California State Legislature, 2019–20 session

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2019–20 session of the
California State Legislature
2017–18 2021–22
The Great Seal of the State of California
Overview
JurisdictionCalifornia
TermDecember 3, 2018 –
Senate
Members40
President of the Senate
President pro temporeToni Atkins (D39th)
Dec. 3, 2018 – present
Minority LeaderPatricia Bates (R36th)
Dec. 3, 2018 – present
Party controlDemocratic
Assembly
Members80
SpeakerAnthony Rendon (D63rd)
Dec. 3, 2018 – present
Minority LeaderMarie Waldron (R75th)
Dec. 3, 2018 – present
Party controlDemocratic

The 2019–20 session is the current session of the California State Legislature. The session first convened on December 3, 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
28 2 10
Democratic Vacant Republican
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican Vacant
End of previous legislature 26 14 40 0
Begin 29 11 40 0
January 7, 2019 28 10 38 2
Latest voting share 73.7% 26.3%

Officers[edit]

Position Name Party District
Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis Democratic
President pro tempore Toni Atkins Democratic 39th–San Diego
Majority leader Robert Hertzberg Democratic 18th–Van Nuys
Assistant majority leader Mike McGuire Democratic 2nd–Healdsburg
Majority whip Nancy Skinner Democratic 9th–Berkeley
Assistant majority whips Maria Elena Durazo Democratic 24th–Los Angeles
Scott Wiener Democratic 11th–San Francisco
Democratic caucus chair Connie Leyva Democratic 20th–Chino
Minority leader Patricia Bates Republican 36th–Laguna Niguel
Secretary Erika Contreras
Sergeant-at-Arms Jodie O. Barnett III
Chaplain Sister Michelle Gorman, RSM

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
Yes
Resigned on January 7, 2019
Vacant since January 7, 2019
2 Mike McGuire Democratic Healdsburg
3 Bill Dodd Democratic Napa
4 Jim Nielsen Republican Gerber
5 Cathleen Galgiani Democratic Stockton
Yes
6 Richard Pan Democratic Sacramento
7 Steve Glazer Democratic Orinda
8 Andreas Borgeas Republican Fresno
9 Nancy Skinner Democratic Berkeley
10 Bob Wieckowski Democratic Fremont
11 Scott Wiener Democratic San Francisco
12 Anna Caballero Democratic Salinas
13 Jerry Hill Democratic San Mateo
Yes
14 Melissa Hurtado Democratic Sanger
15 Jim Beall Democratic San Jose
Yes
16 Shannon Grove Republican Bakersfield
17 Bill Monning Democratic Carmel
Yes
18 Robert Hertzberg Democratic Van Nuys
19 Hannah-Beth Jackson Democratic Santa Barbara
Yes
20 Connie Leyva Democratic Chino
21 Scott Wilk Republican Santa Clarita
22 Susan Rubio Democratic Baldwin Park
23 Mike Morrell Republican Rancho Cucamonga
Yes
24 Maria Elena Durazo Democratic Los Angeles
25 Anthony Portantino Democratic La Cañada Flintridge
26 Ben Allen Democratic Santa Monica
27 Henry Stern Democratic Canoga Park
28 Jeff Stone Republican La Quinta
29 Ling Ling Chang Republican Diamond Bar
30 Holly Mitchell Democratic Los Angeles
31 Richard Roth Democratic Riverside
32 Bob Archuleta Democratic Pico Rivera
33 Ricardo Lara Democratic Bell Gardens
Yes
Resigned on January 7, 2019
Vacant since January 7, 2019
34 Tom Umberg Democratic Santa Ana
35 Steven Bradford Democratic Gardena
36 Patricia Bates Republican Laguna Niguel
37 John Moorlach Republican Costa Mesa
38 Brian Jones Republican Santee
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
61 19
Democratic Republican
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican Vacant
End of previous legislature 55 25 80 0
Begin 60 20 80 0
January 24, 2019 61 19 80 0
Latest voting share 76.3% 23.8%

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 Rebecca Bauer-Kahan Democratic 16th–Orinda
Majority leader Ian Calderon Democratic 57th–Whittier
Assistant majority leaders Rob Bonta Democratic 18th–Alameda
Al Muratsuchi Democratic 66th–Rolling Hills Estates
Majority whip Todd Gloria Democratic 78th–San Diego
Assistant majority whips Tasha Boerner Horvath Democratic 76th–Encinitas
Jesse Gabriel Democratic 45th–Encino
Democratic caucus chair Mike Gipson Democratic 64th–Carson
Republican leader Marie Waldron Republican 75th–Escondido
Republican floor leader Heath Flora Republican 12th–Ripon
Republican caucus chair Jay Obernolte Republican 33rd–Big Bear Lake
Republican chief whip Phillip Chen Republican 55th–Diamond Bar
Republican whip Devon Mathis Republican 26th–Visalia
Chief Clerk E. Dotson Wilson
Chief Sergeant-at-Arms Richard Desmond
Chaplain Reverend Patti Oshita
Alternate Chaplain Reverend Bob 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
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 Buffy Wicks Democratic Oakland
16 Rebecca Bauer-Kahan Democratic Orinda
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 Robert Rivas Democratic Hollister
31 Joaquin Arambula Democratic Fresno
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 Christy Smith Democratic Santa Clarita
39 Luz Rivas Democratic North Hollywood
40 James Ramos Democratic Highland
41 Chris Holden Democratic Pasadena
42 Chad Mayes Republican Yucca Valley
43 Laura Friedman Democratic Glendale
44 Jacqui Irwin Democratic Thousand Oaks
45 Jesse Gabriel Democratic Encino
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 Wendy Carrillo Democratic Boyle Heights
52 Freddie Rodriguez Democratic Pomona
53 Miguel Santiago Democratic Los Angeles
54 Sydney Kamlager Democratic Los Angeles
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 Tyler Diep Republican Westminster
73 Bill Brough Republican Dana Point
74 Cottie Petrie-Norris Democratic Laguna Beach
75 Marie Waldron Republican Escondido Minority leader
76 Tasha Boerner Horvath Democratic Encinitas
77 Brian Maienschein Republican San Diego   Changed parties on January 24, 2019[4][5]
Democratic
78 Todd Gloria Democratic San Diego
79 Shirley Weber Democratic San Diego
80 Lorena Gonzalez Democratic San Diego

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tuesday, January 8, 2019" (PDF). Senate Daily Journal. Sacramento, California: Secretary of the California State Senate. p. 54. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  2. ^ "Monday, January 7, 2019" (PDF). Senate Daily Journal. Sacramento, California: Secretary of the California State Senate. pp. 42–43. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  3. ^ Gomez, Luis (January 24, 2019). "Brian Maienschein quits Republican Party, joins Democrats in surprise move". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "California Republican Party gets even smaller: A GOP lawmaker defects to the Democrats". The Sacramento Bee. January 24, 2019.
  5. ^ "Assemblyman Brian Maienschein Switches Parties, From Republican to Democrat". KNSD (NBC San Diego). January 24, 2019.

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