Henry T. Perea

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Henry T. Perea
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California State Assembly District 31
In office
December 6, 2010-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 5
Base salary$95,291/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Prior offices
Fresno City Council
Bachelor'sCalifornia State University, Fresno
Office website
Henry T. Perea is a Democratic member of the California State Assembly, representing District 31. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Perea earned his degree in Political Science from California State University Fresno and he graduated from the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 2006. His professional experience includes serving as a council member of the City of Fresno, serving from 2002 to 2010, as president of that city council in 2007 and as intern/district representative for Representative Cal Dooley of the United States House of Representatives.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Perea served on the following committees:

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Banking and Finance
Elections and Redistricting
Governmental Organization
Insurance, Chair


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



See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Perea won re-election in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 31. He ran unopposed in the primary on June 5, 2012, and won election unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012, as well.[1][2]

California State Assembly, District 31, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHenry T. Perea Incumbent 64% 55,626
     Republican James "JD" Bennett 36% 31,282
Total Votes 86,908


See also: California State Assembly elections, 2010

Perea defeated Romelia Nino Castillo and Rosaline Velasco in the June 8 primary. He then defeated Republican Brandon Shoemaker in the November 2 general election.[3][4]

California State Assembly, District 31 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Henry T. Perea (D) 40,947
Brandon Shoemaker (R) 27,606
California House of Representatives, District 31 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Henry T. Perea (D) 12,409
Rosaline Velasco (D) 2,297
Romelia Nino Castillo (D) 1,693

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Perea raised $663,419 in contributions. [5]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
California Association Of Realtors $15,600
Fresno City Fire Fighters Local 753 $12,000
Northern California Carpenters Regional Council $11,800
California Medical Association $11,300


Perea and his wife, Yahaira, have one child.

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Preceded by
Juan Arambula (I)
California Assembly District 31
Succeeded by