Dick Mountjoy

  Male      American      Politician

  Born : Jan 13, 1932  -
  Died : May 18, 2015

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Richard L. "Dick" Mountjoy (January 13, 1932 – May 18, 2015) was a Republican politician from Monrovia, California.

Mountjoy was born in Los Angeles and graduated from Monrovia-Arcadia-Duarte High School in 1950. He joined the US Navy and served oversea during the Korean War. After his navy service he worked briefly as an auto mechanic. Then did construction work with his brother Gordon, the two later started the Mountjoy Construction Company. He was married to Earline Winnett until her death in 2009. He has two sons, Michael and Dennis Lee, and one daughter, Judy. Dennis was a member of the California State Assembly, having represented his father's old district from 2000 to 2006. Dick is Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Mountjoy served as the mayor of Monrovia from 1968 to 1976. He served in the California State Assembly from 1978 to 1995 from the California's 59th State Assembly district. From 1982 to 1984 he served as the California Assembly Republican Caucus Chair. While there he introduced California Proposition 187, which denied government services to illegal immigrants. He served in the California State Senate from 1995 to 2000 in the California's 29th State Senate district. His political platform fits with that of the conservative wing of the Republican Party: he is pro-life, opposes same-sex marriage, and supports both the war in Iraq and possible military intervention in Iran...

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