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Alyson Lewis
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Court Information:
Superior Court of Sacramento County, California
Title:   Judge
Salary:  $181,292
Service:
Active:   2012-2021
Past position:   Of Counsel, Greenberg Traurig LLP
Past term:   2012
Past position 2:   Member, California State Assembly
Past term 2:   2008-2012
Personal History
Party:   Democratic
Undergraduate:   Cornell University
Law School:   University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Sacramento County Superior Court
Position:  Not on ballot
State:  California
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  11/4/2014
Election vote:  ApprovedA

Alyson Lewis (formerly Alyson Huber, b. March 1, 1972) is a judge of the Superior Court of Sacramento County in California. She was appointed to by Governor Jerry Brown in December of 2012 to fill a new judgeship.[1][2] She was re-elected in 2014 for a term that expires in January of 2021.[3][4]

Education

Lewis received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.[5]

Career

Lewis is a former business lawyer. She served as a Democratic member of the California State Assembly, representing District 10, from 2008 to 2012. In October of 2012, she was hired of counsel to Greenberg Traurig LLP. She was then appointed to the superior court at the end of the year.[1][5]

State assembly committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Huber served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Huber served on these committees:

Issues

Political Courage test

Huber provided answers to the California State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected. When asked her legislative priorities she stated:

"I want to focus on improving education and expanding opportunities for people to change their station in life, like I did. It's harder today to do what I did and we have to change that course.

I went without health care and have witnessed the impact of high medical bills. I am aware of the struggles families and businesses face everyday.

I want to see the district have the kind of economic opportunities that come with good paying local jobs, so people don't have to spend 75 minutes commuting to their jobs but can spend that time with their families."[6]

Map of Huber's 10th Assembly District

Huber's sponsored legislation includes:

  • AB 870 - Crime: school grounds: prohibited weapons
  • AB 1266 - State government information technology.
  • AB 1286 - Firearms: purchasing restrictions

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.

Elections

2014

See also: California judicial elections, 2014
Lewis ran for re-election to the Sacramento County Superior Court.
As an unopposed incumbent, she was automatically re-elected without appearing on the ballot.[3]
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2012

After initially intending to move homes in order to seek re-election, Huber announced in December 2011 that she would not run for office in 2012. Huber's redrawn district gave Republicans a 20-point advantage in voter registration.[7]

2010

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2010

Huber won re-election to the 10th District seat in 2010. She had no opposition in the June 8 primary. She defeated Republican Jack Sieglock, Libertarian Janice Marlae Bonser, and Peace and Freedom Party candidate Albert R. Troyer in the November 2 general election.[8]

California State Assembly, District 10 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Alyson Huber (D) 83,177
Jack Sieglock (R) 68,395
Janice Marlae Bonser (L) 5,286
Albert R. Troyer (Peace and Freedom) 3,368

2008

In 2008, Huber was elected to the California State Assembly District 10. Huber (D) finished with 88,242 votes and was followed by Jack Sieglock (R) with 87,768 votes and Janice M. Bonser with 13,096 votes. Huber raised $1,209,018 for her campaign fund.[9]

California State Assembly District 10
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Alyson Huber (D) 88,242
Jack Sieglock (R) 87,768
Janice M. Bonser (L) 13,096

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Huber raised $3,402,035 in contributions.[10]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
California Democratic Party $1,926,107
Sacramento County Democratic Central Cmte $190,000
Stanislaus County Democratic Central Cmte $155,000
Los Angeles County Democratic Party $95,000

2008

Below are Huber's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[11]

Contributor 2008 total
California Democratic Party $488,055
Democratic Central Cmte of Marin $100,000
Sacramento County Democratic Central Cmte $63,093
Del Norte County Democratic Central Cmte $63,000
Stanislaus County Democratic Central Cmte $25,000

Huber was identified in a 2010 report by California Watch as a state legislator who received contributions from several county party central committees. According to the campaign watchdog, Proposition 34 "permits individuals to contribute a maximum of $3,900 directly to candidates for the state Legislature. But under those same rules, donors can contribute eight times as much, or $32,400, to party central committees in each of California's 58 counties. The committees are then free to pass along those donations to candidates."[12]

"California Watch offered strong evidence of that. Thus the Democratic Central Committee in tiny Del Norte sent $63,000 to 10th District Assemblywoman Alyson Huber. Marin's party committee sent $100,000 and Sacramento's $25,000.
Locked in a tight race with San Joaquin County Supervisor Jack Sieglock, Huber outspent her opponent by $175,000 in the final month of the campaign and won by a slim 500 votes."[12]

Legislative scorecard

Capitol Weekly, California's major weekly periodical covering the state legislature, publishes an annual legislative scorecard to pin down the political or ideological leanings of every member of the legislature based on how they voted on an assortment of bills in the most recent legislative session. The 2009 scores were based on votes on 19 bills, but did not include how legislators voted on the Proposition 1A (2009). On the scorecard, "100" is a perfect liberal score and "0" is a perfect conservative score.[13][14]

On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Huber ranked as a 42.[15]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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California State Assembly District 10
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Mark Levine (D)