Lucille Roybal-Allard

Born:June 12, 1941 (age 83)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 1993-2023
California State Assembly, 1987-1992
Education:B.A., California State University, Los Angeles

Lucille Roybal-Allard served in the United States House of Representatives from 1993-2023. Roybal-Allard was the first Mexican American woman elected to Congress. She represented California's 33rd district from 1993-2003, the 34th district from 2003-2013, and the 40th district from 2013-2023.

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.

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 (1987-1992).

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

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