A Title Lost: California’s Legislative Historian

Associate Governmental Program Analyst. Agricultural Technician III. Data Processing Manager. Most job titles in California State Government are formulaic series of words that, while useful in understanding the duties of the position, are so wickedly unimaginative that you have to wonder if they were created by a committee. Yes, in fact, they were. But sometimes, […]

Perea to Resign December 31st

As was reported in the news yesterday, Assemblyman Henry T. Perea has announced that he will resign effective December 31st. Some quick statistics about his service and resignation; Perea will leave office after 265 weeks in office, ranking as California’s 3237th longest-serving legislator (just ahead of John Campbell at 264 weeks). In past 5 decades, only […]

Legislator Age Statistics

Of the 800+ California state legislators elected to their first terms since 1950, here are some age-related statistics. The big takeaways are… Sebastian Ridley-Thomas was the second-youngest member in 60 years. When Ian Calderon was elected, he was the youngest member since Tom McClintock in 1982. Cindy Montañez was the youngest modern woman to serve […]