California State Assembly District 7

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California State Assembly District 7
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Current incumbentKevin McCarty Democratic Party
Population453,345
Ethnicity7.9% Black, 23.6% Hispanic
Voting age76.8% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
California’s seventh state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Kevin McCarty.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 453,345 civilians reside within California's seventh 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. Steve Cohn (D) and Kevin McCarty (D) defeated Mark Johannessen (D), Ralph Merletti (R) and Oliver Ponce (R) in the blanket primary. McCarty defeated Cohn in the general election.[8][9][10]

California State Assembly, District 7, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKevin McCarty 58.7% 46,983
     Democratic Steve Cohn 41.3% 33,051
Total Votes 80,034
California State Assembly, District 7 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKevin McCarty 34.9% 18,935
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Cohn 29.3% 15,877
     Republican Ralph Merletti 15% 8,115
     Democratic Mark Johannessen 11.8% 6,413
     Republican Oliver Ponce 9% 4,869
Total Votes 54,209

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 Roger Dickinson (D) and Jonathan Zachariou (R) advanced past the June 5 blanket primary unopposed, before Dickinson defeated Zachariou in the general election.[11] [12]

California State Assembly, District 7, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Dickinson Incumbent 69.8% 96,422
     Republican Jonathan Zachariou 30.2% 41,735
Total Votes 138,157

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Assembly District 7 have raised a total of $4,241,202. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $223,221 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Assembly District 7
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $449,161 2 $224,581
2010 $669,689 5 $133,938
2008 $624,290 2 $312,145
2006 $407,918 1 $407,918
2004 $1,331,802 4 $332,951
2002 $429,981 2 $214,991
2000 $328,361 3 $109,454
Total $4,241,202 19 $223,221

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