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Former state lawmaker Romero calls Alarcon verdicts 'heart-breaking'
Former state lawmaker Romero calls Alarcon verdicts 'heart-breaking'

Former California legislator Gloria Romero called it “heartbreaking” when a Los Angeles jury delivered perjury and voter fraud verdicts Wednesday against former City Councilman Richard Alarcon and his wife. But the 12-year lawmaker from Los Angeles who served in both the state Assembly and Senate -- including six years as Senate majority leader -- says she believes many elected officials don’t actually live in the districts they were elected to represent. Romero, who now leads an education reform group, said the Alarcon verdict "sends a powerful message to Sacramento today that it matters. You can't lie to the voters and you won't get away with it any...

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