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Bruce E. Young

Democratic

Picture of Bruce E. Young
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-1976 Democratic AD-63 43398 Win
11-07-1978 Democratic AD-63 51325 Win
11-04-1980 Democratic AD-63 56636 Win
11-02-1982 Democratic AD-63 70817 Win
 

Candidate Biography:

Bruce Earl Young
Born: July 5, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois
Married: Jo Ann
Children: Tracy and Jeremy Arthur

Previous: Supervisor of Creative Marketing, Walt Disney Productions and Disneyland
Previous: Reporter, Long Beach Press-Telegram
Previous: Member, ABC Unified School District Board (6 years)
2006: Treasurer of Californians United; which funded the write-in campaign of Otto Bade in the SD-34 race between Lou Correa and Lynn Daucher.

  • LEGISLATION: Author of the 1982 bill that created the bonding-commission for the High Speed Rail.
  • LEGAL TROUBLES: In March 1987, Young was convicted of five charges related to special interest legislation. Young was sentenced to 18 months in prison and was fined $5,000 for committing "mail fraud, writing back-dated letters and preparing false invoices to cover up his failure to report income and favors he received from former fireworks magnate W. Patrick Moriarty and two cable television companies." In November 1988, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the convictions.
  • About the 1980s: "Twenty years ago, it was even easier. In the 1980s, the Assembly adopted some rules restricting gut-and-amends after several lawmakers sneaked major bills through at the last minute. "It used to be wide open," said Bruce Young, a lobbyist and former assemblyman whose sleight-of-hand at the end of the session helped prompt some of the lower house's rules. "It looks bad now, but it's nothing like it used to be." [Source: SF Gate]

Source: California Assembly Handbook (1979), (1983)
Source: "Prosecutors say Young covered up fraud" by Karen E. Klein, Daily News of Los Angeles, January 3, 1987
Source: "S.D. trials inducted liquor-license reform" by Lionel Van Deerlin, San Diego Evening Tribune (4/2/1987)
Source: "Appeals Court Throws Out Young’s Fraud Conviction" by AP, Los Angeles Times (11/25/1988)