Henry Perea

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Henry T. Perea
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 31st district
Assumed office
December 6, 2010
Preceded by Juan 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 38)
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 position in government relations.[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, is a member of the Fresno County Board of Supervisors.


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