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August 15, 1990
Assemblyman Curt Pringle (R-Garden Grove) accused his Democratic opponent Tuesday of misleading voters because he plans to be identified on the ballot as an assistant U.S. attorney, even though he quit that job in January. However, Democratic candidate Tom Umberg said that California Secretary of State March Fong Eu's office has cleared his designation and called it standard practice for candidates who have resigned a position to run for office.
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August 28, 1998 | ERIC BAILEY
Former Orange County Assemblyman Tom Umberg has agreed to pay a $9,000 fine to a state political watchdog agency for failing to file a timely report on $112,000 in late contributions to his failed 1994 campaign for state attorney general. Most of the money came from California Indian tribes who donated more than $800,000 to Democrats in 1994 in an unsuccessful effort to topple Gov. Pete Wilson and Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren, who beat Umberg.
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October 7, 1993 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
State Assemblyman Tom Umberg, Orange County's only Democrat in the Legislature, said Wednesday that he is planning a campaign next year to unseat state Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren. Umberg, a former federal prosecutor, stopped short of officially launching his campaign, saying instead that he will form an exploratory committee and then make a final decision about the contest, probably in January. He declined to rule out the possibility that he might seek reelection to his Garden Grove Assembly seat.
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May 25, 1990 | BOB SCHWARTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Democratic Assembly hopeful Jerry Yudelson waited about one minute Thursday night at a candidates' forum before launching the first of several broadsides at his June 5 primary opponent, Tom Umberg, who later warned Yudelson "to stay away from my family." The rancorous forum, hosted by the Democratic Associates, a group of young Democrats, also saw both men standing face to face at one point, accusing each other of lying.
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February 7, 1991 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO and JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Dropping a bombshell on local politicians, Assemblyman Tom Umberg (D-Garden Grove) said Wednesday that he intends to introduce legislation that would make it easier for Orange County to condemn land for a massive new jail in Gypsum Canyon.
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October 22, 1992 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Assemblyman Tom Umberg (D-Garden Grove) dispatched a letter Wednesday to Gov. Pete Wilson asking him to rescind his endorsement of Republican challenger Jo Ellen Allen, citing lawsuits and tax liens against her husband's business and the couple's failure to promptly pay $14,600 in back rent on the family's former residence.
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November 12, 1994 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's enough to send anyone reeling. On Election Day, Tom Umberg went from Orange County's hottest Democrat to Orange County's most famous also-ran. Battered in his effort to unseat Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren by a decisive 54%-to-39% margin, Umberg will soon be out of politics and out of a job. "I've been spinning the last few days," said Umberg, who abandoned his Garden Grove Assembly seat to run statewide. "I'm going to have to sit back for a little while and figure out what the future holds.
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November 14, 1998 | MARK STRICHERZ, STATES NEWS SERVICE
As a rising star in the Democratic Party in Orange County, former Assemblyman Tom Umberg developed a can-do attitude and learned to be politically adept in dealing with the Republican majority in the county. His experience as a former military and federal prosecutor, as well as his political savvy and connections, helped him land a post earlier this year in the Clinton administration as a top official in the U.S. drug czar's office. Now, Gov.
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November 11, 1990 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
Neighbors on the quiet suburban street where Assemblyman-elect Tom Umberg grew up must have known he was the kind of boy who had dreams bigger than Lombard, Ill. He was class president in high school and captain of the wrestling team. And as soon as he was old enough--17--he signed up with the Army ROTC. It might have been the Hollywood story of a hometown prep star who ships out in uniform before he can even shave. But that was another generation.
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November 30, 1990 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From the get-go, Tom Umberg knew it was going to be a tough job to turn out an incumbent Republican and win election to the 72nd Assembly District from central Orange County. But now that he's pulled off that political coup, the Garden Grove Democrat has discovered that, thanks to a monumental scheduling conflict, making plans to get to Sacramento next week just to be sworn in has been no cinch either.
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