Bob Moretti

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Bob Moretti Speaker of the California State Assembly

Robert Moretti (June 3, 1936 – May 12, 1984) was an American politician. He was born in Detroit to Mary and Marino Moretti. His father was born in Ovindoli, Italy, and his mother was of Armenian descent. Moretti was a Democratic California politician.

He served in the California State Assembly (1965–1974), representing the 42nd District and serving as Speaker of the Assembly (1971–74). As a Democrat, he was a vivid opponent of Republican Governor Ronald Reagan, who later became President. In 1974, Moretti was a candidate for the office of Governor of California but was defeated in the Democratic primary by Jerry Brown, who went on to win the general election.[citation needed]

In 1984, aged 47, he died of a heart attack while he was playing tennis with friends.[citation needed]

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Bob Moretti memorial, Sacramento, Capitol Park
Political offices
Preceded by
Robert T. Monagan
Speaker of the California State Assembly
January 1971–June 1974
Succeeded by
Leo T. McCarthy