Lucille Roybal-Allard (born June 12, 1941) is the U.S. Representative for California's 34th congressional district, serving since 2003. She is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes downtown Los Angeles.
Early life, education and career
She was born in Boyle Heights, California, the daughter of Representative Edward R. Roybal and Lucille Beserra Roybal. She was educated at Ramona Convent Secondary School in Alhambra, California, and California State University, Los Angeles.
She was a public relations officer and fund raising executive. She was also a member of the California State Assembly from 1986 to 1992.
U.S. House of Representatives
She currently sits on the House Appropriations and Standards of Official Conduct committees. She has also served as the Chair of the California Democratic Congressional Delegation (1998–1999) and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. She has also been active on the Congressional Children's Caucus, Democratic Homeland Security task force and the livable communities task force.
She is the first Mexican-American woman to serve in Congress. Along with Nydia Velasquez of New York City, she was the second Latina after Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Miami, and with Velasquez, the first Democrat and the first elected to a full term.
In 1992, she won the Democratic nomination for the newly created 33rd District. She won handily in November, and has been reelected seven times with no substantive opposition. Her district was renumbered as the 34th after the 2000 Census.
Roybal-Allard is married to Edward T. Allard, III.
She has two children Ricardo Olivarez, and Lisa Marie Roybal Elliott (born Olivarez), two step children Angela Allard and Guy Mark Allard and four grandchildren. Her husband is a management consultant and a retired Marine Corps captain. She lives in East Los Angeles, California.
September 15th, 2011