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Tim Leslie


Picture of Tim Leslie
CA State Assembly
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1984 Republican AD-05 69071 Loss
11-04-1986 Republican AD-05 68292 Win
11-08-1988 Republican AD-05 93188 Win
11-06-1990 Republican AD-05 82757 Win
05-14-1991 Republican SD-01 64257 Win
11-03-1992 Republican SD-01 189095 Win
11-05-1996 Republican SD-01 215931 Win
11-03-1998 Republican Lieutenant Governor 3159789 Loss
11-07-2000 Republican AD-04 144844 Win
11-05-2002 Republican AD-04 91022 Win
11-02-2004 Republican AD-04 140105 Win

Candidate Biography:

Robert Timothy Leslie
Born: February 4, 1942 in Ashland, Oregon
Married: Clydene
Children: Debbie and Scott

1965-1969: Principal Analyst, Sacramento County Executive Office
1969-1971: Consultant, Assembly Ways and Means Committee
1971-1980: Lobbyist, County Supervisor’s Association of California
1985-1988: Member, State Advisory Board on Drug Programs (appointed by Governor Deukmejian)
1991: Resigned from the State Assembly on May 16.
2008-2009: Member, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board
2010: Early Primary Candidate for Lieutenant Governor (Withdrew)

  • Counting only "term limits era" service (since the start of the 1991-92 Session), Leslie has the most legislative service of any legislator, serving 9.5 years in the Senate and 6.5 years in the Assembly.
  • Leslie lost the 1984 Assembly race by 1,379 votes.
  • LEGISLATION: Author of AB 1757 (2002) which designated Bodie as the official state Gold Rush “Ghost Town.”
  • NOTABLE NO VOTE (Expanded Local Pension Benefits): Leslie was one of 7 State Assemblymembers (and 14 legislators overall) who voted against AB 616 (2001) by Tom Calderon, which allowed California cities, counties and special districts to offer retirement benefit factors up to 3% at age 60. These higher benefit factors led to severe unfunded pension liabilities in a number of cities a decade later.

Source: California Blue Book (2000)
Source: California Legislature Handbook (1987)