Former Rep. Carlos Moorhead — whose 24 years in Congress representing the tri-city area earned him the title of dean of the California Republican Congressional delegation — has died. He was 89.
Moorhead represented Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena for two dozen years after serving in the California Assembly for six years, and in that time, amassed a faithful base of support in the region.
He died Nov. 23 at an assisted living facility after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, according to his stepson, Paul Bradford.
“I think of three key words when I think about him: principled, patient, determined,” said Bradford. “He would gladly welcome being called a workhorse. He loved working hard for his constituents.”
His stepfather, whom Bradford called “pop” since he was 7 years old, was innately calm when faced with difficult situations and political spats, he said.