Assembly District 53
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All Districts > AD53: Downtown LA
[incumbent: John A. Perez (D) - term limit: 2014]

Probable Candidates - 2014

District Projection: Safe Democrat | ATC Partisan Index = 84.3 D
  • Michelle "Hope" Walker (Democratic) - Speaker/Evangelist/Comedian  
  • Michael "Mike" Aldapa (Democratic) - Community Organizer
    www.mikealdapa.com  
  • Sandra Mendoza (Democratic) - Educator/Parent
    www.sandraforassembly.org  
  • Miguel Santiago (Democratic) - Los Angeles Community College Board Member
    www.santiagoforassembly.com  
  • (i) = incumbent

    Until the filing period closes, candidates who have made gestures to a run are included. Some of these may not run, while others are likely to jump in.

    2012 Presidential Race

    • Barack Obama (D) 84.6%
    • Mitt Romney (R) 12.6%

    2010 Gubernatorial Race

    • Jerry Brown (D) 76.3%
    • Meg Whitman (R) 15.4%

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    District Voter Registration

    Analysis

    In the race to assume the seat being vacated by Speaker John Perez, the clear favorite is Perez's district director, Miguel Santiago.

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    Fundraising

    Reported Fundraising
    (January 1-March 17, 2014 filing period)
    CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandContributions Since*
    Michael AldapaThe FPPC does not have a report for this candidate
    Mendoza For Assembly 2014, Sandra [SOS]$4,698$4,493$4,816$4,100
    Santiago For Assembly 2014, Miguel [SOS]$101,323$51,059$417,634$56,450
    Michelle WalkerThe FPPC does not have a report for this candidate
     
    * = Contributions of $1,000 or more
    Source: California Secretary of State

    2012 General Results

    November 6 General Election Results
    Final Results
    CandidateVotesPercentPrecincts Reporting
    John A. Pérez (D)61,65182.8%140 of 140
    Jose Trinidad Aguilar (R)12,80317.2%140 of 140

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

    2012 Primary Results

    June 5 Primary Election Results
    Final Results
    CandidateVotesPercentPrecincts Reporting
    John A. Pérez (D)10,05158.5%142 of 142
    Jose Trinidad Aguilar (R)2,88916.8%142 of 142
    Michael "Mike" Aldapa (D)2,49414.5%142 of 142
    Roger A. Young (D)1,73810.1%142 of 142

    County Breakdown
    Source: California Secretary of State

    Demographics

    2010 Census Demographics for AD53
     AsianBlackLatino
    Citizen Voting-Age Population 20.2% 12.0% 50.5%
    Total Population 18.1% 5.6% 68.3%

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