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Revision as of 15:19, 13 September 2013

Beth Gaines
Beth Gaines.jpg
California State Assembly District 6
Incumbent
In office
May 2011-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$95,291/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedMay 3, 2011
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Personal
ProfessionBusinesswoman
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Beth Gaines is a Republican member of the California State Assembly, representing District 6. She was first elected to the chamber in May 3, 2011. Gaines was elected in the May 3 special election. Governor Brown called the special election after Gaines' husband, Ted Gaines (R) was elected to the California State Senate on January 4, 2011 in a special election.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Housing and Community Development, Vice-chair
Insurance
Utilities and Commerce
Water, Parks and Wildlife
Emergency Management

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Gaines's campaign website lists the following issues:[1]

  • No Taxes Increases on Individuals and Business
Excerpt: "California has the highest sales taxes and the second highest income taxes of any state. Despite this, every year more tax increase and job killer bills are introduced in the Legislature"
  • Make California Job Competitive
Excerpt: "California’s legislative, regulatory and legal climate hampers and inhibits growth and opportunity and assures that California will lag far behind the rest of the nation in emerging from the recession."
  • Limit Government Spending and Slash the Bureaucracy
Excerpt: "The growth of state government over the last 20 years is the root cause of our budget crisis. We have become a nanny State, trying to do too many things for too many people. California needs to continue to cut government spending and bureaucracy."
  • Second Amendment
Excerpt: "I am proud to be endorsed by the Gun Owners of California and I strongly support the Second Amendment."
  • Family Issues
Excerpt: "I am 100% Pro Life and I support traditional marriage."

Elections

2012

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Gaines won re-election in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 6. She was displaced from her current district by redistricting. She advanced past the June 5, 2012 blanket primary, defeating Andy Pugno (R) in the blanket primary on June 5, 2012. Gaines defeated Regy Bronner (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

California State Assembly, District 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBeth B. Gaines Incumbent 69.2% 128,465
     Republican Andy Pugno 30.8% 57,084
Total Votes 185,549


California State Assembly, District 6 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBeth Gaines Incumbent 37.1% 38,827
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Pugno 31.9% 33,382
     Democratic Regy Bronner 31.1% 32,573
Total Votes 104,782

2011

See also: California state legislative special elections, 2011

Gaines defeated Dennis Campanale (D) in the May 3rd special election.[4]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gaines is available dating back to 2011. Based on available campaign finance records, Gaines raised a total of $869,567 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 13, 2013.[5]

Beth Gaines's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 California State Assembly, District 6 Won $559,814
2011 California State Assembly, District 4 Won $309,753
Grand Total Raised $869,567

2012

Gaines won re-election to the California State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Gaines raised a total of $559,814.
California State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Beth Gaines's campaign in 2012
California Republican Party$21,455
California Association of Realtors$15,600
Personal Insurance Federation of California$13,300
California Medical Association$12,300
Farmers Insurance Group$8,800
Total Raised in 2012$559,814
Source:Follow the Money

Personal

Gaines and her husband, Ted, have six children.[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jared Huffman (D)
California State Assembly District 6
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Ted Gaines (R)
California State Assembly District 4
2011–2012
Succeeded by
Mariko Yamada (D)