|Running for U.S. House District 1|
|Date of primary||June 5, 2012|
|General election||November 6, 2012|
|California State Senate District 4|
|December 6, 2010-Present|
|December 16, 2014|
|Years in position||4|
|State Senate Minority Whip|
|Per diem||$141.86/day for each day in session|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||2 terms|
|California State Assembly|
|Bachelor's||California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, 1982|
|Birthday||July 2, 1960|
|Place of birth||Oroville, CA|
LaMalfa served in the California State Assembly.
LaMalfa earned his BS in Agriculture/Business from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, in 1982. He then worked as a self-employed Rice Farmer from 1982 to 1990. He has been owner/partner of DSL Farms since 1990.
LaMalfa is sponsoring a bill in the California State Senate in 2012 that would put Proposition 1A, the 2008 High-Speed Rail $9.95 Billion Bond Act, back before the state's voters. He said, "Moving forward with just the first $2.7 billion in bonds to fund the ‘train to nowhere’ section of rail will cost California taxpayers $180 million a year just to service that debt. That is less than 3 percent of the total cost to build the project. Are the supporters of this project willing to lay off teachers, cops and firefighters to pay for an unusable section of track?"
His office released a statement that said:
- "...in the past year the California Supreme Court ruled that Proposition 1A’s ballot language was misleading, the High Speed Rail Authority admitted to using government funds to lobby Congress and the State Legislature, Congress has withdrawn future funds from the project, the Legislative Analyst Office has called into question the legality of the financing for the proposed first leg of construction, and the High Speed Rail Peer Review recommended not building the project."
LaMalfa also said, "This thing you voted on in 2008 is not what was described at that time. The price is a whole lot different. Now that everyone is seeing reality, they need to have another shot at whether they spend the money. It is time the voters got a do over. If the legislature acts quickly this measure can be on the November ballot and voters can have their say."
In August 2011, the California Citizens Redistricting Commission completed the new Congressional and state legislative maps for the 2012-2020 elections. A referendum began in August 2011 to repeal the Senate map. Supporters have until November 13, 2011 to collect the 504,760 signatures that are required to qualify the measure for the ballot. Among the drive supporters are former Governor Pete Wilson and State Senate Minority Leader Bob Dutton. Four other GOP senators immediately contributed more than $5,000 to the referendum group FAIR:
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, La Malfa has been appointed to these committees:
- Subcommittee on State Administration and General Government
- Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee, California Senate, Vice Chair
- Fairs, Allocation, and Classification Committee, California Legislature, Chair
- Fisheries and Aquaculture Committee, California Legislature
- Governance and Finance Committee, California Senate
- Audit Committee, California Legislature
- Natural Resources and Water Committee, California Senate, Vice Chair
- Veterans Affairs Committee, California Senate
LaMalfa is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 1st District. He and Jim Reed (D) advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Samuel Aanestad (R), Gregory Cheadle (R), Michael Dacquisto (R), Nathan Arrowsmith (D), Pete Stiglich (R), and Gary Allen Oxley (Ind). They will now face off in the November 6, 2012, general election.
- See also: California State Senate elections, 2010
La Malfa advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Rick Keene in the June 8 primary. He then advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Lathe Gill in the November 2 general election.
|California State Senate, District 4 General Election (2010)|
|Doug La Malfa (R)||226,239|
|Lathe Gill (D)||105,460|
|California State Senate, District 4 Republican Primary (2010)|
|Doug La Malfa (R)||60,460|
|Rick Keene (R)||43,873|
La Malfa's website lists the following issues:
- Lower Taxes = More Jobs and Stronger Economy
- Excerpt: "I oppose the unrestrained growth of government on the backs of the homeowner and taxpayer. It is essential that we defend the Proposition 13 and I will continue to do so."
- Creating a Business Friendly California
- Excerpt: "Our region's number one obstacle to economic development is the fact we're still in California! Talking with business owners from Placer County to the Oregon border, they all have similar complaints about dealing with the State of California. We must address this anti-business climate if we expect our economy to rebound."
- Natural Resources & Agriculture
- Excerpt: "Our natural resources are valuable assets and they must be used wisely. As a fourth generation farmer, I recognize the value of good stewardship of our resources and the bountiful harvest that nature provides again and again."
In 2010, La Malfa raised $564,432 in contributions. 
His four largest contributors were:
|California Association Of Realtors||$7,800|
|California Dental Association||$6,400|
|California Association Of Health Facilities||$4,900|
|Colusa Industrial Properties Inc||$4,900|
LaMalfa and his wife, Jill, have four children.
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- Doug La Malfa's campaign website
- Senate website
- Project Vote Smart Biography
- Project Vote Smart legislative profile
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Hometown Station, "High Speed Rail Project Could Be Back On The Ballot", January 30, 2012
- Los Angeles Times "Former Gov. Pete Wilson joins effort to upset redistricting plan," August 24, 2011
- Sacramento Bee "Drive to repeal Senate maps gets boost from four GOP senators," August 26, 2011
- California Secretary of State, Official candidate list
- Unofficial election results
- California Senate primary results
- Sacramento Bee, California State Senate election results
- Doug La Malfa's campaign website, Issues
- 2010 contributions
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