Veteran South LA lawmaker Teresa Hughes dies

Former Democratic state senator and assemblywoman Teresa Hughes died Tuesday.  She was 80.

Hughes represented the 47th District that spans over South Los Angeles, Bell, Cudahy, Huntington Park, Downey and Compton.  She was the second black woman elected to the Legislature.

Hughes may best be remembered for her crusade for education.  She wrote an “Assembly bill dedicating $800 million in bond for school construction and creation of a state School District in 1992,” writes the Associated Press.

A memorial will be held at noon Monday at the Holman United Methodist Church,  3320 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles.

Check out more information at the LA Times and the SF Gate.

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