California State Assembly District 53

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California State Assembly District 53
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Current incumbentJohn Perez Democratic Party
Population438,884
Ethnicity3.8% Black, 16% Hispanic
Voting age80.8% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
California’s fifty-third state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative John Perez.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 438,884 civilians reside within California's fifty-third 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. Sandra Mendoza (D) and Miguel Santiago (D) defeated Michael "Mike" Aldapa (D) and Michelle "Hope" Walker (D) in the blanket primary. Santiago defeated Mendoza in the general election.[8][9]

California State Assembly, District 53 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMiguel Santiago 56.1% 9,387
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSandra Mendoza 23.6% 3,953
     Democratic Michelle Walker 11.7% 1,964
     Democratic Michael Aldapa 8.5% 1,423
Total Votes 16,727

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 John Perez (D) and Jose Trinidad Aguilar (R) defeated Michael Aldapa (D) and Roger Young (D) in the June 5 blanket primary. Perez went on to defeat Aguilar in the general election.[10] [11]

California State Assembly, District 53, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn A. Perez Incumbent 82.8% 61,651
     Republican Jose Trinidad Aguilar 17.2% 12,803
Total Votes 74,454
California State Assembly, District 53 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Michael Aldapa 14.5% 2,494
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Perez Incumbent 58.5% 10,051
     Democratic Roger Young 10.1% 1,738
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJose Trinidad Aguilar 16.8% 2,889
Total Votes 17,172

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Assembly District 53 have raised a total of $12,306,039. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $410,201 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Assembly District 53
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $2,632,618 4 $658,155
2010 $2,883,999 11 $262,182
2008 $1,247,617 2 $623,809
2006 $1,417,674 4 $354,419
2004 $2,365,937 4 $591,484
2002 $794,551 2 $397,276
2000 $963,643 3 $321,214
Total $12,306,039 30 $410,201

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