Lorena Gonzalez

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Lorena Gonzalez
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California State Assembly District 80
Incumbent
In office
May 28, 2013 - Present
Term ends
December 4, 2016
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$90,526/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedMay 21, 2013
Term limits12 years
Websites
Office website
Lorena Gonzalez is a Democratic member of the California State Assembly, representing District 80. She was first elected to the chamber on May 21, 2013.

Elections

2014

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Assembly took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Lorena Gonzalez (D) was unopposed in the blanket primary and was unopposed in the general election.[1][2][3]

2013

See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

Gonzalez won election in a special election for California State Assembly District 80. The seat was vacant following Ben Hueso's (D) election to the California State Senate on March 12, 2013. Gonzalez defeated Steve Castaneda (D) in the special election, which took place on May 21, 2013.[4][5][6][7]

California State Assembly, District 80, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLorena Gonzalez 71.2% 18,125
     Democratic Steve Castaneda 26.1% 6,646
     Independent Lincoln Pickard (write-in) 0.5% 140
     Independent Kaiden Degas (write-in) 2.2% 548
Total Votes 25,459

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2014

In 2014, the California State Legislature was in session from January 6 to August 30.[8]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "to limit the undue influence of Big Money in politics in California."
Candidates for office were scored on their responses to a survey "on whether they support legislation for more disclosure on political ads and public financing of campaigns."

2013

In 2013, the California State Legislature was in session from December 3, 2012 to September 13, 2013.[9]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported by ACS.
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Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that "affect the lives of California seniors and their families."
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Legislators are scored on their votes on "taxpayer-related issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported or opposed by PP.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills selected by SC California as most important to the state's environmental quality.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ben Hueso (D)
California State Assembly District 80
2013-present
Succeeded by
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