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How Might the State Legislature Look for the New Session?

How many new members of the 120-member Legislature will there be after November elections?

By Chris Micheli, March 12, 2022 7:35 am

As Friday, March 11 was the filing deadline for candidates for the California State Legislature (although seats without an incumbent running get an extra week to file), we can look at the 120 legislative seats and see what changes are ahead for the start of the 2023 Legislative Session that begins on the first Monday in December.

State Senate

Half of the State Senate seats are up every two years. The following chart lists each Senator in alphabetical order, followed by the year in which they will be forced from office, and then a note about another office they may be running for this year or later. The key highlights are:

  • 7 Senators are termed out in 2022, who are highlighted in red color
  • 3 Senators are not running for re-election
  • 6 Senators are running for re-election this November for their final 4-year term
  • 10 Senators will be termed out in 2024, who are highlighted in light blue color

Senator

Term Limit

   Notes

Ben Allen

2026

Bob Archuleta

2030

Toni Atkins

2024

Pat Bates

2022

Supervisor run

Josh Becker

2032

Andreas Borgeas

2030

Retire

Steve Bradford

2024

Controller run

Anna Caballero

2026

Dave Cortese

2032

Brian Dahle

2024

Governor run

Bill Dodd

2024

Maria Elena Durazo

2030

Susan Eggman

2024

Steve Glazer

2024

Controller run

Lena Gonzalez

2028

Shannon Grove

2026

Bob Hertzberg

2022

Supervisor run

Ben Hueso

2022

BOE run

Melissa Hurtado

2030

Brian Jones

2026

Sydney Kamlager

2026

Congress run

John Laird

2028

Connie Leyva

2026

Supervisor run

Monique Limon

2028

Mike McGuire

2026

Melissa Melendez

2022

Congress run

Dave Min

2032

Josh Newman

2028

Jim Nielsen

2022

Controller run

Rosilicie Ochoa-Bogh

2032

Richard Pan

2022

Controller run

Anthony Portantino

2024

Richard Roth

2024

Susan Rubio

2030

Nancy Skinner

2024

Henry Stern

2028

Supervisor run

Tom Umberg

2026

Bob Wieckowski

2022

Assembly run

Scott Wiener

2028

Scott Wilk

2024

State Assembly

All of the State Assembly seats are up every two years. The following chart lists each Assembly Member in alphabetical order, followed by the year in which they will be forced from office, and then a note about another office they may be running for this year or later, or if they resigned, or are choosing to not run for a final term in office. The key highlights are:

  • There are no Assembly Members who are termed out in 2022
  • 5 special elections will be held in 2022 to fill vacancies; Mike Fong has already taken Ed Chau’s seat; so, 4 vacancies remain to be filled this year
  • 24 Assembly Members are termed out in 2024, who are highlighted in light blue color; but only 8 Assembly Members are running for re-election in 2022 for their final term
  • 13 Assembly Members are termed out in 2026 (5 more who would have been termed out in 2026 have already decided against running)

Assembly Member

Term Limit

  Notes

Cecelia Aguilar-Curry

2028

Joaquin Arambula

2026

Rebecca Bauer-Kahan

2030

Marc Berman

2028

Steve Bennett

2032

Frank Bigelow

2024

Retire

Richard Bloom

2024

Retire

Tasha Boerner-Horvath

2030

Mia Bonta

2032

Isaac Bryan

2032

Autumn Burke

2026

Resign

Lisa Calderon

2032

Wendy Carrillo

2028

Sabrina Cervantes

2028

Ed Chau

2024

Judge / M. Fong

Phil Chen

2028

David Chiu

2026

City Attorney

Steven Choi

2028

Ken Cooley

2024

Jim Cooper

2026

Sheriff run

Jordan Cunningham

2028

Retire

Megan Dahle

2030

Tom Daly

2024

Retire

Laurie Davies

2032

Heath Flora

2028

Vince Fong

2028

Jim Frazier

2024

Resign

Laura Friedman

2028

Jesse Gabriel

2028

James Gallagher

2026

Cristina Garcia

2024

Congress run

Eduardo Garcia

2026

Mike Gipson

2026

Lorena Gonzalez

2024

Resign

Adam Gray

2024

Congress run

Tim Grayson

2028

Chris Holden

2024

Jacqui Irwin

2026

Reggie Jones-Sawyer

2024

Ash Kalra

2028

Kevin Kiley

2028

Congress run

Tom Lackey

2026

Alex Lee

2032

Marc Levine

2024

Ins. Comm run

Evan Low

2026

Brian Maienschein

2024

Devon Mathis

2026

Chad Mayes

2026

Retire

Kevin McCarty

2026

Jose Medina

2024

Retire

Kevin Mullin

2024

Congress run

Al Muratsuchi

2026

Adrin Nazarian

2024

Retire

Janet Nguyen

2028

Senate run

Patrick O’Donnell

2026

Retire

Jim Patterson

2024

Cottie Petrie-Norris

2030

Bill Quirk

2024

Retire

Sharon Quirk-Silva

2026

James Ramos

2030

Anthony Rendon

2024

Eloise Reyes

2028

Luz Rivas

2028

Robert Rivas

2030

Freddie Rodriguez

2024

Blanca Rubio

2028

Rudy Salas

2024

Congress run

Miguel Santiago

2026

Kelly Seyarto

2032

Senate run

Thurston Smitty Smith

2032

Mark Stone

2024

Retire

Phil Ting

2024

Suzette Valadares

2032

Carlos Villapudua

2032

Randy Voepel

2028

Marie Waldron

2024

Christopher Ward

2032

Akilah Weber

2032

Buffy Wicks

2030

Jim Wood

2026

2022 marks one of the biggest turnovers in the California Legislature since 2012, when the first group of 12-year term limit legislators entered office. Among the interesting items:

It is likely that 30 Senators will continue in 2023 (assuming re-election of those on the ballot in November). Therefore, at least one-fourth or 25% of the Senate will be new legislators in December.

It is likely that 56 Assembly Members will continue in 2023 (assuming re-election of those on the ballot in November). This number does not count the 5 who will be elected to office in special elections this year. Therefore, 24 seats or 30% of the Assembly will be new legislators in December.

                With at least 34 new legislators being elected to the California Legislature in November, the start of the 2023-24 Session will have a lot of new faces – at least 28% of the 120-member Legislature.

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4 thoughts on “How Might the State Legislature Look for the New Session?

  1. Here’s a predication: the California State Legislature will continue to be dominated by radical far-left globalist Democrats and a few useless RINOs who will continue to destroy the once great state of California?

  2. My predictioni…the Legislature will deeper blue and more radical in the progressive direction. More regulation and more taxes. A lot more taxes.

  3. Thank you for this important information. Suggest that Mario and CMK leave CA if they are so disenchanted with our great state or get involved and work toward what they would like CA to be instead of just griping online.

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