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Jim Keysor dies at 86; California assemblyman failed in other bids for elective office
Jim Keysor dies at 86; California assemblyman failed in other bids for elective office

Jim Keysor, who spent four terms in the California state Assembly in the 1970s but failed in several other bids for elective office, died Feb. 13 at the Capistrano Beach Care Center. He was 86. Keysor was hospitalized after contracting pneumonia and a urinary tract infection over the holidays, said his daughter, Susan Espenschied, and his condition deteriorated. A Democrat, Keysor was a political newcomer in 1970 when he pulled off an upset victory in the 41st Assembly District that then included all or parts of Van Nuys, Mission Hills, Granada Hills, Northridge, Sylmar and other areas. He beat the incumbent on a platform of tax reform and support for environmental issues, waging a...

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