Former Reid & Hellyer Managing Partner Richard Roth Elected To State Senate

November 9, 2012

Richard Roth.jpgMajor General Richard Roth (Ret.), a former Managing Partner of Reid & Hellyer, has been elected as one of California's forty State Senators.

Roth began his career in the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG) in 1975, becoming a reserve judge advocate at Air Force bases in Georgia, California and Illinois in the early 1980s. Rising to the rank of major general, he retired in 2007 after 32 years of service.

Roth joined Reid & Hellyer when he entered private practice in 1981. Exclusively representing business owners, Roth developed an expansive client base and rose to become a partner with the firm.

By the mid 1990s, Roth was elected by his fellow partners to become Managing Partner of Reid & Hellyer. Roth was succeeded by David Bristow in 2000, who departed in 2008 upon his appointment as a federal magistrate judge. After two decades with the firm, Roth departed Reid & Hellyer in 2003 to practice with a boutique law firm in Riverside, California.

In 2012, General Roth (Ret.) was recruited to run for the State Senate by Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento), State Senate President pro Tem. In Roth's first election to elected office, he went on to defeat a former State Assemblyman in the primary by over 10 points and a current State Assemblyman in the general election by over 7 points.

In December 2012, Roth will be sworn in as State Senator to represent California's 31st State Senate district with nearly one million residents in Riverside, Corona, Moreno Valley and Perris.

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