Lucille Roybal-Allard

Born:June 12, 1941 (age 81)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 1993-present
California State Assembly, 1987-1992
Education:B.A., California State University, Los Angeles

Lucille Roybal-Allard has served in the United States House of Representatives since January 1993. Roybal-Allard was the first Mexican American woman elected to Congress. She represented California's 33rd district from 1993 to 2003 and the 34th district from 2003 to 2013. She has represented the 40th district since 2013.

Roybal-Allard was born in Boyle Heights, California, on June 12, 1941. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from California State University in Los Angeles, California, in 1965. She served in the California State Assembly from 1987 to 1992.

Prior to serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, Roybal-Allard was a public relations officer, fundraising executive, and member of the California State Assembly (1986 to 1992).

In Congress, Roybal-Allard has served on the Appropriations Committee, becoming the first Latina appointed to the committee.

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