Shirley Weber

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Shirley Weber
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California State Assembly District 79
Incumbent
In office
December 3, 2012-present
Term ends
December 4, 2016
Years in position 2
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$90,526/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits12 years
Education
Bachelor'sUCLA
Master'sUCLA
Ph.D.UCLA
Personal
Place of birthHope, AR
ProfessionProfessor
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Shirley N. Weber is a Democratic member of the California State Assembly, representing District 79. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Weber earned her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from UCLA. Her professional experience includes working as a professor at San Diego State University, California State University at Los Angeles, Los Angeles City College and San Diego State University.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Banking and Finance
Education
Higher Education
Rules
Arts
Joint Rules

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

On her campaign website, Weber outlined her campaign themes:[2]

  • "As I examine this district, I realize that it was practically drawn for me. It includes San Diego State University, a place where I spent my career as a professor and administrator. It overlaps with much of the school board district that I represented for eight years. And, it is also the place where I am a homeowner, sent my children to public schools, and actively participated in the civic and cultural life of these neighborhoods for over 30 years. My roots run deep in the 79th. I ask for your support!"

Elections

2014

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Shirley N. Weber (D) and write-in candidate George R. Williams (American Independent) were unopposed in the blanket primary.[3] Weber defeated Williams in the general election.[4][5][6]

California State Assembly, District 79, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngShirley N. Weber Incumbent 61.9% 49,264
     American Independent George R. Williams 38.1% 30,266
Total Votes 79,530

2012

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Weber won election in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 79. She advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Sid Voorakkara (D), Patricia Ann Washington (D), Rudy Ramirez (D), and Matt Mendoza (R). Weber defeated Mary England (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[7][8]

California State Assembly, District 79, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngShirley Weber 61.7% 94,170
     Republican Mary England 38.3% 58,424
Total Votes 152,594
California State Assembly, District 79 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Rudy Ramirez 11.3% 7,533
     Democratic Sid Voorakkara 7.6% 5,060
     Democratic Patricia Ann Washington 8.1% 5,401
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngShirley Weber 30.5% 20,293
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMary England 29.1% 19,313
     Republican Matt Mendoza 13.3% 8,857
Total Votes 66,457

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Weber is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Weber raised a total of $479,634 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 14, 2013.[9]

Shirley's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 California State Assembly, District 79 Won $479,634
Grand Total Raised $479,634

2012

Weber won election to the California State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Weber raised a total of $479,634.
California State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Shirley Weber's campaign in 2012
United Domestic Workers of America$15,600
California Faculty Association$15,600
AFSCME California$15,600
California Federation of Teachers$10,300
Consumer Attorneys of California$10,300
Total Raised in 2012$479,634
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the California State Legislature was in session from January 6 to August 30.[10]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "to limit the undue influence of Big Money in politics in California."
Candidates for office were scored on their responses to a survey "on whether they support legislation for more disclosure on political ads and public financing of campaigns."

2013

In 2013, the California State Legislature was in session from December 3, 2012 to September 13, 2013.[11]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported by ACS.
Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills and letters signed supported by CHS.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills lobbied for and against by CLF.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported or opposed by CPC.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "family values."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that "affect the lives of California seniors and their families."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "consumer rights."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported by EQ CA.
Legislators are scored on their votes on "taxpayer-related issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported or opposed by PP.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills selected by SC California as most important to the state's environmental quality.

2012

In 2012, the California State Legislature was in session from January 4 to August 31.[12]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported by ACS.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "to limit the undue influence of Big Money in politics in California."
Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills and letters signed supported by CHS.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills lobbied for and against by CLF.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills protect water or promote safe and affordable water.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that "affect the lives of California seniors and their families."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "consumer rights."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported by EQ CA.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported or opposed by PP.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills selected by SC California as most important to the state's environmental quality.

Personal

Weber has two children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ben Hueso (D)
California Assembly District 79
2012-present
Succeeded by
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