California State Assembly District 28

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California State Assembly District 28
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Current incumbentPaul Fong Democratic Party
Population462,750
Ethnicity2.7% Black, 60.9% Hispanic
Voting age69.9% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
California’s twenty-eighth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative [Paul Fong]].

As of the 2010 census, a total of 462,750 civilians reside within California's twenty-eighth 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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Evan Low (D) and Chuck Page (R) defeated Barry Chang (D) and Michael Hunsweck (R) in the blanket primary. Low will face Page in the general election.[8][9]

California State Assembly, District 28 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEvan Low 39.7% 30,807
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChuck Page 26.9% 20,895
     Democratic Barry Chang 24.7% 19,156
     Republican Michael Hunsweck 8.7% 6,732
Total Votes 77,590

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 Paul Fong (D) and Chad Walsh (I) advanced past the June 5 blanket primary unopposed, before Fong defeated Walsh in the general election.[10] [11]

California State Assembly, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Fong Incumbent 62% 108,061
     Independent Chad Walsh 38% 66,239
Total Votes 174,300

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Assembly District 28 have raised a total of $7,882,821. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $375,372 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Assembly District 28
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $959,956 2 $479,978
2010 $636,372 5 $127,274
2008 $373,424 1 $373,424
2006 $1,364,420 3 $454,807
2004 $413,109 2 $206,555
2002 $442,904 2 $221,452
2000 $3,692,636 6 $615,439
Total $7,882,821 21 $375,372

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