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California State SenateCandidate for District 8

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Dave Jones

Environmental Advocate/Educator
69,269 votes (46.2%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Priorites include: Provide more housing, affordable housing, and shelters for the homeless with wrap around services including mental health and substance abuse disorder treatment.
  • Priorities include:Provide programs to support woking families including increase funding for public pre-school, K-12 education, community colleges, universities, affordable childcare, affordable healthcare, public transit and other programs. e, job
  • Priiorities include: Invest sustainably in our region's and state's infrastructure, while protecting the environment and combatting climate change.



Profession:Educator/Environmental Advocate
Director, Center for Law, Energy and the Environment, UC Berkelely School of Law (2019–current)
Insurance Commissioner, State of California — Elected position (2011–2018)
Assemby Member, California State Assembly — Elected position (2004–2010)
CIty Councilmember, Sacramento City Council — Elected position (1999–2004)
Special Assistant/Counsel to the US Attorney General, United States Attorney General Janet Reno — Appointed position (1995–1998)


Harvard Law School J.D., Law (1988)
Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government Masters in Public Policy, Public Policy (1988)
DePauw University B.A., Political Science and Economics (1984)

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $2,403,383

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Dreyer Babich Buccola and employees
Employees of Knight Law Group
Employees of Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy
SEIU Local 1000 and employees
UFCW 8-Golden State and employees

More information about contributions

By State:

California 95.33%
District of Columbia 1.62%
Florida 0.57%
Idaho 0.41%
Other 2.07%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.03%)
Small contributions (0.97%)

By Type:

From organizations (47.44%)
From individuals (52.56%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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