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California State Assembly District 21

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California State Assembly District 21
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Current incumbentAdam Gray Democratic Party
Population432,366
Ethnicity3.4% Black, 17.9% Hispanic
Voting age75.8% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
California’s twenty-first state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Adam Gray.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 432,266 civilians reside within California's twenty-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 Adam Gray (D) is unopposed 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. Adam Gray (D) and Jack Mobley (R) defeated Tommy Jones (D), Lesa Rasmussen (D) and Robert Sellers (D) in the June 5 blanket primary. Gray went on to defeat Mobley in the general election.[9] [10]

California State Assembly, District 21, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Gray 58.2% 63,349
     Republican Jack Mobley 41.8% 45,534
Total Votes 108,883
California State Assembly, District 21 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Gray 32.4% 14,391
     Democratic Tommy Jones 9.1% 4,055
     Democratic Lesa Rasmussen 9.7% 4,305
     Democratic Robert Sellers 3.3% 1,452
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJack Mobley 45.4% 20,148
Total Votes 44,351

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Assembly District 21 have raised a total of $4,463,664. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $212,555 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Assembly District 21
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $508,164 2 $254,082
2010 $436,119 3 $145,373
2008 $1,506,882 5 $301,376
2006 $348,863 2 $174,432
2004 $224,755 2 $112,378
2002 $1,179,112 5 $235,822
2000 $259,769 2 $129,885
Total $4,463,664 21 $212,555

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