Susan Bonilla

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Susan Bonilla
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California State Assembly District 14
In office
December 6, 2010-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 4
Base salary$90,526/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Prior offices
Board of Supervisors, Contra Costa County
Bachelor'sAzusa Pacific University (1982)
Campaign website
Susan Bonilla is a Democratic member of the California State Assembly, representing District 14. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Bonilla served on the Board of Supervisors of Contra Costa County from 2006 to 2010. In 2006, she served as mayor of the City of Concord.


Bonilla earned her B.A. in English from Azusa Pacific University in 1982 and her teacher credential from California State University of Los Angeles in 1987. Her professional experience includes working as a high school English teacher for the Mount Diablo Unified School District. She is currently an administrator for the Contra Costa Future Fund.

Committee assignments


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

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Utilities and Commerce


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Bonilla served on these committees:



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 Susan A. Bonilla (D) was unopposed in the blanket primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[1][2]


See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Bonilla won re-election in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 14. She was displaced from her current district by redistricting. She ran unopposed in the primary on June 5, 2012, and won election unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012, as well.[3][4]

California State Assembly, District 14, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSusan A. Bonilla 100% 135,834
Total Votes 135,834


See also: California State Assembly elections, 2010

Bonilla defeated Republican Julie Craven in the November 2 general election.[5]

California State Assembly, District 11 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Susan Bonilla (D) 81,869
Julie Craven (R) 36,864

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bonilla is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Bonilla raised a total of $1,018,580 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 13, 2013.[6]

Susan Bonilla's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 California State Assembly, District 14 Won $579,378
2010 California State Assembly, District 11 Won $439,202
Grand Total Raised $1,018,580


Bonilla won re-election to the California State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Bonilla raised a total of $579,378.
California State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Susan Bonilla's campaign in 2012
Electrical Workers Local 302$15,600
California Dental Association$15,000
California Medical Association$13,900
California State Council of Laborers$12,600
California State Association of Electrical Workers$12,500
Total Raised in 2012$579,378
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, Bonilla raised $439,202 in contributions.[7]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Service Employees Local 1021 $15,600
California Association Of Realtors $15,600
California State Pipe Trades Council $15,600
Electrical Workers Local 302 $15,600


Bonilla and her husband, John, have four children.

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{{succession box | before = [[Nancy Skinner] (D) | title = California State Assembly District 14 | years = 2012–present | after = NA}}

Preceded by
Tom Torlakson (D)
California Assembly District 11
Succeeded by
Jim Frazier (D)