Felipe Fuentes

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Felipe Fuentes
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California State Assembly District 39
Former Member
In office
May 2007-2012
Base salary$95,290.56 per year
Per diem$141.86 per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Master'sPepperdine University
Office website
Campaign website
Felipe Fuentes is a former Democratic member of the California State Assembly, representing District 39 from May 2007 to 2012.

Fuentes previously served as Chief of Staff to President Alex Padilla, Los Angeles City Council and as a Deputy Mayor in the San Fernando Valley portion of Los Angeles.[1]


Political Courage test

Fuentes 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.[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, Fuentes ranked as a 77.[5]

Fuentes's sponsored legislation includes:

  • AB 40 - Water: reasonable use: electrical generation
  • AB 394 - Solar energy systems
  • AB 1106 - Renewable electric generation facilities: fee

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

Committee assignments


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


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



Fuentes was ineligible to run for re-election due to term limits.


See also: California State Assembly elections, 2010

Fuentes won re-election to the 39th District seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the June 8 primary. He defeated Green Party candidate John Paul Lindblad in the November 2 general election.[6]

California State Assembly, District 39 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Felipe Fuentes (D) 43,267
John Paul Lindblad (G) 11,905


In 2008 Fuentes was elected to the California State Assembly District 39. Fuentes (D) finished with 59,495 votes and was followed by Grady Martine (R) with 14,689 votes and John Lindblad (G) with 6,505 votes.[7]

California State Assembly District 39
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Felipe Fuentes (D) 59,495
Grady Martine (R) 14,689
John Lindblad (G) 6,505

Campaign donors


In 2010, Fuentes raised $951,211 in contributions.[8]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
California State Pipe Trades Council $15,600
Southern California Pipe Trades District Council 16 $15,600
State Building & Construction Trades Council Of California $12,800
Southwest Regional Council Of Carpenters $12,800
California State Association Of Electrical Workers $12,800


Below are Fuentes's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[9]

Contributor 2008 total
California Teachers Association $14,400
California State Council of Service Employees $14,400
CA School Employees Assoc $14,200
AT&T $12,300
Southern CA Pipe Trades District Council 16 $12,200

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Fuentes is married to Lena. They have one child.

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Preceded by
California State Assembly District 39
Succeeded by
Raul Bocanegra (D)