California State Assembly District 33

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California State Assembly District 33
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Current incumbentJay Obernolte Republican Party
Population469,458
Ethnicity2.9% Black, 30% Hispanic
Voting age76.8% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
California’s thirty-third state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Jay Obernolte.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 469,458 civilians reside within California's thirty-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 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. John Coffey (D) and Jay Obernolte (R) defeated Michelle Ambrozic (R), Art Bishop (R), Robert J. "Bob" Buhrle (R), Robert Larivee (R), Jerry J. Laws (R), Scott Markovich (R), Rick Roelle (R) and Brett Savage (R) in the blanket primary. Obernolte defeated Coffey in the general election.[8][9][10]

California State Assembly, District 33, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJay Obernolte 65.9% 46,144
     Democratic John Coffey 34.1% 23,828
Total Votes 69,972
California State Assembly, District 33 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Coffey 23.1% 9,865
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJay Obernolte 18.8% 8,028
     Republican Michelle Ambrozic 17.7% 7,566
     Republican Rick Roelle 15.4% 6,574
     Republican Art Bishop 14% 5,956
     Republican Brett Savage 4.2% 1,811
     Republican Scott Markovich 2.3% 975
     Republican Jerry J. Laws 1.9% 814
     Republican Robert J. Buhrle 1.9% 802
     Republican Robert Larivee 0.7% 299
Total Votes 42,690

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 Tim Donnelly (R) and John Coffey (D) defeated William Jahn (R) in the June 5 blanket primary. Donnelly went on to defeat Coffey in the general election.[11] [12]

California State Assembly, District 33, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Donnelly Incumbent 59% 73,836
     Democratic John Coffey 41% 51,215
Total Votes 125,051
California State Assembly, District 33 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Coffey 28.7% 13,873
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Donnelly Incumbent 52.1% 25,200
     Republican William Jahn 19.3% 9,331
Total Votes 48,404

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Assembly District 33 have raised a total of $4,460,115. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $185,838 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Assembly District 33
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $442,034 3 $147,345
2010 $1,299,983 6 $216,664
2008 $561,820 2 $280,910
2006 $369,275 2 $184,638
2004 $1,063,357 6 $177,226
2002 $389,815 3 $129,938
2000 $333,831 2 $166,916
Total $4,460,115 24 $185,838

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