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 […]

Rod Wright Resignation Letter

The Senate Journal from September 17th contained Senator Rod Wright‘s resignation letter (which went into effect on September 22nd). September 15, 2014 Dear Mr. Schmidt: Effective September 22, 2014, I hereby resign from the California State Senate. Sincerely, RODERICK D. WRIGHT Some thoughts about Wright’s letter; Wright was the first since Senator John J. Benoit in […]

Price Resignation Letter

Current Price resigned from the State Senate this morning, concluding his service with the longest resignation letter in more than a decade. At 240 words, Price’s letter is the longest since Senator Mark Ridley-Thomas resigned the very same seat in 2009 (but used an extra 56 words to do it. From a historian’s perspective, Price […]