Assembly District 55
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All Districts > AD55: Yorba Linda
[incumbent: Curt Hagman (R) - term limit: 2014]

Probable Candidates - 2014

District Projection: Safe Republican | ATC Partisan Index = 57.4 R
  • Gregg Fritchle (Democratic) - Social Worker  
  • Phillip Chen (Republican) - Small Business Owner  
  • Ling-Ling Chang (Republican) - City Councilwoman  
  • Steve Tye (Republican) - Councilmember  
  • (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) 45.8%
    • Mitt Romney (R) 52.2%

    2010 Gubernatorial Race

    • Jerry Brown (D) 37.3%
    • Meg Whitman (R) 55.5%

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    District Voter Registration


    The race to succeed Curt Hagman in the 55th Assembly District is one of the most interesting on the GOP side in 2014. The district stretches from the communities of Yorba Linda, Brea and Placentia up the 57 to Walnut and Diamond Bar, combining the northernmost part of Orange County, the easternmost part of Los Angeles County, and the westernmost part of San Bernardino County.

    The district has large Asian and Latino populations, which combine for nearly half of the citizen voting age population. If you took that on its face, you would think the district would be toss-up, or even favorable for Democrats. However, much of the district is wealthy and conservative. Mitt Romney outpolled Barack Obama here in 2012 by 6.4%, and this race will safely be in the Republican column in 2014. 

    The floor for Democrats here is probably around 36% in off-year elections. Thus, if only one Democrat runs, one Republican and one Democrat will emerge in the top-two primary, sett . . .

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    Reported Fundraising
    (January 1-March 17, 2014 filing period)
    CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandContributions Since*
    Chang For Assembly 2014, Ling-ling [SOS]$103,600$60,050$326,008$85,700
    Chen For Assembly 2014, Phillip [SOS]$54,283$86,144$454,852$8,600
    Gregg FritchleThe FPPC does not have a report for this candidate
    Tye For Assembly 2014, Steve [SOS]$130,497$18,191$123,430$5,000
    * = Contributions of $1,000 or more
    Source: California Secretary of State

    2012 General Results

    November 6 General Election Results
    Final Results
    CandidateVotesPercentPrecincts Reporting
    Curt Hagman (R)97,33059.7%292 of 292
    Gregg D. Fritchle (D)65,65240.3%292 of 292

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

    2012 Primary Results

    June 5 Primary Election Results
    Final Results
    CandidateVotesPercentPrecincts Reporting
    Curt Hagman (R)40,26869.1%275 of 275
    Gregg D. Fritchle (D)17,99430.9%275 of 275

    County Breakdown
    Source: California Secretary of State


    2010 Census Demographics for AD55
    Citizen Voting-Age Population 25.7% 3.4% 22.7%
    Total Population 31.1% 2.7% 30.0%

    The Bench (likely future candidates)

    Incumbent term limit: 2024
    • Ling-Ling Chang (R) - Councilmember, Diamond Bar
    • Heidi Gallegos (R) - Member, Rowland USD
    • Jeremy Yamaguchi (R) - Member, Placentia City Council
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