California State Assembly District 71

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California State Assembly District 71
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Current incumbentBrian Jones Republican Party
Population543,864
Ethnicity4.4% Black, 27.3% Hispanic
Voting age72.2% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
California’s seventy-first state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Brian Jones.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 543,864 civilians reside within California's seventy-first 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. Incumbent Brian W. Jones (R) and Tony Teora (R) defeated write-in candidate Howard L. Katz (D) in the blanket primary.[8] Jones defeated Teora in the general election.[9][10]

California State Assembly, District 71 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian W. Jones Incumbent 76.1% 40,326
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTony Teora 23.7% 12,573
     Democratic Howard L. Katz (Write-in) 0.2% 109
Total Votes 53,008

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 Brian Jones (R) and Patrick Hurley (D) defeated John McLaughlin (R) in the June 5 blanket primary. Jones went on to defeat Hurley in the general election.[11] [12]

California State Assembly, District 71, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian W. Jones Incumbent 63.1% 106,663
     Democratic Patrick J. Hurley 36.9% 62,330
Total Votes 168,993
California State Assembly, District 71 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Hurley 30.2% 23,510
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Jones Incumbent 46.7% 36,424
     Republican John McLaughlin 23.1% 17,987
Total Votes 77,921

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Assembly District 71 have raised a total of $5,021,916. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $278,995 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Assembly District 71
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $360,446 3 $120,149
2010 $332,169 2 $166,085
2008 $1,124,763 2 $562,382
2006 $754,574 2 $377,287
2004 $905,206 2 $452,603
2002 $605,368 2 $302,684
2000 $939,390 5 $187,878
Total $5,021,916 18 $278,995

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