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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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District 53California State AssemblyNovember 8, 2016California General Election

November 8, 2016California General Election

California State AssemblyDistrict 53

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Election Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting (142/142).

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.
Candidates are sorted in order of election results.
Democratic
Member of the State Assembly
50,958 votes (58.2%)Winning
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  • Education has always been a key issue for me, particularly in the area of career technical training. We need to expand job-training programs and career pipelines, increase K-12 funding, and ensure that community college remains affordable for all.
  • I will continue to fight for better cleaner and safer neighborhoods. I have led the fight against the Exide battery plant and secured funding for those impacted. I authored two gun control bills this year in an effort to make our communities safer.
  • Ending homelessness in Los Angeles will continue to be an important issue for me. I have worked hard to provide funding for programs and housing for our families, veterans, and those with mental illness living on our streets.
Profession:State Assemblymember
State Assemblymember, California State Assembly — Elected position (2014current)
President, Los Angeles Community College District Board — Appointed position (20112014)
Menber, Los Angeles Community College District Board — Elected position (20092014)
University of California, Los Angeles Bachelor of Arts, History (1998)
  • Jerry Brown, Governor, State of California
  • Eric Garcetti, Mayor, City of Los Angeles
  • California Democratic Party
  • Peace Officers Research Association of California
  • California State Firefighters' Association
  • California Teachers Association
  • Sierra Club California
Total money raised: $1,275,888

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 Faculty Association
$17,000
1
California State Council of Laborers
$17,000
1
IBEW Local 11
$17,000
1
SEIU California
$17,000
1
Southern California Pipe Trades District Council 16
$17,000
1
State Building & Construction Trades Council of California
$17,000

By State:

California 85.89%
District of Columbia 3.03%
Texas 1.11%
Georgia 1.02%
Other 8.95%
85.89%8.95%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.93%)
Small contributions (0.07%)
99.93%

By Type:

From organizations (92.14%)
From individuals (7.86%)
92.14%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.
Democratic
Educator/Community Advocate
36,583 votes (41.8%)
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  • Work to improve services for seniors.
  • Fight to help eradicate homelessness.
  • Help construct policies to address our current housing shortage.
Profession:Educator/Community Advocate
Committee Member, California State Bar, Committee of Bar Examiners — Appointed position (20102014)
Board Member, Pico Union Neighborhood Council — Elected position (20032005)
USC Sol Price, Candidate Public Policy (current)
Board Member, Youth Policy Institute Charter Schools (20052016)
Total money raised: $24,673

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

1
MENDOZA, SANDRA Y.
$9,850
2
City of Los Angeles
$2,000
3
Principe Group, LLC
$1,600
4
Leading Orange County PAC
$1,500
5
The Fitting Room
$1,175

By State:

California 99.58%
District of Columbia 0.42%
99.58%

By Size:

Large contributions (96.43%)
Small contributions (3.57%)
96.43%

By Type:

From organizations (23.92%)
From individuals (76.08%)
23.92%76.08%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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