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California State Assembly District 34
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Current incumbentShannon Grove Republican Party
Population487,193
Ethnicity3.8% Black, 42.5% Hispanic
Voting age69.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
California’s thirty-fourth state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Shannon Grove.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 487,193 civilians reside within California's thirty-fourth 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 Shannon Grove (R) and Virginia "Mari" Goodman (D) were unopposed in the blanket primary. Grove will face Goodman 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 Shannon Grove (R) and Mari Goodman (D) advanced past the June 5 blanket primary unopposed, before Grove defeated Goodman in the general election.[10] [11]

California State Assembly, District 34, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngShannon Grove Incumbent 69.2% 106,384
     Democratic Mari Goodman 30.8% 47,254
Total Votes 153,638

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Assembly District 34 have raised a total of $3,337,419. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $166,871 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Assembly District 34
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $521,425 2 $260,713
2010 $545,721 2 $272,861
2008 $939,451 5 $187,890
2006 $277,430 4 $69,358
2004 $355,380 2 $177,690
2002 $209,497 2 $104,749
2000 $488,515 3 $162,838
Total $3,337,419 20 $166,871

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