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Name: Isadore Hall Age: 37 Position: California State Assemblyman
Representing the 52nd Assembly District that includes his hometown of Compton, Isadore Hall is the youngest African-American in California state legislature. He previously served in Compton’s City Council, where he oversaw efforts to boost funding for schools and hire better teachers, and promote small business growth. Just days after taking office in the 80-member California Assembly last December, Assembly Speaker Karen Bass appointed him to her leadership team. He currently serves as Assistant Speaker pro Tempore.