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Inglewood Health Center to Be Renamed in Honor of Tucker

The county-operated Inglewood Health Center will be renamed for the late Democratic Assemblyman Curtis R. Tucker, who died of liver cancer while seeking his eighth term early this month.

The Board of Supervisors, on a motion by Kenneth Hahn, voted Tuesday to rename the center “in recognition of (Tucker’s) outstanding contributions to the people of Los Angeles County . . . as chairman of the Assembly Health Committee.”

The 50th Assembly District that Tucker represented--which includes Inglewood, El Segundo, Lennox and parts of Westchester and South-Central Los Angeles--is so solidly Democratic that Tucker’s reelection this fall was never in doubt.

Despite his death, he is expected to get most of the votes in November, forcing a special election early next year.

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