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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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District 78California State AssemblyNovember 8, 2016California General Election

November 8, 2016California General Election

California State AssemblyDistrict 78

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Election Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting (294/294).

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
City Councilmember
145,850 votes (69.1%)Winning
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  • Continue California's leadership on fighting climate change in order to protect our coastline and environment.
  • Encourage transportation investment that reduce traffic congestion by giving commuters more choices.
  • Champion efforts to increase housing affordability for working families and initiatives that are proven to end homelessness.
Profession:San Diego City Councilmember
City Councilmember, City of San Diego (2008current)
Councilmember, Third District, San Diego City Council — Elected position (2008current)
Council President, San Diego City Council — Appointed position (20132014)
Interim Mayor, City of San Diego — Appointed position (20132014)
District Director, U.S. House of Representatives (Congresswoman Susan Davis) (20022008)
Commissioner, San Diego Housing Commission — Appointed position (20052008)
University of San Diego Bachelor's Degree, History and Political Science (current)

If you care about something, you should leave it better than you found it. That lesson was instilled in Todd Gloria by his parents, and it motivates him to improve the San Diego region every day. 

Since San Diegans sent him to City Hall as the San Diego City Councilmember for the Third District in 2008, Todd has made significant progress on the agenda his constituents set for him: he has continued the progress made by his City Council predecessor, Toni Atkins, by increasing affordable housing opportunities; Todd has expanded transportation options through new transit service and safer biking and walking infrastructure; and he helped stabilize the city budget through responsible funding decisions and sensible reforms. 

Since 2008, thousands of affordable housing units were added to the City of San Diego. By implementing Todd's proposal in 2014, the city's homelessness services funds are used more effectively and moving more people off the streets and into the help they need. He is credited with paving the way for San Diego's first permanent homeless services center and housing facility, and continues to work with regional leaders to end homelessness as Chair of the Regional Continuum of Care Council. 

Todd also understands the transportation challenges throughout San Diego County. As a board member of the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) and the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), Todd has helped secure funds to create more transportation options. He has worked to add Bus Rapid Transit throughout the region, invested in infrastructure for bicyclists and pedestrians, and increased trolley service. 

  • California State Assembly Speaker Emeritus Toni Atkins
  • California Democratic Party
  • California League of Conservation Voters
  • California State Speaker of the Assembly Anthony Rendon
  • City of Solana Beach Mayor Lesa Heebner
  • U.S. Congresswoman Susan Davis
  • U.S. Congressman Scott Peters
  • U.S. Congressman Juan Vargas
  • City of Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina
  • California State Senator Ben Hueso
  • California State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones
  • California State Controller Betty Yee
  • California State Attorney General Kamala Harris
  • California State Senator Ricardo Lara
  • California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson
  • California State Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez
  • California State Senator Marty Block
  • California State Assemblymember Rudy Salas
  • California State Assemblymember Shirley Weber
  • San Diego City Councilmember Myrtle Cole
  • City of Imperial Beach Councilmember Robert Patton
  • City of Coronado Mayor Casey Tanaka
  • San Diego City Councilmember Marti Emerald
  • San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox
  • San Diego City Councilmember David Alvarez
  • City of National City Mayor Ron Morrison
  • HONOR PAC
  • San Diego Municipal Employees Association
  • California Asian & Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus
  • United Domestic Workers/AFSCME Local 3930
  • California Teamsters Public Affairs Council
  • California Latino Legislative Caucus
  • California LGBT Legislative Caucus
  • California Bike Coalition
  • Equality California
  • California Federation of Teachers
  • California Teachers Association
  • Faculty Association of California Community Colleges
  • California League of Conservation Voters
  • California Nurses Association
  • California Apartment Association
  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest
  • AFSCME California
  • California School Employees Association (CSEA)
  • California Nurses Association
  • Equality California
  • San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council
  • San Diego County Deputy Sheriffs Association
  • Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC)
  • State Coalition of Probation Organizations (SCOPO)
  • California Professional Firefighters
  • California Association of Highway Patrolmen
  • San Diego County Probation Officers Association
  • San Diego County Deputy Sheriff’s Association
  • ​California State Retirees
  • Association of California State Supervisors
  • Californians Allied for Patient Protection (CAPP)
  • California Association of Psychiatric Technicians
Total money raised: $748,573

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

1
AFSCME California
$17,000
1
California Association of Realtors
$17,000
1
SEIU California
$17,000
2
Califonia Teachers Association
$16,500
3
California Faculty Association
$12,750
3
California State Council of Laborers
$12,750

By State:

California 94.89%
Arizona 0.55%
Florida 0.54%
Illinois 0.54%
Missouri 0.54%
Other 2.94%
94.89%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.30%)
Small contributions (0.70%)
99.30%

By Type:

From organizations (70.81%)
From individuals (29.19%)
70.81%29.19%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.
Researched by Voter’s Edge
Source: San Diego County Registrar of Voters

[State law allows candidates for State Senate and State Assembly who accept voluntary campaign spending limits to submit paid candidate statements in County voter information pamplets. This candidate was inligible to submit a paid statement.]

Republican
Political Advocate/Businessman
65,134 votes (30.9%)
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  • To find out where our tax money is going and redirect to where it was intended to go.
  • To make sure teachers and classrooms have the tools they need to further children's education.
  • To find all the temporary taxes that were never rescinded and max use of that money for veterans and seniors.
Profession:Retired Businessman/Political Advocate

Please go to kevinmelton.net for a full biography and history.

  • San Diego County Republican Party see website for additional. Kevinmelton.net

I believe in a hand up not a hand out and keeping businesses and jobs strong in the great state of California.

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Source: San Diego County Registrar of Voters

[State law allows candidates for State Senate and State Assembly who accept voluntary campaign spending limits to submit paid candidate statements in County voter information pamplets. This candidate was eligible to submit a paid statement, but chose not to do so.]

Email melton4castateassembly@gmail.com

News

Sate [sic] legislative races — October 23, 2016 San Diego Union-Tribune
Sacramento Report: San Diego’s Lame Legislative Races — September 23, 2016 Voice of San DIego

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