RICHARDSON, Laura, (1962 - )


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, Photography Collection

RICHARDSON, Laura, a Representative from California; born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., April 14, 1962; B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, Calif., 1984; M.B.A., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif., 1996; businesswoman; staff, United States Representative Juanita Millender-McDonald of California, 1996-1998; member, Long Beach, Calif., city council, 2000-2006; staff, Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante of California, 2001-2006; member, California state assembly, 2006-2007; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Tenth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Juanita Millender-McDonald and reelected to the two succeeding Congresses (August 21, 2007-January 3, 2013); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress in 2012.