Santa Barbara, California , United States
|| October 08, 1951
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Dec 04, 2006 09:30pm
Pro Environment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gun control -
|Info||Jack O’Connell was born in 1951 in Glen Cove, New York. In 1958 his family moved to Southern California, where he attended local public schools. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from California State University (CSU), Fullerton and earned his secondary teaching credential from CSU, Long Beach in 1975. He returned to his high school alma mater to teach for several years and later served on the Santa Barbara County School Board. |
He went on to serve in the California State Assembly as a Democrat representing the Central Coast-based 35th District from 1982 to 1994. He then won election from the 18th District to the California State Senate where he served from 1994 to 2002.