California State Assembly District 6

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California State Assembly District 6
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Current incumbentBeth Gaines Republican Party
Population433,034
Ethnicity2.7% Black, 15.7% Hispanic
Voting age79.1% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
California’s sixth state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Beth Gaines.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 433,034 civilians reside within California's sixth 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 Beth B. Gaines (R) and Brian Caples (D) were unopposed in the blanket primary. Gaines will face Caples 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 Beth Gaines (R) and Andy Pugno (R) defeated Regy Bronner (D) in the June 5 blanket primary. Gaines went on to defeat Pugno in the general election.[10] [11]

California State Assembly, District 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBeth B. Gaines Incumbent 69.2% 128,465
     Republican Andy Pugno 30.8% 57,084
Total Votes 185,549
California State Assembly, District 6 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBeth Gaines Incumbent 37.1% 38,827
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Pugno 31.9% 33,382
     Democratic Regy Bronner 31.1% 32,573
Total Votes 104,782

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Assembly District 6 have raised a total of $5,900,201. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $173,535 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Assembly District 6
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $1,032,678 3 $344,226
2010 $671,065 3 $223,688
2008 $497,796 3 $165,932
2006 $1,770,479 9 $196,720
2004 $620,609 2 $310,305
2002 $546,166 3 $182,055
2000 $761,408 11 $69,219
Total $5,900,201 34 $173,535

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