Assembly District 51
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All Districts > AD51: East LA
[incumbent: Jimmy Gomez (D) - term limit: 2024]

Probable Candidates: 2017

District Projection: Safe Democratic | ATC Partisan Index = 85.1 D

There will be a special election for this seat on October 3, 2017, with a runoff on December 5 if nobody receives 50%+1

  • Ron Birnbaum (Democratic) - Physician
    birnbaumforassembly.com  
  • Mark Vargas (Democratic) - Businessman /Coastal Commissioner
    www.vargasforassembly.com  
  • Wendy Carillo (Democratic) - Community advocate
    wendyforassembly.com  
  • John Prysner (Peace and Freedom) - Warehouse operations coordinator  
  • Alex De Ocampo (Democratic) - Foundation director
    www.alexdeocampo.com  
  • Francisco Carrillo, Jr. (Democratic) -
    www.frankycarrillo.com/  
  • Patrick Kuppola (No Party Preference) -   
  • Mike Fong (Democratic) - Trustee, Los Angeles CCD
    www.mikefong.org  
  • David Vela (Democratic) - Professor
    velaforassembly.com  
  • Gabriel Sandoval (Democratic) - Attorney
    www.gabrielsandovalforassembly.com  
  • Luis Lopez (Democratic) - Non-Profit Healthcare Director
    www.luislopez.org  
  • Barbara Torres (Democratic) - Labor union president  
  • Mario Olmos (No Party Preference) -   
  • (i) = incumbent

    Analysis

    The AD 51 vacancy was created when Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez was elected to fill the congressional seat left vacant when Xavier Becerra was appointed by Jerry Brown to fil . . .

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    June 3, 2014 Primary Election Results
    Live Results
    CandidateVotesPercentPrecincts Reporting
    Jimmy Gomez (D)20,62199.7%187 of 187

    County Breakdown | Vote Count Tracker
    Source: California Secretary of State

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    District Voter Registration

    2012 Presidential Race

    • Barack Obama (D) 83.5%
    • Mitt Romney (R) 13.5%

    2010 Gubernatorial Race

    • Jerry Brown (D) 76.6%
    • Meg Whitman (R) 15.7%

    Fundraising

    Reported Fundraising
    (January 1-June 31, 2017 filing period)
    CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandContributions Since*
    Birnbaum For Assembly 2018 [SOS]unavailable at this time$175,209
    Carrillo For Assembly 2017; Wendy [SOS]$38,886$89,846$28,374$194,192
    Francisco Carrillo, Jr.The FPPC does not have a report for this candidate
    De Ocampo For Assembly 2018 [SOS]$325$104,131$0$103,445
    Fong For Assembly 2017-special Election; Mike [SOS]$52,263$226,927$84,483$68,267
    Patrick KuppolaThe FPPC does not have a report for this candidate
    Lopez For Assembly 2018; Luis [SOS]$5,545$31$12,736$118,357
    Mario OlmosThe FPPC does not have a report for this candidate
    John PrysnerThe FPPC does not have a report for this candidate
    Sandoval For Assembly 2017 [SOS]$35,813$129,476$77,026$101,000
    Barbara TorresThe FPPC does not have a report for this candidate
    Vargas For Assembly 2018; Mark [SOS]unavailable at this time$169,107
    Vela For Assembly 2018; David [SOS]$4,313$101,433$0$114,030
     
    * = Contributions of $1,000 or more
    Source: California Secretary of State

    2012 General Results

    November 6 General Election Results
    Final Results
    CandidateVotesPercentPrecincts Reporting
    Jimmy Gomez (D)63,29259.8%183 of 183
    Luis Lopez (D)42,61840.2%183 of 183

    County Breakdown | Vote Count Tracker
    Source: California Secretary of State

    2012 Primary Results

    June 5 Primary Election Results
    Final Results
    CandidateVotesPercentPrecincts Reporting
    Jimmy Gomez (D)10,45237.4%183 of 183
    Luis Lopez (D)6,87124.6%183 of 183
    Arturo Chavez (D)6,42223.0%183 of 183
    Richard Friedberg (D)3,05911.0%183 of 183
    Oscar A. Gutierrez (D)1,1284.0%183 of 183

    County Breakdown
    Source: California Secretary of State

    Demographics

    2010 Census Demographics for AD51
     AsianBlackLatino
    Citizen Voting-Age Population 15.9% 4.1% 59.5%
    Total Population 14.1% 2.6% 71.6%

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