Roger Dickinson

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Roger Dickinson
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California State Assembly District 7
In office
December 6, 2010-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 5
Base salary$95,291/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Bachelor'sUniversity of California
J.D.University of California Los Angeles (1976)
Campaign website
Roger Dickinson is a Democratic member of the California State Assembly, representing District 7. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He initially ran for election to the assembly in 2004 but was unsuccessful. From 1994 to 2010, he served as chair of the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors for district 1.


Dickinson earned his B.A. from the University of California and his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1976. His professional experience includes working as an attorney for the California Department of Consumer Affairs from 1977 to 1984. He was then employed by Kemnitzer, Dickinson, Anderson & Barron from 1984 to 2002.

Committee assignments


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

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Banking and Finance, Chair
Business, Professions and Consumer Protection
Fairs, Allocation, and Classification


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



See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Dickinson won re-election in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 7. Due to redistricting following the 2010 census, he was displaced from District 9. He and Jonathan Zachariou (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, unopposed. He was subsequently elected in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

He stated that he won election in the 7th District because, "It is not about district lines. I have lived in the same Sacramento neighborhood for over 30 years, and I am honored to have been able to serve my community as a supervisor and now as a member of the State Assembly." The district has a roughly 50% overlap with his current assembly district.[3]

California State Assembly, District 7, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Dickinson Incumbent 69.8% 96,422
     Republican Jonathan Zachariou 30.2% 41,735
Total Votes 138,157


See also: California State Assembly elections, 2010

Dickinson defeated Chris Garland, Lauren Hammond, Kevin McCarty and Adam Sartain in the June 8 primary. He then defeated Republican Rick D. Redding and the Peace and Freedom Party's Daniel A. Costa in the November 2 general election.[4][5]

California State Assembly, District 9 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Roger Dickinson (D) 67,294
Rick D. Redding (R) 24,766
Daniel A. Costa (Peace and Freedom) 6,941
California House of Representatives, District 9 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Roger Dickinson (D) 13,500
Kevin McCarty (D) 13,275
Lauren Hammond (D) 7,093
Chris Garland (D) 3,270
Adam Sartain (D) 952

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Dickinson is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Dickinson raised a total of $1,593,673 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 13, 2013.[6]

Roger Dickinson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 California State Assembly, District 7 Won $443,281
2010 California State Assembly, District 9 Won $696,137
2004 California State Assembly, District 9 Defeated $454,255
Grand Total Raised $1,593,673


Dickinson won re-election to the California State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Dickinson raised a total of $443,281.


In 2010, Dickinson raised $696,137 in contributions.[7]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Services Employees Local 1000 $15,600
Consumer Attorneys Of California $11,700
Eli Lilly & Co $9,800
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 447 $8,300


Dickinson has a wife, Marj.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Allen (D)
California Assembly District 7
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Dave Jones (D)
California Assembly District 9
Succeeded by
Richard Pan (D)