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Guide to the Tim Leslie Papers
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Tim Leslie, Republican, served in the California Legislature from 1987 to 2006. The Tim Leslie Papers consist of 30.5 cubic feet of textual records and audio/visual materials and cover the years 1986-2006.
Tim Leslie, Republican, served in the California Legislature from 1987 to 2006. Leslie first ran for the California State Assembly 5th District in 1984 against Democrat Jean M. Moorhead and was defeated by 1,700 votes. Two years later Moorhead chose not to run and Leslie won his first legislative election representing the 5th Assembly District in the California State Assembly. From 1987-1991 Leslie represented the 5th Assembly District, which included northern Sacramento and southern Placer County. In a special election in May of 1991 Leslie was elected to the California State Senate representing the 1st Senate District after John Doolittle left the California Senate for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. The California 1st Senate District was one of the biggest districts in California running along the eastern border from Oregon down the Nevada border to Mammoth Lakes, and across the foothills to include the eastern portion of the Sacramento Valley. It includes the counties of Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Modoc, Mono, Lassen, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra, Yuba, and most of Butte. Leslie served as the representative of the California Senate 1st District from 1991-2000. Because of term limits in the Senate, in 2000, Tim Leslie moved back to the Assembly representing California’s 4th Assembly District. Another large district, the 4th Assembly District runs along the Nevada border from Lake Tahoe to Mammoth Lakes and across the foothills of the Mother Lode. It includes Amador City, Angels Camp, Auburn, Colfax, Ione, Jackson, Lincoln, Loomis, Mammoth Lakes, Placerville, Plymouth, Rocklin, Roseville, South Lake Tahoe, and Sutter Creek. Leslie served in the 4th Assembly District from 2001-2006, when term limits ended his time in the Legislature.
30.5 cubic feet
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