as·sem·bly·man | \ə-ˈsem-blē-mən \

Definition of assemblyman 

: a member of an assembly

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In 1995, a then-Democratic state senator from the Central Valley, (now U.S. Rep.) Jim Costa, joined forces with a Republican assemblyman from Orange County, Phil Hawkins, to author the state law seeking to blunt the rent control movement. Angela Hart, sacbee, "Will stronger rent control spread across California? Here's what you need to know.," 18 June 2018 Rocky Chavez, a Republican assemblyman, initially seemed poised to make the top two in this race, but Democrats have since targeted him aggressively. NBC News, "California Democrats had a nightmare in 2012. They hope it's not back to haunt them.," 5 June 2018 Two years later, firebrand City Councilman Charles Barron waged a scorched earth campaign against Hakeem Jeffries, an assemblyman who won the support of almost all of the city’s political class. David Freedlander, Daily Intelligencer, "The 28-Year-Old Progressive Hoping to Unseat One of the Top Democrats in Congress," 25 June 2018 He was elected a Democratic state committeemen in 1970, a district leader in 1973 and an assemblyman the following year from a district that encompassed Harlem and Washington Heights. Sam Roberts, New York Times, "Herman D. Farrell Jr., a Fixture of New York Politics, Dies at 86," 26 May 2018 California gubernatorial candidate Travis Allen, a Republican assemblyman from Orange County, speaks during the California Republican Party convention in San Diego in February. Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle, "Top California Republican urges Travis Allen to endorse rival John Cox," 24 May 2018 Trump's endorsement of Cox is a major blow to GOP rival Travis Allen, an assemblyman from Huntington Beach and the favorite of many California conservatives. Phil Willon,, "Trump endorses Republican John Cox for California governor," 19 May 2018 Also on stage Tuesday will be Democratic state treasurer John Chiang, GOP assemblyman Travis Allen and former Democratic head of state schools Delaine Eastin. NBC News, "Tonight: Chuck Todd moderates crucial gubernatorial debate in California," 8 May 2018 Larkin has spent nearly four decades representing a stretch of the Hudson Valley, first as an assemblyman from 1979-90, then as a senator for the past 27 years. Washington Post, "Final session for 90-year-old state lawmaker and WWII vet," 22 June 2018

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: a person (especially a man) who is a member of a legislative assembly

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