as·​sem·​bly·​man | \ə-ˈsem-blē-mən \

Definition of assemblyman 

: a member of an assembly

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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 Thurmond, a Democratic assemblyman from Richmond, and Tuck, a former charter school executive, are locked in a wide-open race for the nonpartisan office that oversees California's Department of Education. Alexei Koseff, sacbee, "Barack Obama flashpoint in California schools chief race, though he hasn't weighed in | The Sacramento Bee," 23 May 2018 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

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

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