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California State Assembly District 20

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California State Assembly District 20
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Current incumbentBill Quirk Democratic Party
Population445,046
Ethnicity4.7% Black, 16.7% Hispanic
Voting age75.5% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
California’s twentieth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Bill Quirk.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 445,046 civilians reside within California's twentieth 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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Bill Quirk (D) and Jaime Patino (R) defeated Luis Reynoso (I) in the blanket primary. Quirk will face Patino in the general election.[8][9]

California State Assembly, District 20 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Quirk Incumbent 66% 31,882
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJaime Patino 23.3% 11,246
     Independent Luis Reynoso 10.7% 5,186
Total Votes 48,314

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. Bill Quirk (D) and Jennifer Ong (D) defeated Sarabjit Kaur Cheema (D), Luis Reynoso (R) and Mark Green (I) in the June 5 blanket primary. Quirk went on to defeat Ong in the general election.[10] [11]

California State Assembly, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Quirk 50.3% 67,028
     Democratic Jennifer Ong 49.7% 66,111
Total Votes 133,139
California State Assembly, District 20 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Sarabjit Kaur Cheema 6% 3,397
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJennifer Ong 25.7% 14,560
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Quirk 30.3% 17,177
     Republican Luis Reynoso 17.7% 10,041
     Independent Mark Green 20.3% 11,490
Total Votes 56,665

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Assembly District 20 have raised a total of $7,444,275. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $310,178 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Assembly District 20
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $1,393,329 5 $278,666
2010 $911,839 3 $303,946
2008 $1,433,439 2 $716,720
2006 $1,172,017 2 $586,009
2004 $1,655,487 6 $275,915
2002 $582,035 3 $194,012
2000 $296,129 3 $98,710
Total $7,444,275 24 $310,178

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