Former Assemblyman Keith Richman dies at 56
Richman died Friday night at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center after a battle with cancer, said his brother, Craig.
Richman was elected to the state Assembly in 2000 from the 38th District in the Santa Clarita Valley.
He served until 2006. A physician, Richman advocated for healthcare reform and he tried unsuccessfully to qualify a pension-reform initiative for the state ballot.
In a statement Saturday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger praised Richman as a "passionate public servant."
An obit will follow at latimes.com/obituaries
--Staff and wire reports
Photo: Keith Richman