Richard E. "Dick" FloydDemocratic
Born: February 3, 1931 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Children: Lorene and Rikki
Military Service: ARMY (Korea)
Died: August 11, 2011 in Sacramento, CA
1970s-1980: Chief of Staff, State Senator Ralph C. Dills
2000: Primary Candidate for SD-25 (Lost; 30.1%)
- LEGISLATION: Author of AB 7 (1991), which made helmets mandatory for motorcycle riders in California.
- LEGISLATION: Author of AB 650 (1983), which created the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial. This memorial was dedicated on December 10, 1988.
- Floyd was noted for smoking cigars on the Assembly Floor during sessions. After a confrontation with Assemblywoman La Follette, a Sacramento Bee reporter posed a question; "Asked how long he had been smoking his trademark cigars, Floyd answered, 'Since I was 9.'"
- An incumbent who lost to a member of their own party (in 1992).
Source: California Blue Book (2000)
Source: California Assembly Handbook (1981)
Source: "Assemblyman Dick Floyd, 80, carried bill on motorcycle helmets" by Dan Walters, Sacramento Bee Capitol Alert (8/13/2011) [LINK]
Source: "SMOKING ASSEMBLYMAN 'S SMOKING HAS COLLEAGUE FUMING " by Jon Matthews, Sacramento Bee (5/19/1987), p. A6