California State Legislature, 2017–18 session

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2017–18 session of the
California State Legislature
2015–16 2019–20
The Great Seal of the State of California
Overview
JurisdictionCalifornia
TermDecember 5, 2016 – November 30, 2018
Senate
Members40
President of the SenateGavin Newsom (D)
Dec. 5, 2016 – present
President pro tempore
Minority Leader
Party controlDemocratic
Assembly
Members80
SpeakerAnthony Rendon (D63rd)
Dec. 5, 2016 – present
Minority Leader
Party controlDemocratic

The 2017–18 session was a session of the California State Legislature. The session first convened on December 5, 2016, and adjourned sine die on November 30, 2018.

Major events[edit]

Vacancies and special elections[edit]

Leadership changes[edit]

Party changes[edit]

State Senate[edit]

Composition of the California State Senate
  Democratic Party
  Republican Party
Midpoint
26 14
Democratic Republican
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican Vacant
End of previous legislature 26 13 39 1
Begin 27 13 40 0
February 22, 2018 26 39 1
June 25, 2018 25 14 39 1
August 14, 2018 26 14 40 0
Latest voting share 65% 35%

Officers[edit]

Position Name Party District
Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom Democratic
President pro tempore Toni Atkins Democratic 39th–San Diego
Majority leader Bill Monning Democratic 17th–Carmel
Majority whip Nancy Skinner Democratic 9th–Berkeley
Majority caucus chair Connie Leyva Democratic 20th–Chino
Majority caucus vice chair Mike McGuire Democratic 2nd–Healdsburg
Minority leader Patricia Bates Republican 36th–Laguna Niguel
Minority caucus chair Jim Nielsen Republican 4th–Gerber
Minority whip Ted Gaines Republican 1st–El Dorado Hills
Secretary Daniel Alvarez
Sergeant-at-Arms Debbie Manning
Chaplain Sister Michelle Gorman

The Secretary, the Sergeant-at-Arms, and the Chaplain are not members of the Legislature.

Members[edit]

District Name Party Residence Term-limited? Notes
1 Ted Gaines Republican El Dorado Hills
2 Mike McGuire Democratic Healdsburg
3 Bill Dodd Democratic Napa
4 Jim Nielsen Republican Gerber
5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic Stockton
6 Richard Pan Democratic Sacramento
7 Steve Glazer Democratic Orinda
8 Tom Berryhill Republican Modesto Yes
9 Nancy Skinner Democratic Berkeley
10 Bob Wieckowski Democratic Fremont
11 Scott Wiener Democratic San Francisco
12 Anthony Cannella Republican Ceres Yes
13 Jerry Hill Democratic San Mateo
14 Andy Vidak Republican Hanford
15 Jim Beall Democratic San Jose
16 Jean Fuller Republican Bakersfield Yes Minority leader from August 27, 2015, to April 12, 2017
17 Bill Monning Democratic Carmel
18 Robert Hertzberg Democratic Van Nuys
19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic Santa Barbara
20 Connie Leyva Democratic Chino
21 Scott Wilk Republican Santa Clarita
22 Ed Hernandez Democratic West Covina Yes
23 Mike Morrell Republican Rancho Cucamonga
24 Kevin de León Democratic Los Angeles Yes President pro tempore from October 15, 2014, to March 21, 2018
25 Anthony Portantino Democratic La Cañada Flintridge
26 Ben Allen Democratic Santa Monica
27 Henry Stern Democratic Canoga Park
28 Jeff Stone Republican Temecula
29 Josh Newman Democratic Fullerton Recalled on June 5, 2018
Ling Ling Chang Republican Diamond Bar Sworn in on June 25, 2018, to replace Newman
30 Holly Mitchell Democratic Los Angeles
31 Richard Roth Democratic Riverside
32 Tony Mendoza Democratic Artesia Resigned on February 22, 2018
Vacant from February 22, 2018, to August 14, 2018
Vanessa Delgado Democratic Montebello Sworn into office on August 14, 2018
33 Ricardo Lara Democratic Bell Gardens
34 Janet Nguyen Republican Fountain Valley
35 Steven Bradford Democratic Gardena
36 Patricia Bates Republican Laguna Niguel Minority leader since April 12, 2017
37 John Moorlach Republican Costa Mesa
38 Joel Anderson Republican Alpine Yes
39 Toni Atkins Democratic San Diego President pro tempore since March 21, 2018
40 Ben Hueso Democratic San Diego

State Assembly[edit]

Composition of the California State Assembly
  Democratic Party
  Republican Party
Midpoint
55 25
Democratic Republican
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican Vacant
End of previous legislature 55 28 80 0
Begin 55 25 80 0
July 11, 2017 54 79 1
November 27, 2017 53 78 2
December 16, 2017 54 79 1
December 31, 2017 53 78 2
January 2, 2018 52 77 3
April 16, 2018 53 78 2
June 11, 2018 55 80 0
Latest voting share 68.8% 31.3%

Officers[edit]

Position Name Party District
Speaker Anthony Rendon Democratic 63rd–Lakewood
Speaker pro tempore Kevin Mullin Democratic 22nd–South San Francisco
Assistant speaker pro tempore Laura Friedman Democratic 43rd–Glendale
Majority leader Ian Calderon Democratic 57th–Whittier
Assistant majority leader Rob Bonta Democratic 18th–Alameda
Majority whip Todd Gloria Democratic 78th–San Diego
Assistant majority whip Eloise Reyes Democratic 47th–Grand Terrace
Majority caucus chair Mike Gipson Democratic 64th–Carson
Minority leader Marie Waldron Republican 75th–Escondido
Republican floor manager Heath Flora Republican 12th–Ripon
Deputy Republican leaders Frank Bigelow Republican 5th–O'Neals
Rocky Chávez Republican 76th–Oceanside
Assistant Republican leaders Phillip Chen Republican 55th–Diamond Bar
Chad Mayes Republican 42nd–Yucca Valley
Republican caucus chair Jay Obernolte Republican 33rd–Big Bear Lake
Chief Clerk E. Dotson Wilson
Chief Sergeant-at-Arms Bryon G. Gustafson, Ph.D
Chaplain Reverend Bob Oshita
Alternate Chaplain Reverend Patti Oshita

The Chief Clerk, the acting Chief Sergeant-at-Arms, and the Chaplains are not members of the Legislature.

Members[edit]

District Name Party Residence Term-limited? Notes
1 Brian Dahle Republican Bieber Minority leader from September 18, 2017, to November 8, 2018
2 Jim Wood Democratic Healdsburg
3 James Gallagher Republican Nicolaus
4 Cecilia Aguiar-Curry Democratic Winters
5 Frank Bigelow Republican O'Neals
6 Kevin Kiley Republican Rocklin
7 Kevin McCarty Democratic Sacramento
8 Ken Cooley Democratic Rancho Cordova
9 Jim Cooper Democratic Elk Grove
10 Marc Levine Democratic Greenbrae
11 Jim Frazier Democratic Oakley
12 Heath Flora Republican Ripon
13 Susan Eggman Democratic Stockton
14 Tim Grayson Democratic Concord
15 Tony Thurmond Democratic Richmond
16 Catharine Baker Republican Dublin
17 David Chiu Democratic San Francisco
18 Rob Bonta Democratic Alameda
19 Phil Ting Democratic San Francisco
20 Bill Quirk Democratic Hayward
21 Adam Gray Democratic Merced
22 Kevin Mullin Democratic South San Francisco
23 Jim Patterson Republican Fresno
24 Marc Berman Democratic Palo Alto
25 Kansen Chu Democratic San Jose
26 Devon Mathis Republican Visalia
27 Ash Kalra Democratic San Jose
28 Evan Low Democratic Campbell
29 Mark Stone Democratic Scotts Valley
30 Anna Caballero Democratic Salinas Yes
31 Joaquin Arambula Democratic Kingsburg
32 Rudy Salas Democratic Bakersfield
33 Jay Obernolte Republican Big Bear Lake
34 Vince Fong Republican Bakersfield
35 Jordan Cunningham Republican Templeton
36 Tom Lackey Republican Palmdale
37 Monique Limón Democratic Santa Barbara
38 Dante Acosta Republican Santa Clarita
39 Raul Bocanegra Democratic Pacoima Resigned on November 27, 2017
Vacant from November 27, 2017, to June 11, 2018
Luz Rivas Democratic North Hollywood Sworn into office on June 11, 2018
40 Marc Steinorth Republican Rancho Cucamonga
41 Chris Holden Democratic Pasadena
42 Chad Mayes Republican Yucca Valley Minority leader from January 4, 2016, to September 18, 2017
43 Laura Friedman Democratic Glendale
44 Jacqui Irwin Democratic Thousand Oaks
45 Matt Dababneh Democratic Encino Resigned on January 2, 2018
Vacant from January 2, 2018, to June 11, 2018
Jesse Gabriel Democratic Encino Sworn into office on June 11, 2018
46 Adrin Nazarian Democratic Sherman Oaks
47 Eloise Reyes Democratic Grand Terrace
48 Blanca Rubio Democratic Baldwin Park
49 Ed Chau Democratic Monterey Park
50 Richard Bloom Democratic Santa Monica
51 Jimmy Gomez Democratic Echo Park Resigned on July 11, 2017[1]
Vacant from July 11, 2017 to December 16, 2017
Wendy Carrillo Democratic Boyle Heights Sworn into office on December 16, 2017
52 Freddie Rodriguez Democratic Pomona
53 Miguel Santiago Democratic Los Angeles
54 Sebastian Ridley-Thomas Democratic Los Angeles Resigned on December 31, 2017
Vacant from December 31, 2017, to April 16, 2018
Sydney Kamlager Democratic Los Angeles Sworn into office on April 16, 2018
55 Phillip Chen Republican Diamond Bar
56 Eduardo Garcia Democratic Coachella
57 Ian Calderon Democratic Whittier
58 Cristina Garcia Democratic Bell Gardens
59 Reggie Jones-Sawyer Democratic Los Angeles
60 Sabrina Cervantes Democratic Riverside
61 Jose Medina Democratic Riverside
62 Autumn Burke Democratic Marina del Rey
63 Anthony Rendon Democratic Lakewood Speaker
64 Mike Gipson Democratic Carson
65 Sharon Quirk-Silva Democratic Fullerton
66 Al Muratsuchi Democratic Rolling Hills Estates
67 Melissa Melendez Republican Lake Elsinore
68 Steven Choi Republican Irvine
69 Tom Daly Democratic Anaheim
70 Patrick O'Donnell Democratic Long Beach
71 Randy Voepel Republican Santee
72 Travis Allen Republican Huntington Beach
73 Bill Brough Republican Dana Point
74 Matthew Harper Republican Huntington Beach
75 Marie Waldron Republican Escondido Minority leader since November 8, 2018
76 Rocky Chávez Republican Oceanside
77 Brian Maienschein Republican San Diego
78 Todd Gloria Democratic San Diego
79 Shirley Weber Democratic San Diego
80 Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher Democratic San Diego

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tuesday, July 11, 2017" (PDF). Assembly Daily Journal. Sacramento, California: Chief Clerk of the California State Assembly. p. 2509. Retrieved September 15, 2017.
  2. ^ "Monday, November 27, 2017" (PDF). Assembly Daily Journal. Sacramento, California: Chief Clerk of the California State Assembly. p. 3643. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  3. ^ "Monday, December 18, 2017" (PDF). Assembly Daily Journal. Sacramento, California: Chief Clerk of the California State Assembly. p. 3655. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  4. ^ "Tuesday, January 2, 2018" (PDF). Assembly Daily Journal. Sacramento, California: Chief Clerk of the California State Assembly. p. 3657. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  5. ^ "Friday, December 8, 2017" (PDF). Assembly Daily Journal. Sacramento, California: Chief Clerk of the California State Assembly. p. 3651–3652. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  6. ^ "Thursday, February 22, 2018" (PDF). Senate Daily Journal. Sacramento, California: Secretary of the California State Senate. p. 4254. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  7. ^ "Monday, April 16, 2018" (PDF). Assembly Daily Journal. Sacramento, California: Chief Clerk of the California State Assembly. p. 4693. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  8. ^ "Monday, September 18, 2017" (PDF). Senate Daily Journal. Sacramento, California: Secretary of the California State Senate. p. 3574. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  9. ^ "Monday, April 17, 2017" (PDF). Assembly Daily Journal. Sacramento, California: Chief Clerk of the California State Assembly. p. 665. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  10. ^ Horseman, Jeff (August 24, 2017). "Republicans oust Inland Assemblyman Chad Mayes as GOP leader". The Press-Enterprise. Retrieved September 23, 2017.
  11. ^ "Thursday, November 8, 2018" (PDF). Assembly Daily Journal. Sacramento, California: Chief Clerk of the California State Assembly. p. 665. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  12. ^ Kosoff, Alexei (October 31, 2018). "Rouda v. Rohrabacher + A new GOP leader? + Ex-lawmaker pleads guilty in wife's death". Sacramento Bee. Retrieved November 20, 2018.

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