Henry Perea

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Henry T. Perea
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 31st district
In office
December 6, 2010 – December 31, 2015
Preceded by Juan Arambula
Succeeded by Joaquin Arambula
Fresno City Councilmember from the 7th District
In office
December 2, 2002 – December 2, 2010
Succeeded by Clinton Olivier
Personal details
Born (1977-06-29) June 29, 1977 (age 39)
Fresno, California
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Yahaira Garcia-Perea
Children Ava Perea
Residence Fresno, California
Alma mater California State University, Fresno

Henry T. Perea (born June 29, 1977 in Fresno, California) was elected to the California State Assembly in November 2010. He is a Democrat who formerly represented the 31st district, encompassing western Fresno.

Perea has been described as a leader of the moderate, more business-friendly wing of the state legislature's Democrats. On December 1, 2015 he announced that he would resign his seat at the end of 2015, a year early, to seek a lucrative position as a lobbyist.[1]

Prior to his election to the Assembly, Perea served on the Fresno city council from 2003 to 2010. He was first elected to the council at the age of 25 and served as council president in 2007.

He is married to Yahaira Garcia-Perea and they have one daughter, Ava.

His father, Henry R. Perea, was a member of the Fresno County Board of Supervisors.

2014 California State Assembly[edit]

California's 31st State Assembly district election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Henry Perea (incumbent) 24,853 99.9
No party preference Walter O. Villarreal (write-in) 24 0.1
Total votes 24,877 100.0
General election
Democratic Henry Perea (incumbent) 36,165 66.7
No party preference Walter O. Villarreal 18,017 33.3
Total votes 54,182 100.0
Democratic hold