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Inventory of the Paul V. Priolo Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Paul V. Priolo papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1967-1980
    Collection number: See series description
    Creator: Priolo, Paul V.
    Extent: 5 cubic feet
    Repository: California State Archives
    Sacramento, California
    Abstract: Paul V. Priolo, Republican, was a State Assembly Member, 1967-1980. Bills introduced by him cover a wide array of subjects including government expenditure limits, coastal conservation, and seismic safety.
    Physical location: California State Archives
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Paul V. Priolo Papers, LP[number]:[folder number], California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Sacramento, California.

    Acquisition Information

    The California State Archives acquired the Paul V. Priolo Papers following his final Assembly term.

    Alternative Forms of Material Available

    Some of the records are available on microfilm at the California State Archives.


    Paul V. Priolo, Republican, was a State Assembly Member, 1967-1980. He represented the 60th District that included cities in Los Angeles County and Ventura County. After redistricting his Assembly district became the 38th.
    Priolo was born on July 14, 1927 in San Francisco, California. He served in the United States Navy during World War II and received a B.A. degree in Political Science-Public Administration from the University of California, Berkeley. He owned and operated a retail establishment before his election. Assembly Member Priolo and his first wife, Anna Lee, had two children: Jeffrey and Jan. He later married Beate Engel. After retiring from the Legislature, he had his own lobbying and government relations business.
    Assembly Member Priolo's community and civic affiliations included such positions and organizations as Secretary, Republican Caucus; President of Santa Monica Junior Chamber of Commerce; Member of Chamber of Commerce; Santa Monica Mall Committee Chair; Member of National Conference of State Legislators; Board Member of Councilors of the Center for Public Policy at USC; Member of Pacific Palisades Community Council; San Fernando Valley Business and Professional Association Member; and Vice President and President of National Republican Legislators' Association.
    Priolo was elected to the State Assembly in 1966. During his term in the Legislature, he served as Minority Floor Leader 1976-1979. According to the Legislative Handbook, he also served on the following committees:

    California State Assembly, 1967-1980

    • Standing Committees
    • Constitutional Amendments, 1967
    • Elections and Constitutional Amendments, 1969-1970
    • *Chair, 1969-1970
    • Elections and Reapportionment, 1971-1972; 1977-1978
    • Finance and Insurance, 1967-1974
    • Governmental Efficiency and Economy, 1967
    • Governmental Organization, 1970-1972; 1979-1980
    • Intergovernmental Relations, 1975
    • Local Government, 1975-1978
    • Planning and Land Use, 1971-1973
    • *Chair, 1971-19731
    • Planning, Land Use, and Energy, 1974
    • *Chair, 1974
    • Policy Research Management, 1979
    • Resources and Land Use, 1975
    • Resources, Land Use, and Energy, 1975-1976
    • Rules (ex officio member), 1976-1979
    • Urban Affairs and Housing, 1969
    • Ways and Means, 1973-1974
    • Joint Committees
    • Public Domain, 1975
    • Revision of Elections Code, 1973-1974
    • Seismic Safety, 1973-1974
    • Select Committees
    • Coastal Zone Resources, 1973-1975
    • *Vice Chair, 1973-1975
    • Deepwater Ports, 1974
    • Fire Services, 1976
    • Health Manpower, 1973-1974
    • Landslide Prevention, 1980
    • *Chair, 1980

    Scope and Content

    The Paul V. Priolo Papers consist of Assembly Bill Files, 1967-1980 and Press Files, 1967-1980. The bill files document Priolo's legislative activity during his term as a member of the California State Legislature. Bills introduced by him cover a wide array of subjects including government expenditure limits, coastal conservation, and seismic safety. The press files include press releases and statements.


    Arranged into two series: bill files and press files.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been associated with these materials in the Archives' automated public access system (currently in development, July 2004).


    Priolo, Paul V.
    California - - Legislature - - Assembly
    Environmental policy

    Related Material

    Paul V. Priolo, Oral History Interview, conducted 1990 by Carlos Vasquez, Oral History Program, University of California, Los Angeles for the California State Government Oral History Program.