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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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District 17California State AssemblyNovember 8, 2016California General Election

November 8, 2016California General Election

California State AssemblyDistrict 17

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Election Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting (346/346).

About this office

State assembly members introduce and vote on new laws, hold hearings, and draft the state budget. They are elected to two-year terms.
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Who’s Running?

For this office, only the two candidates who get the most votes in the primary election appear in the general election. This is because of California's "top two" system. In some cases, the two candidates may be from the same political party.
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Democratic
Assemblymember
172,153 votes (86.3%)Winning
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  • Housing
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Profession:Assemblymember

David Chiu was elected to the California State Assembly in November 2014, representing the 17th Assembly District, which encompasses eastern San Francisco. In 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed 11 bills that David authored in his freshman year.  David currently serves as Chair of the Assembly Housing & Community Development Committee.

Prior to joining the State Assembly, David Chiu served as President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for six years. On his first day in office in 2008, David was elected President of the Board of Supervisors, the first Asian American to hold the post. David’s reputation as a problem solver led his fellow supervisors to select him as Board President for an unprecedented three consecutive terms. As Board President, David Chiu authored 110 ordinances across a wide range of policy areas.

Previously, David Chiu served as a civil rights attorney with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, a criminal prosecutor with the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office, and a founder and Chief Operating Officer of a public affairs technology company, Grassroots Enterprise. In the mid-1990s, David served as Democratic Counsel to the U.S. Senate Constitution Subcommittee and Senator Paul Simon’s aide to the U.S. Senate Budget Committee.

Prior to running for office, David was a hands-on leader in San Francisco. He served as a Small Business Commissioner, president of the Asian American Bar Association, board member of Partners Ending Domestic Abuse and board chairman for the Youth Leadership Institute, the Chinatown Community Development Center and Lower Polk Neighbors. David was elected three times to the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee, and chaired the Assembly District’s Democratic Committee. 

The first son of immigrant parents, David Chiu grew up in Boston and received his undergraduate, law and master’s in public policy degrees from Harvard University. David is married to Candace Chen. A third generation San Franciscan, Candace is a public interest lawyer who represents immigrant and foster care youth.  

Total money raised: $1,055,001

Below are the top contributors that gave money to support the candidate(s).

1
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
$17,000
1
California Nurses Association
$17,000
1
California State Council of Laborers
$17,000
1
SEIU California
$17,000
2
California State Pipe Trades Council
$16,700

By State:

California 88.60%
District of Columbia 3.40%
Massachusetts 1.54%
Maryland 0.89%
Other 5.57%
88.60%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.83%)
Small contributions (0.17%)
99.83%

By Type:

From organizations (79.25%)
From individuals (20.75%)
79.25%20.75%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.
Email david@votedavidchiu.com
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Matthew Del Carlo

Republican
Taxpayer Advocate/Businessman
27,417 votes (13.7%)
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Total money raised: $4,238

By State:

California 100.00%
100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.10%)
Small contributions (0.90%)
99.10%

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
100.00%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.
Email matthew@matthewdelcarlo.com

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