California State Assembly District 17

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California State Assembly District 17
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Current incumbentTom Ammiano Democratic Party
Population510,960
Ethnicity7% Black, 47% Hispanic
Voting age68.5% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
California’s seventeenth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Tom Ammiano.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 510,960 civilians reside within California's seventeenth 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 take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. David Campos (D) and David Chiu (D) defeated David Carlos Salaverry (R) in the blanket primary. Campos will face Chiu in the general election.[8][9]

California State Assembly, District 17 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Chiu 48% 34,863
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Campos 44% 31,951
     Republican David Carlos Salaverry 8% 5,843
Total Votes 72,657

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. Incumbent Tom Ammiano (D) and Jason Clark (R) advanced past the June 5 blanket primary unopposed, before Ammiano defeated Clark in the general election.[10] [11]

California State Assembly, District 17, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTom Ammiano Incumbent 86.2% 161,124
     Republican Jason P. Clark 13.8% 25,728
Total Votes 186,852

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Assembly District 17 have raised a total of $15,253,227. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $544,758 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Assembly District 17
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $279,193 2 $139,597
2010 $1,020,879 2 $510,440
2008 $1,080,159 2 $540,080
2006 $4,650,654 4 $1,162,664
2004 $1,683,910 5 $336,782
2002 $2,480,801 4 $620,200
2000 $4,057,631 9 $450,848
Total $15,253,227 28 $544,758

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