Perea Resignation Letter

Over the weekend, the Assembly Daily Journal for January 4th went online, which gave the public its first view of Assemblyman Henry T. Perea‘s month-old resignation letter. The letter was addressed to the Assembly Speaker. At 160 words, this is the longest resignation letter since Holly Mitchell resigned from the Assembly in 2013. Perea used […]

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 […]

Two Ways to Measure Tenure

A follow-up to the recent post about legislator age statistics… another interesting way to look at the Legislature and the passage of time is to look at the members who had the longest legislative careers. But, as with everything else, there are multiple ways to measure “the longest legislative careers”; the easiest way to explain […]