as·​sem·​bly·​man | \ ə-ˈsem-blē-mən How to pronounce assemblyman (audio) \

Definition of assemblyman

: a member of an assembly

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In February 1948, a one-term New York state assemblyman named Leo Isacson won a special election for a seat representing the Bronx, in an upset that presaged Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s Democratic primary victory over incumbent Joe Crowley last summer. David Greenberg, WSJ, "Socialists Are No Strangers to Congress," 3 Jan. 2019 His father Juan Arambula was a state assemblyman in the early 2000s. Kathleen Ronayne, The Seattle Times, "California lawmaker arrested on child cruelty suspicion," 11 Dec. 2018 Todd Gloria, a Democratic assemblyman, told The Times. Edmund Demarche, Fox News, "California lawmakers approve tougher restrictions on firearms possession, report says," 28 Aug. 2018 The hits were familiar from his mayoral bids: his shifting from a Republican to independent to Democrat, reminding Democratic voters of his GOP voting record as an assemblyman, and his failure to show up for a lot of votes. Michael Smolens,, "Will Fletcher surge now that he survived the primary?," 10 June 2018 The other challenge for Democrats in the district is the vulnerability of the incumbent: The Russia-friendly Mr. Rohrabacher has turned off some Republicans and cleared a path for Scott Baugh, a former assemblyman, to mount a formidable campaign. Jonathan Martin, New York Times, "Californians Go to Polls With High Stakes and Some High Anxiety," 4 June 2018 Through much of last year, the race was framed in the media as a likely showdown between two political heavyweights: Fletcher, a former assemblyman, and former District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, a Republican. Michael Smolens,, "Fletcher takes on Trump in race for county supervisor," 13 May 2018 But the one drawing the most attention is Scott Baugh, a former Republican assemblyman and former county GOP chairman. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, "Politicians Are Gaming California’s Primary System," 25 Apr. 2018 In California, one state assemblyman proposed a 10% surcharge on top of the existing state corporate tax rate to capture some of the savings companies expected following the reduction of the federal tax rate. Ezequiel Minaya, WSJ, "Companies in Limbo as States Adjust Taxes to Federal Overhaul," 11 June 2018

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

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of or relating to a parable or parabola

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