Moore was first electedto the state legislature in 1978and served for 16 years until1994, representing California’s 49th district (redistricted and renumbered in 1990 as the 47thdistrict), which currently includes Long Beach, Catalina Island and parts of Los Angeles and Orange counties.
While serving in the Assembly, Moore, introd
Moore was the architect and political force behind California General Order 156. It is a state supplier diversity program that has, over the years,strengthened and stabilized a number of California Black-owned, Women-owned and other minority-owned small businesses by helping them secure lucrative state contracts.
In 1994, Moore resigned from the Assembly to run for Secretary of State. Although she didn’t win that race, Moore began to pursue other
The founder and Chief Executive Officer of Los Angeles-based GeM
Her family, relatives, former colleagues and friends across California and the United States reached out to each other as the shocking news of her unexpected death was shared across her political, business and social circles.
Moore served on numerous boards. Among them were the California State Bar Board of Trustees, the California Small Business Association board and the national board of the NAACP. She was also First Vice President of the California State Conference of the NAACP, Vice Chair of the California Utility Diversity Council and Chairwoman of the California Black Business Association.
For her work in California and across the United States, Moore won numerous national and local awards, including honors from the U.S. Department of Commerce andthe NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
California Black media will continue to follow Hon. Moore’s death with updates, tributes from loved ones and news about her final arrangements.