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Ray Haynes

Ray Haynes
Ray Haynes, a native Californian, is a 1972 graduate of Elk Grove High School.  In 1976 he graduated from California Lutheran College (now California Lutheran University) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.  He received a Masters Degree in Public Administration in 1981 from Eastern Kentucky University, completing his education with a Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California in 1980.  He was admitted to the California State Bar in 1980, to practice law. After graduating from USC Law School, Ray moved to Moreno Valley, becoming an associate at the law firm of Best, Best and Krieger in Riverside, California -- leaving in 1983 to begin his own practice in Redlands, California.  Ray later joined Lawson and Hartnell as a partner in 1984.  He began a sole law practice in Moreno Valley in 1988.Assemblyman Haynes is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Riverside Youth Service Center, and is past Chairman of the Moreno Valley Community Assistance Program -- an organization dedicated to providing food and gifts to the community’s underprivileged families and children at Christmas.  Ray was a member of Rotary Club, has served as a Planning Commissioner, organized the Riverside based Committee for No New Taxes -- dedicated to fighting tax increases, served as treasurer for Citizens for Property Rights -- to protect fifth amendment constitutional guarantees, and served as a delegate to the California Republican Party, where he served as Chairman of the Resolutions Committee.Ray Haynes was elected as the Assemblyman for the 66th Assembly District in November, 2002, and re-elected in 2004, representing Western Riverside and Northern San Diego Counties.  In 1994 Haynes won the 36th Senate district seat, where he was re-elected in 1998.  Ray Haynes was originally elected to the Assembly in 1992, where he served a two-year term.  In 1996, Haynes was elected by the Senate Republican Caucus to serve as Republican Whip.  He was responsible for generating Republican analyses for the thousands of bills that reach the Senate Floor.  In the Senate, he served as Chair of Constitutional Amendments Committee, Vice Chair of the Senate Judiciary, Health and Human Services, and Public Employment and Retirement Committees, and served on the Budget and Education Committees.  In 2000, Haynes served as the National Chairman of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a national bipartisan organization of over 2,500 state legislators from around the country.  Senator Haynes is routinely quoted in newspapers throughout California and is a frequent guest on television and radio news programs.  He has appeared on the Today Show, World News Tonight, Fox News, The 700 Club and National Public Radio.Ray has three daughters -- Jennifer, Caitlin and Sarah.  Since leaving the Legislature, Ray has been practicing law, and doing government relations work. He is the Vice President and General Counsel to Omstar Environmental Products, the President of Omstar Productions, and is currently providing counsel and help to the National Popular Vote project, which is working in the state capitols to change how the states award their presidential electors

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