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$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
High schoolSan Fernando Senior High
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Master'sUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Office website
Campaign 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 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 Raul Bocanegra (D) and Patty Lopez (D) defeated Kevin J. Suscavage (D) and write-in candidate Michael B. Boyd (R)[2] in the blanket primary. Bocanegra will face Lopez in the general election.[3][4]

California State Assembly, District 39 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRaul Bocanegra Incumbent 62.5% 13,069
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPatty Lopez 23.6% 4,940
     Democratic Kevin J. Suscavage 13.7% 2,876
     Republican Michael B. Boyd (Write-in) 0.2% 36
Total Votes 20,921


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.[5][6]

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.[7]

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.
California State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Raul Bocanegra's campaign in 2012
California Trucking Assocation$19,500
California Faculty Association$15,600
California Medical Association$15,600
California Association of Realtors$15,600
California Dental Association$15,000
Total Raised in 2012$1,094,187
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.[8]


In 2012, the California State Legislature was in session from January 4 to August 31.[9]



In 2014, Bocanegra's endorsements include the following:[10]

  • California Democratic Party
  • Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley
  • Congressman Tony Cardenas
  • State Senator Alex Padilla
  • Los Angeles City Councilmember Nury Martinez
  • Los Angeles City Councilmember Felipe Fuentes
  • California Teachers Association
  • California Teamsters Public Affairs Council
  • Professional Engineers in California Government
  • California League of Conservation Voters
  • SEIU California
  • California Association of Highway Patrolmen
  • California Professional Firefighters
  • United Firefighters of Los Angeles County
  • United Farm Workers
  • California State Retirees
  • Equality California
  • Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project


In 2012, Bocanegra's endorsements included the following:[11]

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