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California State Assembly District 26

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California State Assembly District 26
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Current incumbentDevon Mathis Republican Party
Population498,043
Ethnicity5.1% Black, 36.8% Hispanic[1]
Voting age71.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
California’s twenty-sixth state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Devon Mathis.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 498,043 civilians reside within California's twenty-sixth state assembly district.[2] California state senators represent an average of 465,674 residents.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 420,000 residents.[4]

About the office

Members of the California State Assembly serve two-year terms with term limits.[5] 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.[6]

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.[7]

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).[5]

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.[8]

Elections

2014

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Devon Mathis (R) and Rudy Mendoza (R) defeated Carlton Jones (D), Ruben Macareno (D), Derek A. Thomas (D), Teresita "Tess" Andres (R) and Esther Barajas (R) in the blanket primary. Mathis defeated Mendoza in the general election.[9][10][11]

California State Assembly, District 26, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDevon Mathis 53.6% 34,683
     Republican Rudy Mendoza 46.4% 29,991
Total Votes 64,674
California State Assembly, District 26 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRudy Mendoza 40.3% 18,648
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDevon Mathis 20.5% 9,497
     Democratic Carlton Jones 17.2% 7,943
     Democratic Ruben Macareno 8.1% 3,755
     Democratic Derek A. Thomas 6.2% 2,872
     Republican Teresita Andres 4.5% 2,092
     Republican Esther Barajas 3.2% 1,473
Total Votes 46,280

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 Connie Conway (R) and Jonathon Louis Sosa (D) advanced past the June 5 blanket primary unopposed, before Conway defeated Sosa in the general election.[12] [13]

California State Assembly, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngConnie Conway Incumbent 66.5% 72,061
     Democratic Jonathon Louis Sosa 33.5% 36,379
Total Votes 108,440

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Assembly District 26 have raised a total of $8,551,017. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $503,001 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Assembly District 26
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $1,458,077 2 $729,039
2010 $616,050 2 $308,025
2008 $2,144,137 2 $1,072,069
2006 $877,727 2 $438,864
2004 $575,666 2 $287,833
2002 $1,459,365 5 $291,873
2000 $1,419,995 2 $709,998
Total $8,551,017 17 $503,001

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