Legislators born in 1950s, 1960s, 1970s tied

Here’s a fun fact for you; there are currently an equal number of legislators born in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. When Assemblyman Perea resigns on December 31st, the 1970s will be down by one.

But worry not… just like Annakin was supposed to bring balance to the force, both of the most-often-discussed candidates for that Special Election were born in the ’70s.

Legislators born in the 1920s
First – Charlie Meyers and Robert I. McCarthy (born 1920) were elected to the Assembly in 1948.
Last – Nell Soto and Merv Dymally (born 1926) and Bob Margett (born 1929) left the legislature in 2008.

Legislators born in the 1930s
First – John F. Foran (born 1930), Tom Waite (born 1931), Anthony Bielensen (born 1932) and John Quimby (born 1935) were elected to the Assembly in 1962.
Last – There is 1 currently-serving legislator, Pat Bates (born 1939) who was born in the 1930s.

Legislators born in the 1940s
First – Bob Wilson (born 1943) won a Special Election to the Assembly in 1972.
Last – There are 11 currently-serving legislators who were born in the 1940s.

Legislators born in the 1950s
First – Pat Nolan (born 1950) and Jim Costa (born 1952) were elected to the Assembly in 1978.
Last – There are 34 currently-serving legislators who were born in the 1950s.

Legislators born in the 1960s
First – Paul Woodruff (born 1960) and Ted Lempert (born 1961) were elected to the Assembly in 1988.
Last – There are 34 currently-serving legislators who were born in the 1960s.

Legislators born in the 1970s
First – Tony Mendoza (born 1971) was first elected to the Assembly in 2006.
Last – There are 34 currently-serving legislators who were born in the 1970s.

Legislators born in the 1980s
First – Ian Calderon (born 1985) was first elected to the Assembly in 2012.
Last – There are 6 currently-serving legislators who were born in the 1980s.

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