Charles “Chuck” Calderon, 63, is the patriarch of the Calderon political dynasty. A former prosecutor with the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, he won his first Assembly seat, representing Whittier, Calif., in 1982. He later led an unsuccessful challenge to Speaker Willie Brown. Calderon was elected to California's Senate in 1990, later becoming majority leader. In 1998, Calderon left due to term limits and ran unsuccessfully for state attorney general. He was re-elected to the Assembly in 2006 and became majority leader in 2011 – the first politician to serve in that position in California’s Assembly and Senate. In 2012, term limits prevented Calderon from running for re-election to the Assembly.