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 2 California state legislators have resigned at younger age than Perea; Michael Rubio in 2013 and (future Governor) Pete Wilson in 1971.
- Since 2000, 11 people have left the California Legislature younger than Perea (who’s leaving at 38.5 yrs old).
- Perea is the fourth California state legislator to resign in 2015, and the 20th since January 2010.