California State Assembly District 67

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California State Assembly District 67
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Current incumbentMelissa Melendez Republican Party
Population429,075
Ethnicity2.4% Black, 19.7% Hispanic[1]
Voting age77.8% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
California’s sixty-seventh state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Melissa Melendez.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 429,075 civilians reside within California's sixty-seventh state assembly district.[2] California state senators represent an average of 465,674 residents.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 420,000 residents.[4]

About the office

Members of the California State Assembly serve two-year terms with term limits.[5] 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.[6]

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.[7]

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).[5]

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.[8]

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. Incumbent Melissa Melendez (R) and write-in candidate Conrad Melton (D) were unopposed in the blanket primary.[9] Melendez defeated Melton in the general election.[10][11][12]

California State Assembly, District 67, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMelissa Melendez Incumbent 68.9% 54,018
     Democratic Conrad Melton 31.1% 24,386
Total Votes 78,404

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. Melissa Melendez (R) and Phil Paule (R) defeated Kenneth C. Dickson (R) and Bob Magee (R) and William Akana (R) in the June 5 blanket primary. Melendez went on to defeat Paule in the general election.[13] [14]

California State Assembly, District 67, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMelissa Melendez 52.3% 67,232
     Republican Phil Paule 47.7% 61,230
Total Votes 128,462
California State Assembly, District 67 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican William Akana 9.9% 4,291
     Republican Kenneth C. Dickson 19% 8,216
     Republican Bob Magee 20.1% 8,672
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMelissa Melendez 23.3% 10,084
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Paule 27.7% 11,951
Total Votes 43,214

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Assembly District 67 have raised a total of $5,503,253. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $239,272 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Assembly District 67
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $842,432 5 $168,486
2010 $581,050 2 $290,525
2008 $520,381 2 $260,191
2006 $1,342,372 4 $335,593
2004 $368,841 3 $122,947
2002 $477,408 2 $238,704
2000 $1,370,769 5 $274,154
Total $5,503,253 23 $239,272

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