California State Assembly District 62

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California State Assembly District 62
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Current incumbentAutumn Burke Democratic Party
Population488,817
Ethnicity12.2% Black, 68.1% Hispanic
Voting age66.5% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
California’s sixty-second state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Autumn Burke.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 488,817 civilians reside within California's sixty-second 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. Autumn Burke (D) and Ted J. Grose (R) defeated Simona A. Farrise (D), Paul Kouri (D), Adam M. Plimpton (D), Mike Stevens (D), Gloria Gray (D) and Emidio "Mimi" Soltysik (I) in the blanket primary. Burke defeated Grose in the general election.[8][9][10]

California State Assembly, District 62, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAutumn Burke 75.9% 54,304
     Republican Ted J. Grose 24.1% 17,261
Total Votes 71,565
California State Assembly, District 62 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAutumn Burke 40.9% 14,933
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTed J. Grose 20.1% 7,357
     Democratic Gloria Gray 16.5% 6,048
     Democratic Simona A. Farrise 12.7% 4,624
     Democratic Paul Kouri 3% 1,091
     Democratic Mike Stevens 2.6% 939
     Independent Emidio Soltysik 2.5% 922
     Democratic Adam M. Plimpton 1.7% 635
Total Votes 36,549

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 Steven Bradford (D) and Mervin Evans (D) advanced past the June 5 blanket primary unopposed, before Bradford defeated Evans in the general election.[11] [12]

California State Assembly, District 62, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Bradford Incumbent 72.1% 98,047
     Democratic Mervin Evans 27.9% 37,957
Total Votes 136,004

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Assembly District 62 have raised a total of $3,884,229. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $194,211 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Assembly District 62
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $701,063 2 $350,532
2010 $395,405 3 $131,802
2008 $605,971 2 $302,986
2006 $748,429 3 $249,476
2004 $870,249 4 $217,562
2002 $243,288 2 $121,644
2000 $319,824 4 $79,956
Total $3,884,229 20 $194,211

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