Yvonne Arceneaux

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Yvonne Arceneaux
Member of the Compton (California) City Council from the 3rd district
Assumed office
Preceded by Bernice Woods
Personal details
Born (1947-03-01) March 1, 1947 (age 70)
Watts section of
Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Herbert V. Arceneaux (June 19, 1965 - present)
Children Kashia Arceneaux
Vince Arceneaux
Jacques Arceneaux
Residence Compton, California

Yvonne Arceneaux (born March 1, 1947) is an American politician who is the senior member of the city council of Compton, California. She also serves on the board of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

Personal information[edit]

On a half-acre lot, she and her husband resided in Richland Farms since 1993. There they raise animals such as ducks, donkeys, and chickens.[1]


Arceneaux was elected to the Compton City Council in 1993. Representing the Third District, she's serving her fifth term. If she completes her term, she will surpass Jane D. Robbins as the City Council's longest-serving member. One of her chief accomplishments on the council was her support of a ban on alcohol and tobacco billboards in Compton, the first city to do so in the state of California.[2] Since Arceneaux had dealt with livestock, she is a strong advocate of livestock and the continued struggle to protect it. She has certainly been a witness to several issues that deal with livestock. Issues such as:

  • Overcrowding of livestock
  • Illegal subdivision of property
  • Abusive behavior afforded by the current zoning [1]

On Tuesday, April 21, 2009, Arceneaux was seated on the board of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.[3]


  1. ^ a b "YVONNE ARCENEAUX - Councilwoman 3rd District". Community Television of Southern California. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Yvonne Arceneaux". Los Angeles, California: Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Retrieved 2009-12-14. 
  3. ^ "Two New Directors Representing City of Compton, West Basin Seated on Metropolitan Water Board". Reuters. 2009-04-21. Retrieved 2009-05-25. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Bernice Woods
Compton, California City Council
3rd District

Succeeded by