California state legislative districts

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There are a total of 120 seats in the California State Legislature. 100 seats, 20 of the California State Senate and all 80 of the California State Assembly, are up for election every two years.

Chambers

Senate

The California State Senate is the upper house of the California State Legislature. It is made up of 40 state senators and meets in Sacramento. Members of the Democratic Party are currently in the majority in the California Senate.

Each California senator represents a district with an average population of 931,349 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[1] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 846,791 residents.[2] Members serve four-year terms.[3] 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.

House

The California State Assembly is the lower house of the California State Legislature. There are 80 members to the Assembly, representing a relatively equal amount of constituencies. Each member represents an average of 465,674 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[4] After the 2000 Census, each member represented approximately 420,000 citizens. Due to the state's large population and relatively small legislature, the Assembly has the largest population per representative ratio of any lower house legislature in the United States; only the federal U.S. House of Representatives has a larger ratio.

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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]

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.[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]

Pension

California does not provide pensions for legislators who took office after 1990.[8]

Districts

These are links to every district in the California State Senate.

California State Senate District 1
California State Senate District 2
California State Senate District 3
California State Senate District 4
California State Senate District 5
California State Senate District 6
California State Senate District 7
California State Senate District 8
California State Senate District 9
California State Senate District 10
California State Senate District 11
California State Senate District 12
California State Senate District 13
California State Senate District 14
California State Senate District 15
California State Senate District 16
California State Senate District 17
California State Senate District 18
California State Senate District 19
California State Senate District 20
California State Senate District 21
California State Senate District 22
California State Senate District 23
California State Senate District 24
California State Senate District 25
California State Senate District 26
California State Senate District 27
California State Senate District 28
California State Senate District 29
California State Senate District 30
California State Senate District 31
California State Senate District 32
California State Senate District 33
California State Senate District 34
California State Senate District 35
California State Senate District 36
California State Senate District 37
California State Senate District 38
California State Senate District 39
California State Senate District 40

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.[9]

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.[10]

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.[11]

Pension

California does not provide pensions for legislators who took office after 1990.[12]

Districts

These are links to every district in the California State Assembly.

California State Assembly District 1
California State Assembly District 2
California State Assembly District 3
California State Assembly District 4
California State Assembly District 5
California State Assembly District 6
California State Assembly District 7
California State Assembly District 8
California State Assembly District 9
California State Assembly District 10
California State Assembly District 11
California State Assembly District 12
California State Assembly District 13
California State Assembly District 14
California State Assembly District 15
California State Assembly District 16
California State Assembly District 17
California State Assembly District 18
California State Assembly District 19
California State Assembly District 20
California State Assembly District 21
California State Assembly District 22
California State Assembly District 23
California State Assembly District 24
California State Assembly District 25
California State Assembly District 26
California State Assembly District 27
California State Assembly District 28
California State Assembly District 29
California State Assembly District 30
California State Assembly District 31
California State Assembly District 32
California State Assembly District 33
California State Assembly District 34
California State Assembly District 35
California State Assembly District 36
California State Assembly District 37
California State Assembly District 38
California State Assembly District 39
California State Assembly District 40
California State Assembly District 41
California State Assembly District 42
California State Assembly District 43
California State Assembly District 44
California State Assembly District 45
California State Assembly District 46
California State Assembly District 47
California State Assembly District 48
California State Assembly District 49
California State Assembly District 50
California State Assembly District 51
California State Assembly District 52
California State Assembly District 53
California State Assembly District 54
California State Assembly District 55
California State Assembly District 56
California State Assembly District 57
California State Assembly District 58
California State Assembly District 59
California State Assembly District 60
California State Assembly District 61
California State Assembly District 62
California State Assembly District 63
California State Assembly District 64
California State Assembly District 65
California State Assembly District 66
California State Assembly District 67
California State Assembly District 68
California State Assembly District 69
California State Assembly District 70
California State Assembly District 71
California State Assembly District 72
California State Assembly District 73
California State Assembly District 74
California State Assembly District 75
California State Assembly District 76
California State Assembly District 77
California State Assembly District 78
California State Assembly District 79
California State Assembly District 80


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