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LieuRCB FORECLOSURE 04.JPGOne state legislator is serving more than his district constituents during the summer legislative recess.

Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, is spending part of the four-week break on duty in the United States Air Force Reserves. Lieu, who served four years on active duty as a prosecutor in the JAG corps, is at work this week at Los Angeles Air Force Base in El Segundo. His assignment? Reviewing tort claims and ethics disclosures and writing a litigation report for a case in federal district court.

"Not much of a vacation, but I do enjoy this duty," he said earlier this week.

The week is part of the roughly one month's worth of work Lieu must log as an Air Force reservist. Lieu's break won't be all work, though. He said he plans to cash in hotel points he's racked up during his stays in Sacramento to take his wife and children to Disney World before the Senate gavels back in for session Aug. 15.

Lieu, of course, isn't the only legislator with military service this week. Assemblyman Jeff Gorell, R-Camarillo, is currently deployed in Afghanistan as a lieutenant commander in the Navy reserve.

PHOTO CREDIT: November 2008 file photo of now Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, speaking at a rally on foreclosures. Renee C. Byer, Sacramento Bee.


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