Impact of term limits on state representative elections in 2012
The California State Assembly has been a term-limited state house since California voters approved Proposition 140 in 1990. Under the terms of Proposition 140, the members of the state assembly can serve no more than three 2-year terms in the state assembly. This is a lifetime limit, as is the case in five other states with state legislative term limits.
There are 80 members in the state assembly, and 21 of them (26.25%) termed-out in 2012.
In addition to the 21 California state representatives who are leaving office because of term limits, 9 California state senators are also termed-out.
California state representatives whose seats are up for election in 2012 but who are unable to run because of the state's term limits are: