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December 31, 1995 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two aides to a one-term assemblyman from San Diego County have received $100,000 each to settle a lawsuit against the state contending they were the targets of sexual harassment and wrongful termination in 1994. The two women, Lori Arbogast and Meredith Ann Anderson, alleged that they were sexually harassed by then-Assemblyman Tom Connolly (D-Lemon Grove) and then were fired by then-Assembly Speaker Willie Brown when they filed harassment allegations with the Assembly Rules Committee.
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November 4, 2000 | MARK Z. BARABAK, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
George W. Bush's 2-decade-old arrest for drunken driving evolved into a question of credibility Friday, as reports surfaced of a 1998 interview in which the Texas governor denied the incident. As the Bush camp worked to defuse the eleventh-hour controversy--and turn the issue against Al Gore--a Democratic activist in Maine stepped forward to say he was the source behind the story.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 1992
Your newspaper recently endorsed the candidacy of my Republican opponent, for the State Assembly 77th District. Although the Los Angeles Times has not published a single article about my qualifications, you concluded that I was a ". . . relatively unknown Democrat . . ." with little chance of defeating the GOP. It's your job to inform the public. To write off a candidate six months before the election is to fail your responsibility to the voters. To conclude that a person is not sufficiently popular to win, without making an effort to learn more about that candidate, only serves to perpetuate insider politics and locks out the other qualified people.
NEWS
July 4, 1997 | From a Times Staff Writer
Former state Assemblyman Tom Connolly, who served a single term from eastern San Diego County, was sentenced Thursday to two years in state prison for having sex with a 14-year-old girl. Connolly, 51, a lawyer and Vietnam veteran, said he disagrees with a probation officer's evaluation that he is not remorseful. He vowed to rebuild his life despite being a sex offender.
NEWS
August 1, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Assemblyman Tom Connolly, whose brief political career ended amid allegations that he sexually harassed women staff members and cruised for prostitutes, has been charged with four counts of sexual misconduct with a minor. Two misdemeanor and two felony charges filed Tuesday in Municipal Court allege that Connolly, 50, engaged in sex with a 14-year-old girl in National City. Connolly, a Democrat from Lemon Grove, lost his reelection bid in 1994.
NEWS
July 4, 1997 | From a Times Staff Writer
Former state Assemblyman Tom Connolly, who served a single term from eastern San Diego County, was sentenced Thursday to two years in state prison for having sex with a 14-year-old girl. Connolly, 51, a lawyer and Vietnam veteran, said he disagrees with a probation officer's evaluation that he is not remorseful. He vowed to rebuild his life despite being a sex offender.
NEWS
January 1, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six former staff members of ex-Assemblyman Tom Connolly (D-Lemon Grove) have sent a letter to the Assembly Rules Committee expressing their anger that the state settled a sex harassment and wrongful termination case against their former boss for $200,000. "Lies regarding sexual harassment should not be rewarded," said the letter signed by three men and three women. "We are shocked, angered and disappointed."
NEWS
March 11, 1997 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A civil jury Monday found in favor of former Assemblyman Tom Connolly in a sexual harassment suit filed against him by his onetime chief of staff and political consultant. The jury, after deliberating for two hours, voted 10 to 2 to reject the claim of Dena Holman that Connolly harassed her by making lewd comments and gestures. Holman was seeking unspecified damages in the Superior Court suit. "I didn't win anything," said Connolly outside court. "The truth won. My life will never be the same.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1992 | MARK PLATTE and ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Only weeks ago, it seemed improbable that Republican Steve Baldwin could lose the race for the 77th Assembly District. With $243,000 in campaign contributions, Baldwin had outspent Democrat Tom Connolly 10-to-1, in a heavily Republican district considered among the most conservative in San Diego County.
NEWS
May 13, 1997 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Assemblyman Tom Connolly, driven from office in 1994 by revelations about his checkered past, was convicted Monday of having sex with an underage girl in October 1995. Connolly, 51, was stoic when a Superior Court jury returned its guilty verdict on two felony charges and two misdemeanor counts after deliberating for two hours. He faces five years behind bars and could lose his license to practice law, said Deputy Atty. Gen. Lora Fox Martin. "Justice was served," Martin said.
NEWS
May 13, 1997 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Assemblyman Tom Connolly, driven from office in 1994 by revelations about his checkered past, was convicted Monday of having sex with an underage girl in October 1995. Connolly, 51, was stoic when a Superior Court jury returned its guilty verdict on two felony charges and two misdemeanor counts after deliberating for two hours. He faces five years behind bars and could lose his license to practice law, said Deputy Atty. Gen. Lora Fox Martin. "Justice was served," Martin said.
NEWS
March 11, 1997 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A civil jury Monday found in favor of former Assemblyman Tom Connolly in a sexual harassment suit filed against him by his onetime chief of staff and political consultant. The jury, after deliberating for two hours, voted 10 to 2 to reject the claim of Dena Holman that Connolly harassed her by making lewd comments and gestures. Holman was seeking unspecified damages in the Superior Court suit. "I didn't win anything," said Connolly outside court. "The truth won. My life will never be the same.
NEWS
August 1, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Assemblyman Tom Connolly, whose brief political career ended amid allegations that he sexually harassed women staff members and cruised for prostitutes, has been charged with four counts of sexual misconduct with a minor. Two misdemeanor and two felony charges filed Tuesday in Municipal Court allege that Connolly, 50, engaged in sex with a 14-year-old girl in National City. Connolly, a Democrat from Lemon Grove, lost his reelection bid in 1994.
NEWS
January 1, 1996 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six former staff members of ex-Assemblyman Tom Connolly (D-Lemon Grove) have sent a letter to the Assembly Rules Committee expressing their anger that the state settled a sex harassment and wrongful termination case against their former boss for $200,000. "Lies regarding sexual harassment should not be rewarded," said the letter signed by three men and three women. "We are shocked, angered and disappointed."
NEWS
December 31, 1995 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two aides to a one-term assemblyman from San Diego County have received $100,000 each to settle a lawsuit against the state contending they were the targets of sexual harassment and wrongful termination in 1994. The two women, Lori Arbogast and Meredith Ann Anderson, alleged that they were sexually harassed by then-Assemblyman Tom Connolly (D-Lemon Grove) and then were fired by then-Assembly Speaker Willie Brown when they filed harassment allegations with the Assembly Rules Committee.
OPINION
October 30, 1994
"Incumbent Spotlights His Spotted Past" (Oct. 16), on Assemblyman Tom Connolly (D-Lemon Grove), unfortunately made no reference to the dedication and accomplishments Connolly has shown as a legislator. The lives of over 2 1/2 million veterans in California have been enhanced by his role as chairman of the subcommittee on veterans affairs. Of the 20 pieces of legislation tracked by the American Legion, Department of California, over half were either authored or co-authored by Connolly.
NEWS
October 16, 1994 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In politics there is a strategy called "hanging a lantern" on your troubles, as in a candidate throwing light on all his dark corners before his opponent does it for him. First-term Assemblyman Tom Connolly (D-Lemon Grove) has decided to hang such a lantern. Actually, a lone lantern may not cast enough light to cover the territory.
NEWS
November 4, 2000 | MARK Z. BARABAK, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
George W. Bush's 2-decade-old arrest for drunken driving evolved into a question of credibility Friday, as reports surfaced of a 1998 interview in which the Texas governor denied the incident. As the Bush camp worked to defuse the eleventh-hour controversy--and turn the issue against Al Gore--a Democratic activist in Maine stepped forward to say he was the source behind the story.
NEWS
October 16, 1994 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In politics there is a strategy called "hanging a lantern" on your troubles, as in a candidate throwing light on all his dark corners before his opponent does it for him. First-term Assemblyman Tom Connolly (D-Lemon Grove) has decided to hang such a lantern. Actually, a lone lantern may not cast enough light to cover the territory.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1992 | MARK PLATTE and ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Only weeks ago, it seemed improbable that Republican Steve Baldwin could lose the race for the 77th Assembly District. With $243,000 in campaign contributions, Baldwin had outspent Democrat Tom Connolly 10-to-1, in a heavily Republican district considered among the most conservative in San Diego County.
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