California State Legislature, 2007-08 Session
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California State Legislature, 2007%E2%80%9308 Session
2007-2008 session of the
California State Legislature
The Great Seal of the State of California
Legislative bodyCalifornia State Legislature
TermDecember 4, 2006 - August 30, 2008
President of the SenateJohn Garamendi (D)
President pro temporeDon Perata (D-9th)
Minority Leader
Party controlDemocratic
Minority LeaderMichael Villines (R-29th)
Party controlDemocratic

The 2007-2008 Session was a meeting of the California State Legislature.

Dates of sessions

Convene: December 4, 2006
Adjourn: August 31, 2008

Major events

Vacancies and special elections

Leadership changes



California State Senate
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Democratic Republican Vacant
End of previous legislature 25 15 40 0
Begin 25 15 40 0
Final voting share 62.5% 37.5%


President Pro Tem: Don Perata (D-9)
Majority Leader: Gloria Romero (D-24)
Minority Leader: Dick Ackerman (R-33) to April 15, 2008; Dave Cogdill (R-14) from April 15, 2008

Full list of members, 2007-2008

District Name Party Seat Up
1st Dave Cox Rep 2008
2nd Pat Wiggins Dem 2010
3rd Carole Migden Dem 2008
4th Sam Aanestad Rep 2010
5th Michael Machado
Term limited
Dem 2008
6th Darrell Steinberg Dem 2010
7th Tom Torlakson
Term limited
Dem 2008
8th Leland Yee Dem 2010
9th Don Perata
Term limited
Dem 2008
10th Ellen M. Corbett Dem 2010
11th Joe Simitian Dem 2008
12th Jeff Denham Rep 2010
13th Elaine Alquist Dem 2008
14th Dave Cogdill Rep 2010
15th Abel Maldonado Rep 2008
16th Dean Florez Dem 2010
17th George Runner Rep 2008
18th Roy Ashburn Rep 2010
19th Tom McClintock
Term limited
Rep 2008
20th Alex Padilla Dem 2010
21st Jack Scott
Term limited
Dem 2008
22nd Gilbert Cedillo Dem 2010
23rd Sheila Kuehl
Term limited
Dem 2008
24th Gloria Romero Dem 2010
25th Edward Vincent
Term limited
Dem 2008
26th Mark Ridley-Thomas Dem 2010
27th Alan Lowenthal Dem 2008
28th Jenny Oropeza Dem 2010
29th Bob Margett
Term limited
Rep 2008
30th Ronald S. Calderon Dem 2010
31st Robert Dutton Rep 2008
32nd Gloria Negrete McLeod Dem 2010
33rd Dick Ackerman
Term limited
Rep 2008
34th Lou Correa Dem 2010
35th Tom Harman Rep 2008
36th Dennis Hollingsworth Rep 2010
37th Jim Battin
Term limited
Rep 2008
38th Mark Wyland Rep 2010
39th Christine Kehoe Dem 2008
40th Denise Moreno Ducheny Dem 2010


Affiliation Members
  Democratic Party 48
  Republican Party 32
California State Assembly
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Democratic Republican Vacant
End of previous legislature 48 32 80 0
Begin 48 32 80 0
March 16, 2007 47 79 1
May 15, 2007 48 80 0
September 4, 2007 47 79 1
February 7, 2008 48 80 0
Final voting share 60.0% 40.0%


Note: The Chief Clerk and the Sergeant at Arms are not Members of the Legislature

Full List of Members, 2007-2008

District Name Party
1st Patty Berg Dem
2nd Doug La Malfa Rep
3rd Rick Keene Rep
4th Ted Gaines Rep
5th Roger Niello Rep
6th Jared Huffman Dem
7th Noreen Evans Dem
8th Lois Wolk Dem
9th Dave Jones Dem
10th Alan Nakanishi Rep
11th Mark DeSaulnier Dem
12th Fiona Ma Dem
13th Mark Leno Dem
14th Loni Hancock Dem
15th Guy S. Houston Rep
16th Sandré Swanson Dem
17th Cathleen Galgiani Dem
18th Mary Hayashi Dem
19th Gene Mullin Dem
20th Alberto Torrico Dem
21st Ira Ruskin Dem
22nd Sally J. Lieber Dem
23rd Joe Coto Dem
24th Jim Beall Jr. Dem
25th Tom Berryhill Rep
26th Greg Aghazarian Rep
27th John Laird Dem
28th Anna M. Caballero Dem
29th Michael Villines Rep
30th Nicole Parra Dem
31st Juan Arambula Dem
32nd Jean Fuller Rep
33rd Sam Blakeslee Rep
34th Bill Maze Rep
35th Pedro Nava Dem
36th Sharon Runner Rep
37th Audra Strickland Rep
38th Cameron Smyth Rep
39th Richard Alarcón*
Felipe Fuentes*
40th Lloyd E. Levine Dem
41st Julia Brownley Dem
42nd Mike Feuer Dem
43rd Paul Krekorian Dem
44th Anthony J. Portantino Dem
45th Kevin de León Dem
46th Fabian Núñez Dem
47th Karen Bass Dem
48th Mike Davis Dem
49th Mike Eng Dem
50th Hector De La Torre Dem
51st Curren D. Price Jr. Dem
52nd Mervyn M. Dymally Dem
53rd Ted Lieu Dem
54th Betty Karnette Dem
55th Laura Richardson**
Warren T. Furutani**
56th Tony Mendoza Dem
57th Edward P. Hernandez Dem
58th Charles M. Calderon Dem
59th Anthony Adams Rep
60th Bob Huff Rep
61st Nell Soto Dem
62nd Wilmer Amina Carter Dem
63rd Bill Emmerson Rep
64th John J. Benoit Rep
65th Paul Cook Rep
66th Kevin Jeffries Rep
67th Jim Silva Rep
68th Van Tran Rep
69th Jose Solorio Dem
70th Chuck DeVore Rep
71st Todd Spitzer Rep
72nd Michael D. Duvall Rep
73rd Mimi Walters Rep
74th Martin Garrick Rep
75th George A. Plescia Rep
76th Lori Saldaña Dem
77th Joel Anderson Rep
78th Shirley Horton Rep
79th Mary Salas Dem
80th Bonnie Garcia Rep

*Felipe Fuentes won the May 15, 2007 special election for the 39th Assembly District seat to replace Richard Alarcón, who resigned on March 16, 2007 to take a seat on the Los Angeles City Council.

**Warren T. Furutani won the February 5, 2008 special election for the 55th Assembly District seat to replace Laura Richardson, who resigned on September 4, 2007 to take a seat in the United States House of Representatives, replacing Juanita Millender-McDonald who died on April 22, 2007.

2006 elections

The last Assembly elections occurred on November 7, 2006. The Democratic Party retained their majority, with no loss or gain of seats for any party.[1]

Party Votes Seats Loss/Gain Share of Vote (%)
  Democratic 4,449,698 48 0 55.2
  Republican 3,448,781 32 0 42.8
  Libertarian 93,588 0 0 1.16
  Green 35,283 0 0 .44
  Peace and Freedom 29,384 0 0 .36
Total 8,056,734 80 0 100.0%

See also


  1. ^ "State Assembly results, California Secretary of State". Archived from the original on 2008-06-25. Retrieved .

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