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David A. Roberti


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CA Blue Book (2000)
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1966 Democratic AD-48 34944 Win
11-05-1968 Democratic AD-48 41131 Win
11-03-1970 Democratic AD-48 40593 Win
07-20-1971 Democratic SD-27 36062 Win
11-07-1972 Democratic SD-27 80251 Win
11-02-1976 Democratic SD-23 110488 Win
11-04-1980 Democratic SD-23 92514 Win
11-06-1984 Democratic SD-23 112234 Win
11-08-1988 Democratic SD-23 119354 Win
06-02-1992 Democratic SD-20 44411 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: May 4, 1939 in Los Angeles, CA
Married: June

1964-1965: Clerk, District Court of Appeals
1965-1966: Deputy Attorney General, California
1971: Resigned from the State Assembly on July 29.
1976-1980: Majority Leader, California State Senate
1980-1994: President pro Tempore, California State Senate
1992: Resigned from the State Senate on July 2.*
1994: Primary Candidate for Treasurer (Lost; 44.5%)
1994: Recall Election for Senator David A. Roberti in SD-20 (Failed: 40.8%)
1998-2002: Member, California Integrated Waste Management Board
2001: Candidate for Los Angeles City Council (Lost; 17.5%)

  • In 1993, Roberti was the target of a recall led by William A. Dominguez, John R. Vernon, Hans Rusche, Dolores White, and Glenn C. Bailey. The recall qualified for the ballot but failed (40.75% in favor; 59.25% opposed).
  • In 1992, while serving as President pro Tem, Roberti resigned his Senate seat (SD-23) to assume another seat (SD-20) due to redistricting and the resignation of Alan Robbins. It was because of this move that Roberti was the first legislator to be effected by term limits.
  • Robert was 27 years old when elected to the Assembly.
  • LEGISLATION: Author (with Maddy, Doolittle and Keene) of SB 1738 (Chapt. 84, Statutes of 1990) which established what is today known as the “Milton Marks Postgovernment Employment Restrictions Act of 1990” which prohibits former legislators from being "paid to communicate with their former colleagues in the Legislature in an attempt to influence certain actions or proceedings."

Source: California Blue Book (1967), (1975)
Source: "Top spenders will vie to replace the late John Ferraro" by Howard Blume, LA Weekly (9/20/2001)