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Frank Vicencia


Picture of Frank Vicencia
Date Party Office Votes Result
06-26-1973 Democratic AD-38 10153 Loss
11-05-1974 Democratic AD-54 29829 Win
11-02-1976 Democratic AD-54 38874 Win
11-07-1978 Democratic AD-54 31773 Win
11-04-1980 Democratic AD-54 40294 Win
11-02-1982 Democratic AD-54 50121 Win
11-06-1984 Democratic AD-54 58529 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: August 23, 1931 in Artesia, CA
Married: Alice Costa
Children: Steve, Michele Jondle, David, Michael*, and Laura
Military Service: ARMY (Korea)
Died: September 9, 2009 in Seal Beach, CA

1964-1967: General Manager, California Milk Producers Council
1983-1986: Speaker pro Tem, California State Assembly

  • Michael Vicencia was a Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge (2002-Present), and President of the California Judges Association (2009).
  • In a blog post at, Bill Cavala noted that "Frankie was the most popular Member of the Assembly, the elected Pro Tempore (they were elected not just chosen by the Speaker in those days), and one of the strongest forces for bipartisan civility in the Capitol."
  • "Frank served in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954. He served in the Korean War and rose to the rank of Corporal in the 19th Military Police Battalion. After his honorable discharge in 1954, Frank went to work for the United States Postal Service. In 1957, he established a dairy supply business and in 1964 became General Manager of the California Milk Producers Council. In 1967, Frank became a legislative representative for several clients, including California Milk Producers, Southern California Rapid Transit District and California Thoroughbred Breeders Association. In 1974, Frank was elected to the California Legislature, representing the 54th Assembly District. He was re-elected to six consecutive terms until his retirement in 1986. In 1982, he was unanimously elected by his colleagues to the position of Speaker Pro-Tem of the Assembly. Frank became a licensed insurance agent in 1977. Along with Peter Buckley, he purchased Gene List Insurance Agency. In 1986, Gene List became Vicencia & Buckley Insurance Services, Inc. The firm has grown 3,000% since the acquisition in 1977."

Source: Officers of the Corporation on the Vicencia and Buckley Insurance Services website.
Source: California Blue Book (1975)
Source: California Assembly Handbook (1981), (1983)