Daniel E. Lungren, 29th Attorney General

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Born in Long Beach, CA, on September 22, 1946. Lungren was a major force behind innovative public safety strategies, including “Three Strikes and You’re Out,” and pioneering the principle that the public has the right to know if a sex offender is in their neighborhood or near their children.

"Megan's Law” is the first-ever state law which allows the public to learn, utilizing a 900-number and CD-ROM, the identities of convicted child molesters released from prison.

During his term, capital punishment resumed after a quarter of a century. Led successful national effort for congressional reform of the death penalty appeals process in federal courts. Graduated with honors from Notre Dame University and received his law degree from Georgetown University in 1971. He and his wife, Bobbi, have been married more than 30 years and have three adult children.