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Orange County, CA November 4, 2008 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Mimi Walters

Candidate for
State Senator; District 33

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Assemblywoman Mimi Walters represents the 73rd district in the State Assembly. She was overwhelmingly elected to the Assembly in 2004 and re-elected in 2006.

Mimi Walters possesses a background in both business and local government. Her professional career has included time with the firm of Drexel, Burnham & Lambert as an Investment Executive and then subsequently joining Kidder Peabody & Company.

Mimi began her service on the Laguna Niguel City Council in 1996. She served as Mayor in 2000. As a Councilwoman, Mimi was a leading voice for fiscally responsible government and local control.

Mimi is a founder of the California Women's Leadership Association (CWLA) and has served on the Boards of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), the Laguna Niguel Republican Women Federated, the American Cancer Society, and the South Coast Medical Center Foundation.

A champion for lower taxes, less intrusive government, fiscal responsibility and property rights, Mimi has been active in conservative causes for many years. She was the Orange County Co-chair for Rescue California-Recall Gray Davis, a group that fought to put Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in office. In 2005, she campaigned for secure borders by serving as the Orange County Chair of the Border Police Initiative. In 2006, she led the fight against eminent domain abuse by serving as the Honorary Statewide Chair for the Protect Our Homes Coalition. She has won all three awards from the Orange County Republican Party being named "Local Elected Official of the Year" in 1997, "Volunteer of the year" in 1998 and "Legislator of the Year" in 2005.

Mimi Walters graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She and her husband, David, live in Laguna Niguel with their four children.

Mimi currently serves as an Assembly Assistant Republican Leader and as Vice-Chair of the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

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