Luis Lopez

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Luis Lopez
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Candidate for
California State Assembly District 51
High schoolEl Monte High School (1991)
Bachelor'sPomona College
Master'sHarvard University
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Luis Lopez was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 51 of the California State Assembly.


  • Harvard University, Master's, Public Policy
  • Pomona College, B.A., Sociology
  • 1991: El Monte High School


Campaign themes


Lopez's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "Expanding access to quality and affordable healthcare has been my passion and the focus of my professional career. It will be my focus in Sacramento."
  • Jobs and the Economy
Excerpt: "Prioritize Job Creation and economic development to provide middle-class jobs, living wages, and worker protection."
  • Taxes
Excerpt: "Advance Fair Tax Policies to eliminate tax shields and remove unfair burdens on retirees and lower-income families."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Invest in Education to restore California's once-envied public schools and campuses and create tomorrow's workforce."
  • Environment
Excerpt: "Protect the Environment by enforcing regulation, encouraging energy independence, and ensuring clean air and water."



See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Lopez ran in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 51. He advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Richard Friedberg (D), Oscar Gutierrez (D), and Arturo Chavez (D). Lopez was defeated by Jimmy Gomez (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

California State Assembly, District 51, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJimmy Gomez 59.8% 63,292
     Democratic Luiz Lopez 40.2% 42,618
Total Votes 105,910
California State Assembly, District 51 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Arturo Chavez 23% 6,422
     Democratic Richard Friedberg 11% 3,059
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJimmy Gomez 37.4% 10,452
     Democratic Oscar Gutierrez 4% 1,128
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLuis Lopez 24.6% 6,871
Total Votes 27,932


Lopez received endorsements from:[5]

  • California National Organization for Women (CA NOW PAC)
  • Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project – L.A. County
  • Equality California
  • Foothills Democratic Club
  • Stonewall Democratic Club
  • Americans for Democratic Action, Southern California
  • Sheet Metal Workers Local 105
  • Machinists Local 311
  • United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA)
  • California Association of Physician Groups
  • Honor PAC
  • Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund
  • Association of California School Administrators (ACSA)
  • Association of California State Supervisors (ACSS)
  • League of Humane Voters of California
  • California Small Business Association
  • Mexican American Bar Association PAC
  • National Association of Social Workers, California Chapter

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