Scope and Content
Title: Wally Herger Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1981-1986
Collection number: LP235:152-172
1.5 Cubic Feet
California State Archives
Abstract: Wally Herger, Republican, was a California State Assembly Member, 1981-1986. Bill files introduced by Herger concern agriculture,
land management, and water resources in California.
Physical location: California State Archives
Collection is open for research.
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[Identification of item], Wally Herger Papers, LP235:[folder number], California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of
State, Sacramento, California.
The California State Archives acquired the Wally Herger Papers following his Assembly term.
This collection was processed by staff of the California State Archives over a period of time and described in a finding aid
Wally Herger, Republican, was a State Assembly Member, 1981-1986. His 3rd Assembly District represented cities within the
counties of Modoc, Lassen, Butte, Plumas, Sierra, Yuba, and Nevada County.
Herger was born on May 20, 1945 in Yuba City, California. He attended American River College where he earned an A.A. degree.
Herger then attended California State University, Sacramento where he majored in Business Administration. Before entering
politics Herger was a rancher. He married his wife Pam with whom he had seven children: Melissa, Gregory, Robin, Cara, Dean,
Cameron, and Jamie.
In addition to his political activities, Wally Herger was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Big Brothers/Big
Sisters Association. He was a member of the California Chamber of Commerce and served on the Chamber's Executive Steering
Committee, Small Business Task Force and Committee on Agriculture. He was also a member of the Greater Yuba City-Marysville
Chamber of Commerce, South Yuba Rotary Club, Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau, California Cattlemen's Association, National Federation
of Independent Businessmen, Gun Owners of California, Sutter County Taxpayers Association, and the Boy Scouts of America.
In 1979 Herger was named by the United States Jaycees as one of their "Outstanding Young Men in America."
Wally Herger was elected to the State Assembly in 1980 and served through 1986.
According to the California Legislature at Sacramento (Handbooks), Herger served on the following committees:
- Agriculture, 1981-1986
- *Vice Chair, 1981-1982,1985-1986
- Criminal Justice, 1981-1982
- Energy and Natural Resources, 1981-1982
- Health, 1985-1986
- Local Government, 1981-1982
- Natural Resources, 1983-1984
- Water, Parks and Wildlife, 1983-1986
- Ways and Means, 1985-1986
- Fairs, Allocation and Classification, 1983-1986
- Health and Welfare, 1985-1986
- Livestock and Dairy, 1983-1984
- Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, 1985-1986
- Resources and Parks, 1985-1986
- Auburn Dam, 1983-1984
- Economic Problems in Timber and Related Industries, 1983-1984
- Victim Restitution, 1983-1984
- Auburn Dam, 1985
- Fairs, Allocation and Classification, 1985
Assembly Member Herger was elected to United States House of Representatives in 1986 from the Second Congressional District
in Northern California.
Scope and Content
The Wally Herger Papers consist of 1.5 cubic feet of records reflecting Herger's activities during his time as an Assembly
Member. The records contain Assembly bill files, 1981-1986. The bill files document his legislative activity during his term
as a member of the California State Legislature. The bills introduced by Wally Herger include a wide array of subjects. He
authored bills concerning agriculture, land management, and water resources in Northern California.
The following terms have been associated with these materials in the Archives' automated public access system (currently in
development, November 2003).
Agricultural laws and legislation - - California.
Water Law and legislation - - California.