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Guide to the Richard Polanco Papers
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Richard Polanco, Democrat, served in the California Legislature from 1986 to 2002. The Richard Polanco Papers consist of 45 cubic feet of textual records and audiovisual materials and cover the years 1986-2002. The records are organized into 16 record series.
Richard Polanco, Democrat, served in the California Legislature from 1986 to 2002. He was first elected to the California State Assembly, replacing Assembly Member Richard Alatorre, through a special election on June 5, 1986. He represented the 55th Assembly District (Northeastern Los Angeles and part of Pasadena) in the 1980s, and after redistricting in 1991 he served the 45th Assembly District, which included East Los Angeles, until 1994. In 1994, Polanco was elected to the California State Senate to represent the 22nd Senate District, which included the cities of Alhambra, Maywood, San Marino, South Pasadena, Vernon, Walnut Park, and parts of Florence-Graham, Los Angeles, and East Los Angeles. Polanco served in this position until 2002.In addition to his many committee appointments, Richard Polanco served as Latino Legislative Caucus Chair from 1990-2002, and Senate Majority Leader from 1998-2002.
45 cubic feet
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