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Ted Gaines
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California State Senate District 1
Incumbent
In office
January 6, 2011-Present
Term ends
December 5, 2016
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$95,291/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedJanuary 4, 2011
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits12 years
Prior offices
California State Assembly
2006-2011
Education
Bachelor'sLewis & Clark College
Personal
Place of birthRoseville, CA
ProfessionPresident/Owner, Point West Insurance of Sacramento
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Ted Gaines is a Republican member of the California State Senate, representing District 1. He was first elected to the chamber in January 6, 2011.

Gaines was elected to the California State Assembly in 2006 and won re-election to the state assembly in 2010. However, he won election to the California State Senate, District 1, in the January 4, 2011 special election.

Biography

Gaines' professional experience includes working as the President and owner of Point West Insurance of Sacramento. His career in politics started in 1997 with an appointment to the Roseville Planning Commission where he served one term ending in 1999.[1] He then served on the Placer County Board of Supervisors from 2000-2006. Gaines is involved with a number of organizations, including the Auburn Dam Coalition, Bayside Covenant Church, Golden Sierra Job Training Partnership, Placer County Transportation Agency, Sacramento Area Council of Governments, and Sacramento Area Commerce & Trade Organization.[2] Gaines lives in Roseville with his wife Beth and six children.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Environmental Quality, Vice-chair
Insurance, Vice-chair
Public Employment and Retirement
Transportation and Housing, Vice-chair
Emergency Management

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Gaines served on these committees while a member of the California State Assembly:

Issues

Gaines's sponsored legislation in the California State Assembly includes:

  • AB 461 - Economic Crime Act of 1992: reenactment
  • AB 784 - Insurance transactions: nonadmitted insurers
  • AB 1150 - Solid waste: resource recycling and recovery

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

Campaign themes

2012

Gaines's campaign website lists the following issues:[3]

  • Taxes
Excerpt: "High taxes hurt families and small businesses and harm our economy. I strongly oppose any plan that raises taxes in California. I oppose any scheme to lower the vote requirement for tax increases or to dismantle Proposition 13, which has protected generations of Californians from unfair property tax increases."
  • Budget
Excerpt: "California’s deficit and yearly budget crisis is the direct result of years of reckless spending decisions by the Legislature. We need to tear up the legislature’s credit card and put a cap on spending, to stop the rapid growth of government."
  • Jobs
Excerpt: "Economic recovery will come from the private sector, not from government. In fact, government policies have harmed our state’s economy and driven businesses to other states or countries."

2011


Ted Gaines on budget and tax issues.[4]

Gaines' 2011 special election campaign site emphasizes several key policy positions and campaign themes:

  • Budget: "California’s deficit and yearly budget crisis is the direct result of years of reckless spending decisions by the Legislature. We need to tear up the legislature’s credit card and put a cap on spending, to stop the rapid growth of government."
  • Jobs: "Economic recovery will come from the private sector, not from government. In fact, government policies have harmed our state’s economy and driven businesses to other states or countries. We need to end the anti-business attitude in Sacramento and invite good, job-creating businesses back to California with lower taxes and less onerous regulations."
  • Taxes: "High taxes hurt families and small businesses and harm our economy. I strongly oppose any plan that raises taxes in California. I oppose any scheme to lower the vote requirement for tax increases or to dismantle Proposition 13, which has protected generations of Californians from unfair property tax increases. I have an “A” rating from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association."

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. [5],[6]

On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Gaines ranked as a 6. [7]

Elections

2012

See also: California State Senate elections, 2012

Gaines won re-election in the 2012 election for California State Senate District 1. He and Julie Griffith-Flatter (D) advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Les Baugh (R) and Bogdan Ambrozewicz (I). Gaines was victorious in the general election on November 6, 2012.[8][9]

California State Senate, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTed Gaines Incumbent 63.7% 263,256
     Democratic Julie Griffith-Flatter 36.3% 150,111
Total Votes 413,367
California State Senate, District 1 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJulie Griffith-Flatter 30% 68,497
     Republican Les Baugh 16.4% 37,441
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTed Gaines Incumbent 48.3% 110,168
     Independent Bogdan Ambrozewicz 5.2% 11,923
Total Votes 228,029

2011

See also: State legislative special elections, 2011; California state legislative special elections, 2011

Gaines won election in the January 4, 2011 special election to fill a vacancy in the 1st District of the California State Senate. Gaines advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Ken Cooley (D).[10][11]

2010

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2010

Gaines won re-election to the 4th District Seat in 2010. He advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Joseph C. Kammerer in the June 8 primary, receiving 43,154 votes to Kammerer's 7,229. He then advanced past the June 5, 2012, blanket primary, defeating Dennis J. Campanale and Daniel D. Frederick in the November 2 general election.[12][13]

California State Assembly, District 4 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ted Gaines (R) 109,672
Dennis J. Campanale (D) 68,306
Daniel D. Frederick (Peace and Freedom) 8,647
California House of Representatives, District 4 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ted Gaines (R) 43,154
Joseph C. Kammerer (R) 7,229

2008

In 2008 Gaines was re-elected to the California State Assembly District 4. Gaines (R) ran unopposed and finished with 166,736 votes.[14] Gaines raised $565,028 for his campaign fund.[15]

California State Assembly District 4
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ted Gaines (R) 166,736

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

California State Assembly 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ted Gaines's campaign in 2010
Farmers Insurance Group$8,800
California Bankers Association$7,800
Anthem Blue Cross$7,800
Association Of California Life & Health Insurance Companies$7,800
California Association Of Realtors$7,800
Total Raised in 2010 $651,680

2008

Below are Gaines's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[16]

Contributor 2008 total
CA Medical Assoc $8,200
Farmers Insurance Group $7,400
California Bankers Assoc $7,200
Musolino Children Partnership $7,200
Blue Shield of CA $7,200

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dave Cox (R)
California State Senate District 1
2011–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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California State Assembly District 4
2006–2011
Succeeded by
Beth Gaines (R)