|Superior Court of Sacramento County, California|
|Past position:||Of Counsel, Greenberg Traurig LLP|
|Past position 2:||Member, California State Assembly|
|Past term 2:||2008-2012|
|Law School:||University of California, Hastings College of the Law|
|Candidate for:||Sacramento County Superior Court|
|Position:||Not on ballot|
|Election information 2014:|
- 1 Education
- 2 Career
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Legislative scorecard
- 6 Recent news
- 7 See also
- 8 External links
- 9 References
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. She was re-elected in 2014 for a term that expires in January of 2021.
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.
State assembly committee assignments
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Huber served on these committees:
- Accountability and Administrative Review Committee, California General Assembly
- Emergency Management Committee, California Legislature
- Judiciary Committee, California General Assembly
- Legislative Audit Committee, California Legislature
- Sunset Review Committee, California Legislature, Chair
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Huber served on these committees:
- Accountability and Administrative Review Committee, California General Assembly
- Higher Education Committee, California General Assembly
- Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee, California General Assembly
- Audit Committee, California Legislature (Chair)
- Select Committee on the Preservation of California's Entertainment Industry
- Veterans Affairs Committee, California General Assembly
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."
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
|California State Assembly, District 10 General Election (2010)|
|Alyson Huber (D)||83,177|
|Jack Sieglock (R)||68,395|
|Janice Marlae Bonser (L)||5,286|
|Albert R. Troyer (Peace and Freedom)||3,368|
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.
|California State Assembly District 10|
|Alyson Huber (D)||88,242|
|Jack Sieglock (R)||87,768|
|Janice M. Bonser (L)||13,096|
In 2010, Huber raised $3,402,035 in contributions.
Her four largest contributors were:
|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|
Below are Huber's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|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."
- "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."
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.
On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Huber ranked as a 42.
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- California State Legislature
- California State Assembly
- California Assembly Committees
- California state legislative districts
- Alyson Huber's personal website
- Official state assembly website of Alyson Huber
- Legislative profile of Alyson Huber on Project Vote Smart
- Biographical profile of Alyson Huber on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010, 2008
- Sacramento Business Journal, "Former Assemblywoman Alyson Huber lands judgeship," December 27, 2012
- PR Web, "Greenberg Traurig of Counsel Alyson Lewis Huber Appointed to the Sacramento County Superior Court by Governor Brown," December 27, 2012
- Sacramento County Elections, "Judicial candidate list for the 2014 primary," emailed to Judgepedia on March 26, 2014
- Judicial selection in California
- Alyson Huber website: About
- Project Vote Smart, "Issue positions," accessed December 9, 2014
- Sacramento Bee ,"" December 13, 2011
- California Secretary of State, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed March 13, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Campaign funds," accessed March 13, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2008 Campaign contributions," accessed March 13, 2014
- Modesto Bee, "Voters should know who gives to candidates," January 7, 2010
- Capitol Weekly, "Capitol Weekly's Legislative Scorecard," December 17, 2009
- Fox and Hounds Daily, "Random Thoughts on the Political Scene," December 18, 2009
- Capitol Weekly, "2009 Capitol Weekly State Legislative Scorecard (Archived)," accessed March 13, 2014
|California State Assembly District 10
| Succeeded by|
Mark Levine (D)