Luis Alejo

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Luis Alejo
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California State Assembly District 30
Incumbent
In office
December 6, 2010-Present
Term ends
December 4, 2016
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$90,526/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Education
Associate'sGavilan Community College
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Berkeley
Master'sHarvard University
J.D.University of California, Davis School of Law
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Luis A. Alejo is a Democratic member of the California State Assembly, representing District 30. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Alejo earned his A.A. from Gavilan Community College, his B.A. in Chicano Studies/Political Science from the University of California Berkeley, his MEd in Administrations, Planning and Social Policy from Harvard University and his J.D. from the University of California Davis School of Law.

Alejo's professional experience includes working as an alternative education high school teacher for Watsonville Area Schools, staff attorney for the Monterey County Superior Court, research assistant for the Harvard Civil Rights Project and legislative aide for Assemblymember Manny Diaz of the California State Assembly. He is currently a staff attorney for California Rural Legal Assistance.

He was formerly the mayor for the City of Watsonville. He also served as the District 4 representative for the Santa Cruz County Democratic Central Committee from 2004 to 2010. In 2008, he was a delegate for congressional district 17 at the National Democratic Convention.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials, Chair
Judiciary
Labor and Employment
Local Government

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Alejo served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Alejo's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Job Creation and Preservation

  • Excerpt: "Get local families working again and supporting local businesses during these difficult financial times."

Balancing our budget, paydown our state debt & save for a rainny day fund

  • Excerpt: "Part of our state's economic recovery is balancing our budget, paying our bills and improve our state's credit rating. We have done a lot of progress, but must stay on track."

Neighborhood Safety, including supporting suppression, prevention and intervention

  • Excerpt: "Keep our neighborhoods safe, support local law enforcement in reducing crime and focus on prevention and intervention programs to keep youth on the right track."

Education is a Top Priority

  • Excerpt: "Provide a high quality education to our students, reduce the high school dropout rates, and ensure that a college education is affordable for our future leaders."

Healthcare reform

  • Excerpt: "Provide greater access to quality healthcare for local families, workers and our children."

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 Luis Alejo (D) and Mark Starritt (R) were unopposed in the blanket primary. Alejo defeated Starritt in the general election.[2][3][4]

California State Assembly, District 30, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLuis Alejo Incumbent 59.8% 43,431
     Republican Mark Starritt 40.2% 29,187
Total Votes 72,618

2012

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Alejo won re-election in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 30. Due to redistricting following the 2010 census, he was displaced from District 28. He and Robert Bernosky (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, unopposed. He was subsequently elected in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

California State Assembly, District 30, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLuis Alejo Incumbent 65.4% 79,141
     Republican Rob Bernosky 34.6% 41,932
Total Votes 121,073

2010

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2010

Alejo defeated Janet Vivian Barnes and Francisco Dominguez in the June 8 primary. He then defeated Republican Robert Bernosky in the November 2 general election.[7][8]

California State Assembly, District 28 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Luis Alejo (D) 56,098
Robert Bernosky (R) 33,264
California House of Representatives, District 28 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Luis Alejo (D) 9,726
Janet Vivian Barnes (D) 6,575
Francisco Dominguez (D) 2,314

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Alejo is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Alejo raised a total of $836,221 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 13, 2013.[9]

Luis Alejo's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 California State Assembly, District 30 Won $421,162
2010 California State Assembly, District 28 Won $415,059
Grand Total Raised $836,221

2012

Alejo won re-election to the California State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Alejo raised a total of $421,162.
California State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Luis Alejo's campaign in 2012
California Teachers Association$11,400
California State Association of Electrical Workers$10,000
Northern California Carpenters Regional Council$9,250
State Building & Construction Trades Council of California$9,000
California State Council of Laborers$8,800
Total Raised in 2012$421,162
Source:Follow the Money

2010

California State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Luis Alejo's campaign in 2010
California Teachers Association$15,600
Operating Engineers Local 3$12,799
California Dental Association$11,700
AFSCME California$11,700
Consumer Attorneys Of California$11,700
Total Raised in 2010 $415,059

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the California State Legislature was in session from January 6 to August 30.[10]

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.[11]

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.[12]

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.

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
David Valadao (D)
California Assembly District 30
2012-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Anna Caballero (D)
California Assembly District 28
2010-2012
Succeeded by
Paul Fong (D)