Tom Torlakson

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Birthday
19, 1949
Birthplace
California
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
19, 1949 (age 70)
Birthplace
California

About

Democratic Party politician and three-term, 11th district member of the California State Assembly. As a 7th district (Contra Costa County) representative, he was also a two-term California State Senator.

Before Fame

During the Vietnam War years, he was a member of the United States Merchant Marine. Following his wartime service, he graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a bachelor's degree in history and a master's degree in education.

Trivia

During the 1970s, he worked as a San Francisco Bay Area high school science teacher.

Family Life

Following his divorce from his wife of thirty years, Dianna, he married Ambrose Parks & Recreation Board Member Mae Cendana. He raised two daughters: Tamara and Tiffany.

Associated With

In 2006, then-California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger passed eighteen of the twenty state bills that Torlakson championed.