Born: May 7, 1958 in Lynwood, CA
Married: Rebecca (in 1988)
1984-1996: Senior Deputy District Attorney, Riverside County District Attorneys Office
1998: Candidate for Assembly Speaker (Lost; 31 to 47)
1998-1999: Minority Leader, California State Assembly
2002-2003: Assistant District Attorney, Riverside County District Attorneys Office
2003: Senior Fellow, UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research
2007-2011: District Attorney, Riverside County
2008: Delegate, Republican National Convention
2008: Proponent, Proposition 3 [Waiting Period and Parental Notification before Termination of Minor's Pregnancy] (Failed; 48.0%)
2008: Proponent, Proposition 6 [Police and Law Enforcement Funding] (Failed; 30.7%)
- LEGISLATION: Author, Proposition 222 (The Peace Officer's Safety Initiative): "which prohibited the possibility of parole for the murder of a peace officer."
- UNACKNOWLEDGED LATINO: This elected official was excluded from the list of "Previous Latino Members of the Legislature" by the Latino Legislative Caucus (Source) [accessed 6/1/2011]. This list has now been renamed "California Latino Legislative Caucus Former Members" [as of 2/16/2014].
Source: California Blue Book (2000)