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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:

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.
  • In 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"  
  • 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)