California State Senate District 34

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California State Senate District 34
Current incumbentLou Correa Democratic Party
Ethnicity2.5% Black, 55.8% Hispanic
Voting age71.2% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
California’s thirty-fourth state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Lou Correa.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 845,951 civilians reside within California's thirty-fourth 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).


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 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]



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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Jose Solorio (D) and Janet Nguyen (R) defeated Long Pham (R) in the blanket primary. Solorio will face Nguyen in the general election.[8][9]

California State Senate, District 34 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJanet Nguyen 52% 46,445
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJose Solorio 33.3% 29,793
     Republican Long Pham 14.7% 13,102
Total Votes 89,340


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. Incumbent Lou Correa (D) defeated Lucille Kring (R) in the general election. Both candidates ran unopposed in the June 8 primary elections.[10] [11]

California State Senate, District 34, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLou Correa Incumbent 65.7% 88,892
     Republican Lucille Kring 34.3% 46,377
Total Votes 135,269

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Senate District 34 have raised a total of $13,386,740. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $1,115,562 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Senate District 34
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $40,920 1 $40,920
2010 $1,601,455 2 $800,728
2008 $810,118 1 $810,118
2006 $7,279,621 4 $1,819,905
2004 $905,990 1 $905,990
2002 $1,575,493 2 $787,747
2000 $1,173,143 1 $1,173,143
Total $13,386,740 12 $1,115,562

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