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Darrell Steinberg

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Darrell Steinberg
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California State Senate District 6
Incumbent
In office
2006-Present
Term ends
December 16, 2014
Years in position 8
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
President Pro Tempore, California State Senate
2008-present
Compensation
Base salary$90,526/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
First elected2006
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
California State Assembly, District 9
1998-2004
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Los Angeles, 1981
J.D.University of California, Davis, 1984
Personal
BirthdayOctober 15, 1959
Place of birthSan Francisco, CA
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionJewish
CandidateVerification
Darrell Steinberg (b. 1959) is a Democratic member of the California State Senate, representing District 6 and currently serving as its President Pro Tem. He was first elected to the state senate in 2006. His current term expires in 2014.

Steinberg previously served as a member of the California State Assembly from 1998-2004.

Biography

Steinberg earned his B.A. from University of California Los Angeles in 1981 and his J.D. from University of California Law School, Davis in 1984

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Public Safety
Rules, Chair
Joint Rules

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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


Issues

Sen. Tony Strickland blasted Democrats in June 2011 for not committing the recently discovered $6.6 billion additional state tax revenues to public safety and education. Public safety and education groups are the two in the state claiming to be hit the hardest with cuts. Strickland said it does not appear the money was spent wisely.

“Democrats would like to claim that this budget is about public safety and education,” Strickland said. “Let’s be clear: You can make no mistake that this budget is not about protecting public safety or education. If you extend these taxes, it’s going to mean more people out of work at a time when people can least afford it. If you vote for this, it will actually be a full year of tax increases even if people in September vote it down.”

In 2011, Republicans blocked the passage of a tax bill requiring a two-thirds vote (AB X1 18).

Immediately following the failed tax vote, Sen. President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg brought up a bill (SB 1X 23) that housed his local taxation bill (SB 653) and would allow local governments to bring local tax opportunities to a vote.

“I believe that it is another club to use over Republicans and our constituencies, saying, if you don’t do this bridge tax, if you don’t raise the taxes of people that have already said no, then we are going to have all these different taxes,” said Republican Sen. Bob Huff.

However Steinberg and other Democrats said they planned to allow local governments to fund their own public programs, especially if Republicans and voters rejected the tax extensions in 2011. Senate Bill 653 was a bargaining tool to get Republicans to go along with Jerry Brown’s tax extensions.

Under SB 653, local governments could pass local taxes increases on not just goods and services, but also on income taxes. In the course of the 2011 session, Democrats said they would create a local car tax, additional business taxes, property taxes and many different excise taxes on cigarettes, liquor, soda and even locally sold medical marijuana.[1]

Legislative scorecards

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 legislative scorecard, Steinberg ranked as a 74.[4]

Elections

2010

See also: California State Senate elections, 2010

Steinberg sought re-election to the 6th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Republican Marcel Weiland, Libertarian Steve Torno, and the Peace and Freedom Party's Lanric Hyland in the November 2 general election.[5]

California State Senate, District 6 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Darrell Steinberg (D) 137,012
Marcel Weiland (R) 70,724
Steve Torno (L) 11,236
Lanric Hyland (Peace and Freedom) 5,916

2006

In 2006 Steinberg was elected to the California State Senate, District 6. He finished with 115,628 votes and was followed by Paul Green Jr. with 71,051 votes, C.T. Weber with 5,573 votes, and Alana Garberoglio with 4,774 votes.[6] Steinberg raised $812,323 for his campaign fund.

California State Senate, District 6
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Darrell Steinberg (D) 115,628
Paul Green Jr. (R) 71,051
C.T. Weber (P&F) 5,573
Alana Garberoglio 4,774

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Steinberg is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Steinberg raised a total of $5,883,424 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 14, 2013.[7]

Darrell Steinberg's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 California State Senate, District 6 Not up for election $416,381
2010 California State Senate, District 6 Won $1,194,130
2008 California State Senate, District 6 Not up for election $1,797,999
2006 California State Senate, District 6 Won $812,323
2002 California State Assembly, District 6 Won $835,310
2000 California State Assembly, District 9 Won $446,514
1998 California State Assembly, District 9 Won $380,767
Grand Total Raised $5,883,424

2012

Steinberg was not up for election to the California State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Steinberg raised a total of $416,381.
California State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Darrell Steinberg's campaign in 2012
California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems$100,000
American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees$55,000
BNSF Railway$43,500
California Medical Association$25,000
E&J Gallo Winery$25,000
Total Raised in 2012$416,381
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Steinberg raised $1,194,130 in contributions.[8]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Southwest Regional Council Of Carpenters $15,600
California Building Industry Association $15,172
Operating Engineers Local 3 $12,000
Electrical Workers Local 11 $8,400
State Building & Construction Trades Council Of California $8,400

2006

In 2006 Steinberg raised $812,323 in campaign donations. His top four donors are listed below.[9]

Donor Amount
Service Employees Local 1000 $13,400
California State Council of Service Employees $13,400
AT&T $12,900
California Medical Association $11,400

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in California

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2013

In 2013, the California State Legislature was in session from December 3, 2012 to September 13, 2013.[10]

2012

In 2012, the California State Legislature was in session from January 4 to August 31.[11]

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