California State Assembly District 23

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California State Assembly District 23
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Current incumbentJim Patterson Republican Party
Population433,112
Ethnicity4% Black, 44% Hispanic
Voting age74.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
California’s twenty-third state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Jim Patterson.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 433,112 civilians reside within California's twenty-third 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 Jim Patterson (R) was unopposed in the blanket primary and is unchallenged 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. Jim Patterson (R) and Bob Whalen (R) defeated David Defrank (R), Vong Mouanoutoua (R) and Richard Rojas (D) in the June 5 blanket primary. Patterson went on to defeat Whalen in the general election.[10] [11]

California State Assembly, District 23, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Patterson 54.7% 83,817
     Republican Bob Whalen 45.3% 69,457
Total Votes 153,274
California State Assembly, District 23 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Richard Rojas 22.6% 17,690
     Republican David Defrank 5.5% 4,278
     Republican Vong Mouanoutoua 7% 5,487
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Patterson 39.4% 30,827
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Whalen 25.5% 19,992
Total Votes 78,274

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Assembly District 23 have raised a total of $5,763,621. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $221,678 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Assembly District 23
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $793,338 5 $158,668
2010 $587,434 3 $195,811
2008 $1,048,506 2 $524,253
2006 $660,680 2 $330,340
2004 $912,328 6 $152,055
2002 $446,144 2 $223,072
2000 $1,315,191 6 $219,199
Total $5,763,621 26 $221,678

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