Melissa Melendez

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Melissa Melendez
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California State Assembly District 67
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
Melissa A. Melendez is a Republican member of the California State Assembly, representing District 67. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy
Local Government
Public Safety, Vice-chair
Veterans Affairs



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 Melissa Melendez (R) and write-in candidate Conrad Melton (D) were unopposed in the blanket primary.[1] Melendez will face Melton in the general election.[2][3]


See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Melendez won election in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 67. She advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Kenneth C. Dickson (R), Bob Magee (R), and William Akana (R). Melendez defeated Phil Paule (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

California State Assembly, District 67, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMelissa Melendez 52.3% 67,232
     Republican Phil Paule 47.7% 61,230
Total Votes 128,462
California State Assembly, District 67 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican William Akana 9.9% 4,291
     Republican Kenneth C. Dickson 19% 8,216
     Republican Bob Magee 20.1% 8,672
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMelissa Melendez 23.3% 10,084
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Paule 27.7% 11,951
Total Votes 43,214

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Melendez is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Melendez raised a total of $305,903 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 14, 2013.[6]

Melissa Melendez's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 California State Assembly, District 67 Won $305,903
Grand Total Raised $305,903


Melendez won election to the California State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Melendez raised a total of $305,903.
California State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Melissa Melendez's campaign in 2012
California Association of Realtors$15,600
California Department of Forestry Firefighters$10,100
Mebo Property Development, LLC$7,800
Civic Partners, Inc.$5,700
Melendez, Nicolas$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$305,903
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.[7]


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


In 2012, Melendez's endorsements included the following:[9]

  • California Republican Assembly
  • Family Action PAC
  • Murrieta Temecula Republican Assembly
  • Temecula Valley Republican Women Federated
  • California Small Business Association
  • Riverside Sheriffs' Association
  • State senator Joel Anderson
  • Assemblymember Kevin Jeffries
  • State senator David Kelley
  • Assemblymember Jeff Gorell
  • Assemblymember Russ Bogh
  • Assemblywoman Shannon Grove
  • Assemblymember Brian Nestande
  • California Undersecretary of Veteran Affairs Rocky Chavez
  • California Teachers AssociationI Landscape Murrieta
  • Lake Elsinore Florist
  • JP Specialists. Inc.
  • Allbar LLC
  • Harry’s Shoe Repair, Lake Elsinore
  • Freddy Ray's BBQ Lake Elsinore
  • Riverside Sheriffs’ Association
  • Hemet City Firefighters Association
  • Director, United States Secret Service/Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection W. Ralph Basham
  • Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Edmund "Kip" Hawley
  • Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief Lawrence E. Fetters
  • Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief, Chief of Detectives, James McMurrray
  • Director, Office of Statewide Operations, California Emergency Management Agency/ Past President, National Association of *Asian American Law Enforcement Commanders/ Senior Adviser, National Asian Peace Officers Association Tom Maruyama
  • California Highway Patrol Southern Division Chief Edward W. Gomez

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Silva (R)
California State Assembly District 67
Succeeded by