Then-Speaker Doris Allen, R-Cypress, right, confers with Assemblyman Jan Goldsmith, R-Poway, after holding her first session as speaker in 1995. Goldsmith was instrumental in having Republicans call off their planned assault on the new Speaker.
Then-Speaker Doris Allen, R-Cypress, right, confers with Assemblyman Jan Goldsmith, R-Poway, after holding her first session as speaker in 1995. Goldsmith was instrumental in having Republicans call off their planned assault on the new Speaker. Sal Veder AP Photo
Then-Speaker Doris Allen, R-Cypress, right, confers with Assemblyman Jan Goldsmith, R-Poway, after holding her first session as speaker in 1995. Goldsmith was instrumental in having Republicans call off their planned assault on the new Speaker. Sal Veder AP Photo