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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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District 63California State AssemblyNovember 8, 2016California General Election

November 8, 2016California General Election

California State AssemblyDistrict 63

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Election Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting (205/205).

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
89,134 votes (77.6%)Winning
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  • Reducing poverty. California families are finding it harder and harder to find jobs and earn enough to make ends meet. In addition to increase wages, I am committed to making housing & childcare more affordable.
  • Transparency and accountability. I strongly believe in open and honest government through increased public oversight and accountability.
  • Civic engagement. I want to work on engaging more people in how their government makes decisions and promote higher rates of voter participation in elections.
Profession:Speaker of the Assembly
Assemblymember, State Assembly — Elected position (2012current)
California State University, Fullerton. Bachelors and Masters of Arts Degrees, Political Science (current)
UC Riverside PhD, Political Science (current)

Anthony Rendón represents the 63rd District in the California State Assembly.  As an Assemblymember, he serves the residents of Bell, Cudahy, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Lynwood, Maywood, the northern portion of Long Beach, Paramount, and South Gate.

 

Rendón is a second-generation Mexican-American and Democrat.  During his first term in office, Rendón chaired the Water, Parks, and Wildlife Committee and authored Proposition 1, the $7.5 billion state water bond, which voters passed overwhelmingly in the November 2014 election.  This landmark bond provides hundreds of millions of dollars to provide safe drinking water to at-risk communities and billions in funds for protection and restoration of coastlines, watersheds, and rivers – including the Los Angeles River.  In addition, Rendón passed legislation to ensure that communities in his district had a stronger protections from unfair decisions made by private water companies.

 

Rendón has represented his district for three years and will be seeking re-election in June of 2016.  He is chairman of the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee.  In this role, he has fought hard to make sure that government agencies that regulate public utilities operate transparently and in the best interest of consumers.  He also serves as a member of the committees on Appropriations, Natural Resources, Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security, and Water, Parks & Wildlife.

 

Rendón is committed to fighting for clean and open government. His work on the successful state water bond reflected this commitment.  As the author of the bond, Rendón demanded a series of 16 public hearings throughout the state to hear from the people of California on this important issue.  He brought Democrats, Republicans and independents together to craft a proposal that served every community and was free of special interest earmarks and shady backroom deals.

 

Prior to serving in the Assembly, Rendón was an educator, non-profit executive director, and environmental activist. He served as the Interim Executive Director of the California League of Conservation Voters and then subsequently as Executive Director of Plaza de la Raza Child Development Services, Inc.

 

Rendón attended Cerritos Community College before earning his Bachelors and Masters of Arts Degrees from California State University, Fullerton. He was a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside, and completed post-doctoral work at Boston University. Rendón taught as an adjunct professor in the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice at California State University, Fullerton from 2001 to 2008.

 

Rendón resides in Paramount with his wife Annie.

1.
Drought

Climate changes and the continuing drought worry many in California. What new strategies do you believe would ensure that California is able to both satisfy its water needs and protect the environment? Please be specific. 

Answer from Anthony Rendon:

I am proud to have authored the latest state water bond that was passed overwhelmingly by California's voters and will provide funds for critical water conservation, recycling and management programs that will support basic water supply in the state.  In addition, the water bond provides funds to maintain and protect our coasts, rivers, lakes and watersheds.

2.
Fiscal Priorities

What are your top three fiscal priorities, recognizing the need to balance the state’s income with its spending?

Answer from Anthony Rendon:

I. Protect funding for health and human services safetynet services

2. Protect funding for subsidized childcare

3. Ensure a reasonable reserve for economic downturns.

3.
Minimum Wage

There are a variety of proposals to raise California's minimum wage. Many of these proposals face opposition from business groups who are concerned that they would kill jobs. Do you support increasing the minimum wage in California?  In your answer please explain your position on the relationship between wages and jobs with specific reference to the situation in your district. 

Answer from Anthony Rendon:

I am proud to have supported and voted for the recent bill that was passed and signed into law by Governor Brown to increase the state minimum wage to $15.  The wage increase smartly goes into effect over time, has delayed implimentation for small businesses, and emergency provisions to protect businesses and employees if the economy takes an unexpected downturn.

4.
Money in Politics

Many Californians are concerned about the influence of money in politics. What can the state legislature do to ensure that decision-making by elected officials is not swayed by moneyed interests at the expense of constituents?

Answer from Anthony Rendon:

I strongly believe in greater transparency and oversight.  I support stronger efforts to regulate so-called "dark money" PACs, strengthening disclosure laws, and investing more resources into our enforcement and oversight entities will help to reduce the influence of money in politics.

Total money raised: $2,683,156

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

1
California Association of Realtors
$17,000
1
California Dental Association
$17,000
1
California Faculty Association
$17,000
1
California Federation of Teachers
$17,000
1
California Labor Federation
$17,000
1
California Nurses Association
$17,000
1
California School Employees Association
$17,000
1
California State Council of Laborers
$17,000
1
California State Pipe Trades Council
$17,000
1
California Teamsters Public Affairs Council
$17,000
1
IBEW Local 11
$17,000
1
SEIU California
$17,000
1
SEIU Local 2015
$17,000
1
SEIU United Healthcare Workers West
$17,000
1
Sheet Metal Workers Local 104
$17,000
1
Southern California District Council of Laborers
$17,000
1
Southern California Pipe Trades District Council 16
$17,000
1
State Building & Construction Trades Council of California
$17,000
1
United Domestic Workers of America
$17,000
1
United Nurses Associations of California Union of Health Care Professionals
$17,000
1
Western States Council of Sheet Metal Workers
$17,000

By State:

California 82.52%
District of Columbia 3.93%
Illinois 1.54%
Texas 1.43%
Other 10.58%
82.52%10.58%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.99%)
Small contributions (0.01%)
99.99%

By Type:

From organizations (91.45%)
From individuals (8.55%)
91.45%8.55%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.
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Adam Joshua Miller

Republican
Documentary Producer
25,680 votes (22.4%)
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Total money raised: $2,311

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

1
Political Visions
$311

By State:

California 100.00%
100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (100.00%)
Small contributions (0.00%)
100.00%

By Type:

From organizations (9.14%)
From individuals (90.86%)
9.14%90.86%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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