Jeff Gorell is identified as a "former legislator" in an article in the Ventura County Star.
This is a bit misleading.
Jeff Gorell was deputy mayor of Los Angeles for more than six years--2015 to 2022--before taking a leave of absence this year, according to his LinkedIn page.
It would be more accurate to identify Gorell as such.
Gorell was elected to the California State Assembly but his term was back in 2010 to 2014.
Abe says, "What's so bad about saying Gorell was deputy mayor of L.A.?"