Robert Timothy Leslie
Born: February 4, 1942 in Ashland, Oregon
Children: Debbie and Scott
1965-1969: Principal Analyst, Sacramento County Executive Office
1969-1971: Consultant, Assembly Ways and Means Committee
1971-1980: Lobbyist, County Supervisor’s Association of California
1985-1988: Member, State Advisory Board on Drug Programs (appointed by Governor Deukmejian)
1991: Resigned from the State Assembly on May 16.
2008-2009: Member, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board
2010: Early Primary Candidate for Lieutenant Governor (Withdrew)
- Counting only "term limits era" service (since the start of the 1991-92 Session), Leslie has the most legislative service of any legislator, serving 9.5 years in the Senate and 6.5 years in the Assembly.
- Leslie lost the 1984 Assembly race by 1,379 votes.
- LEGISLATION: Author of AB 1757 (2002) which designated Bodie as the official state Gold Rush “Ghost Town.”
- NOTABLE NO VOTE (Expanded Local Pension Benefits): Leslie was one of 7 State Assemblymembers (and 14 legislators overall) who voted against AB 616 (2001) by Tom Calderon, which allowed California cities, counties and special districts to offer retirement benefit factors up to 3% at age 60. These higher benefit factors led to severe unfunded pension liabilities in a number of cities a decade later.
Source: California Blue Book (2000)
Source: California Legislature Handbook (1987)