Bob Huff

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Bob Huff
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California State Senate District 29
Assumed office
Current term ends
Political party Republican
Profession Legislator
Website Official website
Bob Huff (b. 1953) is a Republican member of the California State Senate. He represents California's 29th Senate District and currently serves as Minority Caucus Leader.

Huff was elected to the state senate in November 2008. Prior to joining the senate, he served for four years in the California State Assembly from 2004-2008. He was a member of the Diamond Bar City Council from 1995-2004 and served two terms as mayor of Diamond Bar.

Huff has a B.A. in Psychology from Westmont College.

He is married to Mei Mei Huff and they have four children.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Huff has been appointed to these committees:

  • Subcommittee on Education
  • Subcommittee on Sustainable School Facilities


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



In 2008 Huff was elected to the California State Senate, District 29. He finished with 178,155 votes and was followed by Joseph Lyons with 127,536 votes and Jill Stone with 21,983 votes.[5] Huff raised $963,990 for his campaign fund.

California State Senate, District 29
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Huff (R) 178,155
Joseph Lyons (D) 127,536
Jill Stone (L) 21,983

Campaign donations


In 2008 Huff raised $963,990 in campaign donations. Four of his top donors are listed below.[6]

Donor Amount
Eli Lilly & Co. $8,200
Farmers Insurance Group $8,190
California Steel Industries $7,200
Jeffrey S. Burum Enterprises $7,200

Policy positions

Huff wrote the ballot argument against California Proposition 1C (May 2009).[7]

Spending transparency

Huff is a sponsor of Senate Bill 719 which would require each state department and agency to publish a website that provides details on expenditures in a searchable format. He says, "Transparency is an essential component of democracy and allows taxpayers to hold public officials accountable for their actions. More public scrutiny will help reduce impropriety in dealing with taxpayer dollars - be it perceived or real."[8]

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. [9],[10]

On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Huff ranked as a 9. [11]



Huff's seat was not up for election in 2010.

29th district profile

Map of District 29

California Senate District 29 includes parts of three counties. It includes the San Gabriel Foothills and both sides of the hill ranges separating Orange and Los Angeles Counties.

Over half of the district's population resides in Los Angeles County ranging from La Crescenta-Montrose to Diamond Bar and the Foothill cities of Arcadia, Monrovia, Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, and Claremont. The district also includes Walnut and La Habra Heights and the unincorporated areas of Rowland Heights and Hacienda Heights.

The cities of Chino and Chino Hills in San Bernardino County are part of the district.

The rest of the district is in Orange County, including all of Brea, Yorba Linda, La Habra, and Placentia, and part of Anaheim, in the Anaheim Foothills stretching toward Riverside County.[12]

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