|California State Senate District 17|
|December 3, 2012-present|
|December 5, 2016|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Term limits||12 years|
|California State Assembly District 27|
|Bachelor's||University of California, Berkeley (1972)|
|J.D.||University of San Francisco School of Law (1976)|
|Birthday||April 2, 1951|
|Place of birth||Los Angeles|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Personal
- 7 Recent news
- 8 See also
- 9 External links
- 10 References
He previously served in the California State Assembly, representing District 27 from 2008 to 2012.
Monning currently works as Director/Distinguished Professor of Law, Mandell-Gisnet Center for Conflict Management, Monterey College of Law and Professor of International Negotiation & Conflict Resolution, Monterey Institute of International Studies. He had his own private law practice from 1982-87 and 1991-93.
Monning is a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, Civil Rights Coalition of Monterey County, League of United Latin-American Citizens, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Sierra Club and the Surfrider Foundation.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Monning served on the following committees:
|California Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Budget and Fiscal Review|
|• Natural Resources and Water|
|• Fairs, Allocation, and Classification|
|• Joint Rules|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Monning served on these committees:
|California Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media|
|• Health, Chair|
|• Legislative Audit|
|• Natural Resources|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Monning served on these committees:
|California Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials|
|• Labor and Employment, Chair|
Monning's sponsored legislation includes:
- AB 540 - State Auditor: Bureau of State Audits: budget
- AB 624 - Elections: voter participation
- AB 1245 - Recovery of public records
- AB 1678 (2012) - Seeks to ban food trucks from setting up within 1,500 feet of public schools
For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.
Political Courage test
Monning provided answers to the California State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected. When asked his legislative priorities he listed them as:
- 1. "Health care reform - support SB 840"
- 2. "Sustain education funding"
- 3. "Environmental sustainability -Reduce CO2 emissions"
Capitol Weekly, California's major weekly periodical covering the state legislature, publishes an annual legislative scorecard to pin down the political or ideological leanings of every member of the legislature based on how they voted on an assortment of bills in the most recent legislative session. The 2009 scores were based on votes on 19 bills, but did not include how legislators voted on the Proposition 1A (2009). On the scorecard, "100" is a perfect liberal score and "0" is a perfect conservative score.
On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Monning ranked as a 100, along with eight other Democratic members of the state assembly.
- See also: California State Senate elections, 2012
Monning ran in the 2012 election for California State Senate District 17. He and Larry Beaman (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, unopposed. Monning was victorious in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|California State Senate, District 17, General Election, 2012|
|California State Assembly, District 27 General Election (2010)|
|Bill Monning (D)||102,124|
|Linda Black (R)||50,831|
In 2008 Bill Monning was elected to the California State Assembly District 27. Monning (D) finished with 127,102 votes and was followed by Robert Murray (R) with 48,107 votes and Mark Hinkle (L) with 17,435 votes.
|California State Assembly District 27|
|Bill Monning (D)||127,102|
|Robert Murray (R)||48,107|
|Mark Hinkle (L)||17,435|
Comprehensive donor information for Monning is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Monning raised a total of $2,012,929 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.
|Bill Monning's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||California State Senate, District 17||$831,359|
|2010||California State Assembly, District 27||$575,626|
|2008||California State Assembly, District 27||$605,944|
|Grand Total Raised||$2,012,929|
2012Monning won election to the California State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Monning raised a total of $831,359.
|California State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Bill Monning's campaign in 2012|
|State Building & Construction Trades Council of California||$15,600|
|California State Association of Electrical Workers||$15,600|
|California Association of Realtors||$14,600|
|California Professional Firefighters||$13,322|
|International Union of Operating Engineers||$11,700|
|Total Raised in 2012||$831,359|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Monning raised $575,626 in contributions.
His five largest contributors were:
|California Teachers Association||$15,600|
|Operating Engineers Local 3||$11,300|
|California State Association Of Electrical Workers||$10,800|
|California Medical Association||$9,800|
|California State Council Of Laborers||$9,800|
Below are Monning's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|William W Monning||$15,000|
|California Teachers Association||$14,400|
|California State Council of Service Employees||$14,400|
|Operating Engineers Local 3||$14,400|
|CA Medical Assoc||$14,390|
Monning is married to Dr. Dana Kent. They have two children.
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- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile of Bill Monning on Project Vote Smart
- Biographical profile of Bill Monning on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010, 2008
- Campaign website
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed March 13, 2014
- Reason, "Are Food Trucks Really Like Child Molesters?," March 25, 2012
- Project Vote Smart, "Issue Positions," accessed March 13, 2014
- Capitol Weekly, "Capitol Weekly's Legislative Scorecard," December 17, 2009
- Fox and Hounds Daily, "Random Thoughts on the Political Scene," December 18, 2009
- Capitol Weekly, "2009 Capitol Weekly State Legislative Scorecard (Archived)," accessed March 13, 2014
- California Secretary of State, "Official primary candidate list," accessed March 13, 2014
- California Secretary of State, "Official 2012 Primary election results," accessed March 13, 2014
- California Secretary of State, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed March 13, 2014
- California Secretary of State, "Official 2008 General election results," accessed March 13, 2014
- "Follow the Money," "Monning, Bill," Accessed September 17, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2008 Campaign contributions," accessed March 13, 2014
|California State Senate District 17
| Succeeded by|
Sharon Runner (R)
|California State Assembly District 27
| Succeeded by|
Nora Campos (D)