California State Assembly District 50

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California State Assembly District 50
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Current incumbentRichard Bloom Democratic Party
Population422,607
Ethnicity6.1% Black, 81.2% Hispanic
Voting age68.8% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
California’s fiftieth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Richard Bloom.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 422,607 civilians reside within California's fiftieth 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 Richard Bloom (D) and Bradly S. Torgan (R) were unopposed in the blanket primary. Bloom defeated Torgan in the general election.[8][9][10]

California State Assembly, District 50, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Bloom Incumbent 71.5% 78,093
     Republican Bradly S. Torgan 28.5% 31,113
Total Votes 109,206

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. Richard Bloom (D) and incumbent Betsy Butler (D) defeated Torie Osborn (D) and Bradly Torgan (R) in the June 5 blanket primary. Bloom went on to defeat Butler in the general election.[11] [12]

California State Assembly, District 50, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Bloom 50.5% 93,445
     Democratic Betsy Butler Incumbent 49.5% 91,740
Total Votes 185,185
California State Assembly, District 50 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Bloom 25.6% 15,947
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBetsy Butler Incumbent 25.8% 16,084
     Democratic Torie Osborn 24.3% 15,155
     Republican Bradly Torgan 24.4% 15,227
Total Votes 62,413

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Assembly District 50 have raised a total of $9,627,709. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $418,596 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Assembly District 50
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $3,865,370 4 $966,343
2010 $1,087,401 6 $181,234
2008 $1,001,631 1 $1,001,631
2006 $886,673 2 $443,337
2004 $883,095 5 $176,619
2002 $1,443,885 3 $481,295
2000 $459,654 2 $229,827
Total $9,627,709 23 $418,596

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