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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 legislative scorecard, DeSaulnier ranked as a '''91'''.<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 legislative scorecard, DeSaulnier ranked as a '''91'''.<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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Mark DeSaulnier
Mark DeSaulnier.jpg
Current candidacy
Running for U.S. House, California, District 11
Date of primaryJune 3, 2014
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
California State Senate District 7
In office
2008-Present
Term ends
December 5, 2016
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$95,291/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next primaryJune 3, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
California State Assembly
2007-2008
Education
Bachelor'sCollege of the Holy Cross, 1952
Personal
Place of birthLowell, MA
ProfessionRestaurateur
CandidateVerification
Mark DeSaulnier is a Democratic member of the California State Senate, representing District 7. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

DeSaulnier previously represented the 11th assembly district of the California State Assembly from 2006-2008.

DeSaulnier is seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 11th Congressional District of California in 2014.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Budget and Fiscal Review
Energy, Utilities and Communications
Governance and Finance
Health
Transportation and Housing, Chair
Legislative Audit

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

State constitution

California constitutional convention

DeSaulnier supports a California constitutional convention. He is a critic of the current California Constitution, saying, "We keep adding rooms, but the hallways don’t connect together. There’s not a lot of thought given to the overall architecture.”[2]

Initiative rights

DeSaulnier is a co-sponsor of Senate Bill 24, which would make it illegal to pay initiative circulators on a pay-per-signature basis.[3],[4]

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 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.[5],[6]

On the 2009 legislative scorecard, DeSaulnier ranked as a 91.[7]

Elections

2014

See also: California's 11th Congressional District elections, 2014

DeSaulnieris running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 11th District. DeSaulnier is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary on June 3, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Endorsements

DeSaulnier was endorsed by assembly members Joan Buchanan and Susan Bonilla[1]

2012

See also: California State Senate elections, 2012

DeSaulnier won re-election in the 2012 election for California State Senate District 7. He and Mark P. Meuser (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, unopposed. DeSaulnier was victorious in the general election on November 6, 2012.[8][9]

California State Senate, District 7, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark DeSaulnier Incumbent 61.5% 229,105
     Republican Mark P. Meuser 38.5% 143,707
Total Votes 372,812

2008

In 2008 DeSaulnier was elected to the California State Senate, District 7. He finished with 256,311 votes while his opponent Christian Amsberry finished with 128,878 votes.[10]

California State Senate, District 7
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Mark DeSaulnier (D) 256,311
Christian Amsberry (R) 128,878

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for DeSaulnier is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, DeSaulnier raised a total of $2,488,405 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 14, 2013.[11]

Mark De Saulnier's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 California State Senate, District 7 Won $587,356
2010 California State Senate, District 7 Not up for election $432,115
2008 California State Senate, District 7 Won $799,074
2006 California State Assembly, District 11 Won $669,860
Grand Total Raised $2,488,405

2012

DeSaulnier won re-election to the California State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, DeSaulnier raised a total of $587,356.

2010 (Off-cycle)


2008

In 2008 DeSaulnier raised $799,074 in campaign donations. Listed below are three of his top donors.[12]

Donor Amount
Electrical Workers Local 302 $14,400
California Labor Federation AFL-CIO $14,400
Northern California Carpenters Regional Council $14,400

7th District profile


DeSaulnier speaks on water legislation

The 7th District includes a primarily suburban part of San Francisco's East Bay arear. It is located entirely in and covers most of Contra Costa County. This includes all of the central and eastern portions of the county (everything east of Alameda County), and the western portion of the county on San Pablo Bay.

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See also

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