Patrick James Nolan
Born: June 16, 1950 in Los Angeles, CA
Children: Courtney, Katie, and James
Family: Great-grandson of Pierre Agoura, for whom the towns of Agoura and Agoura Hills are named.
University: University of Southern California
Previous: State Chair, Young Americans for Freedom
Previous: Reserve Deputy, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Posse
1980: Delegate, Republican National Convention
1984: Delegate, Republican National Convention
1984-1988: Minority Leader, California State Assembly
1982: Sponsor, Proposition 8 [Crime Victims' Bill of Rights] (Passed)
1994: Resigned from the State Assembly on February 18.
200?-Present: President of the Justice Fellowship, Prison Fellowship Ministries
200?-Present: Commissioner, Commission on Safety and Abuse in America's Prisons
200?-Present: Commissioner, National Prison Rape Elimination Commission
- Nolan was elected to the Assembly in 1978 at age 28.
- Legal Troubles: Nolan pled guilty to one count of racketeering, and served a 29-month prison term (1994-1996) as a result of the Shrimpscam investigation. The investigation also led to convictions for Board of Equalization member Paul B. Carpenter, State Senator Joseph B. Montoya, and Assemblyman Frank Hill.
- His Federal Bureau of Prisons Register number was 06833-097 and he was released on August 27, 1996.
- PARDON ME: He was pardoned by President Donald Trump on May 15, 2019.
Source: California Legislature Handbook (1979), (1989)