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Bonnie Lowenthal
Bonnie Lowenthal.jpg
Current candidacy
Running for Mayor of Long Beach, California
Date of primaryApril 8, 2014
General electionJune 10, 2014
Current office
California State Assembly District 70
In office
2008-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$95,291/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Prior offices
Long Beach City Council
2001-2008
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin
Master'sCalifornia State University, Long Beach
Personal
ProfessionMental Health Consultant
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Bonnie Lowenthal is a Democratic member of the California State Assembly, representing District 70. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008. She is also a member of the Long Beach City Council.

Lowenthal is running for mayor of Long Beach, California in 2014.[1]

Biography

Lowenthal's professional experience includes working as a Family Counselor and as a Mental Health Consultant at Centro de la Raza, HeadStart, and the League of United Latin American Citizens.

She is a member of the Buffum Young Men's Christian Association Advisory Board, Social Work Community Advisory Committee - California State University, Long Beach, Flossie Lewis Recovery Center Advisory Board, International City Theatre Board of Directors, Long Beach Police Chief's Asian Advisory Committee, and the National League of Cities.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Accountability and Administrative Review
Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials
Health
Transportation, Chair
Emergency Management, Vice-chair
Legislative Audit

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Lowenthal's sponsored legislation includes:

  • AB 32 - Public officials: personal information
  • AB 557 - Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly
  • AB 1113 - Prisoners: professional mental health

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

Political Courage test

Lowenthal did not provide 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.[3]

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. [4],[5]

On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Lowenthal ranked as a 100, along with eight other Democratic members of the state assembly.[6]

Elections

2014

See also: Long Beach, California mayoral election, 2014

Because no candidate won more than 50 percent of the vote in the April 8, 2014 primary, the top two vote-getters (Robert Garcia and Damon Dunn) will advance to the runoff election scheduled for June 3, 2014.[7][8] The following candidates appeared on the primary ballot:

2012

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Lowenthal won re-election in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 70. She was displaced from her current district by redistricting. She and Martha E. Flores-Gibson (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, unopposed. He was subsequently elected in the general election on November 6, 2012.[10][11]

California State Assembly, District 70, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBonnie Lowenthal Incumbent 65.8% 100,676
     Republican Martha Flores Gibson 34.2% 52,321
Total Votes 152,997

2010

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2010

Lowenthal won re-election to the 54th District Seat in 2010. She had no opposition in the June 8 primary. She defeated Republican Martha E. Flores-Gibson in the November 2 general election.[12]

California State Assembly, District 54 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Bonnie Lowenthal (D) 73,775
Martha E. Flores-Gibson (R) 56,535

2008

In 2008 Lowenthal was elected to the California State Assembly District 54. Lowenthal (D) finished with 95,350 votes and was followed by Gabriella Holt (R) with 61,650 votes and John Kling (L) with 9,896 votes.[13]

California State Assembly District 54
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Bonnie Lowenthal (D) 95,350
Gabriella Holt (R) 61,650
John Kling (L) 9,896

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lownethal is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Lownethal raised a total of $2,056,295 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 14, 2013.[14]

Bonnie Lowenthal's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 California State Assembly, District 70 Won $419,081
2010 California State Assembly, District 54 Won $754,422
2008 California State Assembly, District 54 Won $882,792
Grand Total Raised $2,056,295

2012

Lowenthal won re-election to the California State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Lowenthal raised a total of $419,081.

2010

In 2010, Lowenthal raised $754,422 in contributions. [15]

Her five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
California Teachers Association $15,600
Longshore & Warehouse Local 13 $15,600
Operating Engineers Local 3 $13,700
Southwest Regional Council Of Carpenters $12,800
Operating Engineers Local 12 $12,800

2008

Below are Lowenthal's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[16]

Contributor 2008 total
Longshore & Warehouse Local 13 $14,400
Marine Clerks Local 63 $14,400
CA Democratic Party $11,846
Operating Engineers Local 12 $10,800
CA Medical Assoc $10,800

Personal

Lowenthal's ex-husband is Alan Lowenthal, a member of the California State Senate.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Donald P. Wagner (R)
California Assembly District 70
2012-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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California State Assembly District 54
2008–2012
Succeeded by
Holly Mitchell (D)