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Lucille Roybal-Allard


Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 34th district
Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 3, 1993
Preceded by David Dreier

Member of the
California State Assembly
from the 56th district
In office
1986–1992
Preceded by Gloria Molina
Succeeded by Martha Escutia

Born June 12, 1941 (1941-06-12) (age 68)
Boyle Heights, California
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Edward Allard
Children Ricardo Oliverez
Lisa Marie Roybal Elliott
Angela Allard (stepdaughter)
Guy Mark Allard (stepson)
Residence Los Angeles, California
Alma mater California State University, Los Angeles
Occupation public affairs officer, fund raising executive
Religion Roman Catholic

Lucille Roybal-Allard (born June 12, 1941), an American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, representing California's 34th congressional district (map), which includes downtown Los Angeles.

She was born in Boyle Heights, California, the daughter of Representative Edward R. Roybal and Lucille Beserra Roybal. She was educated at Ramona Convent Secondary School in Alhambra, California, and California State University, Los Angeles. Prior to being elected to public office she was a public relations officer and fund raising executive.

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Political career

Before being elected to Congress Roybal-Allard was a member of the California State Assembly [1] from 1986 to 1992.

In 1992, she won the Democratic nomination for the newly created 33rd District. She won handily in November, and has been reelected seven times with no substantive opposition. Her district was renumbered as the 34th after the 2000 Census.

She is the first Mexican-American woman to serve in Congress. Along with Nydia Velasquez of New York City, she was the second Latina after Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Miami, and with Velasquez, the first Democrat and the first elected to a full term.

She has also served as the Chair of the California Democratic Congressional Delegation (1998–1999) and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. She has also been active on the Congressional Children's Caucus, Democratic Homeland Security task force and the livable communities task force.

She currently sits on the House Appropriations and Standards of Official Conduct committees.

Committee assignments

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Caucuses

Personal

Roybal-Allard is married to Edward T. Allard, III. She has two children Ricardo Olivarez, and Lisa Marie Roybal Elliott[2] (born Olivarez), two step children Angela Allard and Guy Mark Allard and four grandchildren. Her husband is a management consultant and a retired Marine Corps captain. She lives in East Los Angeles, California.

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California Assembly
Preceded by
Gloria Molina
California State Assemblywoman,
56th District

1986–1992
Succeeded by
Martha Escutia
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
David Dreier
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 33rd congressional district

1993–2003
Succeeded by
Diane E. Watson
Preceded by
Grace F. Napolitano
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 34th congressional district

2003–Present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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