Richard "Dick" Ackerman, Republican, served in the California Legislature from 1995-2008. He was an Assembly Member representing
the 72nd Assembly District from 1995-2000. From 2001-2008, he served as a State Senator for the 33rd Senate District. The
Richard (Dick) Ackerman Papers consist of 9 cubic feet of textual records and audiovisual materials and cover the years 1995-2008.
The records are organized into five series: Bill Files, 1995-2008; Subject Files, 1993-1999; Correspondence, 1995-1999; News
Clippings, 1997-2007; and Proposition 208 Files, 1996-1997.
Richard “Dick” Ackerman, Republican, served in the California Legislature from 1995 to 2008. He was first elected into the
California State Assembly, winning a September special election runoff vote over Shirely Hafner (Democrat). Ackerman ran
unopposed for the position in both the 1996 primary and general election. During his Assembly term, he represented the 72nd
Assembly District, encompassing the cities of Fullerton, Placentia and Yorba Linda. After Ackerman’s Assembly term ended
in 2000, he moved onto the State Senate, by winning the vacant Senate seat formerly occupied by John Lewis (Republican).
Ackerman represented the 33rd Senate District, which encompassed the eastern portion of Orange County, until 2008. On May
10, 2004 Ackerman was elected as the Senate Republican leader and served as the Senate Minority Leader. He stepped down as
Minority Leader in April 2008, relinquishing the position to Senator Dave Cogdill.
9 cubic feet of textual records and 4 videocassettes
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