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Services set for ex-Assemblyman Firebaugh

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88Firebaugh was president of the MAF Strategic Consulting public affairs firm and was a visiting professor and policy fellow at the UCLA School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture. He was appointed Assembly majority floor leader in 2002. He also headed the California Latino Legislative Caucus from 2002-04. During his time in the Assembly, Firebaugh authored legislation allowing California high school students to pursue a college education regardless of their immigration status. Firebaugh, who was seeking the Democratic nomination for the Senate ‘s 30th District, was honored last summer with the Marco Antonio Firebaugh High School in Lynwood. Firebaugh, who earned a political science degree at UC Berkeley and a law degree from UCLA, lived in Whittier and had two children, Tlalli Ariana and Nicolas Andres. He is also survived by his mother, Carmen Ramos Garcia, brothers Carlos and Jesse, and sisters Cecilia and Esmeralda. Funeral services will be held Monday for former Democratic Assemblyman Marco Firebaugh of Whittier, who died this week.Firebaugh, 39, died at 7:15a.m. Tuesday at UCLA Medical Center. Doctors said he died of liver failure and influenza, according to Firebaugh’s state Senate campaign. Firebaugh represented southeast Los Angeles in the Assembly from 1998 to 2004. A viewing and rosary recitation will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at La Placita Church, 535N. Main St., in downtown Los Angeles. A funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Marco Antonio Firebaugh Scholarship Fund administered by the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Donations can be mailed to the fund’s attention at MALDEF, 634 S. Spring St., 11th floor, Los Angeles, CA 90014. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more