California State Senate District 2

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California State Senate District 2
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Current incumbentNoreen Evans Democratic Party
Population897,433
Ethnicity4.9% Black, 18.7% Hispanic
Voting age77.9% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
California’s second state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Noreen Evans.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 897,433 civilians reside within California's second state senate district.[1] California state senators represent an average of 931,349 residents.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 846,791 residents.[3]

About the office

Members serve four-year terms with term limits.[4] 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.[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 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.[7]

Elections

2014

See also: California State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Mike McGuire (D) and Lawrence R. Wiesner (R) defeated Derek Knell (D) and Harry V. Lehmann (I) in the blanket primary. McGuire will face Wiesner in the general election.[8][9]

California State Senate, District 2 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike McGuire 57.9% 104,670
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLawrence R. Wiesner 26.8% 48,401
     Democratic Derek Knell 10.9% 19,733
     Independent Harry V. Lehmann 4.5% 8,060
Total Votes 180,864

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. Noreen Evans was eligible but did not seek re-election to the California State Assembly in 2010. She instead won election to District 2 of the California State Senate. Evans defeated Tom Lynch, David Rosas and Joanne Sanders in the June 8 blanket primary, before defeating Lawrence E. Wiesner in the general election. Wiesner ran without primary opposition.[10] [11]

California State Senate, District 2, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNoreen Evans 63.4% 190,824
     Republican Lawrence E. Wiesner 36.6% 110,209
Total Votes 301,033


California State Senate, District 2 Democratic Primary, 2010
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngNoreen Evans 58.8% 45,076
Green check mark transparent.pngTom Lynch 18.6% 14,263
Joanne Sanders 15% 11,486
David Rosas 7.5% 5,775
Total Votes 76,600

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Senate District 2 have raised a total of $3,810,807. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $238,175 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Senate District 2
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $318,569 1 $318,569
2010 $643,643 5 $128,729
2008 $430,038 1 $430,038
2006 $399,004 2 $199,502
2004 $437,288 1 $437,288
2002 $738,125 5 $147,625
2000 $844,140 1 $844,140
Total $3,810,807 16 $238,175

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