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California State Assembly District 49

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California State Assembly District 49
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Current incumbentEdwin Chau Democratic Party
Population418,796
Ethnicity1.1% Black, 39.3% Hispanic[1]
Voting age77% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
California’s forty-ninth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Edwin Chau.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 418,796 civilians reside within California's forty-ninth state assembly district.[2] California state senators represent an average of 465,674 residents.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 420,000 residents.[4]

About the office

Members of the California State Assembly serve two-year terms with term limits.[5] 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.[6]

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.[7]

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).[5]

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.[8]

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 Ed Chau (D) and Esthela Torres Siegrist (R) were unopposed in the blanket primary. Chau defeated Siegrist in the general election.[9][10][11]

California State Assembly, District 49, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEd Chau Incumbent 61.5% 33,030
     Republican Esthela Torres Siegrist 38.5% 20,678
Total Votes 53,708

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 Edwin Chau (D) and Mitchell Ing (D) defeated Matthew Lin (R) in the June 5 blanket primary. Chau went on to defeat Lin in the general election.[12] [13]

California State Assembly, District 49, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEdwin "Ed" Chau 56.4% 64,791
     Republican Matthew Lin 43.6% 50,153
Total Votes 114,944
California State Assembly, District 49 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEdwin Chau 34.9% 13,746
     Democratic Mitchell Ing 12.9% 5,074
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMatthew Lin 52.2% 20,549
Total Votes 39,369

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Assembly District 49 have raised a total of $8,368,671. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $464,926 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Assembly District 49
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $3,031,375 3 $1,010,458
2010 $899,415 2 $449,708
2008 $834,432 2 $417,216
2006 $950,733 5 $190,147
2004 $1,075,254 3 $358,418
2002 $1,059,496 2 $529,748
2000 $517,966 1 $517,966
Total $8,368,671 18 $464,926

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