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Inventory of the Patrick Johnston Papers, 1942-2000
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Description
Patrick Johnston, Democrat, was a member of the California State Assembly from 1980-1990 and a State Senator from 1991-2000. The Patrick Johnston Papers consist of 38 cubic feet primarily representing Johnston's activities during his twenty years of service in the California State Legislature. The records contain Bill Files, 1981-2000; Subject Files, 1979-2000; Savings and Loan Law Regulation Files, 1973-1990; Delta Protection Files, 1970-1998; Insurance Files, 1982-1996; Japanese Redress Files, 1942-1946, 1980-1992; and Correspondence, 1980-1986.
Background
Patrick Johnston, Democrat, was a member of the California State Assembly from 1980-1990 and a State Senator from 1991-2000. During Johnston's twenty-year career as a legislator, the periodic reapportionment of Assembly and Senate districts caused subtle changes in the counties and cities he represented. In 1980, Patrick Johnston was elected to the 26th California State Assembly district. During his first legislative session in office, 1981-1982, the 26th district included San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties. In 1983, the 26th district was changed limiting his representation to only San Joaquin County, the region he served during his tenure in the State Assembly. Elected to the Senate in 1990, Johnston entered office the following year representing the 5th district that included Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Mono, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Tuolumne, and Yolo counties. Senatorial redistricting limited Johnston's county representation and from 1993 to 2000, the 5th district included only Sacramento and San Joaquin counties. Throughout his career, Johnston primarily represented the cities of Sacramento, Tracy, and Stockton. For his legislative career, his district office and personal residence was in Stockton.
Extent
38 cubic feet
Restrictions
For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives collections.
Availability
Several folders within the Savings and Loan Law Revision Files are restricted under the Public Records Act, California Government Code, sec. 6254 (d) (1,2,4) (f). Three folders within the Insurance Files are restricted under the Public Records Act, California Government Code, sec. 6254 (d) (1,2,4) (f). Several files within the Japanese Redress files are restricted under the Information Practices Act, sec. 1798.24.