.Page 18 -- Thursday, November 7, 1974 THE TIMES-STANDARD --442-1711 Eureka, California Democrats gain two-thirds majority in Assembly Â·LOS ANGELES (Ul'l) - W'hen the legislature. couviws its new session Dec. 2, Democrats will have full control of the state Assembly a.ftfl a strong. majority in the Senate. . Demon-ills optuivcl 72 of 100 seats up. for election Tuesday. For the first time since !8Â«:t. they have gnined a tiwo-lhirds .majority, in .the Assembly. The 55. Democratic scats are one wore than needed' 1 to pass spending and tax bills, and override . gubernatorial vetoes. All 80 Assembly seats were up for election. It was a net (Jain of six Democratic Assembly scats. Assembly Speaker Leo T. .McCarthy, D-San Francisco, said 'he was "elated" at the Democratic victories. After a hard-fought battle this year to win his powerful post, the San Francisco lawmaker said in an interview Jie believed the members of the Assembly Would once again choose him their speaker. "Looking over the membership I am quite confident 1 will be elected speaker," McCarthy said. Reapportionmenl of legislative districts by the state Supreme Court this year svns partly responsible for the widespread changes, and also resulted in two unusual races where incumbents were pitted against one another. In one, freshman Republican Assemblyman Robert McLennan of Downey defeated 12-year veteran Democrat Joe A. Gonsalves of Cerritos. McLennan began Hie drive to repeal the early legislative pension "bonuses." The other race saw Assemblywoman Pauline Davis, D- Portola. a 22-year veteran, outdistance Republican Ray E. Johnson of Chico, another legislative long-timer. Other races in 'which incumbents met defeat were: -- Conservative Republican Sen. Clark L. Bradley of San Jose was soundly defeated by Saratoga Mayor Jrom A. Smith, a Democrat. -Sen. W. Craig Biddle, R- Riversidc, was edged bv Democrat Robert -B. Presley. Riverside County undcrsheriff. --Assemblyman Raymond T.' Seeley. 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