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Richard Alatorre


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CA Blue Book
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-16-1971 Democratic AD-48 14818 Loss
11-07-1972 Democratic AD-48 42194 Win
11-05-1974 Democratic AD-55 25890 Win
11-02-1976 Democratic AD-55 31199 Win
11-07-1978 Democratic AD-55 27081 Win
11-04-1980 Democratic AD-55 33819 Win
11-02-1982 Democratic AD-55 35687 Win
11-06-1984 Democratic AD-55 44505 Win

Candidate Biography:

Richard Jose Alatorre
Born: May 15, 1943 in Los Angeles, CA
Married: Stella, ????, Angie
Children: Derrick Joseph and Darrell Joseph
University: University of Southern California (MPA)

1968-1969: Ford Foundation Legislative Intern (Assembly Fellow)
Previous: Consultant, US Commission on Civil Rights
1960s: Aide to Assemblyman Walter J. Karabian
1967: Western Regional Director, NAACP
1968: Aide, State Senator Alfred H. Song
1973-1978: Chair, California Latino Legislative Caucus
1985: Resigned from the State Assembly on December 20.
1985-1998: Member, Los Angeles City Council

  • Legal Troubles: In April 2001, Alatorre "pleaded guilty to a federal criminal charge of felony tax evasion, admitting that he failed to report to the Internal Revenue Service nearly $42,000 in cash he received from individuals attempting to influence Alatorre in his official duties... Alatorre was sentenced to eight months of home detention with electronic monitoring – to be followed by three years of supervised release." (Source: US Department of Justice Release No. 01-062 by U.S. Attorney Alejandro N. Mayorkas of the Central District of California)
  • PLACENAME: Richard Alatorre Park is located in the City of Los Angeles. 
  • NOTE: First Chairman of the Assembly Chicano Caucus
  • LEGISLATION: The Alatorre-Zenovich-Dunlap-Berman Agricultural Labor Relations Act of 1975 establishing the right to collective bargaining for farmworkers as well as the creation of the state's Agricultural Labor Relations Board
  • His Federal Bureau of Prisons Register number was 59788-097 and he was released on 02-18-2001.

Source: California Blue Book (1975)
Source: California Assembly Handbook (1981)