Eric Linder

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Eric Linder
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California State Assembly District 60
In office
December 3, 2012-present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 2
Base salary$90,526/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits12 years
Office website
Eric Linder is a Republican member of the California State Assembly, representing District 60. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Linder served on the following committees:

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Banking and Finance
Higher Education
Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy
Transportation, Vice-chair


Campaign themes


Linder's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Stop The Gold-Plated Pensions
Excerpt: "Reckless, irresponsible spending over the past few decades has left California with an estimated $500 billion unfunded pension liability. And two of my opponents represent perfect case studies for the reason why we find ourselves in such a mess. Retiring early, cashing in on gold-plated pensions that are paid for by taxpayers, only to turn around and run for a new job that will allow them to double-dip."
  • No To Higher Taxes
Excerpt: "At the moment, liberal special interest groups are figuring out which of three different tax increases they want to force on California taxpayers. This has got to stop. "
  • Roll Back Outrageous Regulations
Excerpt: "As if the high taxes weren't bad enough, California's businesses are some of the most over-regulated in the country. As the National Federation of Independent Businesses says, California small business owners' "daily responsibilities include human resources manager, tax expert, accountant, sales agent, health and safety expert, and many other roles."



See also: California State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Assembly 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. Incumbent Eric Linder (R) and write-in candidate Ken Park (D) defeated write-in candidates Oliver Unaka (D) and John Farr (L) in the blanket primary.[2] Linder will face Park in the general election.[3][4]

California State Assembly, District 60 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEric Linder Incumbent 98.6% 20,248
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKen Park 0.7% 144
     Democratic Oliver Unaka 0.6% 118
     Libertarian John Farr 0.2% 34
Total Votes 20,544


See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Linder won election in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 60. He advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Greg Kraft (R) and Stan Skipworth (R). Linder defeated Jose Luis Perez (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

California State Assembly, District 60, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEric Linder 51.8% 60,638
     Democratic Jose Luis Perez 48.2% 56,405
Total Votes 117,043
California State Assembly, District 60 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJose Luis Perez 32.4% 11,411
     Republican Greg Kraft 19.2% 6,749
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEric Linder 28.4% 10,000
     Republican Stan Skipworth 20% 7,058
Total Votes 35,218


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In 2013, the California State Legislature was in session from December 3, 2012 to September 13, 2013.[7]


In 2012, the California State Legislature was in session from January 4 to August 31.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Curt Hagman (R)
California State Assembly District 60
Succeeded by