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California State Assembly District 79

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California State Assembly District 79
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Current incumbentShirley Weber Democratic Party
Population447,439
Ethnicity7.8% Black, 59.4% Hispanic[1]
Voting age73.8% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
California’s seventy-ninth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Shirley Weber.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 447,439 civilians reside within California's seventy-ninth 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 Shirley N. Weber (D) and write-in candidate George R. Williams (American Independent) were unopposed in the blanket primary.[9] Weber defeated Williams in the general election.[10][11][12]

California State Assembly, District 79, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngShirley N. Weber Incumbent 61.9% 49,264
     American Independent George R. Williams 38.1% 30,266
Total Votes 79,530

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 Shirley Weber (D) and Mary England (R) defeated Sid Voorakkara (D), Patricia Ann Washington (D), Rudy Ramirez (D) and Matt Mendoza (R) in the June 5 blanket primary. Weber went on to defeat England in the general election.[13] [14]

California State Assembly, District 79, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngShirley Weber 61.7% 94,170
     Republican Mary England 38.3% 58,424
Total Votes 152,594
California State Assembly, District 79 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Rudy Ramirez 11.3% 7,533
     Democratic Sid Voorakkara 7.6% 5,060
     Democratic Patricia Ann Washington 8.1% 5,401
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngShirley Weber 30.5% 20,293
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMary England 29.1% 19,313
     Republican Matt Mendoza 13.3% 8,857
Total Votes 66,457

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Assembly District 79 have raised a total of $5,759,968. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $198,620 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Assembly District 79
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $1,024,852 6 $170,809
2010 $924,985 4 $231,246
2008 $447,087 3 $149,029
2006 $869,844 4 $217,461
2004 $1,190,071 3 $396,690
2002 $823,488 3 $274,496
2000 $479,641 6 $79,940
Total $5,759,968 29 $198,620

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