California State Assembly District 44

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California State Assembly District 44
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Current incumbentJeff Gorell Republican Party
Population432,575
Ethnicity8.2% Black, 27.7% Hispanic
Voting age78.9% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
California’s forty-fourth state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Jeff Gorell.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 432,575 civilians reside within California's forty-forth 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. Jacqui Irwin (D) and Rob McCoy (R) defeated Mario De La Piedra (R) in the blanket primary. Irwin will face McCoy in the general election.[8][9]

California State Assembly, District 44 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJacqui Irwin 44.8% 24,255
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRob McCoy 31% 16,811
     Republican Mario De La Piedra 24.2% 13,116
Total Votes 54,182

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 Jeff Gorell (R) and Eileen MacEnery (D) defeated Thomas Mullens (D) in the June 5 blanket primary. Gorell went on to defeat MacEnery in the general election.[10] [11]

California State Assembly, District 44, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Gorell Incumbent 52.9% 86,132
     Democratic Eileen MacEnery 47.1% 76,805
Total Votes 162,937
California State Assembly, District 44 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEileen MacEnery 23.3% 15,343
     Democratic Thomas Mullens 18.6% 12,226
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Gorell Incumbent 58.1% 38,263
Total Votes 65,832

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Assembly District 44 have raised a total of $8,181,014. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $263,904 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Assembly District 44
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $464,628 3 $154,876
2010 $848,349 3 $282,783
2008 $1,195,184 3 $398,395
2006 $1,675,839 8 $209,480
2004 $962,568 3 $320,856
2002 $891,350 3 $297,117
2000 $2,143,096 8 $267,887
Total $8,181,014 31 $263,904

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