|California State Senate District 31|
|Minority Leader, California State Senate|
|Per diem||$141.86/day for each day in session|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||2 terms|
|California State Assembly|
|Associate's||Los Angeles Valley College, 1972|
|Service/branch||Army Reserve/California Air National Guard|
|Years of service||1969-1974|
|Birthday||October 13, 1950|
|Place of birth||Lincoln, NE|
|Profession||President/Chief Executive Officer, Dutton and Associates, Inc.|
Because of California's term limits, he was ineligible to run for re-election in 2012.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Dutton served on these committees:
- Emergency Management Committee, California Legislature
- Labor and Industrial Relations Committee, California Senate
- Audit Committee, California Legislature
- Rules Committee, California Legislature
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Dutton served on these committees:
- Budget and Fiscal Review (Vice Chair)
- Transportation and Housing
- Joint Legislative Budget Committee, California Legislature
Capitol Weekly, California's major weekly periodical covering the state legislature, publishes an annual legislative scorecard to pin down the political or ideological leanings of every member of the legislature based on how they voted on an assortment of bills in the most recent legislative session. The 2009 scores were based on votes on 19 bills, but did not include how legislators voted on the Proposition 1A (2009). On the scorecard, "100" is a perfect liberal score and "0" is a perfect conservative score.
On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Dutton ranked as a 6.
Fined over gift disclosure
In February 2010 Dutton agreed to pay a fine of $200 for failing to disclose gifts from interest groups. Thirty other California lawmakers agreed to pay fines as well.
Dutton's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Small Businesses Create Jobs
- Excerpt: "A small business owner for 40 years, Bob Dutton has seen first-hand how suffocating government regulations are simply killing jobs in our region. As a citizen legislator, he successfully brought together state retailers and on-line giant Amazon for a tax compromise that protected tens of thousands of small businesses and created thousands of new jobs in California."
- Excerpt: "Bob Dutton believes that we in the Inland Empire do not get our fair share of federal transportation dollars. Bob Dutton believes that transportation and logistics are critical to the Inland Empire's economy and job base."
- Local Airports
- Excerpt: "Our local airports, both Ontario International Airport (ONT) and the San Bernardino International Airport (SBIA) in San Bernardino County are critical to our regional economy. Bob Dutton believes these airports should be under local control and management. "
- No Tax Hikes
- Excerpt: "Not only does citizen legislator Bob Dutton oppose raising taxes to balance the federal budget, but he led the fight last year to reduce the state sales tax rate as well as decrease the car tax . . . and that helps families keep more of their hard-earned income."
- Pay Down National Debt
- Excerpt: "Bob Dutton is appalled that our national debt is now $15 trillion and that since the time President Obama took office, the national debt has risen an astounding 41%. He favors a tough federal spending cap because powerful D.C. lobbyists – like big labor union bosses and greedy corporate interests – corrupt decision making in Washington. It’s time to stop the influence peddling and get our fiscal house in order."
Dutton ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 31st District. He and district 42 incumbent Gary Miller (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Justin Kim (D), Rita Ramirez-Dean (D), Renea Wickman (D), and Pete Aguilar (D). They faced off in the November 6, 2012, general election and Miller won.
|U.S. House, California District 31 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Gary Miller Incumbent||55.2%||88,964|
|Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
In 2008 Dutton was re-elected to the California State Senate, District 31. He finished with 186,191 votes while his opponent Ameenah Fuller finished with 130,973 votes. Dutton raised $491,204 for his campaign fund.
|California State Senate, District 31|
|Robert Dutton (R)||186,191|
|U.S. House, California District 31, 2012 - Robert Dutton Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner||$1,271,829|
|Total Spent by Election Winner||$1,706,171|
|Top contributors to Robert Dutton's campaign committee|
|Prime Healthcare Services||$15,000|
|Westates Holdings LLC||$7,000|
|Seven & I Holdings||$6,500|
|Burrtec Waste Industries||$5,000|
|Coussoulis Development Co||$5,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|California State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Robert Dutton's campaign in 2010|
|California Independent Petroleum Association||$7,800|
|Barona Band Of Mission Indians||$7,800|
|Agua Caliente Band Of Cahuilla Indians||$7,800|
|San Bernardino County Safety Employees Benefit Association||$7,800|
|Total Raised in 2010||$543,502|
In 2008 Dutton raised $491,204 in campaign donations. His top four donors are listed below.
|Peace Officiers Research Association of California||$7,800|
|California Portland Cement Co. - CPCC||$7,200|
|Veritas Health Services Inc. DBA Chino Valley Medical Center||$6,700|
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- Campaign website
- Official website of State Senator Robert Dutton
- Legislative profile of Robert Dutton on Project Vote Smart
- Biographical profile of Robert Dutton on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Lawrence Berkeley lab biography of Sen. Dutton
- Facebook page
- Robert Dutton on Twitter
- YouTube channel
- CNN, "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center," accessed December 1, 2012
- California Budget and Fiscal Review committee membership (dead link)
- Members of the Senate Transportation and Housing committee
- Senate Rules committee membership list (dead link)
- Capitol Weekly, "Capitol Weekly's Legislative Scorecard," December 17, 2009
- Fox and Hounds Daily, "Random Thoughts on the Political Scene," December 18, 2009
- Capitol Weekly, "2009 Capitol Weekly State Legislative Scorecard (Archived)," accessed March 13, 2014
- Sacramento Bee, "California lawmakers agree to pay fines over gift disclosure," February 2, 2010 (dead link)
- Campaign website, Issues
- California Secretary of State, "Official primary candidate list," accessed March 13, 2014
- California Secretary of State, "Unofficial election results," November 6, 2012 (dead link)
- California Secretary of State, "Official 2008 General election results," accessed March 13, 2014
- Open Secrets, "Robert Dutton 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 19, 2013
- Campaign donations
|California State Senate District 31
| Succeeded by|
Richard Roth (D)