into a crowded political battlefield with a potentially awkward March 26 election.
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April 4, 1993 | RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two more candidates have joined the race to fill the open seat on Carson's City Council, bringing their number to a record-tying eight in the city's special election. Political newcomers Gayle L. Konig, an outspoken advocate for the formation of Carson's own school district, and Lorelie S. Olaes, a youth issues activist, submitted nominating papers Thursday, along with six other candidates in the June 8 special election.
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April 4, 1993 | RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two more candidates have joined the race to fill the open seat on Carson's City Council, bringing their number to a record-tying eight in the city's special election. Political newcomers Gayle L. Konig, an outspoken advocate for the formation of Carson's own school district, and Lorelie S. Olaes, a youth issues activist, submitted nominating papers Thursday, along with six other candidates in the June 8 special election.
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February 27, 1992 | ANTHONY MILLICAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Carson Councilwoman Vera Robles DeWitt announced Wednesday that she will run for Congress in the newly drawn 37th Congressional District. She is expected to face at least two other Democrats in the June 2 primary--Compton Mayor Walter R. Tucker III, whose father also served as Compton mayor, and Compton school board member Lynn Dymally, daughter of Rep. Mervyn M. Dymally (D-Compton), who is retiring after long service in the 31st Congressional District.
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April 29, 1995 | PAUL ELIAS
The Black American Political Assn. of California is scheduled to hold a daylong conference today at Oxnard College. The conference, which starts at 8 a.m., will feature state Assemblywoman Juanita McDonald of Carson as the keynote speaker. McDonald was the first African American woman elected to the Carson City Council before her run for the Assembly. The conference will feature workshops such as Youth Against Violence, Preparation for Political Office, Political Careers and Affirmative Action.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1990
A divided Carson City Council this week rejected a $29.45-million spending package for the current fiscal year, leaving council members to continue budget sessions next week. Council members Tuesday deadlocked 2 to 2, with Councilwoman Sylvia L. Muise joining Mayor Vera Robles DeWitt in voting for the 1990-91 spending plan. Council members Juanita McDonald and Michael I. Mitoma, who are opposed to layoffs proposed in the budget, voted against the plan. Councilwoman Kay A. Calas was absent.
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May 31, 1992
State Treasurer Kathleen Brown on Friday disavowed any endorsement of Carson Councilwoman Juanita McDonald in her bid for the Democratic nomination to the 55th Assembly District. Brown's communications director, Michael Reese, made the announcement after discovering that McDonald claimed the endorsement in her bid for a seat also being sought by two longtime Democratic assemblymen, Dave Elder and Dick Floyd.
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April 9, 1992
This letter is written as a disclaimer to the recent article (Times, March 20) entitled "Challengers Hope to Have Field Day Against Sidetracked Incumbents." Pete Fajardo, a candidate for the city of Carson election on April 14, has inferred that I am one of several government officials who have endorsed his candidacy for City Council. At this time, I'd like to make it perfectly clear that I have not officially endorsed Mr.
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June 5, 1992 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Listen to Juanita McDonald describe Juanita McDonald and it's not hard to see how she knocked off two incumbent state legislators this week to become the odds-on favorite to represent the 55th Assembly District. "She's a hard-working, no-nonsense, team-playing person," McDonald says of herself. And she doesn't hesitate to add that she is also someone "with an extraordinary sense of compassion." If the words seem self-congratulatory, they are. And if they seem a bit cocky, well, so be it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1992 | ANTHONY MILLICAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Carson Councilwoman Vera Robles DeWitt announced Wednesday that she will run for Congress in the newly drawn 37th Congressional District. She is expected to face at least two other Democrats in the June 2 primary--Compton Mayor Walter R. Tucker III, whose father also served as Compton mayor, and Compton school board member Lynn Dymally, daughter of Rep. Mervyn M. Dymally (D-Compton), who is retiring after long service in the 31st Congressional District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1995
Gov. Pete Wilson announced Wednesday that a special election to fill the congressional seat left vacant by the resignation of Walter R. Tucker III will be held March 26, coinciding with the statewide primary vote. Tucker resigned from Congress last week after being convicted by a federal jury of extorting $30,000 in bribes and cheating on his income tax while he was the mayor of Compton in 1991-92.
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November 21, 1991
Faced with a budget deficit and the prospect of laying off more workers, the Carson City Council will temporarily forgo a pay increase until the city's financial picture improves. Council members, who earn about $9,800 annually, routinely approve a 10% pay increase every two years. But on Tuesday, council members voted 3 to 1 to place this year's raise into the city's general fund for an indefinite period of time.
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