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=<br>'''California'''<br>=
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<h2 style="margin:0; background:#E0F2F7; font-size:180%; font-weight:bold; border:1px solid #0047AB; text-align:center; color: black; padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><br>'''Welcome to California on Ballotpedia!'''<br><br></h2><br>
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<p align="justify">''Bordering the Pacific Ocean, [[Oregon]], [[Nevada]], [[Arizona]] and Mexico, California is located on the West Coast of the United States. The state's capital is [[Sacramento, California|Sacramento]]. <br><br>California is governed as a republic, with three branches of government – the executive branch consisting of the [[Governor of California|Governor]] and the other independently elected constitutional officers; the legislative branch consisting of the [[California State Assembly]] and [[California State Senate]]; and the judicial branch consisting of the {{JP|Supreme Court of California}} and lower courts. California has two members of the [[United States congressional delegations from California|U.S. Senate]], a total of 53 members of the [[United States congressional delegations from California|U.S. House of Representatives]], 40 members of the [[California State Senate]] and 80 members of the [[California State Assembly]].''</p></td></tr>
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<center>• [[Ballotpedia's 2013-2014 congressional election coverage plan|Congressional special]] & [[United States Congress elections, 2014|regularly scheduled election coverage]] & [[Congress reports|reports]] <br><br> • [[State executive official elections, 2014|State Executive Official election coverage]] & [[State executive official reports|reports]] <br><br> • [[Ballotpedia's 2013-2014 state legislative election coverage plan|State Legislative election coverage]] & [[State legislative reports|reports]] <br><br> • [[Ballotpedia's 2014 ballot measure coverage plan|Ballot measure election coverage]] <br><br> • [[State ballot measure reports|Ballot measure state reports]] & [[Local ballot measure reports|local reports]] <br><br> • [[Ballotpedia's 2014 school board election coverage plan|School board election coverage]] & [[School board reports|reports]] <br><br>• [[Ballotpedia's 2014 municipal (mayoral and city council) election coverage plan|Municipal government election coverage]]</center></h2>
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<td><center>• [[Voting in California|Important voting information]] <br>• [[Absentee voting#Absentee voting|Absentee voting]] • [[Early voting#Early voting|Early voting]] • [[State Blue Books|Blue Book]] <br>• [[Redistricting in California|Redistricting]] • [[California vote fraud|Vote fraud]] <hr>''For more information on voting in California,''<br> '''''[[Voting in California|click here]].'''''<br></center></td></tr></table>
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{{Election links
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'''State executives'''<br>
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[[Governor of California|Governor]] •
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[[California Attorney General|Attorney General]] •
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[[California Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] •
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[[California Treasurer|Treasurer]] •
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[[California State Auditor|State Auditor]] •
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[[California Superintendent of Public Instruction|Superintendent of Public Instruction]] •
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[[California Commissioner of Insurance|Commissioner of Insurance]] •
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[[California Secretary of Agriculture|Secretary of Agriculture]] •
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[[California Secretary for Natural Resources|Secretary for Natural Resources]] •
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[[California President of Public Utilities|President of Public Utilities]]
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'''State legislature'''<br>
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<center>{{Congdelegationlists|Chamber=Senate|State=California}}</center>
[[California State Legislature|State Legislature]] •
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[[California State Assembly|State Assembly]] •
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[[California State Senate|Senate]]
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'''Other'''<br>
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[[California Constitution|Constitution]] •
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[[California Supreme Court|Supreme Court]]
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<h6 style="margin:0; background:#0047AB; font-size:125%; font-weight:bold; border:1px solid #0047AB; text-align:center; color:white; padding:0.2em 0.4em;">'''About the U.S. Congress'''</h6><br>
  
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• [[113th United States Congress]]<br>
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• [[Special elections to the 113th United States Congress (2013-2014)|2013-2014 Special Congressional elections]]<br>
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• [[United States Congress elections, 2014|2014 Congressional elections]]<br>
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• [[United States Senate elections, 2014|2014 U.S. Senate elections]]<br>
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• [[United States House of Representatives elections, 2014|2014 U.S. House elections]]<br>
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• [[List of candidates who won election to U.S. Congress on November 6, 2012|November 6, 2012 General Election Winners]]
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• [[United States Constitution]]<br>
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• [[Filibuster|What is a filibuster?]]<br>
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• [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives|Do you know the staff salaries of your U.S. Congress member?]]<br>
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• [[List of U.S. Congress incumbents not running for re-election in 2012|List of incumbents who are retired]]<br>
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'''California Counties'''<br>
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[[Alameda County, California ballot measures|Alameda]] • [[Alpine County, California ballot measures|Alpine]] • [[Amador County, California ballot measures|Amador]] • [[Butte County, California ballot measures|Butte]] • [[Calaveras County, California ballot measures|Calaveras]] • [[Colusa County, California ballot measures|Colusa]] • [[Contra Costa County, California ballot measures|Contra Costa]] • [[Del Norte County, California ballot measures|Del Norte]] • [[El Dorado County, California ballot measures|El Dorado]] • [[Fresno County, California ballot measures|Fresno]] • [[Glenn County, California ballot measures|Glenn]] • [[Humboldt County, California ballot measures|Humboldt]] • [[Imperial County, California ballot measures|Imperial]] • [[Inyo County, California ballot measures|Inyo]] • [[Kern County, California ballot measures|Kern]] • [[Kings County, California ballot measures|Kings]] • [[Lake County, California ballot measures|Lake]] • [[Lassen County, California ballot measures|Lassen]] • [[Los Angeles County, California ballot measures|Los Angeles]] • [[Madera County, California ballot measures|Madera]] • [[Marin County, California ballot measures|Marin]] • [[Mariposa County, California ballot measures|Mariposa]] • [[Mendocino County, California ballot measures|Mendocino]] • [[Merced County, California ballot measures|Merced]] • [[Modoc County, California ballot measures|Modoc]] • [[Mono County, California ballot measures|Mono]] • [[Monterey County, California ballot measures|Monterey]] • [[Napa County, California ballot measures|Napa]] • [[Nevada County, California ballot measures|Nevada]] • [[Orange County, California ballot measures|Orange]] • [[Placer County, California ballot measures|Placer]] • [[Plumas County, California ballot measures|Plumas]] • [[Riverside County, California ballot measures|Riverside]] • [[Sacramento County, California ballot measures|Sacramento]] • [[San Benito County, California ballot measures|San Benito]] • [[San Bernardino County, California ballot measures|San Bernardino]] • [[San Diego County, California ballot measures|San Diego]] • [[San Francisco City and County, California ballot measures|San Francisco]] • [[San Joaquin County, California ballot measures|San Joaquin]] • [[San Luis Obispo County, California ballot measures|San Luis Obispo]] • [[San Mateo County, California ballot measures|San Mateo]] • [[Santa Barbara County, California ballot measures|Santa Barbara]] • [[Santa Clara County, California ballot measures|Santa Clara]] • [[Santa Cruz County, California ballot measures|Santa Cruz]] • [[Shasta County, California ballot measures|Shasta]] • [[Sierra County, California ballot measures|Sierra]] • [[Siskiyou County, California ballot measures|Siskiyou]] • [[Solano County, California ballot measures|Solano]] • [[Sonoma County, California ballot measures|Sonoma]] • [[Stanislaus County, California ballot measures|Stanislaus]] • [[Sutter County, California ballot measures|Sutter]] • [[Tehama County, California ballot measures|Tehama]] • [[Trinity County, California ballot measures|Trinity]] • [[Tulare County, California ballot measures|Tulare]] • [[Tuolumne County, California ballot measures|Tuolumne]] • [[Ventura County, California ballot measures|Ventura]] • [[Yolo County, California ballot measures|Yolo]] • [[Yuba County, California ballot measures|Yuba]] • '''[[Sunshinereview:California city and county ballot initiatives|All California counties...]]'''
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<center>• [[California state budget|State budget]] • [[California public pensions|Public pensions]]<br>• [[California Constitution|State Constitution]] • [[California Supreme Court|State Supreme Court]] <br>• [[Laws governing ballot measures in California|Laws governing ballot measures]] <br>• [[Laws governing recall]] • [[Laws governing local ballot measures in California|Laws governing local measures]] <br>• [[Laws governing the initiative process]] • [[California signature requirements|Signature requirements]] <br>• [[History of Initiative and Referendum in California|State history of initiatives and referendum]] <br>• [[Campaign finance requirements for California ballot measures|Campaign finance requirements]] • [[California Fair Political Practices Commission|Fair Political Practices Commission]]<br>• [[Forms of direct democracy in the American states|Forms of direct democracy in the U.S.]]<br><br></center>
  
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'''Voting and elections'''
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* [[Portal:Congress|Congress]] ([[United States Senate elections in California, 2012|2012 U.S. Senate]] & [[United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012|House elections]])
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* [[California State Legislature|State legislature]] ([[California State Senate elections, 2012|2012 Senate]] & [[California State Assembly elections, 2012|Assembly elections]])
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[[California Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] [[California Attorney General|Attorney General]] <br>
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[[California Treasurer|Treasurer]] [[California Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] [[California Controller|Controller]] [[California State Auditor|State Auditor]]<br>
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[[California Superintendent of Public Instruction|Superintendent of Public Instruction]] [[California Commissioner of Insurance|Commissioner of Insurance]]<br> 
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* [[California Legislative Analyst's Office]]
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* [[California Fair Political Practices Commission|Fair Political Practices Commission]]
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* [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States]]
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** [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, California|California Results]]
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'''Laws and history'''
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* [[Laws governing ballot measures in California]]
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** [[Laws governing recall in California|Laws governing recall]]
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* [[California signature requirements|Signature requirements]]
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* [[History of Initiative and Referendum in California|State history of initiatives and referendum]]
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Bordering the Pacific Ocean, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Mexico, California is located on the West Coast of the United States. The state's capital is Sacramento.

California is governed as a republic, with three branches of government – the executive branch consisting of the Governor and the other independently elected constitutional officers; the legislative branch consisting of the California State Assembly and California State Senate; and the judicial branch consisting of the Supreme Court of California and lower courts. California has two members of the U.S. Senate, a total of 53 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 40 members of the California State Senate and 80 members of the California State Assembly.

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National politics in California


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Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. Senate


Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Barbara Boxer
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, California 1993January 3, 2017November 8, 2016(dead link) Link
Dianne Feinstein
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, California 1993January 3, 2019November 2018Link


Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. House of Representatives

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Adam Schiff
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Democratic PartyDistrict 28 2001January 3, 2015Link
Alan Lowenthal
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Democratic PartyDistrict 47 2013January 3, 2015Link
Ami Bera
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Democratic PartyDistrict 7 2013January 3, 2015Link
Anna Eshoo
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Democratic PartyDistrict 18 1993January 3, 2015Link
Barbara Lee
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Democratic PartyDistrict 13 1999January 3, 2015Link
Brad Sherman
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Democratic PartyDistrict 30 1997January 3, 2015Link
Buck McKeon
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Republican PartyDistrict 25 1993January 3, 2015Link
Dana Rohrabacher
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Republican PartyDistrict 48 1989January 3, 2015Link
Darrell Issa
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Republican PartyDistrict 49 2001January 3, 2015Link
David G. Valadao
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Republican PartyDistrict 21 2013January 3, 2015Link
Devin Nunes
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Republican PartyDistrict 22 2003January 3, 2015Link
Doris Matsui
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Democratic PartyDistrict 6 2005January 3, 2015Link
Doug LaMalfa
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Republican PartyDistrict 1 2013January 3, 2015Link
Duncan Hunter
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Republican PartyDistrict 50 2009January 3, 2015Link
Edward Royce
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Republican PartyDistrict 39 1993January 3, 2015Link
Eric Swalwell
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Democratic PartyDistrict 15 2013January 3, 2015Link
Gary Miller
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Republican PartyDistrict 31 1999January 3, 2015Link
George Miller
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Democratic PartyDistrict 11 1975January 3, 2015Link
Gloria Negrete McLeod
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Democratic PartyDistrict 35 2013January 3, 2015Link
Grace Napolitano
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Democratic PartyDistrict 32 1999January 3, 2015Link
Henry Waxman
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Democratic PartyDistrict 33 1975January 3, 2015Link
Jackie Speier
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Democratic PartyDistrict 14 2008January 3, 2015Link
Janice Hahn
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Democratic PartyDistrict 44 2011January 3, 2015Link
Jared Huffman
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Democratic PartyDistrict 2 2013January 3, 2015Link
Jeff Denham
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Republican PartyDistrict 10 2011January 3, 2015Link
Jerry McNerney
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Democratic PartyDistrict 9 2007January 3, 2015Link
Jim Costa
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Democratic PartyDistrict 16 2005January 3, 2015Link
John Campbell
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Republican PartyDistrict 45 2005January 3, 2015Link
John Garamendi
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Democratic PartyDistrict 3 2009January 3, 2015Link
Juan Vargas
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Democratic PartyDistrict 51 2013January 3, 2015Link
Judy Chu
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Democratic PartyDistrict 27 2009January 3, 2015Link
Julia Brownley
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Democratic PartyDistrict 26 2013January 3, 2015Link
Karen Bass
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Democratic PartyDistrict 37 2011January 3, 2015Link
Ken Calvert
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Republican PartyDistrict 42 1993January 3, 2015Link
Kevin McCarthy
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Republican PartyDistrict 23 2007January 3, 2015Link
Linda Sanchez
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Democratic PartyDistrict 38 2003January 3, 2015Link
Lois Capps
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Democratic PartyDistrict 24 1998January 3, 2015Link
Loretta Sanchez
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Democratic PartyDistrict 46 1997January 3, 2015Link
Lucille Roybal-Allard
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Democratic PartyDistrict 40 1993January 3, 2015Link
Mark Takano
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Democratic PartyDistrict 41 2013January 3, 2015Link
Maxine Waters
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Democratic PartyDistrict 43 1991January 3, 2015Link
Mike Honda
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Democratic PartyDistrict 17 2001January 3, 2015Link
Mike Thompson
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Democratic PartyDistrict 5 1999January 3, 2015Link
Nancy Pelosi
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Democratic PartyDistrict 12 1987January 3, 2015Link
Paul Cook
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Republican PartyDistrict 8 2013January 3, 2015Link
Raul Ruiz
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Democratic PartyDistrict 36 2013January 3, 2015Link
Sam Farr
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Democratic PartyDistrict 20 1993January 3, 2015Link
Scott Peters
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Democratic PartyDistrict 52 2013January 3, 2015Link
Susan Davis
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Democratic PartyDistrict 53 2001January 3, 2015Link
Tom McClintock
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Republican PartyDistrict 4 2009January 3, 2015Link
Tony Cardenas
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Democratic PartyDistrict 29 2013January 3, 2015Link
Xavier Becerra
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Democratic PartyDistrict 34 1993January 3, 2015Link
Zoe Lofgren
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Democratic PartyDistrict 19 1995January 3, 2015Link


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On the federal level, there are four courts: the United States District Court for the Central District of California, United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, United States District Court for the Northern District of California and United States District Court for the Southern District of California. Appeals are made at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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