Stephen Knight

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Stephen Knight
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Current candidacy
Running for California State Senate District 21
Date of primaryJune 5, 2012
General electionNovember 6, 2012
Current office
California State Assembly District 36
In office
Term ends
December 6, 2012
Years in position 6
Base salary$95,290.56 per year
Per diem$141.86 per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
High schoolPalmdale High School
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Years of serviceDates unkown
ProfessionPolice officer
Office website
Campaign website
Stephen Knight is a Republican member of the California State Assembly, representing the 36th District since 2008. He also serves on the Palmdale City Council.

Knight is an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department, former soldier in the United States Army, Germany, and member of Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums. [1]

Knight is running for election to the California State Senate in 2012.


Political Courage test

Knight did not provide answers to the California State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[2]

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. [3],[4]

On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Knight ranked as a 3.[5]

Knight's sponsored legislation includes:

  • AB 340 - Income taxes: credits: hiring credit
  • AB 357 - Firearms: license to carry concealed firearm
  • AB 703 - Housing: federal housing certificate program

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Knight has been appointed to these committees:


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



See also: California State Senate elections, 2012

Knight is running in the 2012 election for California State Senate District 21. He is running against Star Moffatt (D) in the primary on June 5, 2012. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012. [6]


See also: California State Assembly elections, 2010

Knight won re-election to the 36th District Seat in 2010. He had no opposition in the June 8 primary. he defeated Democrat Linda K. Jones in the November 2 general election.[7]

California State Assembly, District 36 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Stephen Knight (R) 66,312
Linda K. Jones (D) 48,943


In 2008 Knight was elected to the California State Assembly District 36. Knight (R) finished with 79,502 votes while his opponent Linda Jones finished with 74,841 votes.[8]

California State Assembly District 36
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Stephen Knight (R) 79,502
Linda Jones (D) 74,841

Campaign donors


In 2010, Knight raised $366,035 in contributions. [9]

His three largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
AT&T $13,800
Eli Lilly & Co $9,800
Farmers Insurance Group $7,900


Below are Knight's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[10]

Contributor 2008 total
Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians $7,200
George C Runner for Senate 2008 $7,200
Philip Morris $7,200
CA Medical Assoc $7,000
Personal Insurance Federation of CA $4,600

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Knight is married to Lily. They have two children.

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