Job Posting:

California Assembly

Job Description

Starting Salary: $107,242

This fall, California’s lower legislative chamber will again be filling all 80 of its elected member positions.

Working conditions will depend on the partisan breakdown of all new hires. With the current composition of the Assembly—55 Democrats and 25 Republicans—Democrats are holding on to their two-thirds supermajority by only one seat. A supermajority in both the Assembly and Senate would allow Democrats, if united, to raise taxes, override vetoes, place constitutional amendments on the ballot, and largely ignore their Republican colleagues.

Job duties include:

  • Spend months drafting, discussing, and haggling over bills that will affect the lives of all Californians
  • Retain the option of waiting until the very last week of session before passing or dumping most of said bills in a flurry
  • Spend months drafting, discussing, and haggling over resolutions that will affect the lives of virtually no Californians
  • Help craft a multi-billion-dollar budget for the state
  • Strive to represent the interests of 500,000 constituents, most of them strangers

We especially seek applicants from the following regions of California, as the current position-holders are not re-applying for the job: Berkeley/Richmond (District 15), Gilroy/Salinas (District 30), Huntington Beach/Santa Ana (District 72) and Carlsbad/Oceanside (District 76).

Applicants from all other districts will be considered alongside those of the current job holders, who will be applying again. In the last hiring round (2016), 92 percent of reapplying incumbents were re-hired. So good luck to the newcomers.

Perks: $183, tax free, per day for every day in session—and higher salary for leadership positions.

Hiring Update

The H.R. department has provided additional analysis for ten competitive positions:

A few other districts, less competitive, but still be of interest, include AD26, AD30, AD39, AD45, AD58, AD72, and AD76.

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Caleen Sisk
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Republican
Brian Dahle*
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Democrat
Jim Wood*
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Republican
Matt Heath
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Democrat
Sonia Aery
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Republican
James Gallagher*
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Democrat
Cecilia Aguiar-Curry*
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Libertarian
Brandon Z. Nelson
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Democrat
Carla J. Neal
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Republican
Frank Bigelow*
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Democrat
Jacalyn "Jackie" Smith
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Republican
Kevin Kiley*
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Democrat
Kevin McCarty*
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Republican
Scott Schmidt
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Democrat
Ken Cooley*
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Republican
Melinda Avey
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Democrat
Jim Cooper*
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Democrat
Harry He
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Democrat
Marc Levine*
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Democrat
Dan Monte
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Democrat
Jim Frazier*
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Republican
Lisa Romero
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Democrat
Robert D. Chase
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Republican
Heath Flora*
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Democrat
Tim Grayson*
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Democrat
Aasim Yahya
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Democrat
David Chiu*
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Democrat
Alejandro Fernandez
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Democrat
Rob Bonta*
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Republican
Stephen Slauson
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Democrat
Phil Ting*
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Republican
Keith Bogdon
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Democrat
Bill Quirk*
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Republican
Joseph Grcar
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Democrat
Adam C. Gray*
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Libertarian
Justin Ryan Quigley
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Democrat
Kevin Mullin*
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Republican
Christina Laskowski
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Democrat
Aileen Rizo
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Republican
Jim Patterson*
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Democrat
Marc Berman*
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Republican
Alex Glew
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Democrat
Kansen Chu*
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Republican
Bob Brunton
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Democrat
Jose Sigala
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Republican
Devon Mathis*
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Democrat
Ash Kalra*
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Republican
G. Burt Lancaster
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Democrat
Evan Low*
Party
Republican
Michael L. Snyder
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Democrat
Mark Stone*
Party
Republican
Vicki L. Nohrden
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Democrat
Robert Rivas
Party
Republican
Neil G. Kitchens
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Democrat
Joaquin Arambula*
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Republican
Lupe Espinoza
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Democrat
Socorro Cisneros
Party
Republican
Jay Obernolte*
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Democrat
Nick Nicita
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Republican
Vince Fong*
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Democrat
Bill Ostrander
Party
Republican
Jordan Cunningham*
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Democrat
Steve Fox
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Republican
Tom Lackey*
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Democrat
Chris Holden*
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No Party Preference
Alan S. Reynolds
Party
Democrat
Deniantionette Mazingo
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Republican
Chad Mayes*
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Democrat
Jesse Gabriel
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Republican
Justin M. Clark
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Democrat
Ed Chau*
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Republican
Burton Brink
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Democrat
Wendy Carrillo*
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Libertarian
Christopher State
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Democrat
Freddie Rodriguez*
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Republican
Toni Holle
Party
Democrat
Gregg D. Fritchle
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Republican
Phillip Chen*
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Democrat
Eduardo Garcia*
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Republican
Jeff Gonzalez
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Democrat
Ian C. Calderon*
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Republican
Jessica Martinez
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Democrat
Cristina Garcia*
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Republican
Mike Simpfenderfer
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Democrat
Jose Medina*
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Republican
Mohammad-Ali Mazarei
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Democrat
Autumn Burke*
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Republican
Al L. Hernandez
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Democrat
Maria D. Estrada
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Democrat
Anthony Rendon*
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Democrat
Mike A. Gipson*
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Democrat
Theresa Sanford
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Democrat
Michelle Singleton
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Republican
Melissa Melendez*
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Democrat
Michelle Duman
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Republican
Steven S. Choi*
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Democrat
Tom Daly*
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Libertarian
Autumn Browne
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Democrat
Patrick O'Donnell*
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Libertarian
Honor "Mimi" Robson
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Democrat
James Elia
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Republican
Randy Voepel*
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Democrat
Josh Lowenthal
Party
Republican
Tyler Diep
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Democrat
Cottie Petrie-Norris
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Republican
Matthew Harper*
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Democrat
Alan Geraci
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Republican
Marie Waldron*
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Democrat
Sunday Gover
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Republican
Brian Maienschein*
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Democrat
Todd Gloria*
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Republican
Maggie J. Campbell
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Democrat
Shirley N. Weber*
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Republican
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