Assembly Staff Statistics (February 2017)

The California Legislature is not just a group of legislators. In fact, the 80 Assemblymembers make up just a little over 6% of the nearly 1,300 employed by the State Assembly. It’s with that in mind that, from time to time, we take a look at the Assembly Staff Salaries to evaluate the status of employment in the legislature. Some statistics: […]

California Lawmaker Now Available

Now available on is California Lawmaker by Alex Vassar, editor of the One Voter Project. Alex has spent years studying the California’s Legislature and is quoted regularly by journalists around the state. California’s Legislature and the people who have served in it have an amazingly rich history. Some have held positions of national importance like Secretary of […]

Those we lost in 2016

We lost some good ones this year. There’s just not a lot more that I can say. Marian Bergeson was the 21st woman to serve in the California legislature and Sharon Runner was the 99th. George House and John Benoit both had long careers as Highway Patrol officers before joining the legislature. Greg Schmidt played a […]