Those we lost in 2012

As we again approach the end of the year, we wanted to take a moment to recognize the lives and contributions of those state and federal candidates and elected officials who died in 2012. JANUARY Ruben S. Ayala – State Senator (1974-1998) Louis N. Desmond – Candidate for State Senate, 1958 Jim Lloyd – Congressman […]

Mervyn M. Dymally

Former Lt. Governor Merv Dymally died in Los Angeles yesterday. Dymally, who was first elected in 1962, saw the legislature move from part-time to full-time in 1966 and returned in 2002 to serve for six years in the term-limited era. He also served as Lt. Governor during Jerry Brown‘s first administration and as a Member […]


The only post-Statehood Presidents who don’t have California schools named after them are Andrew Johnson, Rutherford B. Hayes, Chester A. Arthur, Richard M. Nixon, and George H. W. Bush.