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California State Assembly District 1

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California State Assembly District 1
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Current incumbentBrian Dahle Republican Party
Population443,842
Ethnicity1.6% Black, 13.8% Hispanic
Voting age79% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
California’s first state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Brian Dahle.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 443,842 civilians reside within California's first state assembly district.[1] California state senators represent an average of 465,674 residents.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 420,000 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the California State Assembly serve two-year terms with term limits.[4] California legislators assume office one month after election (December).

Qualifications

According to Article IV of the California Constitution, the candidate must be a United States Citizen, a resident of California for three years, a resident of the legislative district for one year and a registered voter in that district by the time nomination papers are filed.[5]

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the California legislature are paid $95,291 per year. They are also given per diem of $141.86 per day in session.[6]

Term limis

See also: State legislatures with term limits

Since the passage of Prop 28 in 2012, legislators first elected on or after November 6, 2012 are limited to a maximum of 12 years. Prop 140, passed in 1990, effects any members elected prior to November 6, 2012 and limits them to a maximum of two four-year terms (eight years).[4]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the assembly, the Governor must call for a special election. The election must be called by the Governor within fourteen days of the vacancy. No special election can be held if the vacancy happened in an election year and the nominating deadline passed.[7]

Elections

2014

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Assembly will consist of a primary election on June 3, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Brian Dahle (R) will face Brigham Sawyer Smith (D) in the blanket primary.[8]

2012

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Elections for the office of California State Assembly consisted of a primary election on June 5, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 9, 2012. Brian Dahle (R) and Rick Bosetti (R) defeated Robert Meacher (D), Charley Hooper (L) and David Edwards (G) in the June 5 blanket primary. Dahle then went on to defeat Bosetti in the general election.[9] [10]

California State Assembly, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Dahle 65.6% 116,098
     Republican Rick Bosetti 34.4% 60,920
Total Votes 177,018
California State Assembly, District 1 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Robert Meacher 25.8% 31,120
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRick Bosetti 28.5% 34,457
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Dahle 34.2% 41,384
     Libertarian Charley Hooper 5.4% 6,503
     Green David Edwards 6.1% 7,381
Total Votes 120,845

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Assembly District 1 have raised a total of $3,835,101. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $142,041 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Assembly District 1
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $809,520 5 $161,904
2010 $511,796 2 $255,898
2008 $334,694 2 $167,347
2006 $320,221 3 $106,740
2004 $436,929 4 $109,232
2002 $1,277,442 8 $159,680
2000 $144,499 3 $48,166
Total $3,835,101 27 $142,041

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