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California State Assembly District 55
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Current incumbentCurt Hagman Republican Party
Population429,934
Ethnicity15.5% Black, 44.7% Hispanic
Voting age72.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
California’s fifty-fifth state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Curt Hagman.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 429,934 civilians reside within California's fifty-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 take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Gregg D. Fritchle (D) and Ling-Ling Chang (R) defeated Phillip Chen (R) and Steve Tye (R) in the blanket primary. Fritchle will face Chang in the general election.[8][9]

California State Assembly, District 55 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLing-Ling Chang 28.7% 13,242
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGregg D. Fritchle 26.5% 12,243
     Republican Phillip Chen 23.1% 10,659
     Republican Steve Tye 21.6% 9,987
Total Votes 46,131

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 Curt Hagman (R) and Gregg D. Fritchle (D) advanced past the June 5 blanket primary unopposed, before Hagman defeated Fritchle in the general election.[10] [11]

California State Assembly, District 55, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCurt Hagman Incumbent 59.7% 97,330
     Democratic Gregg D. Fritchle 40.3% 65,652
Total Votes 162,982

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Assembly District 55 have raised a total of $4,928,654. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $246,433 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Assembly District 55
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $627,590 2 $313,795
2010 $626,975 2 $313,488
2008 $292,934 2 $146,467
2006 $1,336,293 3 $445,431
2004 $392,365 2 $196,183
2002 $597,332 3 $199,111
2000 $1,055,165 6 $175,861
Total $4,928,654 20 $246,433

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