|U.S. House, California, District 1|
|January 3, 2013-Present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||0|
|Predecessor||Mike Thompson (D)|
|California State Senate Minority Whip|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|California State Senate District 4|
|December 6, 2010-August 31, 2012|
|California State Assembly|
|Bachelor's||California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, 1982|
|Birthday||July 2, 1960|
|Place of birth||Oroville, California|
LaMalfa previously served as a Republican member of the California State Senate. He served from 2010 until his resignation on August 31, 2012. During the 2012 session he served as State Senate Minority Whip.
LaMalfa also served in the California State Assembly.
LaMalfa earned his BS in Agriculture/Business from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, in 1982. He then worked as a self-employed Rice Farmer from 1982 to 1990. He has been owner/partner of DSL Farms since 1990.
LaMalfa serves on the following committees:
- Agriculture Committee
- Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
- Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology and Foreign Agriculture
- Natural Resources Committee
- Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs
- Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation
- Subcommittee on Water and Power
California State Senate
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, La Malfa served on these committees:
- Subcommittee on State Administration and General Government
- Elections and Constitutional Amendments, Vice Chair
- Fairs, Allocation, and Classification Committee, California Legislature, Chair
- Fisheries and Aquaculture Committee, California Legislature
- Governance and Finance Committee, California Senate
- Audit Committee, California Legislature
- Natural Resources and Water Committee, California Senate, Vice Chair
- Veterans Affairs Committee, California Senate
LaMalfa sponsored a bill in the California State Senate in 2012 that would put Proposition 1A, the 2008 High-Speed Rail $9.95 Billion Bond Act, back before the state's voters. He said, "Moving forward with just the first $2.7 billion in bonds to fund the ‘train to nowhere’ section of rail will cost California taxpayers $180 million a year just to service that debt. That is less than 3 percent of the total cost to build the project. Are the supporters of this project willing to lay off teachers, cops and firefighters to pay for an unusable section of track?"
His office released a statement that said:
- "...in the past year the California Supreme Court ruled that Proposition 1A’s ballot language was misleading, the High Speed Rail Authority admitted to using government funds to lobby Congress and the State Legislature, Congress has withdrawn future funds from the project, the Legislative Analyst Office has called into question the legality of the financing for the proposed first leg of construction, and the High Speed Rail Peer Review recommended not building the project."
LaMalfa also said, "This thing you voted on in 2008 is not what was described at that time. The price is a whole lot different. Now that everyone is seeing reality, they need to have another shot at whether they spend the money. It is time the voters got a do over. If the legislature acts quickly this measure can be on the November ballot and voters can have their say."
In August 2011, the California Citizens Redistricting Commission completed the new Congressional and state legislative maps for the 2012-2020 elections. A referendum began in August 2011 to repeal the Senate map. Supporters had until November 13, 2011, to collect the 504,760 signatures that were required to qualify the measure for the ballot. Among the drive supporters were former Governor Pete Wilson and State Senate Minority Leader Bob Dutton. Four other GOP senators immediately contributed more than $5,000 to the referendum group FAIR:
LaMalfa won the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 1st District. He and Jim Reed (D) advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Samuel Aanestad (R), Gregory Cheadle (R), Michael Dacquisto (R), Nathan Arrowsmith (D), Pete Stiglich (R), and Gary Allen Oxley (Ind). They faced off in the November 6, 2012, general election.
On August 31, 2012 LaMalfa announced that he would resign at the end of the legislative session. He did so to prevent the need for a special election for his seat if he won the 1st district congressional seat.
|U.S. House, California, District 1 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Doug La Malfa||57.4%||168,827|
|Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
- See also: California State Senate elections, 2010
La Malfa advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Rick Keene in the June 8 primary. He then advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Lathe Gill in the November 2 general election.
|California State Senate, District 4 General Election (2010)|
|Doug La Malfa (R)||226,239|
|Lathe Gill (D)||105,460|
|California State Senate, District 4 Republican Primary (2010)|
|Doug La Malfa (R)||60,460|
|Rick Keene (R)||43,873|
La Malfa's website listed the following issues:
- Lower Taxes = More Jobs and Stronger Economy
- Excerpt: "I oppose the unrestrained growth of government on the backs of the homeowner and taxpayer. It is essential that we defend the Proposition 13 and I will continue to do so."
- Creating a Business Friendly California
- Excerpt: "Our region's number one obstacle to economic development is the fact we're still in California! Talking with business owners from Placer County to the Oregon border, they all have similar complaints about dealing with the State of California. We must address this anti-business climate if we expect our economy to rebound."
- Natural Resources & Agriculture
- Excerpt: "Our natural resources are valuable assets and they must be used wisely. As a fourth generation farmer, I recognize the value of good stewardship of our resources and the bountiful harvest that nature provides again and again."
Comprehensive donor information for LaMalfa is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, LaMalfa raised a total of $872,995 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.
|Doug LaMalfa's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||US House (California, District 1)||$872,995|
|Grand Total Raised||$872,995|
|U.S. House, California District 1, 2012 - Doug LaMalfa Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Runner-up||$178,730|
|Total Spent by Election Runner-up||$178,979|
|Top contributors to Doug LaMalfa's campaign committee|
|American Financial Services Assn||$15,000|
|American Medical Assn||$10,000|
|Continuing a Majority Party Action Cmte||$10,000|
|Credit Union National Assn||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Crop Production & Basic Processing||$93,632|
In 2010, La Malfa raised $564,432 in contributions. 
His four largest contributors were:
|California Association Of Realtors||$7,800|
|California Dental Association||$6,400|
|California Association Of Health Facilities||$4,900|
|Colusa Industrial Properties Inc||$4,900|
Lifetime voting record
According to the website GovTrack, LaMalfa missed 0 of 89 roll call votes from January 2013 to March 2013. This amounts to 0.0%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, LaMalfa's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,268,007 and $5,596,000. That averages to $3,432,003, which is higher than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2011 of $7,859,232.
LaMalfa and his wife, Jill, have four children.
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- HUFFPOST HILL - Dogs On Trains: Congress Is On It - Huffington Post
- Butte board asks for federal help in Plumas forest dispute - Mercury-Register
- DCCC Fundraising: $5.4 Million In April - Huffington Post
- Next Stops for Farm Bill: Senate and House Floors - National Journal
- Hoe, hoe, hoe! Christmas trees are back, in new farm bill - Fort Worth Star Telegram
- California legislation often 'sponsored' -- or even written -- by interest groups - Sacramento Bee
- House panel OKs farm bill with food stamp cuts - MyFox Austin
- Pep talk for party faithful - Stockton Record
- Briefs: Artists sought in stamp contest - Corning Observer
- Dairy Companies Oppose New Farm Bill Restrictions - AgWeb
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- Environmental Working Group Farm Subsidy Database for Dsl Lamalfa Family Partnership.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 CNN "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"
- ↑ Times Standard, "Del Norte state Sen. Doug LaMalfa resigns, special election to be held," September 5, 2012
- ↑ CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Hometown Station, "High Speed Rail Project Could Be Back On The Ballot", January 30, 2012
- ↑ Los Angeles Times "Former Gov. Pete Wilson joins effort to upset redistricting plan," August 24, 2011
- ↑ Sacramento Bee "Drive to repeal Senate maps gets boost from four GOP senators," August 26, 2011
- ↑ California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
- ↑ Unofficial election results
- ↑ California Senate primary results
- ↑ Sacramento Bee, California State Senate election results
- ↑ Doug La Malfa's campaign website, Issues
- ↑ Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Doug LaMalfa," Accessed March 22, 2013
- ↑ Open Secrets "Doug LaMalfa 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
- ↑ 2010 contributions
- ↑ GovTrack, "Doug LaMalfa," Accessed April 2, 2013
- ↑ OpenSecrets.org, "LaMalfa, (R-Cali), 2011"
|U.S. House, California, District 1
January 3, 2013-Present
| Succeeded by|
|California State Senate District 4
2010-August 31, 2012
| Succeeded by|
Jim Nielsen (R)