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John Leonard (R)

District 33 (East Central Los Angeles)

BORN: April 27, 1965, Bell Gardens

EDUCATION: Cerritos Community College, 1988-91; U of Phoenix, 1991-94

FAMILY: Wife, Tiffany; one child

RELIGION: Christian

MILITARY: Air Force, 1983-84

OCCUPATION: Accountant; manufacturing-company planner


ADDRESS: P.O. Box 2521, Bell Gardens 90202. Tel.: 310-927-5616

John Leonard's prescription for the 33rd seems a bitter pill, but he argues that incumbent Lucille Roybal-Allard's success in bringing federal money to the district and her support of affirmative action only deepens dependence on government. The conservative Leonard also sees her opposition to the Republican Medicare plan and balanced-budget resolution as uninformed.


Budget YES

Medicare YES

Defense NO

Abortion YES

Guns NO

Gays YES

Bosnia YES


Welfare YES

Medical Leave YES

(For an explanation of these issues, click on THE ISSUES above.)

QUOTE OF NOTE: "When I go to Washington, I will vote for measures such as Dick Armey's tax plan, which will let a family of four earn over $35,000 without paying any federal income tax."

Lucille Roybal-Allard (D)

District 33

BORN: June 12, 1941, Los Angeles

EDUCATION: California State U, Los Angeles, B.A., 1965

FAMILY: Husband, Edward Allard; two children, two stepchildren

RELIGION: Roman Catholic


OCCUPATION: Nonprofit-association executive

POLITICAL CAREER: California Assembly 1987-93; U.S. House, 1992-

ADDRESS: P.O. Box, 2187, Bell Gardens 90201. Tel.: 818-303-2628

Roybal-Allard continues a tradition of public service begun by her father Edward Roybal, who represented East L.A. in Congress for 30 years. She touts her record of community activism--including leading a successful effort to stop the building of a toxic-waste incinerator and work with a local women's charity--though traditional low voter turnout in the 33rd indicates the difficulty of turning her populist appeal into meaningful electoral enthusiasm.


Budget NO

Medicare NO

Defense YES

Abortion NO

Guns YES

Gays NO

Bosnia NO


Welfare NO

Medical Leave YES

(For an explanation of these issues, click on THE ISSUES above.)

QUOTE OF NOTE: "I'm hoping ... [Republicans] will back off once they understand what a devastating impact they're going to have on people's lives."

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