|California State Assembly District 35|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Legislative scorecard
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Nava earned his B.S. from California State University at San Bernardino in 1973 and his J.D. from the University of California - Davis in 1977.
Nava served on the following committees:
- Banking and Finance Committee, California General Assembly (Chair)
- Business and Professions Committee, California General Assembly
- Health Committee, California General Assembly
- Insurance Committee, California General Assembly
- Select Committee on Wine
Political courage test
Nava 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.
- See also: Marijuana dispensaries in California
On November 30, 2009, Nava called for investigations into marijuana dispensaries in Santa Barbara. Nava wrote, "...how did the City of Santa Barbara become just one of 35 cities ... in the entire state that allow illegal store front marijuana dispensaries and permits them near schools and sober recovery facilities? ...This is about a situation that has spiraled out of control and threatens the fabric and quality of life for Santa Barbara families...Is there anyone who can say with a straight face that the anonymous cash register clerk with no connection to the patient, other than taking their money, can satisfy the spirit and letter of the law? Or that the selling of marijuana that goes on day after day in our city isn’t for profit? Make no mistake, there are powerful interests and their allies promoting the pot trade and their motivation isn’t based on altruism. The City of Santa Barbara must put an immediate end to continuing violations of the law. Unfortunately, there were inadequate regulations and restrictions put in place to prevent the consequences of the proliferation of pot dispensaries. I urge you to implement a moratorium on any and all pending and future permits for marijuana dispensaries being considered by the City."
Oil severance tax
In October 2009, Nava introduced a bill to impose a 10 percent oil severance tax. He believes that such a tax would generate $1.5 billion annually. Nava's bill would have made it illegal for oil companies to raise prices in response to the tax.
Nava's sponsored legislation includes:
- AB 67 - Pharmacy Patient Protection Act of 2008
- AB 159 - Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders: task force
- AB 242 - Dog fighting
For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.
One of Nava's 2010 campaign commercials
Nava sought the nomination of the Democratic Party in the June 8, 2010 primary to run for California Attorney General. His opponents in the Democratic primary were Rocky Delgadillo, Kamala D. Harris Chris Kelly, Ted Lieu, Alberto Torrico, and Mike Schmier.
- 2008 Race for State Assembly, 35th District - Democratic Primary
- Pedro Nava ran unopposed
|2008 Race for State Assembly, 35th District - General Election|
|Pedro Nava (D)||67.3%|
|Gregory Gandrud (R)||32.7%|
- 2006 Race for State Assembly, 35th District - Democratic Primary
- Pedro Nava ran unopposed
|2006 Race for State Assembly, 35th District - General Election|
|Pedro Nava (D)||62.9%|
|Cristina Carreno Martin (R)||37.1%|
- 2004 Race for State Assembly, 35th District - Democratic Primary
- Pedro Nava ran unopposed
|2004 Race for State Assembly, 35th District - General Election|
|Pedro Nava (D)||52.8%|
|Bob Pohl (R)||47.2%|
Below are Nava's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|California State Council of Service Employees||$14,400|
|California Teachers Association||$14,400|
|Operating Engineers Local 3||$14,400|
|CA State Pipe Trades Council||$13,000|
|Peace Officers Research Assoc of CA||$9,000|
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.
On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Nava ranked as a 100, a perfect liberal score, along with eight other Democratic members of the state assembly.
Nava currently resides in Santa Barbara, California with his wife, Susan Jordan, and their one child, Jedd.
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- California State Legislature
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- Attorney General of California
- California Attorney General election, 2010
- Pedro Nava's Twitter account
- Project Vote Smart - Pedro Nava legislative profile
- Project Vote Smart - Pedro Nava biography
- California State Assembly Campaign contributions: 2004, 2006, 2008
- Mercury News, "Assembly Democrats girding for a fight over Maldonado," February 4, 2010
- Project Vote Smart, "Issue positions," accessed December 10, 2014
- Central Coast Examiner, "Pedro Nava demands halt to illegal pot dispensaries," December 2, 2009
- CA Secretary of State, "2006 General Election Results," accessed December 10, 2014
- CA Secretary of State, "2004 General Election Results," accessed December 10, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2008 Campaign contributions," accessed March 13, 2014
- Capitol Weekly, "Capitol Weekly's Legislative Scorecard," December 17, 2009
- Fox and Hounds Daily, "Random Thoughts on the Political Scene," December 18, 2009
- Capitol Weekly, "2009 Capitol Weekly State Legislative Scorecard (Archived)," accessed March 13, 2014
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