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  |Next election = [[California State Senate elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
  |Next election = [[California State Senate elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
  |Prior office = California State Assembly
  |Prior office = California State Assembly

Revision as of 08:16, 17 July 2013

Leland Yee
Leland Yee.JPG
Current candidacy
Running for California Secretary of State
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
California State Senate District 8
In office
Term ends
December 16, 2014
Years in position 9
Base salary$95,291/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits12 years
Prior offices
California State Assembly
Bachelor'sUniversity of California, Berkeley, 1970
Master'sSan Francisco State University, 1972
Ph.D.University of Hawaii, 1975
Place of birthChina
ProfessionChild Psychologist
Personal website
Leland Yee (b. 1948) is a Democratic member of the California State Senate, representing District 8. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. Yee served as Assistant President Pro Tempore until 2011. He ran for Secretary of State of California in the 2014 elections.[1]

Before becoming a senator, Yee was a California State Assemblyman, a San Francisco County supervisor representing San Francisco's Sunset District, and a member of the San Francisco School Board.

While in the state assembly, Yee was the first Asian American to be appointed its Speaker Pro Tempore.

Committee assignments


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

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Business, Professions, and Economic Development
Elections and Constitutional Amendments
Human Services, Chair
Public Employment and Retirement


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Yee serves on these committees:


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


Legislative scorecards

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 passed on how they voted on an assortment of bills in the most recent legislative session. The 2009 scores were passed 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. [2],[3]

On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Lee ranked as a 94. [4]



See also: State executive official elections, 2014

On November 26, 2012, Lee announced he ran for Secretary of State of California in the 2014 elections. Current officeholder Debra Bowen cannot seek re-election in 2014 due to term limits.[1] The general election took place on November 5, 2013.


See also: California State Senate elections, 2010

Yee won re-election to the 8th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Republican Doo Sup Park in the November 2 general election.[5]

California State Senate, District 8 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Leland Yee (D) 197,070
Doo Sup Park (R) 52,587


In 2006 Yee was elected to the California State Senate, District 8. He finished with 179,556 votes while his opponent Michael Skipakevich finished with 50,670 votes.[6] Yee raised $1,579,512 for his campaign fund.

California State Senate, District 8
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Leland Yee (D) 179,556
Michael Skipakevich (R) 50,670

Campaign donors


In 2010, Yee raised $736,135 in contributions. [7]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
California Teachers Association $15,600
California State Council Of Service Employees $15,600
California Faculty Association $15,600
California School Employees Association $9,700


In 2006 Yee raised $1,579,512 in campaign donations. His top five contributors are listed below.[8]

Donor Amount
California State Council of Laborers $15,400
Northern California Carpenters Regional Council $13,400
California Teachers Association $13,400
AT&T $13,000
California Professional Fire Fighters $12,194

District profile

Leland Yee shows support for UC Service Workers on strike

The 8th district covers almost half of San Francisco and all but southeastern San Mateo County.

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