Born: September 9, 1953 in Calexico, CA
Married: Mei Mei
Children: Adam, J.J., Jessica, Jeff
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Previous: Diamond Bar General Plan Advisory Committee
1995-2004: Member, Diamond Bar City Council
1997: Mayor, City of Diamond Bar
1998: Primary Candidate for AD-60 (Lost; 20.1%)
2001: Mayor, City of Diamond Bay
2006-2008: Minority Caucus Chair, California State Assembly
2009: Opponent, Proposition 1C [Lottery Modernization Act] (Failed; 35.5%)
2009-2012: Minority Caucus Chair, California State Senate
2012-2015: Minority Leader, California State Senate
2016: Primary Candidate for Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (Lost; 15%)
2018: Primary Candidate for CD-39 (Lost; 6.2%)
- In 2009, Huff was the target of one attempted recall led by Paul Griffin. It failed to qualify for the ballot.
- According to our research, Huff was born farther south than all but one other California-born state legislator. The only legislator born farther south (but within California) was Mary Salas, who was born in Chula Vista, which is three miles farther south than Calexico even though Chula Vista does not touch the Mexican border while Calexico does).
- Mei Mei Huff was a 2012 Delegate to the Republican National Convention.
Source: California Legislature Handbook (2005-06)
Source: "Complete List of Recall Attempts" by the California Secretary of State (Accessed 2/14/2011)