Assembly District 45
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All Districts > AD45: W. San Fernando Valley
[incumbent: Vacant () - term limit: 2024]

Primary Election Candidates: 2018

District Projection: Safe Democratic | ATC Partisan Index = 66.6 D

Matt Dababneh resigned effective January 1, 2018. A special election will be held April 3 with a June 5 special general election is no candidate receives over 50% in April.

  • Raymond J. Bishop (Democratic) - Business owner  
  • Jeff Bornstein (Democratic) - Small business owner  
  • Tricia Robbins Kasson (Democratic) - Economic development deputy, Councilmember Blumenfield
    www.tricia4assembly.com  
  • Justin Clark (Republican) - Student
    www.votejustinclark.com  
  • Daniel Brin (Democratic) - Neighborhood Council President
    danielbrin.com  
  • Ankur Patel (Democratic) - Outreach director, LAUSD
    ankurforassembly.com  
  • Serena "Sharpie" Sharp (Democratic) -   
  • Dennis P. Zine (No Party Preference) - Former Los Angeles Councilmember  
  • Jesse Gabriel (Democratic) - Attorney
    www.jesseforassembly.com  
  • John Popoch (Democratic) - Deputy Chief of Staff for Councilmember Blumenfield  
  • Scott Silverstein (No Party Preference) - Real estate broker  
  • (i) = incumbent

    Analysis

    Matt Dababneh had been seen as safe in his 2018 re-election and now the question is whether he'll even be on the ballot.

    After weeks of rumors, on December 4, . . .

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    District Voter Registration

    2016 Presidential Race

    • Hillary Clinton (D) 67.4%
    • Donald Trump (R) 27.4%

    2014 Gubernatorial Race

    • Edmond G. ("Jerry") Brown, Jr. (D) 62.2%
    • Neil Kashkari (R) 37.8%

    2012 Presidential Race

    • Barack Obama (D) 63.5%
    • Mitt Romney (R) 34.1%

    2010 Gubernatorial Race

    • Jerry Brown (D) 54.5%
    • Meg Whitman (R) 39.0%

    Fundraising

    Reported Fundraising
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    Demographics

    2010 Census Demographics for AD45
     AsianBlackLatino
    Citizen Voting-Age Population 10.6% 4.3% 17.8%
    Total Population 12.3% 4.3% 30.4%

    The Bench (likely future candidates)

    Incumbent term limit: 0
    • Damian Carroll (D) - District Director, Paul Krekorian
    • Matt Dababney (D) - District Director, Congressman Brad Sherman
    • Jeff Ebenstein (D) - Field Deputy, Paul Koretz
    • Fred Gaines (D) - Member, Calabasas City Council
    • Susan Shelley (R) - Writer
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