Cathleen Galgiani

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Cathleen Galgiani
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California State Senate District 5
Incumbent
In office
December 3, 2012-present
Term ends
December 5, 2016
Years in position 2
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$90,526/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits12 years
Prior offices
California State Assembly District 17
2006-2012
Personal
ProfessionLegislator
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Cathleen Galgiani is a Democratic member of the California State Senate, representing District 5. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Galgiani was a Democratic member of the California State Assembly, representing District 17 from 2006 to 2012.

Biography

Galgiani's previous professional experience includes working as Chief of Staff to Assemblywoman Barbara Matthews, a physical therapy aide at Dameron Hospital, and a physical therapy aide at San Joaquin General Hospital.

She is a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Child Abuse Prevention Council Auxiliary of San Joaquin County, advisory member of the Crime Victims United of California, and member of the High-Speed Rail Committee of Merced.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Chair
Business, Professions, and Economic Development
Governmental Organization
Transportation and Housing
Fairs, Allocation, and Classification
Legislative Audit

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Galgiani served on these committees:

Issues

Galgiani's sponsored legislation includes:

  • AB 367 - Medi-Cal: HIV drug treatment: developmental
  • AB 896 - Health care programs: provider reimbursement
  • AB 1249 - Inedible kitchen grease transporters

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.

Legislative scorecard

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.[2][3]

On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Galgiani ranked as a 54.[4]

Elections

2014

See also: State executive official elections, 2014

Galgiani was a potential candidate for California Secretary of State in the 2014. She filed a "Statement of Intention" for the race but ultimately did not go through with a primary bid.[5][6] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: California State Senate elections, 2012

Galgiani ran in the 2012 election for California State Senate District 5. She and Bill Berryhill (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Leroy Ornellas (R). She defeated Bill Berryhill (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[7][8]


California State Senate, District 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCathleen Galgiani 50.5% 142,425
     Republican Bill Berryhill 49.5% 139,502
Total Votes 281,927
California State Senate, District 5 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCathleen Galgiani 40.7% 52,148
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Berryhill 35.8% 45,819
     Republican Leroy Ornellas 23.5% 30,109
Total Votes 128,076

2010

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2010

Galgiani won re-election to the 17th District seat in 2010. She had no opposition in the June 8 primary. She advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Republican Jack Mobley in the November 2 general election.[9]

California State Assembly, District 17 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Cathleen Galgiani (D) 52,219
Jack Mobley (R) 37,293

2008

In 2008 Galgiani was re-elected to the California State Assembly District 17. Galgiani (D) finished with 77,525 votes while her opponent Jack Mobley (R) finished with 39,480 votes.[10] Galgiani raised $1,023,172 for her campaign fund.[11]

California State Assembly District 17
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Cathleen Galgiani (D) 77,525
Jack Mobley (R) 39,480

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Galgiani is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Galgiani raised a total of $7,696,321 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 14, 2013.[12]

Cathleen Galgiani's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 California State Senate, District 5 Won $2,631,940
2010 California State Assembly, District 17 Won $1,005,145
2008 California State Assembly, District 17 Won $1,023,172
2006 California State Assembly, District 17 Won $3,036,064
Grand Total Raised $7,696,321

2012

Galgiani won re-election to the California State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Galgiani raised a total of $2,631,940.
California State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Cathleen Galgiani's campaign in 2012
California Democratic Party$1,077,642
Humboldt County Democratic Central Committee$165,000
San Joaquin County Democratic Central Committee$111,000
San Luis Obispo County Democratic Party$80,000
Merced County Democratic Central Committee$59,000
Total Raised in 2012$2,631,940
Source:Follow the Money


2010

In 2010, Galgiani raised $1,005,145 in contributions.[13]

Her three largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
California Democratic Party $25,780
Operating Engineers Local 3 $15,600
California Association Of Realtors $15,600

2008

Below are Galgiani's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[14]

Contributor 2008 total
California Democratic Party $23,942
CA Assoc of Realtors $14,400
California State Council of Service Employees $14,400
Northern CA Carpenters Regional Council $14,400
Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters $14,400

Scorecards

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2013

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2012

In 2012, the California State Legislature was in session from January 4 to August 31.[15]

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 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.

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Lois Wolk (D)
California State Senate District 5
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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California State Assembly District 17
2006-2012
Succeeded by
Tom Ammiano (D)