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Simona A. Farrise

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Simona Farrise
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Former candidate for
California State Assembly, District 62
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
Simona A. Farrise was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 62 of the California State Assembly.


Campaign themes


Farrise's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Creating jobs while improving our economy

  • Excerpt: "She will work to bring living-wage jobs to our district--jobs which include benefits, sustain our communities, and provide for our future."

Improving public safety

  • Excerpt: "Simona is committed to reducing crime and gang activity so our families feel safe in our neighborhoods."

Protecting education

  • Excerpt: "Simona will ensure that our schools, teachers, administrators, and students have the support they need."

Justice for all

  • Excerpt: "In Sacramento, she will continue to stand up for those who have no voice and no power, fighting for justice for all regardless of race, ethnicity, income, or sexual orientation."



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. Autumn Burke (D) and Ted J. Grose (R) defeated Simona A. Farrise (D), Paul Kouri (D), Adam M. Plimpton (D), Mike Stevens (D), Gloria Gray (D) and Emidio "Mimi" Soltysik (I) in the blanket primary. Burke defeated Grose in the general election.[2][3][4]

California State Assembly, District 62, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAutumn Burke 75.9% 54,304
     Republican Ted J. Grose 24.1% 17,261
Total Votes 71,565
California State Assembly, District 62 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAutumn Burke 40.9% 14,933
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTed J. Grose 20.1% 7,357
     Democratic Gloria Gray 16.5% 6,048
     Democratic Simona A. Farrise 12.7% 4,624
     Democratic Paul Kouri 3% 1,091
     Democratic Mike Stevens 2.6% 939
     Independent Emidio Soltysik 2.5% 922
     Democratic Adam M. Plimpton 1.7% 635
Total Votes 36,549



In 2014, Farrise's endorsements include the following:[5]

  • Hon. Hannah-Beth Jackson, State Senator
  • Hon. Nancy O’Malley, District Attorney
  • Hon. Bill Monning, State Senator
  • ILWU Southern California District Council
  • Women’s Political Committee
  • The LA Progressive
  • Hon. Jeff Adachi, SF Public Defender
  • Sharon Kyle, LA Progressive
  • Morningside Park Chronicle (Inglewood)
  • Julian Burger, President, Progressive Democratic Club
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Evolve a Community Organization
  • Daryl Parks, National Bar Association Past President*
  • Ben Crump, Trayvon Martin Family Attorney
  • Deputy District Attorney Terry Wiley, President Black Prosecutors’ Association*
  • Sandra Roussell, Founder and Head of Escuela Plus*
  • Christiane Roussell, President, Langston Bar Association*
  • Carl E. Douglas, Los Angeles Civil Rights Attorney
  • Rozenia Cummings, Vice President, National Bar Association*
  • Monique Brandon, Executive Director, Boys and Girls Club of Venice*

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