Peter R. Chacon, Democrat, was a State Assembly Member from 1971 to 1992, and represented the 79th District. One of the first
Latinos elected to the California Legislature, Chacon was one of five founding members of the Chicano Legislative Caucus in
1973. The Peter R. Chacon Papers contain eight record series dating over a 22-year time period (1971-1992) and include 16
cubic feet of textual records. The eight record series include: Bill Files (1971-1992), Correspondence (1971-1980), Chronological
Correspondence (1971-1985), Bilingual Education Files (1975-1987), People of Color Aids Survival Effort (POCASE) Task Force
Files (1987-1988), Task Force on Substance Abuse Files (1989-1990), Task Force on the Underrepresentation of Hispanics in
the State Civil Service System Files (1985-1991), and Subject Files (1971-1992).
Peter R. Chacon, Democrat, was a State Assembly Member from 1971 to 1992. His 79th District included Lemon Grove, Coronado,
National City, parts of San Diego, and Chula Vista in San Diego County.
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