California State Legislative Races
2002 General Election
|The California State Legislature is made up of two houses
-- the Senate and the Assembly. The Senate is the upper house and is comprised of
40 representatives. Each Senator represents about 850,000 people. There are 80 representatives
in the Assembly, which is the lower house. Each Assembly member represents about
425,000 people. Senators and Assembly members receive an annual salary of $99,000.
An Assembly member is elected to a two-year term, and is limited to serving three
terms. Senators are elected to four-year terms and are limited to serving two terms.
The California Voter Foundation has compiled
information on each of the 80 California
Assembly races and 20 State Senate seats
up this year. (Half of the Senate seats
are up for election every two years -- this
year the even-numbered seats are up).
Follow the links to find a list of the
candidates running in each district, their
contact information, and links to candidates'
web sites, which typically feature campaign
literature, endorsement lists, position
papers, and information about how to contribute
If you're not sure which legislative districts you live in, you can check your Official
Sample Ballot or contact your county
election office. Your districts may have changed following the recent redistricting
process undertaken by the legislature. To view the new district maps and for information
about redistricting, see CVF's district
For information about current elected officials, visit CVF's State
Senate Roster and State