|California State Assembly District 53|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||5|
|Speaker of the House|
|Base salary||$95,290.56 per year|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2008|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||3 terms (6 years)|
Perez is also the chairman of the California Assembly Democratic Caucus.
Perez's professional experience includes working as the Political Director of the United Food and Commercial Workers He has served on the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency, the Democratic National Committee, and on the boards of the California League of Conservation Voters and Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation.
In August 2012, he was included in a list of 20 Latino political rising stars compiled by the San Francisco Chronicle.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Perez served on the following committees:
|California Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Joint Rules|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Perez served on these committees:
|California Committee Assignments, 2011|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Perez served on these committees:
|California Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Business and Professions|
|• Water, Parks and Wildlife|
Perez's sponsored legislation includes:
- AB 780 - Elections: failsafe ballots
- AB 1045 - HIV and AIDS reporting
- AB 1139 - Income taxes: credits: enterprise zones
For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.
Disincorporation of Vernon
In 2011, Pérez submitted a bill (AB46) to the California State Legislature to disincorporate Vernon as a city. This was partly done in response to reports of rampant corruption. The Perez plan would have been the first forced disincorporation of a city since Hornitos (in Maricopa County) was disincorporated in 1973. Assemblyman Pérez argued that Vernon lacks a legitimate electorate and postulated that dissolving the city would be the only way to permanently root out corruption. The proposed legislation failed on a 13-17 vote in the California State Senate. Perez heatedly lambasted fellow Democratic legislators Charles Calderon and Kevin de León, saying that they are responsible for any future misdeeds in the city.
Perez's campaign website lists the following issues:
- Jobs and the Economy
- Excerpt: "John believes getting Californians back to work should be our number one priority. In one of his first acts as Speaker, John pushed legislation to create thousands of jobs by expanding green businesses in California."
- Excerpt: "John understands the importance of quality education to our children’s future. A world-class education is no longer a luxury, it is a necessity. Today our children are competing with kids from India and China – and all over the world."
- Health Care
- Excerpt: "One in four Californians lack health insurance. Millions more struggle with rising health care costs. John believes that affordable health care is critical to creating jobs and getting our economy back on track."
- The Environment
- Excerpt: "John knows that clean air and clean water are vital to the quality of life of every Californian. As a former board member of the California League of Conservation Voters, John understands California’s environmental challenges."
- Excerpt: "John understands that a key to fixing our state budget is to ensure public input and independent review. He pledged that the budget will not be written behind closed doors."
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, Perez ranked as a 94.
Perez won re-election in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 53. Due to redistricting following the 2010 census, he was displaced from District 46. He advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Michael Aldapa (D) and Roger Young (D). Perez defeated Jose Trinidad Aguilar (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|California State Assembly, District 53, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||John A. Perez Incumbent||82.8%||61,651|
|Republican||Jose Trinidad Aguilar||17.2%||12,803|
Perez won re-election to the 46th District Seat in 2010. He had no opposition.
In 2008 Perez was elected to the California State Assembly District 46. Perez (D) finished with 51,556 votes while his opponent Manuel Aldana (R) finished with 9,180 votes.
|California State Assembly District 46|
|John Perez (D)||51,556|
|Manuel Aldana (R)||9,180|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Perez raised $2,058,587 in contributions. 
His four largest contributors were:
|California State Pipe Trades Council||$15,600|
|Longshore & Warehouse Local 13||$15,600|
|California Dental Association||$15,600|
Below are Perez's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|Food & Commercial Workers Region 8 States Council||$14,400|
|CA Medical Assoc||$14,400|
|California State Council of Service Employees||$14,400|
|Building & Construction Trades Council of CA||$14,400|
|Food & Commercial Workers Local 8||$14,400|
Other top donors included the California Teachers Association, the Peace Officers Research Association of California, and more than a dozen labor unions. Altogether, Perez raised nearly $1 million for his 2008 campaign, earning him a reputation as a "prodigious fundraiser."
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- A Blueprint for California's Budget - Huffington Post
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- Senators push alternate budget plans - Los Angeles Times
- In the darkness of the California Legislature - San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
- Legislative analyst sees $3.2 billion more in California revenues than Governor - 89.3 KPCC (blog)
- Assembly adds its version of school finance reform to the mix - EdSource Today
- Manuel Perez, John Benoit avoid awkward moment - The Desert Sun
- Senate District 16: Updated vote count means runoff likely for Vidak, Perez - Fresno Bee
- AP Exclusive: Calif. exchange granted secrecy - U-T San Diego
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- John Perez's campaign website
- Official state assembly website of John Perez
- Legislative profile of John Perez on Project Vote Smart
- Biographical profile of John Perez on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010, 2008
- Facebook page
- Twitter feed
- YouTube channel
- ↑ Sacramento Bee, "Pérez elected Assembly speaker, says he'll end budget talk secrecy", January 8, 2010
- ↑ Los Angeles Times, "California Assembly swears in its first gay speaker," March 2, 2010
- ↑ Sacramento Bee, "Perez chosen Assembly speaker", December 10, 2009
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Perez
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- ↑ San Francisco Chronicle "20 Latino political rising stars of 2012 (with PHOTO GALLERY)," August 25, 2012
- ↑ The Economist, "Small-town corruption: Business paradise or den of thieves?", May 7, 2011
- ↑ Los Angeles Times, "State Senate rejects controversial plan to disband city of Vernon", August 29, 2011
- ↑ Campaign website, Issues
- ↑ 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", Downloadable 2009 Capitol Weekly State Legislative Scorecard
- ↑ California Secretary of State, 2012 official candidate list
- ↑ California Secretary of State "Primary Results" June 5, 2012
- ↑ Sacramento Bee, California Assembly General election results
- ↑ California State Assembly election results
- ↑ 2010 contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
Betsy Butler (D)
|California Assembly District 53
| Succeeded by|
|California State Assembly District 46
| Succeeded by|
Adrin Nazarian (D)