Jim Patterson (California)

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Jim Patterson
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California State Assembly District 23
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
Prior offices
Mayor, City of Fresno
Bachelor'sCalifornia State University, Fresno
ProfessionTalk Show Host
Office website
Jim Patterson is a Republican member of the California State Assembly, representing District 23. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Natural Resources
Utilities and Commerce, Vice-chair
Water, Parks and Wildlife



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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Jim Patterson (R) was unopposed in the blanket primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]


See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Patterson won election in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 23. He advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating David Defrank (R), Vong Mouanoutoua (R), and Richard Rojas (D). Patterson defeated Bob Whalen (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

California State Assembly, District 23, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Patterson 54.7% 83,817
     Republican Bob Whalen 45.3% 69,457
Total Votes 153,274
California State Assembly, District 23 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Richard Rojas 22.6% 17,690
     Republican David Defrank 5.5% 4,278
     Republican Vong Mouanoutoua 7% 5,487
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJim Patterson 39.4% 30,827
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Whalen 25.5% 19,992
Total Votes 78,274

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Patterson is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Patterson raised a total of $224,475 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 13, 2013.[5]

Jim Patterson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 California State Assembly, District 23 Won $224,475
Grand Total Raised $224,475


Patterson won election to the California State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Patterson raised a total of $224,475.
California State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jim Patterson's campaign in 2012
Fresno Deputy Sheriff's Association$7,800
Granville Homes$7,800
Paper, Pulp & Film, Inc.$7,800
California Association of Realtors$7,800
Harris Farms$6,400
Total Raised in 2012$224,475
Source:Follow the Money


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In 2013, the California State Legislature was in session from December 3, 2012 to September 13, 2013.[6]


In 2012, the California State Legislature was in session from January 4 to August 31.[7]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Nora Campos (D)
California Assembly District 23
Succeeded by