California State Assembly District 30

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California State Assembly District 30
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Current incumbentLuis Alejo Democratic Party
Population504,729
Ethnicity7.4% Black, 63.4% Hispanic
Voting age68.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
California’s thirtieth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Luis Alejo.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 504,729 civilians reside within California's thirtieth 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. Incumbent Luis Alejo (D) and Mark Starritt (R) were unopposed in the blanket primary. Alejo will face Starritt 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. Incumbent Luis Alejo (D) and Robert Bernosky (R) advanced past the June 5 blanket primary unopposed, before Alejo defeated Bernosky in the general election.[10] [11]

California State Assembly, District 30, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLuis Alejo Incumbent 65.4% 79,141
     Republican Rob Bernosky 34.6% 41,932
Total Votes 121,073

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Assembly District 30 have raised a total of $18,865,340. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $898,350 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Assembly District 30
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $454,816 2 $227,408
2010 $2,017,404 4 $504,351
2008 $4,656,890 2 $2,328,445
2006 $3,209,175 3 $1,069,725
2004 $4,029,565 2 $2,014,783
2002 $2,393,912 6 $398,985
2000 $2,103,578 2 $1,051,789
Total $18,865,340 21 $898,350

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