Various Southern California media outlets are reporting here and here that Orange County Assembly Republican Michael Duvall, was caught bragging about sex with two Sacramento lobbyists into a hot microphone during an in-house broadcast of a committee hearing.
Freshmen legislators arriving in Sacramento receive advice from veteran politicians about the intricacies of working in California’s capital. One of those tips is to remember that microphones broadcasting legislative debates can also capture embarrassing, career-ending personal admissions if a politician isn’t careful. Assemblymember Duvall, Orange County’s 72nd Assembly District representative, must have forgotten the warning.
The Assemblymember is the vice chair of the powerful Utilities and Commerce Committee. According to reports, one of the affairs was with a lobbyist for the energy company Sempra. In this video, Assemblyman is overheard giving vivid details of his sexual exploits. But Duvall wasn’t content to just share one adulterous tale at the July 8 committee hearing. He referenced a second, simultaneous affair with another woman. The assemblyman was apparently not aware the microphone was hot as he sat next to an unidentified colleague, explicitly detailing trysts with each of the women.
Duvall is a second term assemblyman from the 72nd District and married with children. He represents Anaheim, Fullerton, Placentia, Orange, Brea, La Habra and Yorba Linda. According to the reports, both lobbyists involved with Duvall are also married.