Dennis Hollingsworth

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Dennis Hollingsworth
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California State Senate District 36
Former member
Term in office began
2002
Term in office ended
2010
Political party Republican
Profession Legislator
Dennis Hollingsworth was a Republican member of the California State Senate. He represented California's 36th Senate District. He was first elected to the senate in 2002 and then again in 2006. His last four-year term ended in 2010 and he was not able to run again for the California Senate because of the state's term limits.

Hollingsworth became the Senate Minority leader on February 18, 2009, when David Cogdill was voted out of the leadership position by Senate Republicans who were unhappy over Cogdill's position on the 2009 California state budget compromise, which led to a set of six budget ballot propositions going on the May 19 special election ballot in California.[1][2]

Prior to joining the state senate, Hollingsworth was a member of the California State Assembly from 2000-2002.

Hollingsworth has chaired the California State Public Sector committee of the American Legislative Exchange Council. He is the former chair of the California chapter of Quail Unlimited, and was the president of the Proposition 22 Legal Defense Fund.

Elections

2010

See also: California State Senate elections, 2010

Hollingsworth was ineligible to run for re-election in 2010 because of California's term limits.

2006

In 2006 Hollingsworth was re-elected to the California State Senate, District 36. Hollingsworth finished with 164,025 votes and he was followed by Mark Hanson with 85,706 votes and Joe Shea with 9,001 votes.[3] Hollingsworth raised $387,846 for his campaign fund.

California State Senate, District 36
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dennis Hollingsworth (R) 164,025
Mark Hanson (D) 85,706
Joe Shea (L) 9,001

Campaign donors

2006

In 2006 Hollingsworth raised $387,846 in campaign donations. His top four donors are listed below.[4]

Donor Amount
AT&T $8,400
California Association of Realtors $6,700
Intuit $5,600
California Association of Health Plans $5,384

Policy positions

According to Hollingsworth's website, "His conservative voting record consistently earns him “A” ratings from taxpayer protection and business groups such as the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and the California Chamber of Commerce.

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.[5][6]

On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Hollingsworth ranked as a 6.[7]


Committee assignments


Senator Hollingsworth on budget, 2007

Hollingsworth served on these standing committees:

36th District profile

California Senate District 36 includes areas of Riverside County and San Diego County. The Riverside contingent of municipalities includes all of Murrieta, Murrieta Hot Springs, Sedco Hills, Temecula and Wildomar and almost all of Lakeland Village.[12]

Personal

Hollingsworth attended California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo and Cornell University.

He is married to Natalie Hollingsworth and together they have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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California State Senate District 36
2002-2010
Succeeded by
Joel Anderson