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Ducheny will be keynote speaker at membership chamber dinner

June 27, 2001

CALEXICO — Former state Assemblywoman Denise Moreno Ducheny will be the keynote speaker at the Calexico Chamber of Commerce's annual membership dinner.

The dinner is put on by chamber directors to recap all activities of the year, according to a chamber statement.

The dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Elks Lodge, 310 Rockwood Ave.

Libby Peraza, chamber president, said, "We are excited to have Assemblywoman Ducheny as our keynote speaker. She is a dynamic woman and we look forward to hearing what she has to say."

Ducheny is a Democrat and was elected to the Assembly in April 1994 to represent the 79th District, which includes parts of southern San Diego, National City and portions of Chula Vista.

She was re-elected in 1996 and 1998, and from 1997 to 2000 was chairwoman of the Assembly Budget Committee. She is the first San Diegan, first woman and first Latina legislator appointed to the position.


As chairwoman, Ducheny oversaw the state's $100 billion spending plan and negotiated several state budgets that provided funding for public schools, colleges and universities, state parks, natural resources, farm worker housing and the largest tax relief package ever, according to the chamber statement.

Ducheny is serving as a presidential fellow at San Diego State University, board member of the San Diego Natural History Museum, commissioner for the state Commission on the Californias and commissioner for the San Diego County Regional Governance Efficiency Commission.

She has been married for 21 years to Al Ducheny, a San Diego political consultant and community activist.

Tickets are a $25 donation and can be obtained at the chamber office. For more information, call 357-1166.

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