Senator Rod Wright adjourned the State Senate on Thursday in memory of former Assemblyman Frank Holoman, who died last Tuesday (May 23rd) in Los Angeles. Holoman moved to Los Angeles in the 1950s, serving as a staffer for Speaker Jesse M. Unruh before being elected to the Assembly himself in 1972. He served a single term before running for State Senate in 1974. Holoman lost the 1974 primary to Nate Holden, who went on to win the General Election.
In the 1980s and 90s, Holoman opened a number of restaurants, including three named “Boulevard Cafe”, the “Ebony Mexicana”, and “Frank’s Place”.
CORRECTION (6/2/2012 @ 10:15 pm): The date of Holoman’s death was corrected in this article from the 22nd to the 23rd. The new information was found here.