California State Assembly District 14

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California State Assembly District 14
Current incumbentSusan Bonilla Democratic Party
Ethnicity13.1% Black, 17.4% Hispanic
Voting age80.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
California’s fourteenth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Susan Bonilla.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 445,394 civilians reside within California's fourteenth 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).


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]


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]


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]



See also: California State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Assembly will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Susan A. Bonilla (D) and write-in candidate Joy D. Delepine (R) defeated write-in candidate John Henry Kimack (I) in the blanket primary. Bonilla will face Delepine in the general election.[8][9][10]

California State Assembly, District 14 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Bonilla Incumbent 99.1% 44,644
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoy D. Delepine (Write-in) 0.8% 366
     Independent John Henry Kimack (Write-in) 0.1% 24
Total Votes 45,034


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. Susan Bonilla (D) ran unopposed in the June 5 primary before winning the general election without opposition.[11] [12]

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Assembly District 14 have raised a total of $4,854,385. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $269,688 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Assembly District 14
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $579,378 1 $579,378
2010 $860,336 2 $430,168
2008 $1,458,733 4 $364,683
2006 $346,954 2 $173,477
2004 $293,506 3 $97,835
2002 $1,154,447 3 $384,816
2000 $161,031 3 $53,677
Total $4,854,385 18 $269,688

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