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Raul Bocanegra

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Raul Bocanegra
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California State Assembly District 39
In office
December 3, 2012-present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 2
Base salary$95,291/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits12 years
High schoolSan Fernando Senior High
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Master'sUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Office website
Raul Bocanegra is a Democratic member of the California State Assembly, representing District 39. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Bocanegra earned his Bachelor's degree in Political Science and his Master's degree in Urban Planning from UCLA.[1] His professional experience includes working as an aide for Los Angeles City Council President Alex Padilla and teacher at California State Northridge.[1]

Committee assignments


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

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Business, Professions and Consumer Protection
Elections and Redistricting
Revenue and Taxation, Chair
Water, Parks and Wildlife



See also: California State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Assembly will consist of a primary election on June 3, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Raul Bocanegra (D) will face Patty Lopez (D) and Kevin J. Suscavage (D) in the blanket primary.[2]


See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Bocanegra won election in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 39. He advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Ricardo Benitez (R), Margie Margarita Carranza (R), Omar Cuevas (R), and John Paul Lindblad (G). Bocanegra defeated Richard Alarcon (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

California State Assembly, District 39, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRaul Bocanegra 58.4% 62,612
     Democratic Richard Alarcon 41.6% 44,624
Total Votes 107,236
California State Assembly, District 39 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Alarcon 26.9% 8,567
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRaul Bocanegra 36.2% 11,521
     Democratic Kevin J. Suscavage (write-in) 0% 2
     Republican Ricardo Benitez 15.8% 5,037
     Republican Margie Margarita Carranza 5.3% 1,697
     Republican Omar Cuevas 8.2% 2,596
     Green Jack Lindblad 7.6% 2,421
Total Votes 31,841

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bocanegra is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Bocanegra raised a total of $1,094,187 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 14, 2013.[5]

Raul Bocanegra's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 California State Assembly, District 39 Won $1,094,187
Grand Total Raised $1,094,187


Bocanegra won election to the California State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Bocanegra raised a total of $1,094,187.


In 2012, Bocanegra's endorsements included the following:[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Felipe Fuentes (D)
California State Assembly District 39
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