|California State Senate District 6|
|December 16, 2014|
|Years in position||8|
|President Pro Tempore, California State Senate|
|Elections and appointments|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||2 terms (8 years)|
|California State Assembly, District 9|
|Bachelor's||University of California, Los Angeles, 1981|
|J.D.||University of California, Davis, 1984|
|Birthday||October 15, 1959|
|Place of birth||San Francisco, CA|
Steinberg previously served as a member of the California State Assembly from 1998-2004.
Steinberg earned his B.A. from University of California Los Angeles in 1981 and his J.D. from University of California Law School, Davis in 1984
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Steinberg served on the following committees:
|California Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Public Safety|
|• Rules, Chair|
|• Joint Rules|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Steinberg served on these committees:
|California Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Public Safety|
|• Rules, Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Steinberg served on these committees:
|California Committee Assignments, 2009|
Sen. Tony Strickland blasted Democrats in June 2011 for not committing the recently discovered $6.6 billion additional state tax revenues to public safety and education. Public safety and education groups are the two in the state claiming to be hit the hardest with cuts. Strickland said it does not appear the money was spent wisely.
“Democrats would like to claim that this budget is about public safety and education,” Strickland said. “Let’s be clear: You can make no mistake that this budget is not about protecting public safety or education. If you extend these taxes, it’s going to mean more people out of work at a time when people can least afford it. If you vote for this, it will actually be a full year of tax increases even if people in September vote it down.”
In 2011, Republicans blocked the passage of a tax bill requiring a two-thirds vote (AB X1 18).
Immediately following the failed tax vote, Sen. President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg brought up a bill (SB 1X 23) that housed his local taxation bill (SB 653) and would allow local governments to bring local tax opportunities to a vote.
“I believe that it is another club to use over Republicans and our constituencies, saying, if you don’t do this bridge tax, if you don’t raise the taxes of people that have already said no, then we are going to have all these different taxes,” said Republican Sen. Bob Huff.
However Steinberg and other Democrats said they planned to allow local governments to fund their own public programs, especially if Republicans and voters rejected the tax extensions in 2011. Senate Bill 653 was a bargaining tool to get Republicans to go along with Jerry Brown’s tax extensions.
Under SB 653, local governments could pass local taxes increases on not just goods and services, but also on income taxes. In the course of the 2011 session, Democrats said they would create a local car tax, additional business taxes, property taxes and many different excise taxes on cigarettes, liquor, soda and even locally sold medical marijuana.
Capitol Weekly, California's major weekly periodical covering the state legislature, publishes an annual legislative scorecard to pin down the political or ideological leanings of every member of the legislature based on how they voted on an assortment of bills in the most recent legislative session. The 2009 scores were based on votes on 19 bills, but did not include how legislators voted on the Proposition 1A (2009). On the scorecard, "100" is a perfect liberal score and "0" is a perfect conservative score.
On the 2009 legislative scorecard, Steinberg ranked as a 74.
- See also: California State Senate elections, 2010
Steinberg sought re-election to the 6th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Republican Marcel Weiland, Libertarian Steve Torno, and the Peace and Freedom Party's Lanric Hyland in the November 2 general election.
|California State Senate, District 6 General Election (2010)|
|Darrell Steinberg (D)||137,012|
|Marcel Weiland (R)||70,724|
|Steve Torno (L)||11,236|
|Lanric Hyland (Peace and Freedom)||5,916|
In 2006 Steinberg was elected to the California State Senate, District 6. He finished with 115,628 votes and was followed by Paul Green Jr. with 71,051 votes, C.T. Weber with 5,573 votes, and Alana Garberoglio with 4,774 votes. Steinberg raised $812,323 for his campaign fund.
|California State Senate, District 6|
|Darrell Steinberg (D)||115,628|
|Paul Green Jr. (R)||71,051|
|C.T. Weber (P&F)||5,573|
Comprehensive donor information for Steinberg is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Steinberg raised a total of $5,883,424 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 14, 2013.
|Darrell Steinberg's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||California State Senate, District 6||$416,381|
|2010||California State Senate, District 6||$1,194,130|
|2008||California State Senate, District 6||$1,797,999|
|2006||California State Senate, District 6||$812,323|
|2002||California State Assembly, District 6||$835,310|
|2000||California State Assembly, District 9||$446,514|
|1998||California State Assembly, District 9||$380,767|
|Grand Total Raised||$5,883,424|
2012Steinberg was not up for election to the California State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Steinberg raised a total of $416,381.
|California State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Darrell Steinberg's campaign in 2012|
|California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems||$100,000|
|American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees||$55,000|
|California Medical Association||$25,000|
|E&J Gallo Winery||$25,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$416,381|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Steinberg raised $1,194,130 in contributions.
His five largest contributors were:
|Southwest Regional Council Of Carpenters||$15,600|
|California Building Industry Association||$15,172|
|Operating Engineers Local 3||$12,000|
|Electrical Workers Local 11||$8,400|
|State Building & Construction Trades Council Of California||$8,400|
In 2006 Steinberg raised $812,323 in campaign donations. His top four donors are listed below.
|Service Employees Local 1000||$13,400|
|California State Council of Service Employees||$13,400|
|California Medical Association||$11,400|
Senator Steinberg discusses land use regulations
The 6th District covers all of the city of Sacramento, and parts of a number of other municipalities, all in Sacramento County.
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- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart bio of Darrell Steinberg
- Campaign contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2002, 2000, 1998
- Darrell Steinberg on Facebook
- "Bridge Tax Fails; Local Tax Passes," CalWatchdog.org June 13, 2010
- Capitol Weekly, "Capitol Weekly's Legislative Scorecard", December 17, 2009
- Fox and Hounds Daily, "Random Thoughts on the Political Scene", December 18, 2009
- Capitol Weekly, "2009 Capitol Weekly State Legislative Scorecard (Archived)," accessed March 13, 2014
- California Secretary of State, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed March 13, 2014
- California Secretary of State, "Official 2008 General election results," accessed March 13, 2014
- "Follow the Money", "Steinberg, Darrell", Accessed September 14, 2013
- followthemoney.org, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2006 Campaign donations," accessed March 13, 2014
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