Curren De Mille Price
|Curren De Mille Price|
|Los Angeles City Council, District 9|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||May 2013|
|California State Senate District 26|
|California State Assembly|
|Bachelor's||Stanford University, 1972|
|J.D.||University of Santa Clara, 1976|
|Place of birth||Los Angeles,CA|
Price began his political experience as a member of the Inglewood City Council, serving from 1993 to 1997 and later from 2001 to 2006. In 2006, he became an Assemblymember of the California State Assembly until 2009, when he joined the California State Senate.
Price earned his B.A. in political science from Stanford University in 1972 and his J.D. from the University of Santa Clara in 1976.
His professional experience includes serving as the executive producer of Political Empowerment: The Black Vote & Implications for the Future and the deputy of the Los Angeles City Council.
He has acted as a consultant to the Small Business Development Center, and served as a member on both the Los Angeles County Commission on Insurance and South Bay Governance Council, Metropolitan Transit Authority.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, De Mille Price served on the following committees:
|California Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Budget and Fiscal Review|
|• Business, Professions, and Economic Development, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Price served on these committees:
|California Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Arts, Chair|
|• Business, Professions, and Economic Development|
|• Public Safety|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Price served on these committees:
|California Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Banking, Finance and Insurance|
|• Budget and Fiscal Review|
|• Governmental Organization|
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, Price ranked as an 89.
- See also: California State Senate elections, 2010
De Mille Price won re-election to the 26th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Republican Nachum Shifren, Libertarian Bob Weber, and Peace and Freedom Party's Cindy Varela Henderson in the November 2 general election.
|California State Senate, District 26 General Election (2010)|
|Curren De Mille Price (D)||151,733|
|Nachum Shifren (R)||25,728|
|Bob Weber (L)||4,882|
|Cindy Varela Henderson (Peace and Freedom)||4,293|
Price did not run for California Senate in 2006. He was a member of the California Assembly who ran in a special election for the position of California State Senate, District 26 in 2009. His seat is up for re-election in 2010.
In 2010, Price raised $501,570 in contributions.
His four largest contributors were:
|California State Pipe Trades Council||$15,600|
|California Association Of Realtors||$15,600|
|Electrical Workers Local 18||$8,000|
Price raised more than $670,000 in campaign contributions to win the District 26 seat, approximately three times as much as any of his seven opponents. In addition to that amount, independent expenditures totaling $1.1 million were made on behalf of Price's candidacy from an assortment of groups including real estate agents, credit unions, Indian tribes, doctors, energy companies, insurers, tobacco companies, and prison guards.
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- Curren Price's official website
- Legislative profile of Curren Price on Project Vote Smart
- Biographical profile of Curren Price on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Curren Price on Facebook
- Curren Price on Twitter
- Examiner.com, "Two California legislators quit," July 1, 2013
- 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
- California Secretary of State, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed March 13, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Desert Sun, "State groups getting around donation caps," June 14, 2009 (dead link)
|Los Angeles City Council District 9
| Succeeded by|
|California State Senate District 26
| Succeeded by|
Holly Mitchell (D)