Tim Leslie

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Robert Timothy Leslie (born February 4, 1942) is an American politician from California and a member of the Republican Party.

Early life and education

Born in Ashland, Oregon, Leslie moved to California with his family as a two-year-old. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in political science at California State University, Long Beach where he was a member of Sigma Pi fraternity.[1] He then earned his Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California.[2]

State legislature

A one-time lobbyist, Leslie first ran for the California State Assembly in 1984, losing to Democratic incumbent Jean Moorhead Duffy by just 1 percent. With Moorhead Duffy not seeking re-election in 1986, Leslie comfortably won election to the Sacramento area 5th District over Jack Dugan, an assistant state Attorney General. He won re-election in 1988 and 1990 without serious opposition. In 1991, Leslie ran for the California State Senate in a special election for the 1st district left vacant when GOP incumbent John Doolittle was elected to Congress. He easily won re-election in 1992 and 1996.[3]

In 2000, when term limits prevented him from seeking re-election to the State Senate, Leslie ran successfully for the 4th District in the State Assembly again and won re-election in 2002 and 2004.[3]

Lieutenant Governor race

In 1998, Leslie was the Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor; but he lost to Democrat Cruz Bustamante 52.7% to 38.8%.[4]


  1. ^ "Tim Leslie Draws Two Lines on the Battlefield" (PDF). The Emerald of Sigma Pi. Vol. 83 no. 3. Summer 1997. p. 4.
  2. ^ California Assembly 2005–06 (PDF) (2005 ed.). Chief Clerk of the California State Assembly. August 2005. p. 224.
  3. ^ a b Vassar, Alex; Shane Meyers (2007). "Tim Leslie, Republican". JoinCalifornia.com. Retrieved 2007-01-25.
  4. ^ California Journal Vol. XXIX, No.12 (December 1998) "Complete Primary Results". StateNet Publications, December 1998.

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California Assembly
Preceded by
Jean Moorhead Duffy
California State Assembly, 5th District
Succeeded by
B. T. Collins
Preceded by
Thomas "Rico" Oller
California State Assembly, 4th District
Succeeded by
Ted Gaines
California Senate
Preceded by
John Doolittle
California State Senate, 1st District
Succeeded by
Thomas "Rico" Oller
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