California State Assembly District 45

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California State Assembly District 45
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Current incumbentMatt Dababneh Democratic Party
Population406,694
Ethnicity3.6% Black, 60% Hispanic
Voting age76.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
California’s forty-fifth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Matt Dababneh.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 406,694 civilians reside within California's forty-fifth 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 Matt Dababneh (D) and Susan Shelley (R) were unopposed in the blanket primary. Dababneh will face Shelley in the general election.[8][9]

2013

See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

Matt Dababneh (D) won election in a special election for California State Assembly District 45. The seat was vacant following Rep. Bob Blumenfield's (D) election to the Los Angeles City Council. Dababaneh faced ten others in a blanket primary, which took place on September 17. As no candidate received 50 percent of the vote the top two vote-getters - Matt Dababneh (D) and Susan Shelley (R) - met in a runoff election on November 19, which Dababaneh won.[10][11][12][13][14][15][16]

California State Assembly, District 45, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Dababneh 50.5% 14,984
     Republican Susan Shelley 49.5% 14,665
Total Votes 29,649

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 Bob Blumenfield (D) and Chris Kolski (R) advanced past the June 5 blanket primary unopposed, before Blumenfield defeated Kolski in the general election.[17] [18]

California State Assembly, District 45, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBob Blumenfield Incumbent 63.4% 100,422
     Republican Chris Kolski 36.6% 57,996
Total Votes 158,418

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Assembly District 45 have raised a total of $5,750,805. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $302,674 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Assembly District 45
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $732,273 2 $366,137
2010 $326,751 2 $163,376
2008 $1,199,676 2 $599,838
2006 $2,011,328 6 $335,221
2004 $364,673 2 $182,337
2002 $446,140 2 $223,070
2000 $669,964 3 $223,321
Total $5,750,805 19 $302,674

See also

External links

References

  1. Public Mapping Project, “California 2010 Census Statistics,” November 7, 2013
  2. United States Census 2010, "Population in 2010 of the American states," November 22, 2013
  3. United States Census 2010, "Population in 2000 of the American states," November 27, 2013
  4. 4.0 4.1 California State Constitution, accessed December 16, 2013
  5. California Secretary of State, "Qualifications for State Legislature," accessed December 16, 2013
  6. NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
  7. Justia "California Code," accessed December 16, 2013(Referenced Statute, 1773-California Government Code)
  8. California Secretary of State, "Official 2014 Primary election candidate list," accessed March 27, 2014
  9. California Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed July 15, 2014
  10. scpr.org, "Special elections set for Asssembly, Senate seats are costly, draw few voters," July 4, 2013
  11. sos.ca.gov, "AD 45 Special Primary Election - Official Certified List of Candidates," July 31, 2013
  12. latimes.com, "Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell wins state Senate seat," September 17, 2013
  13. latimes.com, "Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell wins state Senate seat," September 17, 2013
  14. sos.ca.gov, "Official blanket primary results," November 19, 2013
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  16. sos.ca.gov, "Official special election results," December 11, 2013
  17. California Secretary of State, "2012 General Election," November 7, 2013
  18. California Secretary of State, "2012 General Primary,” November 7, 2013