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Bob Blumenfield
Bob Blumenfield.jpg
California State Assembly District 45
Former member
In office
2008-July 1, 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Bachelor'sDuke University
Campaign website
Bob Blumenfield is a former Democratic member of the California State Assembly, representing District 45. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. He resigned his seat effective July 1, 2013 in order to take office as a member of the Los Angeles City Council.[1]

Blumenfield is a member of the Central Committee of the California Democratic Party and Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley.

He serves as Vice Chair of the California Trust for Public Schools, Chair of the Valley Anti-Defamation League Advisory Board, and founding member of the San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade Committee.[2]

Committee assignments


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

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Banking and Finance
Budget, Chair
Water, Parks and Wildlife
Legislative Budget, Vice-chair


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Blumenfield served on these committees:


Blumenfield's sponsored legislation includes:

  • AB 474 - Contractual assessments: water efficiency
  • AB 529 - Income tax: Golden State Scholarshare Savings
  • AB 617 - State government: information technology

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.

Supports Tax Increases

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association gave Blumenfield an F for his 0% voting record on taxes and Proposition 13. He voted for 35 separate bills that increased taxes or weakened Proposition 13 during the 2009 Legislative Session.[3]

Political Courage test

Blumenfield did not provide answers to the California State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[4]

Legislative scorecard

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. [5],[6]

On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Blumenfield ranked as a 94.[7]



See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Blumenfield won re-election in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 45. Due to redistricting following the 2010 census, he was displaced from District 40. He and Chris Kolski (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, unopposed. He was subsequently elected in the general election on November 6, 2012.[8][9]


See also: California State Assembly elections, 2010

Blumenfield won re-election to the 40th District Seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the June 8 primary. He defeated Republican Dennis Deyoung in the November 2 general election.[10]

California State Assembly, District 40 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Blumenfield (D) 56,208
Dennis Deyoung (R) 36,069


In 2008 Blumenfield was elected to the California State Assembly District 40. Blumenfield (D) finished with 72,360 votes and was followed by Armineh Chelebian (R) with 32,973 votes and Pamela Brown (L) with 18,239 votes.[11]

California State Assembly District 40
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Blumenfield (D) 72,360
Armineh Chelebian (R) 32,973
Pamela Brown (L) 18,239

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Blumenfield raised $716,939 in contributions. [12]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
California Teachers Association $15,600
California Dental Association $14,300
Southwest Regional Council Of Carpenters $12,800
California State Council Of Laborers $8,900


Below are Blumenfield's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[13]

Contributor 2008 total
California Teachers Association $14,400
California State Council of Service Employees $14,400
Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters $13,300
CA School Employees Assoc $12,200
Laborers Local 300 $10,800


Blumenfield and his wife, Kafi, have two children.

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Preceded by
Gilbert Cedillo (D)
California Assembly District 45
Succeeded by
Preceded by
California State Assembly District 40
Succeeded by
Mike Morrell (R)