Tim Donnelly

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Tim Donnelly
Tim Donnelly.jpg
California State Assembly District 33
Former member
In office
2010-2014
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionJune 3, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Irvine
Personal
Place of birthAtlanta, Georgia
ProfessionSmall business owner
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Tim Donnelly is a former Republican member of the California State Assembly, representing District 33 from 2010 to 2014.

Donnelly was a Republican candidate for Governor of California in 2014.[1] He lost in the June 3 primary election. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Biography

Donnelly earned his B.A. from the University of California, Irvine. His professional experience includes working as a small business owner.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Elections and Redistricting, Vice-chair
Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials
Rules
Legislative Audit
Joint Rules

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: California Gubernatorial election, 2014

Donnelly ran for Governor of California. Donnelly unsuccessfully sought one of two available spots on the general election ballot in the primary election on June 3, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014.[2]

Governor of California, Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJerry Brown Incumbent 54.3% 2,354,769
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNeel Kashkari 19.4% 839,767
     Republican Tim Donnelly 14.8% 643,236
     Republican Andrew Blount 2.1% 89,749
     Republican Glenn Champ 1.8% 76,066
     Green Luis Rodriguez 1.5% 66,876
     Peace and Freedom Cindy L. Sheehan 1.2% 52,707
     Republican Alma Marie Winston 1.1% 46,042
     Nonpartisan Robert Newman 1% 44,120
     Democratic Akinyemi Agbede 0.9% 37,024
     Republican Richard Aguirre 0.8% 35,125
     Nonpartisan "Bo" Bogdan Ambrozewicz 0.3% 14,929
     Nonpartisan Janel Hyeshia Buycks 0.3% 12,136
     Nonpartisan Rakesh Kumar Christian 0.3% 11,142
     Nonpartisan Joe Leicht 0.2% 9,307
Total Votes 4,332,995
Election Results California Secretary of State.

Race background

Democratic incumbent Gov. Jerry Brown was elected to a record-breaking fourth non-consecutive term in the office.[3]

Including Brown, 15 candidates filed for the June 3 California gubernatorial primary election. Laguna Hills Mayor Andrew Blount (R), who was seen as a strong challenger to Brown, withdrew from the race one month before the primary due to health issues. Bount's exit left a total of fourteen hopefuls, few with the political connections or money to provide a substantial general election challenge. California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R) and former Treasury official official Neel Kashkari (R) proved to be formidable campaigners in the primary, though Brown was heavily favored for re-election.[4]

Throughout the primary campaign season, polls underscored projections that Brown would win another four-year term as California's chief executive in 2014. A Field Poll released in early April put Brown 40 percentage points ahead of what then appeared to be his biggest competitor, Tim Donnelly. Brown drew 57 percent to Donnelly's 17 percent, with ex-candidate Blount at 3 percent and Kashkari at 2 percent. The final poll before the primary conducted for USC and the Los Angeles Times foreshadowed Donnelly's demise, pushing Kashkari into second place overall at 18 percent, with Donnelly at 13 percent and Brown holding tight at 50 percent.[5]

The California Gubernatorial race was rated by the Cook Political Report as "Solid Democratic." Brown defeated Republican challenger Neel Kashkari in the November 4 general election by a wide, 18 percentage point margin of victory.

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Polls

General election

Governor of California
Poll Jerry Brown * (D) Neel Kashkari (R)Undecided/OtherMargin of ErrorSample Size
New York Times/CBS News/YouGov
October 16-23
55%37%9%+/-27,463
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

Primary and hypothetical match-ups

Governor of California
Poll Jerry Brown* (D) Tim Donnelly (R)Neel Kashkari (R) (Not included in Poll 1 or 3)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Policy Institute of California
November 12-19, 2013
46%16%0%29%+/-4.51,081
The Field Poll
November 15-December 3, 2014
52%9%3%25%+/-3.5836
Public Policy Institute of California
January 14-21, 2014
53%17%0%28%+/-3.81,151
Public Policy Institute of California
March 11-18, 2014
47%10%2%36%+/-4.7936
The Field Poll
March 18-April 5, 2014
57%17%2%20%+/-4.5504
Public Policy Institute of California
April 8-15, 2014
46%9%2%38%+/-5.1944
Public Policy Institute of California
May 8-16, 2014
48%15%10%27%+/-3.61,702
Survey USA/KABC/KFSN/KGTV/KPIX
May 16-19, 2014
57%18%11%10%+/-4.0610
USC/LA Times Poll
May 21-28, 2014
50%13%18%10%+/-4.4671
AVERAGES 50.67% 13.78% 5.33% 24.78% +/-4.23 937.22
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

Note: An asterisk (*) denotes incumbent status.

2012

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Donnelly won re-election in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 33. Due to redistricting following the 2010 census, he was displaced from District 59. He advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating William Jahn (R). Donnelly defeated John Coffey (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[7][8]

California State Assembly, District 33, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Donnelly Incumbent 59% 73,836
     Democratic John Coffey 41% 51,215
Total Votes 125,051
California State Assembly, District 33 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Coffey 28.7% 13,873
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Donnelly Incumbent 52.1% 25,200
     Republican William Jahn 19.3% 9,331
Total Votes 48,404

2010

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2010

Donnelly defeated Democrat Darcel Woods, American Independent Robert Gosney, and Libertarian Tony Tyler in the November 2 general election.[9]

California State Assembly District 59 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Donnelly Incumbent 57.3% 82,475
     Democratic Darcel Woods 36.8% 52,928
     Libertarian Tony Tyler 3% 4,335
     American Independent Robert Gosney 3% 4,269
Total Votes 144,007

He defeated Corey Calaycay, Iver Bye, Ken Hunter, Christopher W. Lancaster, and Anthony Riley in the June 8 primary.[10]

California State Assembly District 59 Republican Primary, 2010
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTim Donnelly Incumbent 29.5% 11,638
Christopher W. Lancaster 28.5% 11,225
Corey Calaycay 22% 8,654
Anthony Riley 10% 3,921
Ken Hunter 7.4% 2,930
Iver Bye 2.6% 1,033
Total Votes 39,401

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Donnelly is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Donnelly raised a total of $424,135 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 14, 2013.[11]

Tim Donnelly's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 California State Assembly, District 33 Won $298,726
2010 California State Assembly, District 59 Won $125,409
Grand Total Raised $424,135

2012

Donnelly won re-election to the California State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Donnelly raised a total of $298,726.
California State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tim Donnelly's campaign in 2012
Altria$7,800
California Association of Realtors$7,800
Linda Halderman for Assembly 2012$7,800
Connie Conway for Assembly 2012$7,800
Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians$6,400
Total Raised in 2012$298,726
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Donnelly raised $125,409 in contributions.[12]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers $7,000
Citizens For Brulte - Boe 2014 $3,900
California Association Of Realtors $3,900
Garrick For Assembly 2010 $3,900

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the California State Legislature was in session from January 6 to August 30.[13]

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.[14]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported by ACS.
Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills and letters signed supported by CHS.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills lobbied for and against by CLF.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported or opposed by CPC.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "family values."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that "affect the lives of California seniors and their families."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "consumer rights."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported by EQ CA.
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.

2012

In 2012, the California State Legislature was in session from January 4 to August 31.[15]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported by ACS.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "to limit the undue influence of Big Money in politics in California."
Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills and letters signed supported by CHS.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills lobbied for and against by CLF.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills protect water or promote safe and affordable water.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that "affect the lives of California seniors and their families."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "consumer rights."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported by EQ CA.
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.

Controversies

In April 2012, Donnelly pleaded no contest to two misdemeanor charges for attempting to take a loaded pistol onto a commercial flight.[16]

Personal

Donnelly and his wife, Rowena, have five children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
K.H. Achadjian (R)
California State Assembly District 33
2012-2014
Succeeded by
Jay Obernolte (R)
Preceded by
Anthony Adams (I)
California Assembly District 59
2010-2012
Succeeded by
Reginald Jones-Sawyer (D)