California State Assembly District 5

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California State Assembly District 5
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Current incumbentFrank Bigelow Republican Party
Population498,085
Ethnicity7.7% Black, 13.5% Hispanic
Voting age76.5% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
California’s fifth state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Frank Bigelow.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 498,085 civilians reside within California's 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 Frank Bigelow (R) was unopposed in the blanket primary and will face write-in candidate Patrick D. Hogan (L)[8] in the general election.[9][10]

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 Frank Bigelow (R) and Rico Oller (R) defeated Tim Fitzgerald (D), Marc Boyd (D), Kevin Lancaster (R) and Mark Belden (I) in the June 5 blanket primary. Bigelow went on to defeat Oller in the general election.[11] [12]

California State Assembly, District 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Bigelow 52.3% 82,293
     Republican Rico Oller 47.7% 75,071
Total Votes 157,364
California State Assembly, District 5 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Marc Boyd 13.3% 13,583
     Democratic Tim Fitzgerald 17.7% 18,138
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Bigelow 28.9% 29,584
     Republican Kevin Lancaster 2.1% 2,151
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRico Oller 33.9% 34,673
     Independent Mark Belden 4.1% 4,158
Total Votes 102,287

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Assembly District 5 have raised a total of $17,105,505. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $488,729 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Assembly District 5
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $1,394,871 6 $232,479
2010 $4,528,334 11 $411,667
2008 $8,556,995 5 $1,711,399
2006 $865,314 3 $288,438
2004 $606,180 5 $121,236
2002 $637,588 3 $212,529
2000 $516,223 2 $258,112
Total $17,105,505 35 $488,729

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