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Biographical Profile for Richard "Dick" Mountjoy
Previous Candidate for United States Senate, California
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Party: California Republican Party
Phone: 626.357.8237
Address: P.O. Box 877
Monrovia, CA 91017
 
Richard "Dick" Mountjoy's positions and views on the issues:
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
No matter the issue, Dick Mountjoy can be counted on to uphold the conservative banner.
Dick Mountjoy is a no-nonsense conservative Republican who believes in God, Country and Family in that order. He will fight to protect our nation from the threat of terrorists, the illegal alien invasion and runaway government spending.
Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
The son of Boyce and Sarah Mountjoy, Dick was born in Los Angeles on January 13, 1932.

He grew up with seven brothers and sisters in the Monrovia-Arcadia area of Southern California.

As a young boy, Dick Mountjoy failed kindergarten because he wouldn't talk. And he nearly failed the first grade because he wouldn't stop talking -- perhaps foreshadowing his career in the legislative halls of Sacramento.



He married his sweetheart, Earline Winett, and he and Earline now have three children, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

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Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Richard 'Dick' Mountjoy graduated from Monrovia-Arcadia-Duarte High School.
Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
At a very early age, Dick learned the value of hard work. When he was only 7 years old, he began picking blackberries, which he sold for 25 cents a flat. He worked many jobs as he grew up: hauling away trees from an uprooted orange grove, selling fertilizer and washing baking pans at a local bakery.
After returning from his tour of duty, Dick worked for a short time as a mechanic for Studebaker Automotive, and then began doing construction work with his brother GordonDick and Gordon later founded Mountjoy Construction Company, which soon became very successful.

Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
Dick joined the Navy and served during the Korean War aboard the USS Bremerton.
Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
For more than 30 years, Dick Mountjoy served the public with honor, never flinching from his steadfast and heartfelt convictions.
Whether during his tour of duty in the U.S. Navy, as Mayor and Councilman of the city of Monrovia, or through eight terms in the California State Assembly and two terms in the State Senate, Dick Mountjoy has remained steadfast.
Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
By 1968, Dick's close friends had persuaded him to run for the Monrovia City Council. He was elected and served eight years as Councilman and Mayor. In 1976, Dick decided not to seek re-election to the city council. He was already planning a run for the State Assembly two years later.
Despite not appearing on the ballot in '76, Dick was nearly re-elected to the city council because of the enormous number of write-in votes he received.
In 1978, Dick Mountjoy defeated a 35-year incumbent and won election to the State Assembly from the 61st District. He was one of the Proposition 13 babies, riding into Sacramento with a tax-cutting fervor.

Although the Legislature was eventually forced to deal with the Workers' Comp situation many of the problems are yet to be resolved.


As a freshman Legislator, he was appointed to the Assembly Rules Committee -- the first time ever that a freshman was named to this prestigious committee.

In 1982, he was elected Assembly Republican Caucus Chairman under the Republican Leader, Bob Naylor.

Throughout his career in the legislature, Dick Mountjoy has never shied away from controversial issues.
In 1991, Dick met Irwin Trester and Tom Hagerman. Together, they enlisted the help of 4,000 small businesses in a campaign to stop Workers' Compensation fraud and reform the Workers' Comp system.

After democrats killed his reform bills in committee, Dick took to the floor of the Assembly with amendment after amendment to keep the issue at the forefront.

Dick Mountjoy established one of the first FAX networks to update the businesses every time there was a vote on the amendments. At times, speaker Willie Brown would shut off Dick's microphone so he couldn't talk and continue to raise the issue.



Dick was sworn in as a member of the State Senate, where he continued to take up issues close to his heart.

When studies began to show the dangerous effects of the gasoline additive MTBE, Dick began a push to have MTBE banned [Response was truncated to maximum response length of 2000 characters.]
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
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Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
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