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1California African American Political & Economic Institute (CAAPEI)Augustus HawkinsFrederick M. RobertsJuanita McDonaldJulian DixonLeon D. RalphSANKOFALooking Back, As We Go Forward.(Knowing Where We've been to Know Where We're Going)Curren PriceKaren BassMike DavisWilma A. CarterSandre SwansonCalifornia African American Elected Officials Directory
2Visit Us @ WWW.CAAPEI.Org WELCOME to this new edition of the CAAPEI’s DIRECTORY OF BLACK ELECTED OFFICIALS IN CALIFORNIA,For this second edition, we have increased the number of Black elected officials included (we now think that we have been able to identify no less than 98% of them in the state), and we have added a section on grading the effectiveness of at least our U.S. Congressional representatives along with our state legislative officials. This grading will be based on three measures: legislation introduced and legislation turned into law during ; legislative committees and sub-committees in which the elected officials are (or were) members in ; and absentee records for votes in their respective bodies during (to begin in the third edition).We hope you enjoy this edition of the Directory. Since this will be an annual publication, please note any concerns, errors or problems you find with this edition, and send them to us at: or orVisit
3The History Of CAAPEIThe California African American Political and Economic Institute was created by California State legislation, SB 1721, in 2002, as one of former State Senator Tom Hayden’s last bills and was originally signed by former Governor Gray Davis. At the time, the “Economic” part of CAAPEI’s name was not in the title or mission statement, the first base of operations was California State University, Northridge, and the only available funding for program activity was not to come from public monies. The initial implementation at CSUN was problematic, and in 2003, newly reelected Assemblyman Mervyn Dymally, whose brainchild the Institute was, authored AB 1760, which was signed again by Gray Davis. That legislation transferred the Institute to CSU, Dominguez Hills, where it is now housed, added “Economic” to the name and mission, and, with the recent AB 165 amendment, expanded the range and scope of necessary fundraising opportunities for the CAAPEI.Dr. David L. Horne, who has been with this project since its inception, was the first Executive Director at CSUN, and is the Acting Executive Director at CSU, Dominguez Hills.
4Congresswoman Barbara Lee, 9th District United States House of Representatives Congresswoman Barbara Lee was first elected to represent California's ninth Congressional District in 1998, in a special election to fill the seat of retiring Congressman Ron Dellums. After serving on the International Relations and Financial Services Committees, in 2007 she joined the House Appropriations Committee, which controls the federal purse strings and is widely viewed as one of the most powerful committees in Congress. She also serves on the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education Subcommittee, the Foreign Operations Subcommittee and the Legislative Branch Subcommittee.Congresswoman Lee's accomplishments in promoting effective, bipartisan legislation to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and bring treatment to the infected have earned her international recognition as a leader in the fight against global HIV/AIDS. Her bills to create the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, to protect AIDS orphans, and to create a $15 billion fund to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria were all signed into law. She has also been a leader in the fight to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS in the U.S., particularly in the African American community. In 1998, she helped declare a state of emergency in Alameda County to order to secure more funds to fight the disease, and in 2005 the House passed her resolution recognizing the goals of National Black AIDS Awareness Day. Congresswoman Lee's willingness to stand on principle earned her international acclaim when she was the only member of the House of Representatives to vote against giving President Bush a blank check to wage war after the September 11th attacks. In addition to being one of Congress' most vocal opponents to the war in Iraq, Congresswoman Lee has been a leader in promoting policies that foster international peace, security and human rights. In 2006, she successfully blocked funds from being used to establish permanent military bases in Iraq. She sponsored legislation disavowing the doctrine of preemptive war and has been a leader in the bipartisan effort in Congress to end the ongoing genocide in Darfur, Sudan. Congresswoman Lee is committed to eradicating poverty, fostering opportunity and protecting the most vulnerable in our society. In the wake of hurricane Katrina, she wrote the poverty section of the Congressional Black Caucus’ Gulf Coast reconstruction legislation and introduced a package of bills designed to make poverty eradication a priority for Congress.Congresswoman Lee was sworn in as the Chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) on January 6, In that capacity she supported the U.S. involvement in the 2009 Durban follow-up to the UN World Conference Against Racism, and new legislation to support the Black Freedmen who were expelled from the Cherokee Tribe.Congresswoman Lee served in the California State Assembly from and in the California State Senate fromThe Honorable Barbara LeeUnited States House of RepresentativesWashington D.C. Office2444 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.CPhone: (202)Fax: (202)Oakland Office1301 Clay Street, Suite 1000 NorthOakland, CA 94612Phone: (510) Fax: (510)
5Congresswoman Laura Richardson, 37th District United States House of Representatives At the age of six, living through the civil rights movement and having picked her first profession as public service, Ms. Richardson started on that path by getting her first job at the age of 12 and later by participating in the Olympic trials at the age of 17. She graduated from UCLA, received a Masters from USC, and went on to spend fourteen years working in corporate America.In 2006, after serving six years as a Long Beach City Councilwoman, Laura Richardson won a seat in the California Assembly in the 55th District serving as Assistant Pro Tempore in the Assembly. She was recognized as the first African-American woman, South Bay representative, and African-American freshman to hold this prestigious position. In the nine short months she spent in the California Legislature, she succeeded in having three bills introduced, passed and then signed in to law by the Governor, and was vital in the Assembly’s ability to further the initiatives of expanding access to healthcare, empowering public education, and ensuring safe neighborhoods.In 2007, Richardson outpolled 16 candidates in a special election and won her first term in the House of Representatives, district 37. Representing one of California's most culturally and economically diverse areas, she has thus far achieved a record of distinction in having served at all three levels of government; local, state and federal, all within the span of less than a year, 2007.Representative Laura Richardson is the 26th African-American female and the 239th female to serve in the U.S. Congress.The Honorable Laura RichardsonUnited States House of RepresentativesWashington D.C. Office2233 Rayburn House Office BuildingWashington, D.CPhone: (202)Fax:(202)Los Angeles Office970 West 190th StreetEast Tower, Suite 900Torrance, CA 90502L.A. Office: (310)
6Congresswoman Maxine Waters, 35th District United States House of Representatives Congresswoman Maxine Waters is considered by many to be one of the most powerful women in American politics today. She has gained a reputation as a fearless and outspoken advocate for women, children, people of color and the poor.Elected in November, 2006, to her ninth term in the House of Representatives with an overwhelming 80 percent of the votes in the 35th District of California, Congresswoman Maxine Waters represents a large part of South Central Los Angeles, the communities of Westchester and Playa Del Rey, and the diverse cities of Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood and Lawndale.She continues to be a member of the House Committee on Financial Services and the Chairwoman of its Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity. She also serves on the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, and the Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, Technology.She also continues to serve on the Committee on the Judiciary and its Subcommittees on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, and on Immigration, Border Security and Claims.The Honorable Maxine WatersUnited States House of RepresentativesWashington D.C. Office 2344 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC Phone: (202) Fax: (202)Los Angeles Office South Broadway Suite 1 Los Angeles, CA Phone: (323)Fax (
7Congresswoman Diane E. Watson, 33rd District United States House of Representatives Congresswoman Diane E. Watson, born in Los Angeles, is a lifetime resident of California’s 33rd Congressional District, which includes Culver City, portions of the City of Los Angeles, and unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County.During her tenure in the California State Government and Senate ( ), Congresswoman Watson became a statewide and national advocate for health care, consumer protection, women, and children. In 1993, she authored the California Birth Defects Monitoring Program Act, which led to pioneering research into the causes of birth defects, and the Residential Care Facilities Act, to ensure that senior citizens receive quality care in nursing and assisted living homes. In 1997, she introduced legislation to toughen food health safety requirements for restaurants. She also played a key role in the enactment of legislation to promote breast cancer research.As a U.S. Congresswoman Watson has been an advocate for commonsense welfare reform in the State of California. She played a major role in formulating the State of California's TANF program, which provides education, child care, and employment to welfare recipients. She sought funding to help teen mothers complete their education and gain jobs through the Cal-Learn program.In 1999, President William Jefferson Clinton appointed Congresswoman Watson to serve as the United States Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia. Watson served in this capacity until 2001, when she returned to California to run for Congress in a special election held on June 5, 2001, after the death of Congressman Julian Dixon. She was reelected on November 5, 2002 to a full two year term, and has served in each succeeding Congress.Congresswoman Watson is a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and serves on the Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health, and the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and the Environment. She is also a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and its Subcommittee on Domestic Policy.Congresswoman Watson is Chair of the Congressional Entertainment Industries Caucus and co-chairs the Congressional Korea Caucus and the U.S.-UK Caucus. She is also a Democratic Regional Whip for Southern California. She has been a fierce advocate for federal intervention into the expulsion of Black Freedmen for the Cherokee Nation.Congresswoman Watson also currently serves on the International Relations and Government Reform Committees.The Honorable Diane E. WatsonUnited States House of RepresentativesWashington D.C. Office125 Cannon HOB Washington, DC Phone: (202) Fax: (202)Los Angeles Office4322 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 302 Los Angeles, CA Phone: (323) Fax: (323)
8Assembly Member Karen Bass, 47th Assembly District California State Assembly Karen Bass has been a State Assembly Member representing Los Angeles’ 47th District since Speaker Fabian Núñez selected Bass as the Majority Leader for the California State Assembly during the legislative session, making her the first African American and the first woman to hold this leadership position. During the legislative session, Bass served as the Majority Whip. She also served as the chair of the Select Committee on Foster Care.Since taking office, Majority Leader Bass has made Foster Care Reform her top priority. As chair of the Select Committee on Foster Care, she has organized bipartisan participation that has resulted in a legislative package of 25 bills focusing on improving the state’s Foster Care System. These measures reflect the voices of hundreds of children, parents, foster families, labor unions, government experts and foster family agencies who testified at more than 15 public hearings hosted by Bass throughout California. She also helped secure $82 million in the 2006/2007 state budget for Foster Care Reform, which was the largest increased allocation in more than a decade, and she developed new laws to help improve the overall system.Governor Schwarzenegger has signed 17 of Assembly member Bass’ bills into law focusing on Foster Care reform; Healthy Families Insurance Coverage to help prevent children from going without health insurance; a small business policy that removes red tape by preventing businesses from filling out duplicate certification forms for the city and state; and a measure that expands the Baldwin Hills Conservancy. She also secured more than $2.3 million to help revitalize the historic Vision Theater in Los Angeles; and more than $600 million for Los Angeles Unified School District.Assemblywoman Bass has become the most effective African American legislator in California state government, and one of the most effective from any group.Capitol Office P.O. Box Sacramento CA Fax: (916)District Office5750 Wilshire Blvd Suite 565 Los Angeles, CA 90036Fax: (323)CONGRATULATIONS TO KAREN BASSCALIFORNIA'S FIRST FEMALE AFRICAN AMERICAN SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY.ELECTED MARCH, 2008 & Re-Elected March 2009
9Assembly Member Wilmer Amina Carter, 62nd Assembly District California State Assembly Assembly Member Wilmer Amina Carter works tirelessly for the 62nd District. A lifelong resident of the district, she proudly represents the cities of Rialto and Colton, portions of the cities of Fontana and San Bernardino, and the communities of Bloomington and Muscoy.Carter’s legislative focus includes, but is not limited to, transportation, job creation and education.Assembly Member Carter is the Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Inland Empire Transportation. Additionally, she currently sits on six Assembly committees, including Transportation; Insurance; Business & Professions; Aging and Long-Term Care; Rules; and Veterans Affairs.Assembly Member Carter was the driving legislative force in saving Allensworth, the only Black Historic State Park in California, in Her AB 576 pressured the California governor to make the ultimate real estate deal with the Tulare county landowners who wanted to surround Allensworth with dairy farms, which would have made the site virtually uninhabitable.Capitol Office: State Capitol P.O. Box Sacramento, CA Phone: (916) Fax: (916)District Office: 335 N. Riverside Ave. Rialto, CA Phone: (909) Fax: (909)
10Assembly Member Mike Davis, 48th Assembly District California State Assembly Assembly member Mike Davis was elected to serve the 48th District in November of 2006, and re-elected in Located in Los Angeles County, the district is home to a myriad of diverse communities, including: Arlington Park, Athens, Chesterfield Square, King Estates, Korea town, Lafayette Park, Magnolia Square, North University Park, University Park, Vermont Knolls, West Adams, West Park Terrace and Wilshire Center. As an Assembly member, Mr. Davis is committed to education, health care reform, economic development and transportation.Prior to being elected, Mr. Davis served as former Los Angeles County Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke’s Senior Deputy Director. He also served as District Director for Maxine Waters during her tenure in the California State Assembly and when she was initially elected to Congress. He received his Bachelor's Degree in history from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte; a Masters of Public Administration Degree from California State University at Northridge; and a Masters of Arts Degree in Behavioral Science with a concentration in Negotiations and Conflict Management from California State University at Dominguez Hills. He also recently completed the Innovations in Governance Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.Capitol Office State Capitol P.O. Box Sacramento, CA Tel: (916) Fax: (916)District Office Administrative Offices West 700 State Drive Los Angeles, CA Tel: (213) Fax: (213)
11Assembly Member Isadore Hall, 52nd Assembly District California State Assembly A native of California, Assembly member Isadore Hall III was elected in November, 2008 to represent the 52nd District that includes the lower half of South Central Los Angeles, Compton, and Paramount.Assembly member Hall has held several high-ranking governmental positions in the local community. Prior to his election as an Assembly member, Hall served since 2003 as a Compton City Councilmember, where he worked daily to improve the quality of life for his constituents. Assembly member Hall also served as a representative on the Metropolitan Water Board, the Gateway Cities Council of Governments and the Southern California Association of Governments. Hall began his career of public service in 2001when he was elected to the Compton Unified School District Board of Trustees. Hall served two terms as President of the Board and oversaw important reforms to attract highly qualified teachers to the Compton district, and to increase funding to classrooms throughout the district.Capitol Office State Capitol P.O. Box Sacramento, CA (916) District Office 322 W. Compton Boulevard Suite 100 Compton, CA (310)
12Assembly Member Sandre Swanson, 16th Assembly District California State Assembly Assembly member Sandré Swanson proudly represents the vibrant East Bay communities of Oakland, Alameda, and Piedmont. An area native with deep ties to the community, Mr. Swanson was elected to his first term in the California State Assembly in 2006.A long time activist, Assembly member Sandré Swanson worked for five years as Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s Chief of Staff after working for 25 years as the District Director and Senior Policy Advisor to former Congressman Ron Dellums. In these capacities, Assembly member Swanson earned a reputation as a dedicated and hardworking public servant with an impressive record of accomplishments on behalf of the people of the district. Most recently, Assembly member Swanson was the Chairman of the Alameda County Retirement Board and a Trustee for the successful $5 billion pension organization.Whether crafting legislation or receiving input from his constituents on prospective bills, Assembly member Sandré Swanson relies on his many years of experience dealing directly with the East Bay communities he now represents. Mr. Swanson is excited and honored to have the opportunity to continue working in partnership with the residents, community-based organizations and small businesses that are the fabric of the East Bay.He is currently the Chair of the Select Committee on State School Financial Takeovers, the Banking and Finance Committee, the Assembly Budget Committee, and Elections and Redistricting Committee.Capitol Office: State Capitol P.O. Box Sacramento, CA Phone: (916) Fax: (916)District Office: Clay Street Suite 2204 Oakland, CA Phone: (510) Fax: (510)
13State Senator Curren Price, 26th District California State Senator (Former Assemblyman District 51) Curren De Mille Price, Jr. was elected to the California State Assembly in November of Assembly member Price represented the 51st Assembly District, which includes Inglewood, Hawthorne, Gardena, Playa Vista, Westchester, Lawndale, West Athens, Lennox, Alondra Park, West Compton, Del Aire, and Willowbrook; as well as portions of the unincorporated area of Ladera Heights.As an Assembly member, Price served as Chair of the Elections and Redistricting Committee and the Select Committee on Procurement. He was Co-Chair of the Legislative Ethics Committee and a member of the Business and Professions Committee, the Governmental Organizations Committee, and the Jobs, Economic Development and Economy Committee.In his freshman term, Assembly member Price authored 30 legislative measures, including bills that strengthen voters’ rights; expand workers’ benefits; increase economic aid for small businesses; and encourage familial connection and rehabilitation for youth in custody. He successfully garnered legislative approval for three resolutions: ACR 47 – National Multicultural Cancer Awareness Week, ACR 67 – Voter Registration Month (January), and AJR 34 – National Lupus Awareness Month (October). As a result of his proposed legislation to increase financial aid for students through the Cal-Grant program, Assembly member Price was named “Legislator of the Year” by the University of California Student’s Association. At the close of the 2007 legislative session, 12 of Assembly member Price’s bills were signed by the Governor, with nine receiving unanimous, bi-partisan support.In May, 2009, Assembly member Price was elected to the California State Senate.Capitol Office: State Capitol P.O. Box Sacramento, CA Tel: (916) Fax: (916)District Office: One West Manchester Boulevard, Suite 601 Inglewood, CA Tel: (310) Fax: (310)
14State Senator Rod Wright, 25th District California State Senate Roderick Wright was elected to the California State Assembly in 1996 representing the 48th Assembly District covering much of south Los Angeles County. From 1998 until 2002, Mr. Wright served as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce (U&C) which held legislative jurisdiction over electricity, natural gas, telecommunications, private water corporations and other issues related to commerce. Mr. Wright has been recognized for his work in the areas of public safety, education, energy and utilities, small business, family law and consumer privacy.As a member of the California State Legislature Mr. Wright established one of the largest back-to-school programs in Los Angeles County which now provides medical screenings to over 20,000 children. Roderick Wright was the author of a resolution seeking redress from the United States Government for the victims of the World War II disaster in Port Chicago, California, in which a large number of Black sailors and maritime workers were killed, and a significant number were dishonorably discharged. A presidential pardon was granted to one of the victims of that disaster as a result of his efforts.Mr. Wright was elected to the board of the National Conference of State Legislatures where he was a co-chair of the Energy Task Force. He was recognized for his skill as a legislator by being voted legislator of the year by the County of Los Angeles, the California Small Business Association, the Municipal Power Association and the California Probation Officers Association.Roderick Wright was elected State Senator November 2008.Capitol Office State Capitol, Room 2048 Sacramento, CA 95814District Office1 Manchester Blvd., #600 Inglewood, CA 90301
15California African American County Elected Officials Alameda CountyKeith CarsonSupervisor(510)Term Expires 2012Nate Miley(510)Donald R. WhiteCounty Treasurer(510)Term Expires 2010Contra Costa CountyFederal D. Glover(925)King CountyChris JordanCounty Sheriff(559) X2795Term Expires 2011Los Angeles CountyMark Ridley Thomas(213)Orange CountyWebster J. GuilloryAssessor(714)Not AvailablePlacer CountyJenine WindeshausenTreasurer-Tax Collector(530)Riverside CountyRobert ByrdAuditor-Controller(951)San Mateo CountyRose Jacobs Gibson(650)
16California African American County Elected Officials City & County of San FranciscoSophie MaxwellSupervisor(415)Term Expires 2011
17California African American Mayors & Vice Mayors City of BanningDebbie FranklinMayor Pro Tempore(951)Term Expires 2010City of ComptonLula Davis Holmes(310) x1000Term Expires 2011City of ComptonEric PerrodinMayor(310)Term Expires 2013City of East Palo AltoDavid E. Woods(650)Vice MayorCity of GardenaSteve Bradford(310)Term Expires 2009City of HerculesJoe Eddy McDonald(510)City of InglewoodRoosevelt Dorn(310)City of Los BanosTommy Jones(209)City of OaklandRon Dellums(510)City of SacramentoKevin Johnson(916)Term Expires 2012
18California African American Mayors & Vice Mayors City of San PabloLeonard McNeilMayor(510)Term Expires 2012City of Signal HillEdward WilsonVice Mayor(562)Term Expires 2013City of StocktonLeslie Martin(209)Not AvailibleTerm Expires 2010City of VallejoOsby Davis Mayor(747)Term Expires 2011
19California African American City Council Members (Also includes City Attorneys, Clerks, & Treasurers)City of AlamedaMarie GilmoreCouncil Member(510)Term Expires 2012City of AntiochReginald L. Moore(925)Term Expires 2010City of BakersfieldIrma Carson(661)City of BerkeleyMaxwell Anderson(510)Darryl Moore(510)City of BrawleyDon C. Campell(760)Term Expires 2011City of CarsonMike Gipson(310) X1715Term Expires 2013City of ComptonYvonne Arceneaux(310)Barbara CalhounLillie Dobson
20California African American City Council Members (Also includes City Attorneys, Clerks, & Treasurers)City of ComptonCraig J. CorwellCity Attorney(310)Term Expires 2013Alita GoodwinCity ClerkDouglass SandersCity Treasurer(310)City of CovinaWalter Allen IIICouncil Member(626)Term Expires 2010City of DuarteLois Gaston(626)Term Expires 2011City of East Palo AltoPeter Evans(650)Not availibleTerm Expires 2012Donna Rutherford(650)City of El CentroSedalia L. Sanders(760)Benjamin J. SolomonExpires 2009 (Nov)City of FontanaAcquanetta Warren(909)Expires 2012
21California African American City Council Members (Also includes City Attorneys, Clerks, & Treasurers)City of FresnoCynthia SterlingCouncil Member(559)Term Expires 2011City of GardenaRachel Johnson(310)City of HaywardOlden Henson(510)Term Expires 2012City of HerculesJoe Eddy McDonald(510)Term Expires 2010City of InglewoodWanda BrownCity Treasurer(310)Ralph Franklin(310)Run Off June 16th, 2009Daniel TaborTerm Expires 2009Not PicturedYvonne HortonCity Clerk(310)City of ImperialBetty Sampson(760)City of LafayetteMichael Anderson(925)
22California African American City Council Members (Also includes City Attorneys, Clerks, & Treasurers)City of Lake ForestKathryn McCulloughCouncil Member(949)city-lakeforest.com/govpopulousTerm Expires 2010City of LawndaleRobert Pullen-Miles(310)Term Expires 2012City of Long BeachDee Andrews(562)Suja Lowenthal(562)City of Los AngelesBenard Parks(213)Term Expires 2011Jan Perry(213)Term Expires 2013Herb Wesson(213)City of Manhattan BeachMitch Ward(310)City of MarinaJim Ford(831)Monrovia USDClarence Shaw(626)Term Expires 2009
23California African American City Council Members (Also includes City Attorneys, Clerks, & Treasurers)City of Moreno ValleyWilliam H. Batey IICouncil Member(951)Term Expires 2012City of OaklandDesley Brooks(510)Term Expires 2010Larry Reid(510)City of PasadenaChris Holden(626)Jacque RobinsonTerm Expires 2011City of Redwood CityIan Bain(650)City of RialtoDeborah Robertson(909)City of RichmondNathaniel Bates(510)Term Expires 2013City of SacramentoLauren Hammond(916)Bonnie Pannel(916)
24California African American City Council Members (Also includes City Attorneys, Clerks, & Treasurers)City of San BernardinoRikki Van JohnsonCouncil Member(909)Term Expires 2011City of San DiegoTony Young(619)Term Expires 2010City of San LeandroUrsala Reed(510)Not AvailableTerm Expires 2012City of TemeculaChuck Washington(951)City of TracyEvelyn Tolbert(209)City of TulareCarlton Jones(559)City of WeedJerry Broomfield(530)PO Box 470 Weed, CA 96094City of ComptonWillie C. Jones(310)Term Expires 2013
25California African American Community College Board Members Allan Hancock CollegeBenard JonesTrustee(805) X3245Term Expires 2010Antelope Valley CollegeEarl J. Wilson(661)Contra Costa Community CollegesDr. Anthony T. GordonNot AvailableLos Angeles Community CollegesAngela J. Reddock(213)Term Expires June 2010Merced CollegeNot PicturedLewis Braxton(209)Mira Costa Community College DistrictCharles Adams Sr.(760)Palo Verde Community College DistrictLincoln Edmond(760)Term Expires 2012Sam Burton(928)Peralta Community College DistrictMarcie Hodge(510)Linda Handy
26California African American Community College Board Members Peralta Community College DistrictDr. William RileyTrustee(510)Term Expires 2010Redwoods Community College DistrictWill Smith(707)Term Expires 2009San Francisco Community CollegeDr. Anita Grier(415)State Center Community College DistrictDorothy SmithSecretary(559)William J. SmithPresidentTerm Expires 2012
27California African American Unified School District Board Members Azusa USDNot PicturedBarbara R. DickersonVice President(626)Term Expires 2010Banning USDDeborah DukesClerk(951)Term Expires 2011Pelton TeagueBoard Member(951)Term Expires 2009Berkeley USDKaren Hemphill(510)Benecia USDAndre Stewart(707)Central USDGeorge Wilson Jr.(559) x150Chino USDFred Youngblood(909)Term Expires2012Colton USDKent TaylorBoard Trustee(909)Term Expires 2012Compton USDFred Easter(310)Mae Thomas
28California African American Unified School District Board Members Compton USDEmma SharifVice President(310)Term Expires 2011Marjorie ShippPresidentTerm Expires 2009Micah AliBoard Member(310)Satra ZuritaCulver City USDSaundra Davis(310)Duarte USDNot PicturedKenneth Bell(626)Rose Brooks-MitchellElk Grove USDChet Madison Sr.(916)Term Expires 2008Inglewood USDArnold Butler(310)Carol Raines-Brown(323)Not available
29California African American Unified School District Board Members Inglewood USDTrina L. WilliamsBoard Member(310)Not availableTerm Expires 2009Alice Grigsby(323)Johnny J. Young(323)Term Expires 2011Irvine USDGavin Hunter-Fenner(949)Term Expires 2010Kern County Board of EducationDonald P. CowanVice President(661)GeneralLake Elsinore Unified School DistrictSonja WilsonClerkLodi USDKen DavisPresident(209)Richard Jones(209)Term Expires 2012Long Beach USDFelton Williams(562)Los Angeles USDMarguerite Poindexter LaMotte(213)
30California African American Unified School District Board Members Madera USDNot PicturedDr. Loraine GoodwinBoard Member(559)Not AvailableTerm Expires 2010Monterey Peninsula USDHelen B. Rucker(831)Term Expires 2009Bettye Lusk(831)New Haven USDGwen Estesno number availableNorwalk-La Mirada USDDarryl AdamsPresident(562)Term Expires 2009(Dec)Oakland USDAlice SpearmanDirector(510)Term Expires 2013Jumoke HodgePasadena USDRenatta Cooper(626)Term Expires 2011Pittsburg USDPercy D McGee Jr.(925)Rialto USDJoanne T. Gilbert(909)
31California African American Unified School District Board Members Sacramento USDRoy GrimesBoard Member(916)Term Expires 2010San Bernardino USDDanny TillmanVice President(909)Term Expires 2012San Diego USDSheila Jackson(619)San FranciscoKim-Shree Maufas(415)Term Expires 2011Tracy USDJames Vaughn(209)Vallejo USDHazel WilsonDirector(707)Term Expires 2009Ward StewartWest Contra Costa USDNot PicturedAudrey Miles(H)West Contra CostaCharles T. Ramsey(510)
32California African American Unified School District Board Members West Contra Costa USDNot PicturedTony ThurmondBoard Member(H)Term Expires 2012Yuba City USDLonetta Riley(530)Term Expires 2010
33California African American Water Board Elected Officials West Basin Municipal Water DistrictRonald C. SmithDivision 1(310)Term Expires 2010Gloria D. GrayDivision II
35U.S. Congresswoman Babara Lee H.RES.290Honoring the lives, and mourning the loss, of Sergeant Mark Dunakin, Sergeant Ervin Romans, Sergeant Daniel Sakai, and Officer John Hege, members of the Oakland Police Department in California who were brutally slain in the line of duty. Sponsor: Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9] (introduced 3/26/2009) Cosponsors (51) Committees Attended: House Judiciary La Action: 4/1/2009 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): (Roll no. 179).H.CON.RES.7Title: Calling on the League of Arab States and each Member State individually to acknowledge the genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan and to step up their efforts to stop the genocide in Darfur. Sponsor: Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9] (introduced 1/4/2007) Cosponsors (111) Latest Major Action: 6/28/2007 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 244.H.RES.272Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade. Sponsor: Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9] (introduced 3/26/2007) Cosponsors (55) Committees Attended: House Foreign Affairs Latest Major Action: 5/1/2007 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.H.RES.422Calling on the Government of the People's Republic of China to use its unique influence and economic leverage to stop genocide and violence in Darfur, Sudan. Sponsor: Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9] (introduced 5/21/2007) Cosponsors (130) Committees: House Foreign Affairs Latest Major Action: 6/5/2007 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): (Roll no. 427).
36U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters H.AMDT.17 to H.R.1Amendment provided that job training funds may be used for broadband deployment and related activities provided in the bill. Sponsor: Rep Waters, Maxine [CA-35] (introduced 1/28/2009) Cosponsors (None) Latest Major Action: 1/28/2009 House amendment agreed to. Status: On agreeing to the Waters amendment (A006) Agreed to by voice vote.H.R. 3524To reauthorize the HOPE VI program for revitalization of severely distressed public housing, and for other purposes. Sponsor: Rep Waters, Maxine [CA-35] (introduced 9/11/2007) Cosponsors (8) Committees: House Financial Services House Reports: Latest Major Action: 1/3/2008 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 308.
37U.S. Congresswoman Diane E. Watson H.RES.49Honoring Karen Bass for becoming the first African-American woman elected Speaker of the California State Assembly. Sponsor: Rep Watson, Diane E. [CA-33] (introduced 1/9/2009) Cosponsors (63) Committees: House Oversight and Government Reform Latest Major Action: 5/19/2009 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.H.RES.126Commending the University of Southern California Trojan football team for its victory in the 2007 Rose Bowl. Sponsor: Rep Watson, Diane E. [CA-33] (introduced 2/5/2007) Cosponsors (9) Committees: House Education and Labor Latest Major Action: 2/27/2007 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.H.RES.294A resolution commending the Kingdom of Lesotho for the enactment of a law to improve the status of married women and ensure the access of married women to property rights. Sponsor: Rep Watson, Diane E. [CA-33] (introduced 3/29/2007) Cosponsors (47) Committees: House Foreign Affairs Latest Major Action: 7/16/2007 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.H.RES.328Expressing the condolences of the House of Representatives on the death of the Honorable Juanita Millender-McDonald, a Representative from the State of California. Sponsor: Rep Watson, Diane E. [CA-33] (introduced 4/23/2007) Cosponsors (None) Latest Major Action: 4/23/2007 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.
38U.S. Congresswoman Diane E. Watson (Continued) H.RES.361Recognizing and honoring Jack Valenti and expressing the condolences of the House of Representatives to his family on his death. Sponsor: Rep Watson, Diane E. [CA-33] (introduced 5/1/2007) Cosponsors (95) Committees: House Oversight and Government Reform Latest Major Action: 6/25/2007 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.H.R. 1003To amend the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 to reauthorize the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. Sponsor: Rep Watson, Diane E. [CA-33] (introduced 2/12/2007) Cosponsors (4) Committees: House Foreign Affairs; Senate Foreign Relations Senate Reports: Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: [GPO: Text, PDF]
39U.S. Congresswoman Laura Richardson H.AMDT.150 to H.R.915Amendment requires the Transportation Secretary, within 180 days of enactment, to issue regulations to require each air carrier to provide each of its passengers an option to receive a text message (or other comparable electronic service), subject to any fees applicable under the contract of the passenger for the electronic service, from the air carrier consisting of a notification of any change in the status of the flight of such passenger prior to boarding. This would only apply to air carriers that earn at least one-percent of the domestic passenger service revenue. Sponsor: Rep Richardson, Laura [CA-37] (introduced 5/21/2009) Cosponsors (None) Latest Major Action: 5/21/2009 House amendment agreed to. Status: On agreeing to the Richardson amendment (A003) Agreed to by voice vote.
40State Assembly Member Karen Bass A.B. 3This bill would authorize a physician assistant to administer, provide, or issue a drug order for these classes of controlled substances without advance approval by a supervising physician and surgeon if the physician assistant completes specified educationalrequirements.A.B. 139This bill would authorize the medical examination to be given by a licensed advanced practice registered nurse qualified to perform a medical examination, or a licensed physician assistant.A.B. 177Existing law allows a charter school that serves at-risk pupils and operates under a charter approved before June 1, 1997, by the Los Angeles County Board of Education to operate until June 30, 2008.The existing statute requires the approval of the county board of education for the specified charter school or schools to continue operating after June 30, This bill would instead allow the specified charter school or schools to operate until June 30, 2013, subject to the approval of the county board of education for continued operation after June 30,2008.A.B. 216This bill would require that the educational materials, services, and programs provided by the nonpublic, nonsectarian school be consistent with the pupil's individualized education program. The bill also would revise the provision relating to standards-based, core curriculum and instructional materials.A.B. 220This bill would enact the Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights Act to prescribe various rights of firefighters, defined as any firefighter employed by a public agency, including a firefighter who is a paramedic or emergency medical technician, with specifiedexceptions.
41State Assembly Member Karen Bass (Continued) A.B. 836This bill would require the Controller, between January 1 and April 15 of each year, to include a notice on, and insert an informational flyer, which shall be prepared by the State Department of Social Services, with, all payroll warrants issued to IHSS providers informing those providers that they may qualify for the federal earned income tax credit.A.B. 1014This bill, in addition, would authorize the board to supplement the projection with modified weighting mechanisms, subject to specified conditions, and an adjustment to reflect the effects ofspecified changes in birth rates.A.B. 1540This bill would express the intent of the Legislature that California students with financial need be made aware of the opportunities afforded to them through the various state and federalfinancial aid programs.
42Assembly Member Karen Bass (Bills chaptered in 2009) ABX3 31An act to add Article 12 (commencing with Section ) to Chapter of Division 1 of Title 2 of the Government Code, and to add Chapter 9.5 (commencing with Section 2420) to Division 3 of the Streets and Highways Code, relating to transportation, making an appropriation therefore, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.ACAX3 2A resolution to propose to the people of the State of California an amendment to the Constitution of the State, by adding Section 8.3 to Article XVI thereof, relating to education finance.
43Assembly Member Wilma Amina Carter A.B. 428This bill would require each school district offering any of grades 9 to 12, inclusive, each school year, as part of the specified annual notification, to provide the parent or guardian of each minor pupil enrolled in any of those grades in the district with written notification that, to the extent possible, would not exceed one pagein length.A.B. 1229This bill would require that the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training consist of 15 members appointed by the Governor, as specified. The bill would require each member of those4 members specified above to have demonstrated leadership in the recognized employee organization having the right to represent themember, as set forth in specified provisions.
44Assembly Member Mike Davis A.B. 868This bill would require the California Energy Commission, in partnership with the Department of Food and Agriculture and the State Air Resources Board, to conduct a cost-benefit analysis and survey, as specified, and to make recommendations to the Legislature regarding future legislation and regulations, regarding the reference temperature for fuel dispensation, as specified, not later than December 31, 2008.
45Assembly Member Curren Price A.B. 119Existing law, operative January 1, 2007, repealed, among other things, those provisions in the Elections Code that had required that all expenses authorized and necessarily incurred in the preparation for, and conduct of, elections be paid from the county treasuries, except when an election is called by the governing body of a city. This bill would, retroactive to January 1, 2007, restore those provisions.A.B. 241This bill would authorize an additional 15 mini satellite wagering sites, as defined, in each zone under certain conditions. The bill would apply a specified provision requiring, as a condition of operating a mini satellite facility, the entity operating the facility must enter into a written contractual agreement with a bona fide labor organization, as defined.A.B. 288Existing law prohibits certain activities intended to compel a person to vote or dissuade a person from voting. Violation of these provisions is a felony. This bill would authorize a court to order any person convicted of violating this prohibition to also pay a restitution fine, in an amount determined by the court, to be deposited in the VoterIntimidation Restitution Fund created by this bill.A.B. 603Under existing law, any person who makes a false statement in an application is guilty of a misdemeanor, and any person who is granted confidentiality pursuant to these provisions may file a new affidavit of voter registration or reregistration and be considered an absent voter for subsequent elections until the county elections official is notified otherwise by the Secretary of State or the voter. This bill would extend the application of these programs until January 1, By increasing the duties of local public officials and extending the operation of an existing crime, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.A.B. 610This bill would instead limit the amount of guarantee liability outstanding with respect to these funds to 5 times the amount offends on deposit in the expansion fund or in a corporation's trust fund account and would delete the provision authorizing the director to allow a corporation to exceed that leverage ratio.
46Assembly Member Curren Price A.B.1598The bill would provide that the prohibition against the sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages on the grounds of a public schoolhouse does not apply if the alcoholic beverage is beer or wine acquired, possessed, used, sold, or consumed only in connection with a course of instruction, sponsored dinner, or meal demonstration given as part of a culinary arts program at a campus of a California Community College and the person has been authorized to acquire, possess, use, sell, or consume the beer or wine by the governing body or other administrative head of the school.
47California African American Political & Economic Institute Executive Director: Dr. David HornePhone: (310)Administrative Assistant: Adewale T. OgunBadejoPhone: (310)CAAPEICalifornia African American Political & Economic Institute1000 East Victoria Street, SAC 2140Carson, Califonia 90746CAAPEI.ORGResearch & Editing Conducted by: Dr. David L. Horne & Adewale T. OgunBadejo