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California State Assembly District 25

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California State Assembly District 25
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Current incumbentBob Wieckowski Democratic Party
Population475,252
Ethnicity3.2% Black, 22.9% Hispanic
Voting age76% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
California’s twenty-fifth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Bob Wieckowski.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 475,252 civilians reside within California's twenty-fifth 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. Kansen Chu (D), Teresa Cox (D), Armando Gomez (D), Craig T. Steckler (D) and Bob Brunton (R) will face off 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. Incumbent Bob Wieckowski (D) and Arlyne Diamond (R) defeated Pete McHugh (D) in the June 5 blanket primary. Wieckowski went on to defeat Diamond in the general election.[9] [10]

California State Assembly, District 25, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBob Wieckowski Incumbent 70.5% 93,487
     Republican Arlyne Diamond 29.5% 39,159
Total Votes 132,646
California State Assembly, District 25 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Pete McHugh 28.2% 14,970
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBob Wieckowski Incumbent 41.6% 22,112
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngArlyne Diamond 30.2% 16,077
Total Votes 53,159

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Assembly District 25 have raised a total of $3,671,837. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $146,873 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Assembly District 25
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $653,331 3 $217,777
2010 $673,939 6 $112,323
2008 $553,188 2 $276,594
2006 $677,804 4 $169,451
2004 $367,171 2 $183,586
2002 $399,707 3 $133,236
2000 $346,697 5 $69,339
Total $3,671,837 25 $146,873

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