California State Assembly District 73

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California State Assembly District 73
Current incumbentDiane Harkey Republican Party
Ethnicity3.5% Black, 22.3% Hispanic
Voting age76.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
California’s seventy-third state assembly district is represented by Republican Representative Diane Harkey.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 444,315 civilians reside within California's seventy-third 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).


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]


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]


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]



See also: California State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Assembly will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Wendy Gabriella (D) and William "Bill" Brough (R) defeated Anna Bryson (R), Paul G. Glaab (R) and Jesse Petrilla (R) in the blanket primary. Gabriella will face Brough in the general election.[8][9]

California State Assembly, District 73 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngWendy Gabriella 27.8% 16,420
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Brough 27.7% 16,365
     Republican Jesse Petrilla 19.1% 11,287
     Republican Paul G. Glaab 14.2% 8,353
     Republican Anna Bryson 11.1% 6,549
Total Votes 58,974


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 Diane Harkey (R) and James Corbett (D) advanced past the June 5 blanket primary unopposed, before Harkey defeated Corbett in the general election.[10] [11]

California State Assembly, District 73, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDiane L. Harkey Incumbent 64.3% 130,030
     Democratic James Corbett 35.7% 72,196
Total Votes 202,226

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Assembly District 73 have raised a total of $4,901,098. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $222,777 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Assembly District 73
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $504,744 2 $252,372
2010 $413,839 2 $206,920
2008 $651,827 4 $162,957
2006 $728,272 2 $364,136
2004 $1,712,148 5 $342,430
2002 $482,528 3 $160,843
2000 $407,740 4 $101,935
Total $4,901,098 22 $222,777

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