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California State Assembly District 9
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Current incumbentJim Cooper Democratic Party
Population424,524
Ethnicity16.1% Black, 26% Hispanic
Voting age74.3% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
California’s ninth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Jim Cooper.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 424,524 civilians reside within California's ninth 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. Jim Cooper (D) and Darrell R. Fong (D) defeated Diana Rodriguez-Suruki (D), Tim Gorsulowsky (R) and Manuel J. Martin (R) in the blanket primary. Cooper defeated Fong in the general election.[8][9][10]

California State Assembly, District 9, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Cooper 55.5% 50,188
     Democratic Darrell R. Fong 44.5% 40,220
Total Votes 90,408
California State Assembly, District 9 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Cooper 31.1% 18,923
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDarrell R. Fong 29.2% 17,752
     Republican Tim Gorsulowsky 18% 10,938
     Republican Manuel J. Martin 13.3% 8,111
     Democratic Diana Rodriguez-Suruki 8.4% 5,080
Total Votes 60,804

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 Richard Pan (D) and Antonio Amador (R) defeated Tom Santos (D), Edward Nemeth (R), Sophia Gonzales Scherman (R) and C.T. Weber (Peace and Freedom) in the June 5 blanket primary. Pan went on to defeat Amador in the general election.[11] [12]

California State Assembly, District 9, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Pan Incumbent 58.9% 86,092
     Republican Antonio "Tony" Amador 41.1% 60,136
Total Votes 146,228
California State Assembly, District 9 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Pan Incumbent 39.9% 24,617
     Democratic Tom Santos 13.3% 8,200
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAntonio Amador 16.3% 10,060
     Republican Edward Nemeth 11.1% 6,823
     Republican Sophia Gonzales Scherman 16.3% 10,029
     Peace and Freedom C.T. Weber 3.2% 1,950
Total Votes 61,679

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Assembly District 9 have raised a total of $8,036,306. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $243,524 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Assembly District 9
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $1,164,737 6 $194,123
2010 $1,476,846 7 $210,978
2008 $1,702,694 3 $567,565
2006 $590,118 2 $295,059
2004 $1,814,981 8 $226,873
2002 $839,815 3 $279,938
2000 $447,115 4 $111,779
Total $8,036,306 33 $243,524

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