Jimmy Gomez

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Jimmy Gomez
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California State Assembly District 51
Incumbent
In office
December 3, 2012-present
Term ends
December 4, 2016
Years in position 2
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$90,526/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits12 years
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity California, Los Angeles
Master'sHarvard University'’s John F. Kennedy School of Government
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Jimmy Gomez is a Democratic member of the California State Assembly, representing District 51. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Gomez earned his B.A. in Political Science from University California, Los Angeles and his Master's degree in Public Policy from Harvard University'’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.[1]

Gomez is the political director for United Nurses Associations of California.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media
Health
Labor and Employment
Water, Parks and Wildlife

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Gomez's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

As your Assemblymember, I will continue to work with our communities and residents to identify their needs, so together we can work towards real change in Northeast Los Angeles.[3]

Elections

2014

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Jimmy Gomez (D) and write-in candidate Stephen Smith (R) were unopposed in the blanket primary.[4] Gomez defeated Smith in the general election.[5][6][7]

California State Assembly, District 51, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJimmy Gomez Incumbent 83.6% 42,261
     Republican Stephen Smith 16.4% 8,277
Total Votes 50,538

2012

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Gomez won election in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 51. He advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Richard Friedberg (D), Arturo Chavez (D), and Oscar Gutierrez (D). Gomez defeated Luis Lopez (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[8][9]

California State Assembly, District 51, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJimmy Gomez 59.8% 63,292
     Democratic Luiz Lopez 40.2% 42,618
Total Votes 105,910
California State Assembly, District 51 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Arturo Chavez 23% 6,422
     Democratic Richard Friedberg 11% 3,059
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJimmy Gomez 37.4% 10,452
     Democratic Oscar Gutierrez 4% 1,128
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLuis Lopez 24.6% 6,871
Total Votes 27,932

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gomez is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Gomez raised a total of $799,920 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 14, 2013.[10]

Jimmy Gomez's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 California State Assembly, District 51 Won $799,920
Grand Total Raised $799,920

2012

Gomez won election to the California State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Gomez raised a total of $799,920.
California State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jimmy Gomez's campaign in 2012
LA Democratic Party$16,026
United Nurses Association of California/Union of Healthcare Professionals$15,600
United Domestic Workers of America$15,600
California Federation of Teachers$15,600
Service Employees Local 721$11,700
Total Raised in 2012$799,920
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the California State Legislature was in session from January 6 to August 30.[11]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "to limit the undue influence of Big Money in politics in California."
Candidates for office were scored on their responses to a survey "on whether they support legislation for more disclosure on political ads and public financing of campaigns."

2013

In 2013, the California State Legislature was in session from December 3, 2012 to September 13, 2013.[12]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported by ACS.
Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills and letters signed supported by CHS.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills lobbied for and against by CLF.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported or opposed by CPC.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "family values."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that "affect the lives of California seniors and their families."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "consumer rights."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported by EQ CA.
Legislators are scored on their votes on "taxpayer-related issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported or opposed by PP.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills selected by SC California as most important to the state's environmental quality.

2012

In 2012, the California State Legislature was in session from January 4 to August 31.[13]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported by ACS.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "to limit the undue influence of Big Money in politics in California."
Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills and letters signed supported by CHS.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills lobbied for and against by CLF.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills protect water or promote safe and affordable water.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that "affect the lives of California seniors and their families."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "consumer rights."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported by EQ CA.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported or opposed by PP.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills selected by SC California as most important to the state's environmental quality.

Endorsements

In 2012, Gomez's endorsements included the following:[14]

  • California Democratic Party
  • Northeast Democrats of Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles County Young Democrats
  • Los Angeles Police Protective League
  • Sierra Club
  • California League of Conservation Voters
  • California Federation of Labor
  • Los Angeles County Federation of Labor
  • AFSCME California PEOPLE
  • AFSCME, District Council 36
  • AFSCME, District Council 57
  • AFT College Staff Guild, AFT 1521A
  • Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1277
  • California Association of Professional Employees (CAPE)
  • California Correctional Peace Officers Assocation (California Correctional Peace Officers Association)
  • California Federation of Teachers (California Federation of Teachers)
  • California Professional Firefighters (CPF)
  • California State Firefighters’ Association (CSFA)
  • Communication Workers of America, District 9
  • Health and Social Services Professional Employees, AFSCME Local 2620

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Political offices
Preceded by
Steve Bradford (D)
California State Assembly District 51
2012-present
Succeeded by
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