1997-2008: Member, Ceres Unified School District Board of Trustees
- Just for the record, Ceres refers to the 34,000-resident city in the Stanislaus County, not the dwarf planet located between Mars and Jupiter that was discovered in 1801.
- Had a brother who served in the same legislative house concurrently.
- QUOTABLE: "It's not something that I'm that proud of, being a California legislator these days, quite frankly." [San Diego UT]
Source: California Legislature Handbook (2009-10), (2011-12)
"A current lawmaker on the ballot; who would know?" By Don Thompson (AP), San Diego Union Tribune (5/19/2012)