California State Assembly District 59

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California State Assembly District 59
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Current incumbentReginald Jones-Sawyer Democratic Party
Population481,561
Ethnicity5.9% Black, 27.4% Hispanic
Voting age74.5% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
California’s fifty-ninth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Reginald Jones-Sawyer.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 481,561 civilians reside within California's fifty-ninth 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 Reggie Jones-Sawyer (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. Reginald Jones-Sawyer (D) and Rodney Robinson (D) defeated Gertrude Holmes-Magee (D), Greg Akili (D) and Armenak Nouridjanian (D) in the June 5 blanket primary. Jones-Sawyer went on to defeat Robinson in the general election.[10] [11]

California State Assembly, District 59, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngReggie Jones-Sawyer 52.3% 40,519
     Democratic Rodney D. Robinson 47.7% 36,949
Total Votes 77,468
California State Assembly, District 59 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Greg Akili 17.2% 2,772
     Democratic Gertrude Holmes-Magee 15.4% 2,487
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngReginald Jones-Sawyer 43.6% 7,029
     Democratic Armenak Nouridjanian 5% 810
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRodney Robinson 18.8% 3,038
Total Votes 16,136

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Assembly District 59 have raised a total of $4,249,678. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $108,966 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Assembly District 59
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $517,037 5 $103,407
2010 $598,315 10 $59,832
2008 $392,404 3 $130,801
2006 $1,008,867 7 $144,124
2004 $344,023 3 $114,674
2002 $240,517 2 $120,259
2000 $1,148,515 9 $127,613
Total $4,249,678 39 $108,966

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