Difference between revisions of "Bonnie Lowenthal"

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
(2013-2014)
m (Text replace - "#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref>" to "#sorttable ''followthemoney.org'', "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013]</ref>")
(9 intermediate revisions by 4 users not shown)
Line 54: Line 54:
 
|Campaign website =  
 
|Campaign website =  
 
|Personal website =
 
|Personal website =
}}{{tnr}}'''Bonnie Lowenthal''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[California State Assembly]], representing District 70 since 2012. She previously represented District 54 from 2008 to 2012. She is also a member of the Long Beach City Council.
+
}}{{tnr}}'''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 a Family Counselor and has worked as a Mental Health Consultant at Centro de la Raza, HeadStart, and the League of United Latin American Citizens.
+
==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.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=70442 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Lowenthal]</ref>  
 
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.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=70442 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Lowenthal]</ref>  
 
==Issues==
 
 
===Political Courage test===
 
 
Lowenthal 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.<Ref>[http://votesmart.org/npat.php?can_id=70442 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Lowenthal ''Issue Positions'']</ref>
 
 
===Legislative scorecard===
 
 
[[Capitol Weekly]], California's major weekly periodical covering the [[California State Legislature|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 [[California Proposition 1A, Temporary Tax Increase (May 2009)|Proposition 1A (2009)]].  On the scorecard, "100" is a perfect liberal score and "0" is a perfect conservative score. <ref name=scorecard>[http://capitolweekly.net/article.php?_c=yhq30izrcjpifl&xid=yhnf7ylhyptpvq&done=.yhq30izrck7ifl ''Capitol Weekly'', "Capitol Weekly's Legislative Scorecard", December 17, 2009]</ref>,<ref>[http://foxandhoundsdaily.com/blog/jon-fleischman/6105-random-thoughts-political-scene ''Fox and Hounds Daily'', "Random Thoughts on the Political Scene", December 18, 2009]</ref>
 
 
On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Lowenthal ranked as a '''100''', along with eight other Democratic members of the state assembly.<ref>[http://capitolweekly.net/fs/global:file/article/jq2q6aq0qasen6_files/file/id/yhpv1hrwt99tc2?_c=yhq30izrcjpifl ''Capitol Weekly", Downloadable 2009 Capitol Weekly State Legislative Scorecard]</ref>
 
 
===Sponsored legislation===
 
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 [http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html House site].
 
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
Line 90: Line 72:
 
|Committee1 = Accountability and Administrative Review  
 
|Committee1 = Accountability and Administrative Review  
 
|Committee2 = Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials  
 
|Committee2 = Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials  
|Committee3 =
+
|Committee3 = Health
|Committee4 =
+
|Committee4 = Transportation
|Committee5 =
+
|Chair4 = Chair
 +
|Committee5 = Emergency Management
 +
|Chair5 = Vice-chair
 +
|Joint5 = Yes
 +
|Committee6 = Legislative Audit
 +
|Joint6 = Yes
 
}}
 
}}
  
Line 129: Line 116:
 
|Committee5 = Water, Parks and Wildlife  
 
|Committee5 = Water, Parks and Wildlife  
 
}}
 
}}
 +
 +
==Issues==
 +
===Sponsored legislation===
 +
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 [http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/bilinfo.html House site].
 +
 +
===Political Courage test===
 +
Lowenthal 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.<Ref>[http://votesmart.org/npat.php?can_id=70442 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Lowenthal ''Issue Positions'']</ref>
 +
 +
===Legislative scorecard===
 +
[[Capitol Weekly]], California's major weekly periodical covering the [[California State Legislature|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 [[California Proposition 1A, Temporary Tax Increase (May 2009)|Proposition 1A (2009)]].  On the scorecard, "100" is a perfect liberal score and "0" is a perfect conservative score. <ref name=scorecard>[http://capitolweekly.net/article.php?_c=yhq30izrcjpifl&xid=yhnf7ylhyptpvq&done=.yhq30izrck7ifl ''Capitol Weekly'', "Capitol Weekly's Legislative Scorecard", December 17, 2009]</ref>,<ref>[http://foxandhoundsdaily.com/blog/jon-fleischman/6105-random-thoughts-political-scene ''Fox and Hounds Daily'', "Random Thoughts on the Political Scene", December 18, 2009]</ref>
 +
 +
On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Lowenthal ranked as a '''100''', along with eight other Democratic members of the state assembly.<ref>[http://capitolweekly.net/fs/global:file/article/jq2q6aq0qasen6_files/file/id/yhpv1hrwt99tc2?_c=yhq30izrcjpifl ''Capitol Weekly", Downloadable 2009 Capitol Weekly State Legislative Scorecard]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
Line 149: Line 152:
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
 
 
:: ''See also: [[California State Assembly elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[California State Assembly elections, 2010]]''
  
Line 168: Line 170:
  
 
===2008===
 
===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.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=CA&y=2008 California State Assembly election results]</ref>
 
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.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=CA&y=2008 California State Assembly election results]</ref>
  
Line 187: Line 188:
  
 
==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
 +
{{Comprehensive donor history
 +
|Name= Lownethal
 +
|Full name= Bonnie Lowenthal
 +
|year= 2008
 +
|Editdate= September 14, 2013
 +
|link= <ref>[http://followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=9043 "Follow the Money", "Lowenthal, Bonnie", Accessed September 14, 2013]</ref>
 +
|party= Democratic
 +
|totalraised2012= 419081
 +
|result2012= Won
 +
|office2012=[[California State Assembly elections, 2012|California State Assembly, District 70]]
 +
|totalraised2010= 754422
 +
|result2010= Won
 +
|office2010=[[California State Assembly elections, 2010|California State Assembly, District 54]]
 +
|totalraised2008= 882792
 +
|result2008= Won
 +
|office2008=[[California State Assembly elections, 2008|California State Assembly, District 54]]
 +
|totalraised2006=
 +
|result2006=
 +
|office2006=
 +
|totalraised2004=
 +
|result2004=
 +
|office2004=
 +
}}
 +
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
{{State leg donor}}
+
{{SLP donor box 2012
===2010===
+
|name = Lowenthal
 +
|full name = Bonnie Lowenthal
 +
|reference = http://followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=137521
 +
|office= California State Assembly
 +
|new = no
 +
|party = Democratic
 +
|total raised = 419081
 +
|org1 = Longshore & Warehouse Local 13
 +
|org2 = Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians
 +
|org3 = Electrical Workers Local 11
 +
|org4 = Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters
 +
|org5 = Walgreens
 +
|orgamount1 = 7800
 +
|orgamount2 = 5800
 +
|orgamount3 = 5000
 +
|orgamount4 = 5000
 +
|orgamount5 = 4500
 +
|}}
  
In 2010, Lowenthal raised $754,422 in contributions. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=CA&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref>   
+
===2010===
 +
In 2010, Lowenthal raised $754,422 in contributions. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=CA&y=2010&f=H&so=O#sorttable ''followthemoney.org'', "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013]</ref>   
  
 
Her five largest contributors were:
 
Her five largest contributors were:
Line 214: Line 257:
  
 
===2008===
 
===2008===
 
 
Below are Lowenthal's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=97971 Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions]</ref>
 
Below are Lowenthal's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=97971 Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions]</ref>
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
{| class="wikitable"
Line 244: Line 286:
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Bonnie + Lowenthal + California + Legislature'''
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Bonnie + Lowenthal + California + Legislature'''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Bonnie+Lowenthal+California+Legislature+&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Bonnie Lowenthal News Feed</rss>
+
{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Bonnie+Lowenthal+California+Legislature+&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Bonnie Lowenthal News Feed}}
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
{{submit a leg link}}
 
{{submit a leg link}}
* [http://democrats.assembly.ca.gov/members/a54/ Official state assembly website of Bonnie Lowenthal]
 
 
* [http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=70442 Legislative profile of Bonnie Lowenthal on Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=70442 Legislative profile of Bonnie Lowenthal on Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=70442 Biographical profile of Bonnie Lowenthal on Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=70442 Biographical profile of Bonnie Lowenthal on Project Vote Smart]
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=122207 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=97971 2008]
+
* Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=122207 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=97971 2008]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
Line 273: Line 314:
  
 
{{Slpcandidate|Year=2012|Status=incumbent|Chamber=House of Representatives|Primary=W|General=W|Redistricting=YH|}}
 
{{Slpcandidate|Year=2012|Status=incumbent|Chamber=House of Representatives|Primary=W|General=W|Redistricting=YH|}}
 +
<!--2014 categories-->
 +
[[Category:State representative termed out, 2014]]

Revision as of 14:15, 23 December 2013

Bonnie Lowenthal
Bonnie Lowenthal.jpg
California State Assembly District 70
Incumbent
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
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.

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.[1]

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 provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[2]

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. [3],[4]

On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Lowenthal ranked as a 100, along with eight other Democratic members of the state assembly.[5]

Elections

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.[6][7]

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.[8]

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.[9]

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.[10]

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. [11]

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:[12]

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.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Bonnie + Lowenthal + California + Legislature

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

Bonnie Lowenthal News Feed

  • Loading...

External links

Light Bulb Icon.svg.png
Suggest a link

References

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