Jimmy Gomez

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Jimmy Gomez
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California State Assembly District 51
In office
December 3, 2012-present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 3
Base salary$95,291/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits12 years
Bachelor'sUniversity California, Los Angeles
Master'sHarvard University'’s John F. Kennedy School of Government
Jimmy Gomez is a Democratic member of the California State Assembly, representing District 51. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Gomez earned his B.A. in Political Science from University California, Los Angeles and his Master's degree in Public Policy from Harvard University'’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.[1]

Gomez is the political director for United Nurses Associations of California.[1]

Committee assignments


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

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media
Labor and Employment
Water, Parks and Wildlife


Campaign themes


Gomez's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Creating good jobs
Excerpt: "We need more good-paying jobs with benefits. Jimmy Gomez has a plan to invest in our infrastructure, protect funding for job-training and community colleges, invest in high-tech “green collar” industries, and create a California version of the American Jobs Act to help small businesses increase hiring."
  • Protecting and improving schools
Excerpt: "Education is the pathway to a better life for our children, but students can’t succeed if schools fail. Jimmy Gomez will make sure our schools have the funding, support, and resources they need to prepare our students to succeed in college or the workplace."
  • Making our community safer
Excerpt: "There’s a reason public safety officers are supporting Jimmy Gomez, and it’s because he has the plan and ability to help make our communities safe. He will get paramedics, firefighters, and police officers the tools they need to crack down on gangs, drugs, and protect our neighborhoods, schools, and public spaces."



See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Gomez won election in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 51. He advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Richard Friedberg (D), Arturo Chavez (D), and Oscar Gutierrez (D). Gomez defeated Luis Lopez (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

California State Assembly, District 51, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJimmy Gomez 59.8% 63,292
     Democratic Luiz Lopez 40.2% 42,618
Total Votes 105,910

California State Assembly, District 51 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Arturo Chavez 23% 6,422
     Democratic Richard Friedberg 11% 3,059
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJimmy Gomez 37.4% 10,452
     Democratic Oscar Gutierrez 4% 1,128
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLuis Lopez 24.6% 6,871
Total Votes 27,932

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gomez is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Gomez raised a total of $799,920 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 14, 2013.[5]

Jimmy Gomez's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 California State Assembly, District 51 Won $799,920
Grand Total Raised $799,920


Gomez won election to the California State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Gomez raised a total of $799,920.
California State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jimmy Gomez's campaign in 2012
LA Democratic Party$16,026
United Nurses Association of Californa/Union of Health Care Professionals$15,600
United Domestic Workers of America$15,600
California Federation of Teachers$15,600
Service Employees Local 721$11,700
Total Raised in 2012$799,920
Source:Follow the Money


In 2012, Gomez's endorsements included the following:[6]

  • California Democratic Party
  • Northeast Democrats of Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles County Young Democrats
  • Los Angeles Police Protective League
  • Sierra Club
  • California League of Conservation Voters
  • California Federation of Labor
  • Los Angeles County Federation of Labor
  • AFSCME California PEOPLE
  • AFSCME, District Council 36
  • AFSCME, District Council 57
  • AFT College Staff Guild, AFT 1521A
  • Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1277
  • California Association of Professional Employees (CAPE)
  • California Correctional Peace Officers Assocation (California Correctional Peace Officers Association)
  • California Federation of Teachers (California Federation of Teachers)
  • California Professional Firefighters (CPF)
  • California State Firefighters’ Association (CSFA)
  • Communication Workers of America, District 9
  • Health and Social Services Professional Employees, AFSCME Local 2620
  • ILWU, Local 13
  • IBEW, Local 11
  • IBEW, Local 18
  • International Alliance of Theatrical Stage
  • Employees (I.A.T.S.E.), Los Angeles Area Locals
  • International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 13
  • Ironworkers Local 433
  • Laborers, Local 300
  • Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association
  • Los Angeles County Firefighters, Local 1014
  • Los Angeles County Deputy Probation Officers
  • Los Angeles College Faculty Guild, AFT Local 1521
  • MWD, AFSCME Local 1902
  • MAPA, AFSCME Local 1001
  • Painters & Allied Trades District Council 36
  • Service Employees International Union California State Council
  • State Coalition Of Probation Organizations (SCOPO)
  • Teamsters Joint Council 42
  • UA Plumbers and Apprentices, Local 78
  • Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD)
  • UNITE-HERE, Local 11
  • United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW)
  • United Domestic Workers of America (UDW)
  • United Firefighters of Los Angeles City (UFLAC), Local 112 IAFF
  • United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770
  • United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1428
  • United Nurses Associations of California (UNAC)
  • United Steel Workers Union Local 675
  • United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA)
  • Utility Workers of America, Local 132
  • Judy Chu, U.S. Congresswoman
  • Janice Hahn, U.S. Congresswoman
  • Grace Napolitano, U.S. Congresswoman
  • Lucille Roybal-Allard, U.S. Congresswoman
  • Linda Sanchez, U.S. Congresswoman
  • Dave Jones, California Insurance Commissioner
  • John Chiang, California Controller
  • Betty Yee, Chair, Board of Equalization
  • Mark Ridley-Thomas, Los Angeles County Supervisor
  • Kevin de León, State senator
  • Ed Hernandez, State senator
  • Charles Calderon, Assembly Majority Leader
  • Mike Gatto, Assistant Speaker Pro Tempore
  • Toni Atkins, Assemblymember
  • Bob Blumenfield, Assemblymember
  • Mike Feuer, Assemblymember
  • Roger Hernandez, Assemblymember
  • Ricardo Lara, Assemblymember
  • Holly J. Mitchell, Assemblymember
  • Dr. Richard Pan, Assemblymember
  • Das Williams, Assemblymember
  • Dario Frommer, Former Assemblymember
  • Cindy Montanez, Former Assemblymember
  • Pedro Nava, Former Assemblymember
  • Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Councilmember
  • Jose Huizar, Los Angeles City Councilmember
  • Ed Reyes, Los Angeles City Councilmember
  • Mark E. Pulido, Cerritos City Councilmember
  • Dr. Richard Vladovic, Los Angeles Unified School District Board Member
  • Steve Zimmer, Los Angeles Unified School District Board Member
  • Miguel Santiago, L.A. Community College Board
  • Scott Svokin, L.A. Community College Board
  • Steve Veres, L.A. Community College Board
  • Raul Romero, San Gabriel Valley Water Board

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Preceded by
Steve Bradford (D)
California State Assembly District 51
Succeeded by