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Cogdill was first elected to a four-year term on the state senate in November 2006. His last term ended in 2010. He also served in the California State Assembly from 2000-2006 and as a member of the Modesto City Council in the mid-90s.
Cogdill was the Senate Minority leader until February 18, 2009, when he was voted out of the leadership position and replaced by Dennis Hollingsworth by Senate Republicans who were unhappy over Cogdill's position on the 2009 California state budget compromise, which led to a set of six budget ballot propositions going on the May 19 special election ballot in California.
- See also: California State Senate elections, 2010
Cogdill was eligible but did not seek re-election in 2010.
In 2006 Cogdill was elected to the California State Senate, District 14. He finished with 167,804 votes while his opponent Wesley Firch finished with 85,679 votes. Cogdill raised $679,659 in campaign funds.
|California State Senate, District 14|
|David Cogdill (R)||167,804|
In 2006 Cogdill raised $679,659 in campaign donations. His top four donors are listed below.
|California Association of Realtors||$13,400|
|California Medical Association||$9,700|
|Farmers Insurance Group||$8,300|
Not seeking re-election in 2010
In a press release sent out November 10, 2009, Cogdill announced he would not be seeking re-election in 2010. While the release stated that he is planning to return to the private sector, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced that Cogdill was on his short list for lieutenant governor.
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 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Cogdill ranked as a 6.
Cogdill, on left, responds to 2009 State of the State address
Cogdill was a member of:
- Budget and Fiscal Review
- Elections, Reapportionment and Constitutional Amendments
- Labor and Industrial Relations
- Natural Resources and Water
- Public Safety
- Banking, Finance and Insurance
- Subcommittee on Resources, Environmental Protection, Energy and Transportation
- Joint Legislative Audit Committee
- Joint Legislative Budget Committee
Cogdill first served as an elected official on the Modesto City Council from 1991-1995 and again from 1996-1997. He was elected to the California State Assembly in November 2000, and served there from 2001-2006. Cogdill was first elected to the California State Senate in November 2006 and served until 2010.
Cogdill worked as a real estate appraiser from 1971-1979. In 1981, he co-founded a real-estate appraisal business, Cogdill and Giomi, which he still owns.
Senator Cogdill, along with five other Republicans in the California State Legislature voted for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's solution to the state's $41 billion dollar funding gap. The six Republicans have become known as the Sacramento Six.
- Official website of State Senator David Cogdill
- Legislative profile of David Cogdill on Project Vote Smart
- Biographical profile of David Cogdill on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008
- CMTA legislative database for Cogdill
- David Cogdill on Facebook
- PolitickerCA, "Senator Dave Cogdill Replaced as California GOP State Senate Leader Over Unhappiness With California State Budget Stalemate," February 18, 2009
- Lodi News Sentinel, "Dave Cogdill gets boot," February 19, 2009
- Mercury News, "Schwarzenegger starts campaign for ballot measures," February 26, 2009 (dead link)
- California State Senate official election results
- Campaign donors
- The Sacramento Bee, "Cogdill won't run for a second term in 2010" November 10, 2009
- Sacramento Bee, "Cogdill makes Stanislaus County assessor bid official," January 7, 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," Downloadable 2009 Capitol Weekly State Legislative Scorecard
- List of committees Cogill was seated on
- Record Net, "Friendship can trump partisanship in pocketbook politics," August 3, 2007
- Los Angeles Times, "'Sacramento Six' face conservative backlash," March 22, 2009
- Overview of Senate District 14
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