Raul Bocanegra

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Raul Bocanegra
Raul Bocanegra (2012).jpg
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 39th district
Assumed office
December 5, 2016
Preceded by Patty López
In office
December 3, 2012 – November 30, 2014
Preceded by Felipe Fuentes
Succeeded by Patty López
Personal details
Born (1971-07-13) July 13, 1971 (age 45)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Residence Pacoima, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma mater University of California, Los Angeles (Bachelors and Masters)
Occupation Legislative staffer, college professor

Raul Bocanegra is an American politician serving in the California State Assembly. He is a Democrat representing the 39th Assembly District, encompassing northeastern San Fernando Valley.

Bocanegra was first elected to the Assembly in 2012, but was defeated in his 2014 bid for reelection by political outsider and fellow Democrat Patty Lopez. He reclaimed his old Assembly seat after defeating Lopez in a 2016 rematch. Prior to being elected to the Assembly, he was an urban planner, and Chief of Staff to his predecessor Felipe Fuentes. A native of the San Fernando Valley, he graduated from San Fernando High School.



California's 39th State Assembly district election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Raul Bocanegra (incumbent) 13,069 62.5
Democratic Patty Lopez 4,940 23.6
Democratic Kevin J. Suscavage 2,876 13.7
Republican Michael B. Boyd (write-in) 36 0.2
Total votes 20,921 100.0
General election
Democratic Patty Lopez 22,750 50.5
Democratic Raul Bocanegra (incumbent) 22,284 49.5
Total votes 45,034 100.0
Democratic hold


California's 39th State Assembly district election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Raul Bocanegra 30,119 44.4
Democratic Patty López (incumbent) 18,472 27.2
Democratic Joel Fajardo 6,831 10.1
Democratic Joanne Fernandez 4,538 6.7
Democratic Mina Creswell 4,418 6.5
Democratic Kevin James Suscavage 3,489 5.1
Total votes 67,867 100.0
General election
Democratic Raul Bocanegra
Democratic Patty López (incumbent)
Total votes ' '
Democratic hold


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