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California State Assembly District 42
Current incumbentBrian Nestande Republican Party
Ethnicity4.6% Black, 10.3% Hispanic
Voting age85.8% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
California’s forty-second state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Brian Nestande.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 431,038 civilians reside within California's forty-second 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).


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]


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]


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]



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. Karalee Hargrove (D) and Chad Mayes (R) defeated Gary Jeandron (R) in the blanket primary. Hargrove will face Mayes in the general election.[8][9]

California State Assembly, District 42 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKaralee Hargrove 37.8% 22,973
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChad Mayes 34.4% 20,921
     Republican Gary Jeandron 27.8% 16,877
Total Votes 60,771


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 Brian Nestande (R) and Mark Anthony Orozco (D) advanced past the June 5 blanket primary unopposed, before Nestande defeated Orozco in the general election.[10] [11]

California State Assembly, District 42, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Nestande Incumbent 54.7% 81,768
     Democratic Mark Anthony Orozco 45.3% 67,823
Total Votes 149,591

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Assembly District 42 have raised a total of $5,425,030. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $217,001 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Assembly District 42
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $647,475 2 $323,738
2010 $737,893 2 $368,947
2008 $622,431 2 $311,216
2006 $1,744,428 8 $218,054
2004 $438,868 2 $219,434
2002 $270,865 2 $135,433
2000 $963,070 7 $137,581
Total $5,425,030 25 $217,001

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