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Pat Nolan


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-07-1978 Republican AD-41 50974 Win
11-04-1980 Republican AD-41 66884 Win
11-02-1982 Republican AD-41 86809 Win
11-06-1984 Republican AD-41 82105 Win
11-04-1986 Republican AD-41 66408 Win
11-08-1988 Republican AD-41 69508 Win
11-06-1990 Republican AD-41 50814 Win
11-03-1992 Republican AD-43 64489 Win

Candidate Biography:

Patrick James Nolan
Born: June 16, 1950 in Los Angeles, CA
Married: Gail
Children: Courtney, Katie, and James
Family: Great-grandson of Pierre Agoura, for whom the towns of Agoura and Agoura Hills are named.
University: University of Southern California

Previous: State Chair, Young Americans for Freedom
Previous: Reserve Deputy, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Posse
1980: Delegate, Republican National Convention
1984: Delegate, Republican National Convention
1984-1988: Minority Leader, California State Assembly
1982: Sponsor, Proposition 8 [Crime Victims' Bill of Rights] (Passed)
1994: Resigned from the State Assembly on February 18.
1997-2019: President of the Justice Fellowship, Prison Fellowship Ministries
200?-2019: Commissioner, Commission on Safety and Abuse in America's Prisons
200?-2019: Commissioner, National Prison Rape Elimination Commission

  • Nolan was elected to the Assembly in 1978 at age 28.
  • Legal Troubles: Nolan pled guilty to one count of racketeering, and served a 29-month prison term (1994-1996) as a result of the Shrimpscam investigation. The investigation also led to convictions for Board of Equalization member Paul B. Carpenter, State Senator Joseph B. Montoya, and Assemblyman Frank Hill.
  • His Federal Bureau of Prisons Register number was 06833-097 and he was released on August 27, 1996.
  • PARDON ME: He was pardoned by President Donald Trump on May 15, 2019.

Source: California Legislature Handbook (1979), (1989)