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California State Senate District 14

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California State Senate District 14
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Current incumbentAndy Vidak Republican Party
Population1,020,927
Ethnicity3.9% Black, 27.8% Hispanic[1]
Voting age73.8% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 6, 2018
California’s fourteenth state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Andy Vidak.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 1,020,927 civilians reside within California's fourteenth state senate district.[2] California state senators represent an average of 931,349 residents.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 846,791 residents.[4]

About the office

Members serve four-year terms with term limits.[5] The terms of the Senators are staggered so that half the membership is elected every two years. The senators representing odd-numbered districts are elected in years evenly divisible by four. The senators from even-numbered districts are elected in the intervening even-numbered years. 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 senate, the Governor must call for a special election. The election must be called by the Governor within fourteen days of the vacancy being created. 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 Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Senate 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 Andy Vidak (R) and Luis Chavez (D) were unopposed in the blanket priamry. Vidak defeated Chavez in the general election.[9][10][11]

California State Senate, District 14, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Vidak Incumbent 54.1% 54,251
     Democratic Luis Chavez 45.9% 46,035
Total Votes 100,286

2010

See also: California State Senate elections, 2010

Elections for the office of California State Senate consisted of a primary election on June 8, 2010, and a general election on November 6, 2010. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2010. Tom Berryhill defeated Tim J. Campi, Bret De St. Jeor, Heidi Fuller and Tom Marsella in the June 8 Republican primary, before defeating Larry Johnson (D) in the general election. Johnson ran without primary opposition.[12] [13]

California State Senate, District 14, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Berryhill 66.4% 191,097
     Democratic Larry Johnson 33.6% 96,835
Total Votes 287,932
California State Senate, District 14 Republican Primary, 2010
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Berryhill 67.8% 64,877
Bret De St. Jeor 11.7% 11,152
Tom Marsella 10.9% 10,452
Heidi Fuller 5.3% 5,111
Tim J. Campi 4.3% 4,128
Total Votes 95,720

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Senate District 14 have raised a total of $4,897,397. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $376,723 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Senate District 14
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $553,608 1 $553,608
2010 $684,301 6 $114,050
2008 $1,202,583 1 $1,202,583
2006 $681,092 2 $340,546
2004 $6 1 $6
2002 $1,426,037 1 $1,426,037
2000 $349,770 1 $349,770
Total $4,897,397 13 $376,723

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