California State Assembly District 58

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California State Assembly District 58
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Current incumbentCristina Garcia Democratic Party
Population429,216
Ethnicity1.7% Black, 69.6% Hispanic
Voting age73.9% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
California’s fifty-eighth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Cristina Garcia.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 429,216 civilians reside within California's fifty-eighth 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 Cristina Garcia (D) was unopposed in the blanket primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[8][9]

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 Cristina Garcia (D) and Patricia Kotze-Ramos (R) defeated Tom Calderon (D), Daniel Crespo (D), Sultan Ahmad (D) and Luis Marquez (D) in the June 5 blanket primary. Garcia went on to defeat Kotze-Ramos in the general election.[10] [11]

California State Assembly, District 58, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCristina Garcia 71.8% 91,019
     Republican Patricia A. Kotze-Ramos 28.2% 35,676
Total Votes 126,695
California State Assembly, District 58 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Sultan Ahmad 3.7% 1,197
     Democratic Tom Calderon 22.7% 7,290
     Democratic Daniel Crespo 6.5% 2,096
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCristina Garcia 26.6% 8,517
     Democratic Luis Marquez 12.3% 3,946
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPatricia Kotze-Ramos 28.1% 9,015
Total Votes 32,061

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Assembly District 58 have raised a total of $7,158,649. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $325,393 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Assembly District 58
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $1,417,115 6 $236,186
2010 $851,789 2 $425,895
2008 $860,747 2 $430,374
2006 $1,065,514 4 $266,379
2004 $1,143,517 2 $571,759
2002 $1,007,632 4 $251,908
2000 $812,335 2 $406,168
Total $7,158,649 22 $325,393

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