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Ken MaddoxAmerican politician
Kenneth W. Maddox (born February 29, 1964 in Long Beach, California), also known as Ken Lopez-Maddox is a former California State Assemblyman who served from 1998 until 2004, representing part of Orange County. He received his bachelor of science degree from California Polytechnic State University, Pomona and is a member of the fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon. He has his master of arts degree in management from National University and was a past Senior Fellow of Public Policy at UCLA. He was a deputy sheriff for Los Angeles County and a police officer in Tustin prior to his election to the Assembly. He remained a reserve police officer during his tenure in the legislature. He has also been a volunteer firefighter, and served in the Army National Guard and Army Reserve from 1981 to 1989. He returned to service in the military following the attack on our nation on 9-11. Ken Lopez-Maddox is a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. His father's family is from Yuma, Arizona and are designated "Arizona Pioneers". He is of Norwegian and Russian Jewish ancestry. In 2018, he became a Democrat.