Denise Moreno Ducheny
|Denise Moreno Ducheny|
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|U.S. House, California, District 51|
|California State Senate|
|Birthday||March 21, 1952|
Ducheny's previous political experience includes serving three two-year terms on the California State Assembly from 1994-2000.
Ducheny has a B.A. in History from Pomona College and a Juris Doctor degree, earned in 1979, from the Southwestern University School of Law, 1979. She also attended the University of Lund in Sweden. She has worked as an attorney in private practice and as a university lecturer.
Born in Los Angeles, California, Ducheny now resides in Chula Vista with her husband, Al.
- See also: California State Senate elections, 2010
Ducheny was ineligible to run for re-election in 2010 because of California's term limits.
In 2006 Ducheny was re-elected to the California State Senate, District 40. She finished with 84,787 votes and was followed by David Walden with 47,601 votes and Jesse Thomas with 3,982 votes. Ducheny raised $652,761 for her campaign fund.
|California State Senate, District 40|
|Denise Moreno Ducheny (D)||84,787|
|David Walden (R)||47,601|
|Jesse Thomas (L)||3,982|
In 2006 Ducheny raised $652,761 in campaign donations. Her top four donors are listed below.
|California Association of Realtors||$15,100|
|California State Council of Service Employees||$13,400|
|Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters||$12,500|
|California State Pipe Trades Council||$12,000|
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, Ducheny ranked as an 89.
In 2009, Ducheny told a reporter for National Public Radio that she partly blames California Proposition 49 (2002) for what has been described as "California's ongoing budget nightmare." Ducheny told the reporter, "Last year, when we tried to suggest that ... it ought to be flexible in these very difficult years, the governor vetoed that legislation. So the irony is this year we are cutting schools, but his initiative for after-school programs is fully funded."
Senator Ducheny speaks on California budget
Senator Ducheny served on these standing committees:
- Budget and Fiscal Review (Chair)
- Labor and Industrial Relations
- Public Employees and Retirement
- Subcommittee on Revenues and the Economy
40th District profile
In Riverside County, District 40 includes the communities of Blythe, Cathedral City, Coachella, East Blythe, Indio, Mecca, Thousand Palms.
In San Diego County, the district includes the communities of Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach, National City, 2% of Bonita and 19% of the City of San Diego.
- Legislative profile of Denise Moreno Ducheny on Project Vote Smart
- Biographical profile of Denise Moreno Ducheny on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 1998, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008
- Senator Ducheny on Facebook
- California Secretary of State, "Official primary candidate list," accessed March 13, 2014
- California Secretary of State, "Unofficial election results," November 6, 2012
- California Secretary of State, "Official 2008 General election results," accessed March 13, 2014
- Campaign donors
- 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
- National Public Radio, "Californians Hold The Power Of The Proposition," July 2009
- California Budget and Fiscal Review committee membership
- Senate Labor committee membership
- Senate Standing Committee on Public Employment and Retirement
- Subcommittee on Revenues and the Economy
- Overview of Senate District 40
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