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[[Capitol Weekly]], California's major weekly periodical covering the [[California State Legislature|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 [[California Proposition 1A, Temporary Tax Increase (May 2009)|Proposition 1A (2009)]].  On the scorecard, "100" is a perfect liberal score and "0" is a perfect conservative score.<ref name=scorecard>[http://capitolweekly.net/article.php?_c=yhq30izrcjpifl&xid=yhnf7ylhyptpvq&done=.yhq30izrck7ifl ''Capitol Weekly'', "Capitol Weekly's Legislative Scorecard", December 17, 2009]</ref>,<ref>[http://foxandhoundsdaily.com/blog/jon-fleischman/6105-random-thoughts-political-scene ''Fox and Hounds Daily'', "Random Thoughts on the Political Scene", December 18, 2009]</ref>
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[[Capitol Weekly]], California's major weekly periodical covering the [[California State Legislature|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 [[California Proposition 1A, Temporary Tax Increase (May 2009)|Proposition 1A (2009)]].  On the scorecard, "100" is a perfect liberal score and "0" is a perfect conservative score.<ref name=scorecard>[http://capitolweekly.net/article.php?_c=yhq30izrcjpifl&xid=yhnf7ylhyptpvq&done=.yhq30izrck7ifl ''Capitol Weekly'', "Capitol Weekly's Legislative Scorecard", December 17, 2009]</ref><ref>[http://foxandhoundsdaily.com/blog/jon-fleischman/6105-random-thoughts-political-scene ''Fox and Hounds Daily'', "Random Thoughts on the Political Scene", December 18, 2009]</ref>
  
 
On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Beall ranked as a '''94'''.<ref>[http://capitolweekly.net/fs/global:file/article/jq2q6aq0qasen6_files/file/id/yhpv1hrwt99tc2?_c=yhq30izrcjpifl ''Capitol Weekly", Downloadable 2009 Capitol Weekly State Legislative Scorecard]</ref>
 
On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Beall ranked as a '''94'''.<ref>[http://capitolweekly.net/fs/global:file/article/jq2q6aq0qasen6_files/file/id/yhpv1hrwt99tc2?_c=yhq30izrcjpifl ''Capitol Weekly", Downloadable 2009 Capitol Weekly State Legislative Scorecard]</ref>

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James Beall Jr.
James Beall.gif
California State Senate District 15
Incumbent
In office
December 3, 2012-present
Term ends
December 5, 2016
Years in position 8
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$95,291/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits12 years
Prior offices
California State Assembly District 24
2006-2012
Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors
1994-2006
San Jose City Council
1980-1994
Education
Bachelor'sSan Jose State University
Personal
Place of birthSan Jose, California
ProfessionLegislator
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
James "Jim" Beall Jr. is a Democratic member of the California State Senate, representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

He previously served in the California State Assembly, representing District 24 from 2006 to 2012.

Beall served on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors from 1994-2006, and on the San Jose City Council from 1980-1994.

He is a member of a number of organizations, including the Californians for Better Transportation Board, Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Policy Advisory Board, Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council, and the Paratransit Coordinating Council.[1]

Beall was ineligible to run for re-election to the California State Assembly in 2012 due to term limits. He is instead won election to the California State Senate.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Banking and Financial Institutions
Budget and Fiscal Review
Governance and Finance
Health
Public Employment and Retirement, Chair
Transportation and Housing
Legislative Audit

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Beall's sponsored legislation includes:

  • AB 115 - Adult Health Coverage Expansion Program
  • AB 217 - Medi-Cal: alcohol and drug screening
  • AB 244 - Health care coverage: mental health services

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

Political Courage test

Beall provided 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. When asked his legislative priorities he responded:

"Prison spending has increased 74% in the past few years and is draining the state's resources. Calilfornia incarcerates more of its citizens than any state in the union and has the highest recidivisim rate. Substance abuse is a factor in nearly every crime comitted. As Chair of the Select Committee on Alcohol and Drug Abuse I am focusing on improving California's response to this epidimic. If we don't do a much better job addressing this issue we will not have the resources to address our education, health, transportation and many other needs."[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, Beall ranked as a 94.[5]

Elections

2012

See also: California State Senate elections, 2012

Beall won the 2012 election for California State Senate District 15. He and Joe Coto (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, unopposed. Beall was victorious in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

California State Senate, District , General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Beall 56.7% 160,451
     Democratic Joe Coto 43.3% 122,345
Total Votes 282,796

2010

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2010

Beall won re-election to the 24th District Seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the June 8 primary. He defeated Republican Robert Chandler in the November 2 general election.[8]

California State Assembly, District 24 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Beall Jr. (D) 81,526
Robert Chandler (R) 50,087

2008

In 2008 Beall was re-elected to the California State Assembly District 24. Beall (D) finished with 110,793 votes while his opponent Doug McNea (R) finished with 56,835 votes.[9] Beall raised $409,910 for his campaign fund.[10]

California State Assembly District 24
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Beall Jr. (D) 110,793
Doug McNea (R) 56,835

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Beall is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Beall raised a total of $1,711,776 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 17, 2013.[11]

James Beall Jr.'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 California State Senate, District 15 Won $734,190
2010 California State Assembly, District 24 Won $247,422
2008 California State Assembly, District 24 Won $409,910
2006 California State Assembly, District 24 Won $320,254
Grand Total Raised $1,711,776

2012

Beall won election to the California State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Beall raised a total of $734,190.
California State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Beall Jr.'s campaign in 2012
AFSCME California$15,600
California Federation of Teachers$15,600
California Faculty Association$15,600
California Labor Federation AFL-CIO$15,600
Service Employees Local 1000$15,600
Total Raised in 2012$734,190
Source:Follow the Money


2010

In 2010, Beall raised $247,422 in contributions. [12]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
California Teachers Association $15,600
California State Association Of Electrical Workers $9,700
Jim Beall For Assembly 2008 $8,512
California State Council Of Laborers $7,800

2008

Below are Beall's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[13]

Contributor 2008 total
Jim Beall for Assembly 2006 $18,699
California State Council of Service Employees $14,400
California Teachers Association $14,400
California Dental Assoc $9,700
CA State Council of Laborers $9,200

Personal

Beall is married to his wife, Pat. He has two stepchildren.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Sam Blakeslee (R)
California State Senate District 15
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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California State Assembly District 24
2006–2012
Succeeded by
Rich Gordon (D)