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Noreen Evans

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Noreen Evans
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California State Senate District 2
Incumbent
In office
December 6, 2010-Present
Term ends
December 16, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$90,526/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limits2 terms
Prior offices
California State Assembly
2004-2010
Education
Bachelor'sCalifornia State University, Sacramento, 1978
J.D.University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1981
Personal
Place of birthLivermore, CA
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Noreen Evans is a Democratic member of the California State Senate, representing District 2. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010. Evans has announced that she will not be seeking re-election in 2014.[1]

Biography

Evans' professional experience includes working as an attorney with Lanahan & Reilley and O'Brien, Watters, & Davis. She served on the Santa Rosa City Council from 1996-2004, is a founding member of the Coalition for a Better Sonoma County and sits on the Board of Directors of the Leadership Institute for Ecology & the Economy.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Human Services
Judiciary, Chair
Legislative Ethics
Natural Resources and Water
Fisheries and Aquaculture, Vice-chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Evans served on these committees while a member of the California State Assembly:

Issues

Evans's sponsored legislation includes:

  • AB 1337 - Elections: electioneering
  • AB 1499 - Horse racing: workers' compensation
  • AB 1520 - Statewide Watershed Program

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.

Political Courage Test

Evans did not provide answers to the California State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[3]

Legislative scorecard

Capitol Weekly, California's major weekly periodical covering the state legislature, publishes an annual legislative scorecard to pin down the political or ideological leanings of every member of the legislature based on how they voted on an assortment of bills in the most recent legislative session. The 2009 scores were based on votes on 19 bills, but did not include how legislators voted on the Proposition 1A (2009). On the scorecard, "100" is a perfect liberal score and "0" is a perfect conservative score.[4][5]

On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Evans ranked as a 94.[6]

Elections

2014

Although eligible under California term limits to remain in office until 2018, Evans has announced that she plans to step down at the end of her current term and will not be seeking re-election in 2014.[1]

2010

See also: California State Senate elections, 2010

Evans was eligible but did not seek re-election to the California State Assembly in 2010. She instead won election to District 2 of the California State Senate. She defeated Tom Lynch, David Rosas, and Joanne Sanders in the June 8 primary. She then defeated Lawrence E. Wiesner in the November 2 general election.[7][8]

California State Senate, District 2 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Noreen Evans (D) 190,824
Lawrence E. Wiesner (R) 110,209
California State Senate, District 2 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Noreen Evans (D) 45,076
Tom Lynch (D) 14,263
Joanne Sanders (D) 11,486
David Rosas (D) 5,775

2008

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2008

In 2008, Evans was re-elected to the California State Assembly District 7. Evans (D) finished with 128,279 votes while her opponent Doris Gentry (R) finished with 50,020 votes.[9] Evans raised $603,259 for her campaign fund.[10]

California State Assembly District 7
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Noreen Evans (D) 128,279
Doris Gentry (R) 50,020

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Evans is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Evans raised a total of $2,458,429 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 14, 2013.[11]

Noreen Evans's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 California State Senate, District 2 Not up for election $318,569
2010 California State Senate, District 2 Won $533,047
2008 California State Assembly, District 7 Won $603,259
2006 California State Assembly, District 7 Won $407,918
2004 California State Assembly, District 7 Won $595,636
Grand Total Raised $2,458,429

2012

Evans was not up for election to the California State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Evans raised a total of $318,569.
California State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Noreen Evans's campaign in 2012
California State Council of Laborers$7,800
Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians$7,800
California Association of Realtors$7,800
California State Association of Electrical Workers$7,500
Humboldt Redwood, Co.$5,650
Total Raised in 2012$318,569
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Evans raised $533,047 in contributions.[12]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
California Teachers Association $15,600
Operating Engineers Local 3 $15,600
Northern California Carpenters Regional Council $12,800
California State Association Of Electrical Workers $12,800

2008

2008 website banner

Below are Evans's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[13]

Contributor 2008 total
California Teachers Association $14,400
California State Council of Service Employees $14,400
Professional Engineers in California Government $12,600
Building & Construction Trades Council of California $11,200
CA School Employees Assoc $11,200

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in California

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2013

In 2013, the California State Legislature was in session from December 3, 2012 to September 13, 2013.[14]

2012

In 2012, the California State Legislature was in session from January 4 to August 31.[15]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Patricia Wiggins
California State Senate District 2
2010–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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California State Assembly District 7
2006–2010
Succeeded by
Michael Allen