Tony Strickland made his political bones at the age of 10, when he performed a star turn as Ronald Reagan in his fourth-grade class’s 1980 presidential election.
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Political road warrior Hannah-Beth Jackson glanced at the splendid morning sky and sea through the front window of Eladio’s, then sighed at the prospect of another campaign day in the age of $4-a-gallon gas.
While the pols and pundits mercilessly pounded the governor’s scheme to liquidate California’s bazillion-dollar budget deficit with state lottery lucre, the Governator may have hoped that voters, at least, would buy into his plan.
The Governor’s new budget plan was pronounced “dead on arrival” by lawmakers within his own party, denounced as “shameful” by rival Democrats, and cited by the capital’s leading columnist as evidence that the Terminator was a wimp.
Shortly after midnight on June 7, 1978, Howard Jarvis dropped his pants for the benefit of reporters gathered in his suite at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.
Santa Barbara’s beloved congressman lives on in the Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion, and Public Life. This story takes you inside.