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  |Profile picture = Robert Dutton.jpg
 
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  |Position = California State Senate District 31
 
  |Position = California State Senate District 31
  |Status = Former Member
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  |Tenure = 2004-2012
 
  |Tenure = 2004-2012
 
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  |Base salary = $95,290.56/year
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  |Per diem = $141.86/day for each day in session
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  |Pension  =  
 
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  |Last election = [[California's 31st congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Last election = [[California's 31st Congressional District elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
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  |Term limits = 2 terms
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  |Prior office = California State Assembly
 
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  |Profession = President/Chief Executive Officer, Dutton and Associates, Inc.
 
  |Profession = President/Chief Executive Officer, Dutton and Associates, Inc.
 
  |Religion = Catholic
 
  |Religion = Catholic
  |Office website = http://cssrc.us/web/31/default.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
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  |Campaign website = http://www.duttonforcongress.com/
 
  |Campaign website = http://www.duttonforcongress.com/
 
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}}{{TOCnestright}}'''Robert Dutton''' (b. 1950) is a former [[Republican]] member of the [[California State Senate]], representing District 31 from 2004 to 2012. He served as [[State Senate Minority Leader]] from 2011 to 2012.He previously served two years in the [[California State Assembly]].
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}}{{TOCnestright}}'''Robert Dutton''' (b. 1950) is a former [[Republican]] member of the [[California State Senate]], representing District 31 from 2004 to 2012. He served as [[State Senate Minority Leader]] from 2011 to 2012. He previously served two years in the [[California State Assembly]].
  
Because of California's [[term limits]], he was ineligible to run for re-election in 2012.
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Dutton ran for [[U.S. House]] in 2012 but lost in the general election.<ref name="cnnr">[http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/state/CA/house ''CNN'', "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center," accessed December 1, 2012]</ref>
 
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Dutton ran for [[U.S. House]] in 2012 but lost in the general election.<ref name="cnnr">[http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/state/CA/house ''CNN'' "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"]</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Dutton served on these committees:
 
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Dutton served on these committees:
  
* [[Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, California State Senate|Budget and Fiscal Review]] (Vice Chair)<ref>[http://www.senate.ca.gov/ftp/sen/committee/sub/BFR_3_HEALTH/_home1/PROFILE.HTM California Budget and Fiscal Review committee membership]</ref>
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* [[Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, California State Senate|Budget and Fiscal Review]] (Vice Chair)
* [[Transportation and Housing Committee, California Senate|Transportation and Housing]]<ref>[http://www.sen.ca.gov/ftp/sen/committee/STANDING/TRANSPORTATION/_home1/PROFILE.HTM Members of the Senate Transportation and Housing committee]</ref>
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* [[Transportation and Housing Committee, California Senate|Transportation and Housing]]
* [[Rules Committee, California Senate|Rules]]<ref>[http://www.senate.ca.gov/ftp/sen/committee/STANDING/RULES/_home1/PROFILE.HTM Senate Rules committee membership list]</ref>
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* [[Rules Committee, California Senate|Rules]]
 
* [[Joint Legislative Budget Committee, California Legislature]]
 
* [[Joint Legislative Budget Committee, California Legislature]]
  
==Issues==
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==Issue==
===Legislative scorecard===
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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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On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Dutton ranked as a '''6'''.  <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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===Fined over gift disclosure===
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In February 2010 Dutton agreed to pay a fine of $200 for failing to disclose gifts from interest groups.  Thirty other California lawmakers agreed to pay fines as well.<ref>[http://www.sacbee.com/capitolandcalifornia/story/2506160.html ''Sacramento Bee,'' "California lawmakers agree to pay fines over gift disclosure," February 2, 2010]</ref>
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===Campaign themes===
 
===Campaign themes===
 
====2012====
 
====2012====
Dutton's campaign website listed the following issues:<ref>[http://www.duttonforcongress.com/issues/ Campaign website, Issues]</ref>
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Dutton's campaign website listed the following issues:<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://www.duttonforcongress.com/issues/ Campaign website, Issues]</ref>
  
 
*'''Small Businesses Create Jobs
 
*'''Small Businesses Create Jobs
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
::See also [[California's 31st congressional district elections, 2012]]
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::See also [[California's 31st Congressional District elections, 2012]]
  
Dutton ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012|California's]] [[California's 31st congressional district elections, 2012|31st District]].  He and district 42 incumbent [[Gary Miller]] (R) advanced past the June 5, 2012, [[blanket primary]], defeating [[Justin Kim]] (D), [[Rita Ramirez-Dean]] (D), [[Renea Wickman]] (D), and [[Pete Aguilar]] (D).  They faced off in the November 6, 2012, general election and Miller won.<ref name="cnnr"/><ref>[http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/2012-elections/june-primary/pdf/june-2012-candidates-list.pdf California Secretary of State, Official candidate list]</ref><ref>[http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/us-congress/district/all/ Unofficial election results]</ref>
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Dutton ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012|California's]] [[California's 31st Congressional District elections, 2012|31st District]].  He and district 42 incumbent [[Gary Miller]] (R) advanced past the [[blanket primary]] on June 5, 2012, defeating [[Justin Kim]] (D), [[Rita Ramirez-Dean]] (D), [[Renea Wickman]] (D), and [[Pete Aguilar]] (D).  They faced off in the November 6, 2012, general election and Miller won.<ref name="cnnr"/><ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/statewide-elections/2012-primary/june-2012-candidates-list.pdf ''California Secretary of State'', "Official primary candidate list," accessed March 13, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/us-congress/district/all/ ''California Secretary of State,'' "Unofficial election results," November 6, 2012] ''([[dead link]])''</ref>
  
 
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|Chamber=U.S. House, California District 31 Open
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|party=
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|winner1 = Gary Miller (R)
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|Inc1 = Y
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|winner2 = Bob Dutton (R)
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|candidate3 = Pete Aguilar (D)
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|candidate4 = Justin Kim (D)
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|candidate5 = Renea Wickman (D)
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|candidate6 = Rita Ramirez-Dean (D)
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|votes1 = 16708
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|votes2 = 15557
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|votes3 = 14181
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|votes4 = 8487
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|votes5 = 4188
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|votes6 = 3546
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}}
  
 
===2008===
 
===2008===
In 2008 Dutton was re-elected to the California State Senate, District 31. He finished with 186,191 votes while his opponent Ameenah Fuller finished with 130,973 votes.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=CA&y=2008 California State Senate official election results]</ref> Dutton raised $491,204 for his campaign fund.
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In 2008 Dutton was re-elected to the California State Senate, District 31. He finished with 186,191 votes while his opponent Ameenah Fuller finished with 130,973 votes.<ref>[http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/sov/2008-general/index.htm ''California Secretary of State'', "Official 2008 General election results," accessed March 13, 2014]</ref> Dutton raised $491,204 for his campaign fund.
  
 
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
[[File:Bob Dutton Donors 2012.JPG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Dutton's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
 
[[File:Bob Dutton Donors 2012.JPG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Dutton's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
Dutton did not win election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Dutton's campaign committee raised a total of $387,524 and spent $385,151.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?id=CA31&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Robert Dutton 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 19, 2013]</ref>
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Dutton did not win election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Dutton's campaign committee raised a total of $387,524 and spent $385,151.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?id=CA31&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'', "Robert Dutton 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 19, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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===2008===
 
===2008===
In 2008 Dutton raised $491,204 in campaign donations. His top four donors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96249 Campaign donations]</ref>
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In 2008, Dutton raised $491,204 in campaign donations. His top four donors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96249 ''Follow the Money'', "2008 Campaign funds," accessed December 8, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Legislative scorecard==
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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>[https://web.archive.org/web/20130430183057/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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On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Dutton ranked as a '''6'''.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20120330133815/http://capitolweekly.net/fs/global:file/article/jq2q6aq0qasen6_files/file/id/yhpv1hrwt99tc2?_c=yhq30izrcjpifl ''Capitol Weekly'', "2009 Capitol Weekly State Legislative Scorecard (Archived)," accessed March 13, 2014]</ref>
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==Controversies==
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===Fined over gift disclosure===
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In February 2010 Dutton agreed to pay a fine of $200 for failing to disclose gifts from interest groups.  Thirty other California lawmakers agreed to pay fines as well.<ref>[http://www.sacbee.com/capitolandcalifornia/story/2506160.html ''Sacramento Bee,'' "California lawmakers agree to pay fines over gift disclosure," February 2, 2010] ''([[dead link]])''</ref>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Robert + Dutton + California + Senate'''
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Robert + Dutton + California + Senate'''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
<rss>http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Robert+Dutton+California+Senate+&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Robert Dutton News Feed</rss>
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{{RSS|feed=http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&gl=us&q=Robert+Dutton+California+Senate+&um=1&ie=UTF-8&output=rss|template=slpfeed|max=10|title=Robert Dutton News Feed}}
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==See also==
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*[[California State Legislature]]
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*[[California State Senate]]
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*[[California State Senate#Committees|California Senate Committees]]
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*[[California state legislative districts]]
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.duttonforcongress.com/ Campaign website]
 
*[http://www.duttonforcongress.com/ Campaign website]
* [http://cssrc.us/web/31/default.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 Official website of State Senator Robert Dutton]
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://cssrc.us/web/31/default.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 Official website of State Senator Robert Dutton]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=28838 Legislative profile of Robert Dutton on Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=28838 Legislative profile of Robert Dutton on Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=28838 Biographical profile of Robert Dutton on Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=28838 Biographical profile of Robert Dutton on Project Vote Smart]

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Robert Dutton
Robert Dutton.jpg
California State Senate District 31
Former member
In office
2004-2012
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Minority Leader, California State Senate
2011-2012
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
California State Assembly
2003-2004
Education
Associate'sLos Angeles Valley College, 1972
Military service
Service/branchArmy Reserve/California Air National Guard
Years of service1969-1974
Personal
Date of birthOctober 13, 1950
Place of birthLincoln, NE
ProfessionPresident/Chief Executive Officer, Dutton and Associates, Inc.
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Robert Dutton (b. 1950) is a former Republican member of the California State Senate, representing District 31 from 2004 to 2012. He served as State Senate Minority Leader from 2011 to 2012. He previously served two years in the California State Assembly.

Dutton ran for U.S. House in 2012 but lost in the general election.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issue

Campaign themes

2012

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

  • Small Businesses Create Jobs
Excerpt: "A small business owner for 40 years, Bob Dutton has seen first-hand how suffocating government regulations are simply killing jobs in our region. As a citizen legislator, he successfully brought together state retailers and on-line giant Amazon for a tax compromise that protected tens of thousands of small businesses and created thousands of new jobs in California."
  • Transportation
Excerpt: "Bob Dutton believes that we in the Inland Empire do not get our fair share of federal transportation dollars. Bob Dutton believes that transportation and logistics are critical to the Inland Empire's economy and job base."
  • Local Airports
Excerpt: "Our local airports, both Ontario International Airport (ONT) and the San Bernardino International Airport (SBIA) in San Bernardino County are critical to our regional economy. Bob Dutton believes these airports should be under local control and management. "
  • No Tax Hikes
Excerpt: "Not only does citizen legislator Bob Dutton oppose raising taxes to balance the federal budget, but he led the fight last year to reduce the state sales tax rate as well as decrease the car tax . . . and that helps families keep more of their hard-earned income."
  • Pay Down National Debt
Excerpt: "Bob Dutton is appalled that our national debt is now $15 trillion and that since the time President Obama took office, the national debt has risen an astounding 41%. He favors a tough federal spending cap because powerful D.C. lobbyists – like big labor union bosses and greedy corporate interests – corrupt decision making in Washington. It’s time to stop the influence peddling and get our fiscal house in order."

Elections

2012

See also California's 31st Congressional District elections, 2012

Dutton ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 31st District. He and district 42 incumbent Gary Miller (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Justin Kim (D), Rita Ramirez-Dean (D), Renea Wickman (D), and Pete Aguilar (D). They faced off in the November 6, 2012, general election and Miller won.[1][3][4]

U.S. House, California District 31 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGary Miller Incumbent 55.2% 88,964
     Republican Bob Dutton 44.8% 72,255
Total Votes 161,219
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, California District 31 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngGary Miller (R) Incumbent 26.7% 16,708
Green check mark transparent.pngBob Dutton (R) 24.8% 15,557
Pete Aguilar (D) 22.6% 14,181
Justin Kim (D) 13.5% 8,487
Renea Wickman (D) 6.7% 4,188
Rita Ramirez-Dean (D) 5.7% 3,546
Total Votes 62,667

2008

In 2008 Dutton was re-elected to the California State Senate, District 31. He finished with 186,191 votes while his opponent Ameenah Fuller finished with 130,973 votes.[5] Dutton raised $491,204 for his campaign fund.

California State Senate, District 31
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Robert Dutton (R) 186,191
Ameenah Fuller 130,973

Campaign donors

2012

Breakdown of the source of Dutton's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Dutton did not win election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Dutton's campaign committee raised a total of $387,524 and spent $385,151.[6]

2010 (Off-cycle)

2008

In 2008, Dutton raised $491,204 in campaign donations. His top four donors are listed below.[7]

Donor Amount
Peace Officiers Research Association of California $7,800
California Portland Cement Co. - CPCC $7,200
AT&T $7,170
Veritas Health Services Inc. DBA Chino Valley Medical Center $6,700

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.[8][9]

On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Dutton ranked as a 6.[10]

Controversies

Fined over gift disclosure

In February 2010 Dutton agreed to pay a fine of $200 for failing to disclose gifts from interest groups. Thirty other California lawmakers agreed to pay fines as well.[11]

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Robert + Dutton + California + Senate

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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See also

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Preceded by
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California State Senate District 31
2004–2012
Succeeded by
Richard Roth (D)