Richard Mountjoy


Age: 83

Summary: retired California state legislator who was the conservative key sponsor of Proposition 187, a 1993 measure designed to curb illegal immigration by cutting funds for schooling and medical care for those in the country illegally but was later ruled unconstitutional by a federal court while approved by voters, who had served as a Republican in Sacramento for 22 years while he was in the Assembly from 1978 to 1995 and in the Senate from 1995 to 2000.

Cause of Death: Heart attack

Born: January 13, 1932

Died: May 18, 2015

Monrovia, California