California State Assembly District 72

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California State Assembly District 72
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Current incumbentTravis Allen Republican Party
Population449,140
Ethnicity2.5% Black, 38.4% Hispanic
Voting age74.9% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
California’s seventy-second state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Travis Allen.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 449,140 civilians reside within California's seventy-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. Incumbent Travis Allen (R) and Joel Block (D) defeated Albert Ayala (D) in the blanket primary. Allen defeated Block in the general election.[8][9]

California State Assembly, District 72 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTravis Allen Incumbent 65.5% 36,677
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoel Block 20.6% 11,556
     Democratic Albert Ayala 13.8% 7,733
Total Votes 55,966

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. Travis Allen (R) and Troy Edgar (R) defeated Joe Dovinh (D), Albert Ayala (D) and Long Pham (R) in the June 5 blanket primary. Allen went on to defeat Edgar in the general election.[10] [11]

California State Assembly, District 72, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTravis Allen 55.7% 79,110
     Republican Troy Edgar 44.3% 62,983
Total Votes 142,093
California State Assembly, District 72 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Albert Ayala 13.7% 8,816
     Democratic Joe Dovinh 19.3% 12,432
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTravis Allen 19.9% 12,851
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTroy Edgar 28% 18,060
     Republican Long Pham 19.2% 12,409
Total Votes 64,568

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Assembly District 72 have raised a total of $4,469,779. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $178,791 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Assembly District 72
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $1,143,822 5 $228,764
2010 $136,677 3 $45,559
2008 $482,617 2 $241,309
2006 $911,785 4 $227,946
2004 $478,615 3 $159,538
2002 $611,785 3 $203,928
2000 $704,478 5 $140,896
Total $4,469,779 25 $178,791

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