California State Assembly District 10

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California State Assembly District 10
Current incumbentMarc Levine Democratic Party
Ethnicity8.2% Black, 17.4% Hispanic
Voting age73.9% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
California’s tenth state assembly district is represented by Democratic Representative Marc Levine.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 508,384 civilians reside within California's tenth state assembly district. [1] California state senators represent an average of 465,674 residents.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 420,000 residents.[3]

About the office

Members of the California State Assembly serve two-year terms with term limits.[4] California legislators assume office one month after election (December).


According to Article IV of the California Constitution, the candidate must be a United States Citizen, a resident of California for three years, a resident of the legislative district for one year and a registered voter in that district by the time nomination papers are filed.[5]


See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the California legislature are paid $95,291 per year. They are also given per diem of $141.86 per day in session.[6]

Term limis

See also: State legislatures with term limits

Since the passage of Prop 28 in 2012, legislators first elected on or after November 6, 2012 are limited to a maximum of 12 years. Prop 140, passed in 1990, effects any members elected prior to November 6, 2012 and limits them to a maximum of two four-year terms (eight years).[4]


See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the assembly, the Governor must call for a special election. The election must be called by the Governor within fourteen days of the vacancy. No special election can be held if the vacancy happened in an election year and the nominating deadline passed.[7]



See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Elections for the office of California State Assembly consisted of a primary election on June 5, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 9, 2012. Incumbent Marc Levine (D) and Michael Allen (D) defeated Alex Easton-Brown (D), H. Christian Gunderson (D), Connie Wong (D), Peter Mancus (R) and Joe Boswell (I) in the June 5 blanket primary. Levine went on to defeat Allen in the general election. [8] [9]

California State Assembly, District 10, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarc Levine 51.2% 96,421
     Democratic Michael Allen Incumbent 48.8% 91,973
Total Votes 188,394
California State Assembly, District 10 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Allen Incumbent 31% 32,922
     Democratic Alex Easton-Brown 6.2% 6,563
     Democratic H. Christian Gunderson 2.2% 2,323
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarc Levine 24.4% 25,920
     Democratic Connie Wong 10.7% 11,371
     Republican Peter Mancus 21.4% 22,708
     Independent Joe Boswell 4.3% 4,544
Total Votes 106,351

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Assembly District 10 have raised a total of $14,427,930. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $389,944 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Assembly District 10
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $2,562,786 7 $366,112
2010 $4,141,935 4 $1,035,484
2008 $3,006,810 6 $501,135
2006 $802,109 5 $160,422
2004 $534,145 4 $133,536
2002 $1,980,346 8 $247,543
2000 $1,399,799 3 $466,600
Total $14,427,930 37 $389,944

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