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Expulsions and Resignations

State Senator Tony Mendoza resigned on February 22nd as the Senate was beginning preparations to expell him from the body. Mendoza's resignation was the 91st State Senate resignation in California history.

Since 1849, 229 legislators have resigned a total of 234 times (three legislators resigned once from each house, one resigned from the Senate twice and one from the Assembly twice. State Senator James W. Mandeville, who resigned from the Senate twice (in 1857 and 1870).

That wasn’t the only interesting part of Mandeville’s political career; in 1857, Mandeville was elected State Controller but refused to serve. He was later elected State Controller again in 1875. Assemblyman Jose M. Covarrubias (representing Santa Barbara) resigned from the Assembly in 1850 and 1852.

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