Richard Pan

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Richard Pan
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Current candidacy
Running for California State Senate, District 6
Date of primaryJune 3, 2014
Current office
California State Assembly District 9
In office
December 6, 2010-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 4
Base salary$90,526/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Bachelor'sJohns Hopkins University
Master'sHarvard University
M.D.University of Pittsburgh
Office website
Campaign website
Richard Pan is a Democratic member of the California State Assembly, representing District 9. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Pan is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 6 of the California State Senate.


Pan earned his B.S. from Johns Hopkins University, his M.A. in Public Health from Harvard University and his MD from the University of Pittsburgh. His professional experience includes working as a physician for the University of California Davis Children's Hospital and as an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of California Davis.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Pan served on the following committees:

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Health, Chair
Revenue and Taxation
Emergency Management


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Pan served on these committees:



See also: California State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Roger Dickinson (D) and Richard Pan (D) defeated James Axelgard (R) and Jonathan Zachariou (R) in the blanket primary. Dickinson will face Pan in the general election.[1][2]

California State Senate, District 6 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Dickinson 40.3% 48,668
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Pan 31.1% 37,552
     Republican James Axelgard 15.9% 19,258
     Republican Jonathan Zachariou 12.7% 15,355
Total Votes 120,833


See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Pan won re-election in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 9. Due to redistricting following the 2010 census, he was displaced from District 5. He advanced past the June 5, 2012 blanket primary, defeating Tom Santos (D), Edward Nemeth (R), Sophia Gonzales Scherman (R), and C.T. Weber (Peace and Freedom). Pan defeated Antonio Amador (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

California State Assembly, District 9, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Pan Incumbent 58.9% 86,092
     Republican Antonio "Tony" Amador 41.1% 60,136
Total Votes 146,228
California State Assembly, District 9 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Pan Incumbent 39.9% 24,617
     Democratic Tom Santos 13.3% 8,200
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAntonio Amador 16.3% 10,060
     Republican Edward Nemeth 11.1% 6,823
     Republican Sophia Gonzales Scherman 16.3% 10,029
     Peace and Freedom C.T. Weber 3.2% 1,950
Total Votes 61,679

The Sacramento Bee endorsed Pan in June 5, 2012 blanket primary.[5]


See also: California State Assembly elections, 2010

Pan defeated opponents Larry Miles, Matt Gray and James C. Shelby in the June 8 primary. He then defeated Republican Andy Pugno and Peace and Freedom Party candidate Elizabeth Martinez in the November 2 general election.[6][7]

California State Assembly, District 5 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Pan (D) 78,239
Andy Pugno (R) 71,910
Elizabeth Martinez (Peace and Freedom) 7,850
California House of Representatives, District 5 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Pan (D) 14,649
Larry Miles (D) 8,580
Matt Gray (D) 6,366
James C. Shelby (D) 3,436

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Pan is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Pan raised a total of $3,836,340 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 13, 2013.[8]

Richard Pan's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 California State Assembly, District 9 Won $1,010,154
2010 California State Assembly, District 5 Won $2,826,186
Grand Total Raised $3,836,340


Pan won re-election to the California State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Pan raised a total of $1,010,154.
California State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Richard Pan's campaign in 2012
Union of American Physicians and Dentists$15,600
California Dental Association$15,600
AFSCME California$15,600
California Faculty Association$15,600
Food and Commercial Workers Region 8 States Council$15,600
Total Raised in 2012$1,010,154
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, Pan raised $2,826,186 in contributions.[9]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
California Democratic Party $1,302,915
Sacramento County Democratic Central Cmte $187,026
Los Angeles County Democratic Party $135,000
Del Norte County Democratic Central Cmte $132,000


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In 2013, the California State Legislature was in session from December 3, 2012 to September 13, 2013.[10]


In 2012, the California State Legislature was in session from January 4 to August 31.[11]


Pan is married and has two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Roger Dickinson (D)
California Assembly District 9
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Roger Niello (R)
California Assembly District 5
Succeeded by
Frank Bigelow (R)