Senate Race Decided, Special Election Set
Former Assembly Member Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) won a special election on January 8, 2013, for the State Senate District 4 seat vacated by former Senator Doug La Malfa. Governor Brown announced a special election for May 14, 2013, with the primary election on March 12, 2013, to fill the Senate District 32 seat vacated by Sen. Gloria Negrete McLeod and the Senate District 40 seat vacated by Sen. Juan Vargas when both won Congressional seats in the November 2012 election.
Summary of Senate and Assembly Election Results by Party Affiliation;
Summary of Election Results and Redistricting Seat Changes;
Results of Selected November 2012 General Election Ballot Initiatives.
Chief Justice Swears In New Senators (Dec. 3, 2012)
Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye administered the oath of office to 20 state senators on December 3, the first day of the 2013-2014 Legislative Session.
New OGA Leadership Announced (Nov. 29, 2012)
Cory Jasperson and Theresa Taylor-Carroll were recently announced as the new director and assistant director, respectively, of the AOC Office of Governmental Affairs, effective December 3, 2012.
Read more: Jasperson, Taylor-Carroll
Pension Reform (Sept. 12, 2012)
On September 12, the Governor signed the California Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (Stats.2012, ch. 296). The act reforms pension provisions for current and future state and local public employees and will become effective January 1, 2013. Click to read the Governor's announcement.
District Maps (June, 2012)
New legislative district maps took effect for the June 2012 Primary. View the Redistricting Commission's certified district maps and final report with detailed descriptions of the new California State Senate, State Assembly, Congressional, and Board of Equalization districts here.