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April 17, 2012 | Dennis McLellan
A cardboard elephant in Cathie Wright's Sacramento office during her 20 years in the Assembly and state Senate from 1980 to 2000 summed up the Simi Valley Republican's sense of statecraft: "It's Better to Be a Stomper, Than a Stompee. " "I'm tenacious, I'm irascible, I'm a fighter," Wright, then the only woman among 15 Republicans in the state Senate, told The Times in 1999. "You have to be tough in this business; you can't just sit back and let them roll over you. " The blunt-talking Wright, a maverick Republican who represented the 37th Assembly District and the 19th Senate District, died Saturday at her daughter's home in Simi Valley.
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April 17, 2012 | Dennis McLellan
A cardboard elephant in Cathie Wright's Sacramento office during her 20 years in the Assembly and state Senate from 1980 to 2000 summed up the Simi Valley Republican's sense of statecraft: "It's Better to Be a Stomper, Than a Stompee. " "I'm tenacious, I'm irascible, I'm a fighter," Wright, then the only woman among 15 Republicans in the state Senate, told The Times in 1999. "You have to be tough in this business; you can't just sit back and let them roll over you. " The blunt-talking Wright, a maverick Republican who represented the 37th Assembly District and the 19th Senate District, died Saturday at her daughter's home in Simi Valley.
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March 15, 1989 | ALAN C. MILLER, Times Staff Writer
Assemblywoman Cathie Wright, who is under investigation for allegedly seeking to improperly influence the outcome of many of her daughter's 27 traffic tickets, tried to have police quash one of her own parking tickets issued in 1983, according to information gathered by law enforcement officials. Wright (R-Simi Valley) left the Dec. 6, 1983, citation with a watch commander at Simi Valley Police Department headquarters, allegedly suggesting that the officer would know what to do with it.
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May 17, 1990 | JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A few years back, Assemblywoman Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley) displayed a poster in her Sacramento office that summed up her pugnacious political style with terse eloquence: "It's Better to Be a Stomper," it proclaimed, "Than a Stompee." In her five terms in the Legislature, the 60-year-old Wright--a car mechanic's daughter from the hard-coal country of eastern Pennsylvania--has earned a reputation as an aggressive, blunt-spoken conservative who rarely retreats from a political street fight.
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March 8, 1989 | ALAN C. MILLER, Times Staff Writer
A Ventura Municipal Court judge has told Ventura County district attorney investigators that Assembly Speaker Willie Brown (D-San Francisco) asked him to give favored treatment to Assemblywoman Cathie Wright's daughter when she appeared in court on traffic violations last year, sources familiar with the investigation said Tuesday.
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March 9, 1989 | ALAN C. MILLER and MARK GLADSTONE, Times Staff Writers
Assembly Speaker Willie Brown (D-San Francisco) lashed out Wednesday at Ventura County Dist. Atty. Michael D. Bradbury, whose office is investigating whether Brown and Assemblywoman Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley) improperly sought to gain favorable treatment for Wright's daughter in traffic violation cases. Brown asserted that Bradbury's motives were personal pique and politics.
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March 26, 1989 | ALAN C. MILLER and T.W. McGARRY, Times Staff Writers
By the time Assemblywoman Cathie Wright's daughter was ordered off the roads this month, she had received 27 traffic tickets--including 24 for speeding--had been in at least six accidents and was the subject of 10 hearings by the state Department of Motor Vehicles, public records show. Even the DMV official who reinstated Victoria Wright's license to drive to and from work last July, after it had been suspended the previous month, wrote: "This young lady's record is horrendous.
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May 16, 1990 | BILL BOYARSKY
As election day nears, Republican Assemblywoman Cathie Wright is counting on the fruits of her friendship with Democratic power Willie Brown to overcome the excesses of mother love. Wright, a Republican state assemblywoman from the San Fernando and Simi valleys, has become famous for her beyond-the-call-of-duty efforts for her speed-demon daughter, Victoria--the recipient of 27 traffic tickets, 24 of them for speeding, and some suspiciously light treatment from certain judges.
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March 30, 1989 | ALAN C. MILLER and GERRY BRAILO SPENCER, Times Staff Writers
Victoria Wright, the frequently ticketed daughter of Assemblywoman Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley), was sentenced to 30 days in jail Wednesday for violating the conditions of her probation for a traffic offense. Her jail term is to begin April 18. But Wright's attorney, Lawrence Noble, said his client will apply for a work furlough so she can continue in her job as a supermarket cashier.
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November 15, 1989 | From a Times Staff Writer
The state Fair Political Practices Commission has determined that Assembly Speaker Willie Brown and Assemblywoman Cathie Wright did not violate state conflict-of-interest laws by interceding with local authorities regarding traffic tickets received by Wright's daughter. A spokeswoman for the political watchdog agency said that after reviewing a report by Ventura County Dist. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 1990 | BILL BOYARSKY
As election day nears, Republican Assemblywoman Cathie Wright is counting on the fruits of her friendship with Democratic power Willie Brown to overcome the excesses of mother love. Wright, a Republican state assemblywoman from the San Fernando and Simi valleys, has become famous for her beyond-the-call-of-duty efforts for her speed-demon daughter, Victoria--the recipient of 27 traffic tickets, 24 of them for speeding, and some suspiciously light treatment from certain judges.
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November 15, 1989 | From a Times Staff Writer
The state Fair Political Practices Commission has determined that Assembly Speaker Willie Brown and Assemblywoman Cathie Wright did not violate state conflict-of-interest laws by interceding with local authorities regarding traffic tickets received by Wright's daughter. A spokeswoman for the political watchdog agency said that after reviewing a report by Ventura County Dist. Atty.
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September 29, 1989 | JACK CHEEVERS, Times Staff Writer
The state Commission on Judicial Performance on Thursday publicly rebuked a Ventura County judge for his "unusually lenient" handling of traffic tickets issued to the daughter of Assemblywoman Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley). The commission's action marked the end of a four-month investigation of Ventura County Municipal Judge Bruce A. Clark, who dismissed two traffic tickets issued to 24-year-old Victoria Wright after meeting at his home with Cathie Wright in June, 1988.
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July 28, 1989 | ALAN C. MILLER, Times Staff Writer
The State Bar has decided to take no action against Assembly Speaker Willie Brown for contacting a judge who was hearing traffic charges against the daughter of Assemblywoman Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley). There was "an absence of compelling evidence" that Brown, a Democrat from San Francisco, violated its rules, the Bar said in a terse news release. "Speaker Brown and the judge did speak," Michael Saleen, the Bar's assistant chief trial counsel, said Thursday.
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March 30, 1989 | ALAN C. MILLER and GERRY BRAILO SPENCER, Times Staff Writers
Victoria Wright, the frequently ticketed daughter of Assemblywoman Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley), was sentenced to 30 days in jail Wednesday for violating the conditions of her probation for a traffic offense. Her jail term is to begin April 18. But Wright's attorney, Lawrence Noble, said his client will apply for a work furlough so she can continue in her job as a supermarket cashier.
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March 26, 1989 | ALAN C. MILLER and T.W. McGARRY, Times Staff Writers
By the time Assemblywoman Cathie Wright's daughter was ordered off the roads this month, she had received 27 traffic tickets--including 24 for speeding--had been in at least six accidents and was the subject of 10 hearings by the state Department of Motor Vehicles, public records show. Even the DMV official who reinstated Victoria Wright's license to drive to and from work last July, after it had been suspended the previous month, wrote: "This young lady's record is horrendous.
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September 29, 1989 | JACK CHEEVERS, Times Staff Writer
The state Commission on Judicial Performance on Thursday publicly rebuked a Ventura County judge for his "unusually lenient" handling of traffic tickets issued to the daughter of Assemblywoman Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley). The commission's action marked the end of a four-month investigation of Ventura County Municipal Judge Bruce A. Clark, who dismissed two traffic tickets issued to 24-year-old Victoria Wright after meeting at his home with Cathie Wright in June, 1988.
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July 28, 1989 | ALAN C. MILLER, Times Staff Writer
The State Bar has decided to take no action against Assembly Speaker Willie Brown for contacting a judge who was hearing traffic charges against the daughter of Assemblywoman Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley). There was "an absence of compelling evidence" that Brown, a Democrat from San Francisco, violated its rules, the Bar said in a terse news release. "Speaker Brown and the judge did speak," Michael Saleen, the Bar's assistant chief trial counsel, said Thursday.
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March 21, 1989 | ALAN C. MILLER, Times Staff Writer
The Simi Valley police chief has told investigators that Assemblywoman Cathie Wright asked him to void a speeding ticket for her daughter last year and when he refused, she suggested that the officer who wrote the citation call in sick the day the matter went to court.
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March 15, 1989 | ALAN C. MILLER, Times Staff Writer
Assemblywoman Cathie Wright, who is under investigation for allegedly seeking to improperly influence the outcome of many of her daughter's 27 traffic tickets, tried to have police quash one of her own parking tickets issued in 1983, according to information gathered by law enforcement officials. Wright (R-Simi Valley) left the Dec. 6, 1983, citation with a watch commander at Simi Valley Police Department headquarters, allegedly suggesting that the officer would know what to do with it.
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