Jimmy Gomez

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Jimmy Gomez
Jimmy Gomez, California State Assembly (2012).jpg
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 51st district
Assumed office
December 3, 2012
Preceded by Gil Cedillo (redistricted)
Personal details
Born (1974-11-25) November 25, 1974 (age 42)
Fullerton, California
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Mary Hodge
Residence Echo Park, Los Angeles, California
Alma mater University of California, Los Angeles (BA)
Harvard University (MA)

Jimmy Gomez is an American politician currently serving in the California State Assembly. He is a Democrat representing the 51st Assembly District, which encompasses northeastern Los Angeles and East Los Angeles.

Career[edit]

Gomez is a member of the California Latino Legislative Caucus. Prior to being elected to the Assembly in 2012, he was the political director for the United Nurses Association of California.

On December 5, 2016, Gomez announced his candidacy for the special election to succeed Xavier Becerra in the United States House of Representatives for California's 34th congressional district.[1] Gomez has received endorsements from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) and Senate leader Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) among others.[2]

Electoral history[edit]

2014[edit]

California's 51st State Assembly district election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jimmy Gomez (incumbent) 20,621 99.7
Republican Stephen C. Smith (write-in) 54 0.3
Total votes 20,675 100.0
General election
Democratic Jimmy Gomez (incumbent) 42,261 83.6
Republican Stephen C. Smith 8,277 16.4
Total votes 50,538 100.0
Democratic hold

2016[edit]

California's 51st State Assembly district election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jimmy Gomez (incumbent) 62,366 100.0
Libertarian Mike Everling (write-in) 7 0.0
Total votes 62,373 100.0
General election
Democratic Jimmy Gomez (incumbent) 110,036 86.1
Libertarian Mike Everling 17,724 13.9
Total votes 127,760 100.0
Democratic hold

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