California State Assembly District 18

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California State Assembly District 18
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Current incumbentRob Bonta Democratic Party
Population452,969
Ethnicity13.7% Black, 26.2% Hispanic
Voting age76% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
California’s eighteenth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Rob Bonta.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 452,969 civilians reside within California's eighteenth 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. Incumbent Rob Bonta (D) and David Erlich (R) were unopposed in the blanket primary. Bonta will face Erlich in the general election.[8][9]

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. Rob Bonta (D) and Abel Guillen (D) defeated Rhonda Weber (R) in the June 5 blanket primary. Bonta went on to defeat Guillen in the general election.[10] [11]

California State Assembly, District 18, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRob Bonta 50.5% 75,865
     Democratic Abel Guillen 49.5% 74,422
Total Votes 150,287
California State Assembly, District 18 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRob Bonta 36.9% 23,007
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAbel Guillen 29.7% 18,521
     Democratic Joel Young 18.8% 11,680
     Republican Rhonda Weber 14.6% 9,082
Total Votes 62,290

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Assembly District 18 have raised a total of $5,171,641. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $272,192 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Assembly District 18
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $1,468,384 4 $367,096
2010 $941,200 2 $470,600
2008 $757,821 3 $252,607
2006 $1,014,544 3 $338,181
2004 $672,234 3 $224,078
2002 $88 2 $44
2000 $317,370 2 $158,685
Total $5,171,641 19 $272,192

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