Richard Katz (California politician)
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Richard Katz is a former Democratic politician who served in the California State Assembly representing the 39th assembly district for 16 years from 1980 until 1996 when he was termed out and succeeded by Tony Cardenas. During his time in the Assembly, Assemblyman Katz served as both the Majority and Minority Leader for the Democratic party.
Post Assembly Career
Katz has become a major proponent of the San Fernando Valley secession movement—cochairing the 2002 effort that appeared on the ballot.
An ally of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, he is Villaraigosa's public appointee to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority board and Metrolink board chair.
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||State Assembly Democratic Leader