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Majority   Democratic (52) Minority   Republican (25)    Vacant

Length of term

2 years

Authority Article 4, California

Salary $104,118/year + per diem


Last election

November 8, 2016

Next election

November 6, 2018

Redistricting California
Citizens Redistricting Commission


Legislatorum est justas leges condere ("It is the duty of legislators to pass just laws.")

Meeting place

State Assembly Chamber California
State Capitol Sacramento, California


State Assembly

Coordinates: 38°34′35″N 121°29′36″W / 38.57639°N 121.49333°W / 38.57639; -121.49333The California
State Assembly is the lower house of the California
State Legislature. It consists of 80 members, with each member representing at least 465,000 people. Due to the state's large population and relatively small legislature, the State Assembly has the largest population-per-representative ratio of any state lower house and second largest of any legislative lower house in the United States
United States
after the federal House of Representatives. As a result of Proposition 140 in 1990 and Proposition 28 in 2012, members elected to the legislature prior to 2012 are restricted by term limits to three two-year terms (six years), while those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years in the legislature in any combination of four-year state senate or two-year state assembly terms.[1] Members of the assembly are generally referred to using the titles assemblyman (for men), assemblywoman (for women), or assemblymember (for all genders). The State Assembly convenes at the California State Capitol
California State Capitol
in Sacramento. In the current session, the Democrats control 53 seats, one seat short of a supermajority of the chamber. Republicans control 25 seats. There are two vacant seats.


1 Leadership 2 Meeting chamber 3 Candidate qualifications 4 Employees 5 Current session

5.1 Composition 5.2 Officers 5.3 Members 5.4 Seating chart

6 Past composition of the Assembly 7 Committees

7.1 Standing 7.2 Joint

8 Recent sessions 9 See also 10 References 11 External links

Leadership[edit] The Speaker presides over the State Assembly in the chief leadership position, controlling the flow of legislation and committee assignments. The Speaker is elected by the majority party caucus, followed by confirmation of the full assembly. Other leaders, such as the majority and minority leaders, are elected by their respective party caucuses according to each party's strength in the chamber. The current Speaker is Democrat Anthony Rendon (63rd–Lakewood). The majority leader is Democrat Ian Calderon (57th–Whittier), while the minority leader is Republican Brian Dahle
Brian Dahle
(1st–Bieber).[2] Meeting chamber[edit] The chamber's green tones are based on the House of Commons of the United Kingdom. The dais rests along a wall shaped like an "E", with its central projection housing the rostrum. Along the cornice appears a portrait of Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
and a Latin quotation: legislatorum est justas leges condere ("It is the duty of legislators to pass just laws"). Almost every decorating element is identical to the Senate Chamber. Candidate qualifications[edit] To run for the Assembly, a candidate must be a United States
United States
citizen and a registered voter in the district at the time nomination papers are issued, and may not have served three terms in the State Assembly since November 6, 1990. According to Article 4, Section 2(c) of the California
Constitution, the candidate must have one year of residency in the legislative district and California
residency for three years.[3] Employees[edit] The Chief Clerk, the Sergeant-at-Arms, and the Chaplain
are not members of the Legislature. The Sergeant-at-Arms
protects the members of the California
State Assembly. This position has existed since December 15, 1849, when Samuel N. Houston became the Assembly's first Sergeant-at-Arms.[citation needed] Current session[edit] Composition[edit]

Composition of the California
State Assembly   Democratic Party   Republican Party

52 3 25

Democratic V Republican

Affiliation Party (Shading indicates majority caucus)


Democratic Republican Vacant

End of previous legislature 52 28 80 0

Begin 55 25 80 0

July 10, 2017[4] 54 79 1

November 27, 2017[5] 53 78 2

December 16, 2017[6] 54 79 1

December 31, 2017[7] 53 78 2

January 2, 2018[8] 52 77 3

Latest voting share 7001679000000000000♠67.9% 7001321000000000000♠32.1%


Position Name Party District

Speaker Anthony Rendon Democratic 63rd–Lakewood

Speaker pro tempore Kevin Mullin Democratic 22nd–South San Francisco

Assistant speaker pro tempore Laura Friedman Democratic 43rd–Glendale

Majority leader Ian Calderon Democratic 57th–Whittier

Assistant majority leader Rob Bonta Democratic 18th–Alameda

Majority whip Todd Gloria Democratic 78th–San Diego

Assistant majority whip Eloise Reyes Democratic 47th–Grand Terrace

Majority caucus chair Mike Gipson Democratic 64th–Carson

Minority leader Brian Dahle Republican 1st–Bieber

Deputy Republican leaders Frank Bigelow Republican 5th–O'Neals

Rocky Chávez Republican 76th–Oceanside

Assistant Republican leaders Phillip Chen Republican 55th–Diamond Bar

Heath Flora Republican 12th–Ripon

Chad Mayes Republican 42nd–Yucca Valley

Republican caucus chair Jay Obernolte Republican 33rd–Big Bear Lake

Republican floor leader Marie Waldron Republican 75th–Escondido

Chief Clerk E. Dotson Wilson

Chief Sergeant-at-Arms Bryon G. Gustafson, Ph.D

Chaplain Reverend Bob Oshita

Alternate Chaplain Reverend Patti Oshita

The Chief Clerk, the acting Chief Sergeant-at-Arms, and the Chaplains are not members of the Legislature. Members[edit]

District Name Party Residence First elected Term limited Notes

1 Brian Dahle Republican Bieber 2012 2024 Minority leader

2 Jim Wood Democratic Healdsburg 2014 2026

3 James Gallagher Republican Nicolaus 2014 2026

4 Cecilia Aguiar-Curry Democratic Winters 2016 2028

5 Frank Bigelow Republican O'Neals 2012 2024

6 Kevin Kiley Republican Rocklin 2016 2028

7 Kevin McCarty Democratic Sacramento 2014 2026

8 Ken Cooley Democratic Rancho Cordova 2012 2024

9 Jim Cooper Democratic Elk Grove 2014 2026

10 Marc Levine Democratic Greenbrae 2012 2024

11 Jim Frazier Democratic Oakley 2012 2024

12 Heath Flora Republican Ripon 2016 2028

13 Susan Eggman Democratic Stockton 2012 2024

14 Tim Grayson Democratic Concord 2016 2028

15 Tony Thurmond Democratic Richmond 2014 2026

16 Catharine Baker Republican Dublin 2014 2026

17 David Chiu Democratic San Francisco 2014 2026

18 Rob Bonta Democratic Alameda 2012 2024

19 Phil Ting Democratic San Francisco 2012 2024

20 Bill Quirk Democratic Hayward 2012 2024

21 Adam Gray Democratic Merced 2012 2024

22 Kevin Mullin Democratic South San Francisco 2012 2024

23 Jim Patterson Republican Fresno 2012 2024

24 Marc Berman Democratic Palo Alto 2016 2028

25 Kansen Chu Democratic San Jose 2014 2026

26 Devon Mathis Republican Visalia 2014 2026

27 Ash Kalra Democratic San Jose 2016 2028

28 Evan Low Democratic Campbell 2014 2026

29 Mark Stone Democratic Scotts Valley 2012 2024

30 Anna Caballero Democratic Salinas 2016 2018 Previously served from 2006 to 2010.

31 Joaquin Arambula Democratic Kingsburg 2016 2028

32 Rudy Salas Democratic Bakersfield 2012 2024

33 Jay Obernolte Republican Big Bear Lake 2014 2026

34 Vince Fong Republican Bakersfield 2016 2028

35 Jordan Cunningham Republican Templeton 2016 2028

36 Tom Lackey Republican Palmdale 2014 2026

37 Monique Limón Democratic Santa Barbara 2016 2028

38 Dante Acosta Republican Santa Clarita 2016 2028

39 Vacant

40 Marc Steinorth Republican Rancho Cucamonga 2014 2026

41 Chris Holden Democratic Pasadena 2012 2024

42 Chad Mayes Republican Yucca Valley 2014 2026

43 Laura Friedman Democratic Glendale 2016 2028

44 Jacqui Irwin Democratic Thousand Oaks 2014 2026

45 Vacant

46 Adrin Nazarian Democratic Sherman Oaks 2012 2024

47 Eloise Reyes Democratic Grand Terrace 2016 2028

48 Blanca Rubio Democratic Baldwin Park 2016 2028

49 Ed Chau Democratic Monterey Park 2012 2024

50 Richard Bloom Democratic Santa Monica 2012 2024

51 Wendy Carrillo Democratic Boyle Heights 2017 2030

52 Freddie Rodriguez Democratic Pomona 2013 2024

53 Miguel Santiago Democratic Los Angeles 2014 2026

54 Vacant

55 Phillip Chen Republican Diamond Bar 2016 2028

56 Eduardo Garcia Democratic Coachella 2014 2026

57 Ian Calderon Democratic Whittier 2012 2024

58 Cristina Garcia Democratic Bell Gardens 2012 2024 On an unpaid leave of absence effective February 9, 2018[9]

59 Reggie Jones-Sawyer Democratic Los Angeles 2012 2024

60 Sabrina Cervantes Democratic Riverside 2016 2028

61 Jose Medina Democratic Riverside 2012 2024

62 Autumn Burke Democratic Marina del Rey 2014 2026

63 Anthony Rendon Democratic Lakewood 2012 2024 Speaker

64 Mike Gipson Democratic Carson 2014 2026

65 Sharon Quirk-Silva Democratic Fullerton 2016 2026 Previously served from 2012 to 2014.

66 Al Muratsuchi Democratic Rolling Hills Estates 2016 2026 Previously served from 2012 to 2014.

67 Melissa Melendez Republican Lake Elsinore 2012 2024

68 Steven Choi Republican Irvine 2016 2028

69 Tom Daly Democratic Anaheim 2012 2024

70 Patrick O'Donnell Democratic Long Beach 2014 2026

71 Randy Voepel Republican Santee 2016 2028

72 Travis Allen Republican Huntington Beach 2012 2024

73 Bill Brough Republican Dana Point 2014 2026

74 Matthew Harper Republican Huntington Beach 2014 2026

75 Marie Waldron Republican Escondido 2012 2024

76 Rocky Chávez Republican Oceanside 2012 2024

77 Brian Maienschein Republican San Diego 2012 2024

78 Todd Gloria Democratic San Diego 2016 2028

79 Shirley Weber Democratic San Diego 2012 2024

80 Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher Democratic San Diego 2013 2024

elected in a special election

Seating chart[edit]

              Speaker Rendon

Patterson Fong   Gallagher Maienschein   Baker Dahle   Calderon Gipson   Rubio Holden   Bonta Chu

Mayes Choi   Lackey Cunningham   Brough Waldron   Ting Gray   Limón Chiu   Harper Mathis

Steinorth Kiley   Chen Melendez   Grayson Daly   Caballero Vacant   Bloom Burke   Flora Obernolte

Nazarian McCarty   Wood Cooley   Low Chau   Kalra Cooper   Allen Vacant   Santiago Quirk

E. Garcia Rodriguez   Carrillo Gloria   Muratsuchi O'Donnell   Weber Quirk-Silva   Bigelow Acosta   C. Garcia Reyes

Gonzalez F. Medina   Berman Levine   Frazier Jones-Sawyer   Aguiar-Curry Eggman   Voepel Chávez   Cervantes Irwin

      Thurmond Friedman   Salas Rendon   Mullin Arambula   Stone Vacant

Past composition of the Assembly[edit] Main article: Political party strength in California Committees[edit] Current committees include:[10] Standing[edit]

Assembly Committee on Accountability and Administrative review Assembly Committee on Aging And Long-Term Care Assembly Committee on Agriculture Assembly Committee on Appropriations Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media Assembly Committee on Banking and Finance Assembly Committee on Budget

Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 1 on Health and Human Services Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 2 on Education Finance Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 3 on Resources and Transportation Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 5 on Public Safety Assembly Budget Subcommittee No. 6 on Budget Process Oversight and Program Evaluation

Assembly Committee on Business, Professions and Consumer Protection Assembly Committee on Communications and Conveyance Assembly Committee on Education Assembly Committee on Elections and Redistricting Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Assembly Committee on Governmental Organization Assembly Committee on Health Assembly Committee on Higher Education Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development Assembly Committee on Human Services Assembly Committee on Insurance Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Assembly Committee on Judiciary Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment Assembly Committee on Local Government Assembly Committee on Natural Resources Assembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection Assembly Committee on Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security Assembly Committee on Public Safety Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation Assembly Committee on Rules Assembly Committee on Transportation Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce Assembly Committee on Veterans Affairs Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife


Joint Committee on Arts Joint Committee on Fairs, Allocation and Classification Joint Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture Joint Committee on Legislative Audit Joint Committee on Rules Joint Legislative Budget Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management Joint Legislative Committee on Climate Change Policies

Recent sessions[edit]

State Legislature, 1997–98 session California
State Legislature, 1999–2000 session California
State Legislature, 2001–02 session California
State Legislature, 2003–04 session California
State Legislature, 2005–06 session California
State Legislature, 2007–08 session California
State Legislature, 2009–10 session California
State Legislature, 2011–12 session California
State Legislature, 2013–14 session California
State Legislature, 2015–16 session California
State Legislature, 2017–18 session

See also[edit]


Bill (proposed law) California
State Assembly districts California
State Assembly election, 2012 California
State Assembly election, 2014 California
State Assembly election, 2016 California
State Capitol California State Capitol
California State Capitol
Museum California
State Legislature California
State Senate Districts in California List of Speakers of the California
State Assembly Members of the California
State Legislature


^ "Article 4. Legislative". California
Constitution. California Legislative Counsel. Retrieved November 14, 2012.  ^ "Officers of the California
State Assembly Assembly Internet". assembly.ca.gov. Retrieved 2017-11-21.  ^ "Law section". leginfo.legislature.ca.gov. Retrieved 2017-11-21.  ^ Jimmy Gomez
Jimmy Gomez
(D–51st) resigned to assume a seat in the United States House of Representatives. ^ Raul Bocanegra
Raul Bocanegra
(D–39th) resigned in the wake of sexual harassment allegations. ^ Democrat Wendy Carrillo elected to replace Rep. Jimmy Gomez
Jimmy Gomez
(D-51). ^ Sebastian Ridley-Thomas
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas
(D–54th) resigned due to health issues. ^ Matt Dababneh
Matt Dababneh
(D–45th) resigned in the wake of sexual harassment allegations. ^ "Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia Taking Leave of Absence Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations".  ^ " California
Assembly Committees". Open States. Sunlight Foundation. 2014-04-09. Retrieved 2014-04-09. 

External links[edit]

Official website of the California
State Assembly

Democratic Caucus Republican Caucus Sergeant-at-Arms

Map of the state assembly districts California
legislative district maps from 1849 to the present California
State Assembly at Ballotpedia

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Speaker of the Assembly: Anthony Rendon (D) Speaker Pro Tempore: Kevin Mullin
Kevin Mullin
(D) Majority Leader: Ian Calderon (D) Minority Leader: Brian Dahle
Brian Dahle

   Brian Dahle
Brian Dahle
(R)    Jim Wood (D)    James Gallagher (R)    Cecilia Aguiar-Curry
Cecilia Aguiar-Curry
(D)    Frank Bigelow
Frank Bigelow
(R)    Kevin Kiley (R)    Kevin McCarty (D)    Ken Cooley
Ken Cooley
(D)    Jim Cooper (D)    Marc Levine
Marc Levine
(D)    Jim Frazier (D)    Heath Flora (R)    Susan Eggman
Susan Eggman
(D)    Tim Grayson (D)    Tony Thurmond
Tony Thurmond
(D)    Catharine Baker (R)    David Chiu (D)    Rob Bonta
Rob Bonta
(D)    Phil Ting
Phil Ting
(D)    Bill Quirk (D)    Adam Gray
Adam Gray
(D)    Kevin Mullin
Kevin Mullin
(D)    Jim Patterson (R)    Marc Berman (D)    Kansen Chu
Kansen Chu
(D)    Devon Mathis (R)    Ash Kalra
Ash Kalra
(D)    Evan Low
Evan Low
(D)    Mark Stone (D)    Anna Caballero (D)    Joaquin Arambula (D)    Rudy Salas (D)    Jay Obernolte
Jay Obernolte
(R)    Vince Fong
Vince Fong
(R)    Jordan Cunningham (R)    Tom Lackey
Tom Lackey
(R)    Monique Limón (D)    Dante Acosta (R) (vacant)    Marc Steinorth
Marc Steinorth
(R)    Chris Holden
Chris Holden
(D)    Chad Mayes
Chad Mayes
(R)    Laura Friedman
Laura Friedman
(D)    Jacqui Irwin (D) (vacant)    Adrin Nazarian
Adrin Nazarian
(D)    Eloise Reyes (D)    Blanca Rubio (D)    Ed Chau
Ed Chau
(D)    Richard Bloom
Richard Bloom
(D)    Wendy Carrillo (D)    Freddie Rodriguez
Freddie Rodriguez
(D)    Miguel Santiago (D) (vacant)    Phillip Chen
Phillip Chen
(R)    Eduardo Garcia (D)    Ian Calderon (D)    Cristina Garcia (D)    Reggie Jones-Sawyer
Reggie Jones-Sawyer
(D)    Sabrina Cervantes
Sabrina Cervantes
(D)    Jose Medina
Jose Medina
(D)    Autumn Burke
Autumn Burke
(D)    Anthony Rendon (D)    Mike Gipson (D)    Sharon Quirk-Silva
Sharon Quirk-Silva
(D)    Al Muratsuchi
Al Muratsuchi
(D)    Melissa Melendez (R)    Steven Choi
Steven Choi
(R)    Tom Daly (D)    Patrick O'Donnell (D)    Randy Voepel (R)    Travis Allen
Travis Allen
(R)    Bill Brough
Bill Brough
(R)    Matthew Harper
Matthew Harper
(R)    Marie Waldron
Marie Waldron
(R)    Rocky Chávez
Rocky Chávez
(R)    Brian Maienschein (R)    Todd Gloria
Todd Gloria
(D)    Shirley Weber
Shirley Weber
(D)    Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher
Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher

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