Education: Law degree, McGeorge School of Law,
University of the Pacific.
Career: Former Los Angeles police officer,
director of the California Youth Authority; retired U.S.
Family: Wife, Evelia; four grown children.
- Candidate at a glance
Employment: He started his career as a patrol officer for the Los Angeles Police Department and worked there for 13 years. He served as president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League and advocated for legislation giving officers due process, which is often called the Police Officer's Bill of Rights. He served as chairman of the Youthful Offender Parole Board and director of the California Youth Authority. In 1990, he served as vice-chairman of the United States Protection Board, and in 2002 he was appointed a U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of California. He held the position until August 2009.
Education: He attended the University of Utah, and graduated from McGeorge School of Law.
Military: He was in the Army Reserves with the Utah Air National Guard.
Other political offices he has sought: He ran for U.S. Congress in June 2010 and for the Lodi City Council in November 2010.
How to find out more information: http://amadorforassembly.org or www.facebook.com/tonyamadorforassembly.
Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2012 12:00 am
Updated: 6:29 am, Sat Oct 18, 2014.
As a former U.S. Marshal and Los Angeles police officer, Lodi resident Tony Amador hopes to use his law enforcement experience to reduce crime throughout the district.
He would first focus on eliminating or reducing the release of people from prison because the budget savings are not worth the risk to the public's safety, he said. He also plans to advocate for reinstating the death penalty as soon as possible.
Saturday, May 26, 2012 12:00 am.
Updated: 6:29 am.