Longtime State Legislator Representing Ventura County Dies

Posted on Monday, April 16, 2012 12:57am

A longtime legislator who represented Ventura County in Sacramento for two decades has died.

Cathie Wright died on Saturday, following a long illness.

Wright served from 1980, to 2000 in the State Legislature, serving eastern Ventura County.

She served 12 years in the Assembly, and eight years as a State Senator.

In 1994, the Republican lawmaker unsuccessfully ran for Lieutenant Governor. Wright had a reputation as a bulldog on fiscal matters, and was well known for her tough questions about budget issues. She was 82 years old.

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