Charles R. Imbrecht

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Charles R. "Chuck" Imbrecht
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 36th district
In office
Personal details
Born (1949-02-04)February 4, 1949
Ventura, California
Died January 19, 2000(2000-01-19) (aged 50)
Pasadena, California
Cause of death heart attack
Resting place Ivy Lawn Cemetery
Ventura, California
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Education Ventura High School, 1967
Occidental College
Loyola University, law degree

Charles R. "Chuck" Imbrecht (February 4, 1949 – January 19, 2000) was an American politician from southern California.

Imbrecht was born in 1949. He was an attorney by profession who took an interest in public policy. In 1978, he was elected to the California State Assembly representing the 36th Assembly district. He was one of the more moderate Republicans in that chamber, and he was both well regarded by his colleagues and popular with his constituents. He was reelected to a second term in 1980, but in 1982, he sought election to the California State Senate. After a hard-fought and expensive campaign, he was narrowly defeated by Democratic state Assemblyman Gary K. Hart.

He was later appointed Chairman of the state Energy Commission, but resigned amid troubles with alcoholism. In 1997, he pled guilty to drunk driving charges for the third time. His indictments for excessive blood alcohol and marijuana were dropped. He was sentenced to 40 days in the county jail.(1997)[1] Upon release he recovered and resumed a successful law practice.

On January 19, 2000, he died of a heart attack at his apartment in Pasadena, California.[2] He is interred at Ivy Lawn Cemetery in Ventura, California.[3]


  1. ^, Ex-Energy Chief Sentenced to 40 Days in Jail:Court: Charles Imbrecht, former head of state commission, pleads guilty after drunk driving arrest by CARLOS V. LOZANO | TIMES STAFF WRITER | March 11, 1997, [1]
  2. ^ "Charles R. Imbrecht; Former Assemblyman". Obituary. Los Angeles Times. January 22, 2000. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Charles Imbrecht". Ivy Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home. Retrieved 29 September 2016.