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California State Assembly District 47
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Current incumbentCheryl Brown Democratic Party
Population430,517
Ethnicity27.1% Black, 25.6% Hispanic
Voting age80.9% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
California’s forty-seventh state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Cheryl Brown.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 430,517 civilians reside within California's forty-seventh 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. Incumbent Cheryl R. Brown (D) and Gil Navarro (D) defeated write-in candidate Kelly J. Chastain (R) in the blanket primary.[8] Brown defeated Navarro in the general election.[9][10]

California State Assembly, District 47 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCheryl R. Brown Incumbent 68.2% 12,643
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGil Navarro 31.6% 5,854
     Republican Kelly J. Chastain (Write-in) 0.2% 32
Total Votes 18,529

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. Cheryl Brown (D) and Joe Baca, Jr. (D) defeated Thelma Beach (R) and Jeane Ensley (R) in the June 5 blanket primary. Brown went on to defeat Baca in the general election.[11] [12]

California State Assembly, District 47, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCheryl R. Brown 55.7% 53,434
     Democratic Joe Baca, Jr. 44.3% 42,475
Total Votes 95,909
California State Assembly, District 47 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Baca, Jr. 42.3% 11,033
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCheryl Brown 29% 7,566
     Republican Thelma Beach 6.5% 1,685
     Republican Jeane Ensley 22.2% 5,787
Total Votes 26,071

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Assembly District 47 have raised a total of $12,702,106. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $453,647 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Assembly District 47
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $825,843 4 $206,461
2010 $1,148,218 7 $164,031
2008 $1,784,967 2 $892,484
2006 $650,991 2 $325,496
2004 $1,736,808 7 $248,115
2002 $4,843,970 3 $1,614,657
2000 $1,711,309 3 $570,436
Total $12,702,106 28 $453,647

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