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May 3, 1993 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No stranger to political hot buttons and conservative bombast, Richard L. Mountjoy rode to the Assembly in 1978 on the strength of an anti-tax stand and support of Proposition 13. Last year, Mountjoy took up the banner of small business owners squeezed by the high cost of workers' compensation. But no cause has struck a nerve like his latest: illegal immigration. "It took on a life of its own. It was like self-ignition. I have never had one like this.
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January 25, 2006 | Michael Finnegan, Times Staff Writer
Taking on a test that other Republicans have shunned, retired state Sen. Richard Mountjoy said Tuesday that he was entering the race for the GOP nomination to challenge U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. A longtime leader of the state Republican Party's conservative wing, Mountjoy had been weighing a Senate run for weeks but said for the first time Tuesday that his decision was "definite." "I'm in the race," he said in an interview. "No turning back."
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October 29, 1986 | DOUGLAS SHUIT, Times Staff Writer
Republican election opponents of Democratic Lt. Gov. Leo T. McCarthy called the incumbent "soft on crime" Tuesday, but sidestepped questions about admissions by their candidate, recording industry executive Mike Curb, that he made money writing music for films exploiting crime for its entertainment value.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1998
CRUZ BUSTAMANTE Born in Dinuba, he began his political career as a student intern for former Rep. B.F. Sisk. * Political party: Democrat * Age: 45 * Residence: Dinuba * Education: Associate degree, Fresno City College; studied public administration at Fresno State. * Career highlights: In 1993 he became the first Latino elected from the San Joaquin Valley, filling the seat vacated by his employer, Bruce Bronzan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 31, 1998
CRUZ BUSTAMANTE Born in Dinuba, he began his political career as a student intern for former Rep. B.F. Sisk. * Political party: Democrat * Age: 45 * Residence: Dinuba * Education: Associate degree, Fresno City College; studied public administration at Fresno State. * Career highlights: In 1993 he became the first Latino elected from the San Joaquin Valley, filling the seat vacated by his employer, Bruce Bronzan.
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January 19, 1995 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thrusting themselves into the Assembly speakership fight, key state Senate Democrats on Wednesday turned up the heat on a Republican foe of Willie Brown to take a seat in the Senate quickly or face possible disqualification. Democrats on the Senate Rules Committee prevailed on a 3-2 partisan vote to adopt a new rule setting deadlines for newly elected senators to take their seats in the upper chamber, including any who hold a dual "incompatible" seat in the Assembly.
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December 7, 1994 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Republican Richard Mountjoy of Arcadia finds himself in the vortex of a political firestorm. He has been elected to both the Assembly and the Senate, has taken the oath of office in the lower house, while apparently participating in the election of Republican leaders in the Senate, though he has yet to take the oath of office there. If Mountjoy leaves the Assembly, his departure may tilt the 40-40 tie for Speaker in favor of veteran Democrat Willie Brown.
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January 24, 1995 | DAN MORAIN and JERRY GILLAM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a bitter and highly charged session, Assembly Democrats late Monday ousted a key Republican from the lower house, denying the GOP a vote it needed for control and giving Willie Brown a possible opening to retain the speakership.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1994 | RICK HOLGUIN
Having scored a surprisingly easy victory over two formidable Republican challengers, Assemblyman Richard Mountjoy (R-Arcadia) pledged Wednesday to step up his campaign to win a runoff for the state Senate seat that Frank Hill vacated after his political corruption conviction. No matter that the ultraconservative Mountjoy is facing seemingly weak challenges in the Nov. 8 contest from Democrat Sandra K. Hester, Libertarian Matthew J. Piazza and Green Party candidate Walter R. Sheasby III.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2006 | Michael Finnegan, Times Staff Writer
Taking on a test that other Republicans have shunned, retired state Sen. Richard Mountjoy said Tuesday that he was entering the race for the GOP nomination to challenge U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. A longtime leader of the state Republican Party's conservative wing, Mountjoy had been weighing a Senate run for weeks but said for the first time Tuesday that his decision was "definite." "I'm in the race," he said in an interview. "No turning back."
NEWS
January 24, 1995 | DAN MORAIN and JERRY GILLAM, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a bitter and highly charged session, Assembly Democrats late Monday ousted a key Republican from the lower house, denying the GOP a vote it needed for control and giving Willie Brown a possible opening to retain the speakership.
NEWS
January 19, 1995 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thrusting themselves into the Assembly speakership fight, key state Senate Democrats on Wednesday turned up the heat on a Republican foe of Willie Brown to take a seat in the Senate quickly or face possible disqualification. Democrats on the Senate Rules Committee prevailed on a 3-2 partisan vote to adopt a new rule setting deadlines for newly elected senators to take their seats in the upper chamber, including any who hold a dual "incompatible" seat in the Assembly.
NEWS
December 7, 1994 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Republican Richard Mountjoy of Arcadia finds himself in the vortex of a political firestorm. He has been elected to both the Assembly and the Senate, has taken the oath of office in the lower house, while apparently participating in the election of Republican leaders in the Senate, though he has yet to take the oath of office there. If Mountjoy leaves the Assembly, his departure may tilt the 40-40 tie for Speaker in favor of veteran Democrat Willie Brown.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1994 | RICK HOLGUIN
Having scored a surprisingly easy victory over two formidable Republican challengers, Assemblyman Richard Mountjoy (R-Arcadia) pledged Wednesday to step up his campaign to win a runoff for the state Senate seat that Frank Hill vacated after his political corruption conviction. No matter that the ultraconservative Mountjoy is facing seemingly weak challenges in the Nov. 8 contest from Democrat Sandra K. Hester, Libertarian Matthew J. Piazza and Green Party candidate Walter R. Sheasby III.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1994 | RICK HOLGUIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ultra-conservative Republican Assemblyman Richard Mountjoy of Arcadia finished first with 44.7% of the vote in Tuesday's special election to fill the state Senate seat vacated by Sen. Frank Hill after Hill's political corruption conviction. But because Mountjoy failed to get a majority of the votes, he will face a November runoff against three other candidates.
NEWS
August 18, 1994 | RICK HOLGUIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With three area Republican officeholders viewed as the front-runners, tensions are rising and the mud is starting to fly in a special election campaign for the state Senate's 29th District seat. One of the candidates, Assemblyman Richard L. Mountjoy (R-Monrovia), recently called GOP challenger Gary G. Miller a liar. Miller, a Diamond Bar councilman, responded that Mountjoy should quit his crying.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1994 | RICK HOLGUIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ultra-conservative Republican Assemblyman Richard Mountjoy of Arcadia finished first with 44.7% of the vote in Tuesday's special election to fill the state Senate seat vacated by Sen. Frank Hill after Hill's political corruption conviction. But because Mountjoy failed to get a majority of the votes, he will face a November runoff against three other candidates.
NEWS
August 18, 1994 | RICK HOLGUIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With three area Republican officeholders viewed as the front-runners, tensions are rising and the mud is starting to fly in a special election campaign for the state Senate's 29th District seat. One of the candidates, Assemblyman Richard L. Mountjoy (R-Monrovia), recently called GOP challenger Gary G. Miller a liar. Miller, a Diamond Bar councilman, responded that Mountjoy should quit his crying.
NEWS
May 3, 1993 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No stranger to political hot buttons and conservative bombast, Richard L. Mountjoy rode to the Assembly in 1978 on the strength of an anti-tax stand and support of Proposition 13. Last year, Mountjoy took up the banner of small business owners squeezed by the high cost of workers' compensation. But no cause has struck a nerve like his latest: illegal immigration. "It took on a life of its own. It was like self-ignition. I have never had one like this.
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