Born: December 5, 1942 in Long Beach, CA
Married: Linda Ackerman*
Children: Lauren, Marc and Brett
1980-1992: Member, Fullerton City Council
1982: Mayor, City of Fullerton
1986: Mayor, City of Fullerton
2004: Delegate, Republican National Convention
2004-2008: Minority Leader, California State Senate
2008: Delegate, Republican National Convention
2010: Early Primary Candidate for SBOE-03 (Withdrew)
2012: Delegate, Republican National Convention
- Linda Ackerman is the National Committeewoman from the California Republican Party (2008-Present). Linda also serves on the Metropolitcan Water District of Southern California (2008-Present). In 2009, Linda Ackerman was a Special Election candidate for AD-72 (Lost; 19.7%).
- NOTABLE NO VOTE (Expanded State Pension Benefits): Ackerman was one of 6 State Assemblymembers who voted against S8 400 (1999 by Deborah Ortiz, which created new Public Employee Retirement System pension formula allowing a retirement benefit factor of 2% at age 55 increasing to 2.5% at age 63 and above.
- NOTABLE NO VOTE (Expanded Local Pension Benefits): Ackerman was one of 7 State Senators (and 14 legislators overall) who voted against AB 616 (2001) by Tom Calderon, which created 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)