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Gwen Moore


Picture of Gwen Moore
CalChannel (2/25/10)
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-07-1978 Democratic AD-49 50352 Win
11-04-1980 Democratic AD-49 69734 Win
11-02-1982 Democratic AD-49 76405 Win
11-06-1984 Democratic AD-49 81117 Win
11-04-1986 Democratic AD-49 70385 Win
11-08-1988 Democratic AD-49 83307 Win
11-06-1990 Democratic AD-49 54518 Win
11-03-1992 Democratic AD-47 105838 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: October 1, 1943
Married: Ronald Dobson
Child: Ronald Dobson II
Died: August 19, 2020 in Los Angeles, CA

1975-1978: Member, Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees
1994: Primary Candidate for Secretary of State (Lost)
2004: Presidential Elector
2008: Presidential Elector
2009-2010: Member, California State Bar Board of Governors
2016: Presidential Elector

  • LEGISLATION: Moore introduced 156 bills during the 1991-92 session.
  • LEGISLATION: Moore was the author of two bills (AB 3773 and AB 4203 of 1987-88) which were the bills used as the foundation of the Shrimpscam investigation by the FBI into corruption in the Capitol. The investigation led to convictions for Board of Equalization member Paul Carpenter, State Senator Joseph Montoya, and Assemblymen Pat Nolan and Frank Hill. Also convicted and sentenced to 4 years in prison was Tyrone Netters, a Legislative Aide to Moore, who arranged for the Assemblymember to author the legislation in exchange for illegal campaign contributions. Moore was never charged because of a lack of evidence.
  • LEGISLATION: Significantly, the Moore Universal Telephone Service Act of 1983 (Moore Act) established the Universal Lifeline Telephone Service (ULTS) program in order to provide low-income households with access to affordable basic residential telephone service.
  • PLACENAME: Gwen Moore Lake is located in the Kenneth Hahn Recreation Area (Los Angeles County). Fishing is allowed, but swimming is not.

Source: California Legislature Handbook (1979), (1994)