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Buffy Wicks

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Assembly Democrat

District 14, Oakland

Time in office

Assembly: 2018—Present

Background

Community Organizer

This legislator leads on...

Housing Issues

Campaign contributions

Assemblymember Buffy Wicks has taken at least $742,000 from the Labor sector since she was elected to the legislature. That represents 24% of her total campaign contributions.

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Capitol office

Capitol Office, 1021 O Street, Suite 4240
P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0014; (916) 319-2014

District office(s)

1515 Clay Street, Suite 2201, Oakland, CA 94612; (510) 286-1400

Biographical information

Birth Place

Foresthill, CA

Race/Ethnicity

White

Residence

Oakland, CA

Gender

Female

Born

August 10, 1977

Identifies as

Straight

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How this legislator voted in 2021-2022

Campaign contributions received by sector

OpenSecrets and CalMatters have categorized campaign contributions to legislators based on the economic sector that the donor represents. Methodology →

This is how much money Buffy Wicks has taken from the various sectors since she was elected to the legislature.

Broad sector Amount Percent
Labor
$742,871 $742k 24%
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
$450,025 $450k 15%
Ideology/Single Issue
$177,279 $177k 6%
Government Agencies/Education/Other
$148,405 $148k 5%
Communications & Electronics
$141,975 $141k 5%
General Business
$139,851 $139k 5%
Lawyers & Lobbyists
$106,657 $106k 4%
Health
$62,925 $62k 2%
Construction
$47,620 $47k 2%
Candidate Contributions
$35,325 $35k 1%
Transportation
$31,900 $31k 1%
Unitemized Contributions
$31,038 $31k 1%
Energy & Natural Resources
$23,523 $23k <1%
Agriculture
$3,100 $3k <1%
Defense
$400 $400 <1%
Party
$400 $400 <1%
Note: The above percentages might not add up to exactly 100% because we are not displaying any contributions that have not yet been classified.

Committees this legislator serves on

Being on a policy committee means the legislator works on these issues by considering bills relevant to the policy topic. The committee “chair” , chosen by the chamber leader, oversees the discussions of these bills. Members also serve on additional special, select, joint and sub committees, which can be found here.

Banking and Finance
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Bills involving financial institutions, real property finance, consumer finance and corporate securities law
Budget
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Oversees Assembly consideration of the annual state budget including oversight of several budget subcommittees.
Housing and Community Development (Chair)
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Bills involving housing, building standards, developments, eminent domain, farm worker housing, homeless programs, housing discrimination, housing finance, natural disaster assistance and preparedness, land use planning, mobile homes/manufactured housing and rent control.
Privacy and Consumer Protection
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Bills involving technology-related issues, consumer protection, personal information, data security, false advertising, charitable solicitations; oversight of the Department of Technology.
Transportation
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Bills involving high speed rail, California Highway Patrol, California Transportation Commission, Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Transportation (Caltrans), driver’s licenses, freight, regional transportation agencies, transit authorities, intercity rail, mobile sources of air pollution, rules of the road, state highways, local streets and roads, vehicles, aircraft, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, and vessels.

How special interest groups rate this legislator

Special interest groups are organizations that advocate on behalf of shared interests, such as protecting the environment. Many interest groups rate politicians on how well their voting records agree with each group's goals. See a selection of these ratings for this legislator. Methodology →

99%
2021
American Civil Liberties Union
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The ACLU has major chapters in Northern California and Southern California and advocates on criminal justice, free speech and other issues.
18%
2022
California Chamber of Commerce
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The California Chamber of Commerce includes an advocacy arm for employers. It says it has more than 14,000 members representing a quarter of the state’s private sector workforce, and it issues an annual “job killer” list of bills.
100%
2022
California Environmental Voters
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California Environmental Voters advocates for environmental protection and climate change mitigation. It was started in 1972.
100%
2021
California Labor Federation
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The California Labor Federation is an umbrella organization for more than 1,200 labor unions representing 2.1 million workers in manufacturing, retail, construction, hospitality, public sector, health care, entertainment and other industries.
100%
2022
California Teachers Association
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The California Teachers Association is a labor organization representing teachers and other employees at K-12 schools and community colleges. With 310,000 members, it is the largest affiliate of the National Education Association.
100%
2021
Courage California
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Courage California is a progressive advocacy organization seeking policy change on issues including equity, representative democracy and institutional corruption.
100%
2021
Equality California
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Equality California says it has more than 900,000 members and is the largest statewide organization of its kind. It advocates for equal rights and other issues of concern to the LGBTQ community.
F
2022
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
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The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association advocates for limited taxation and for the “economical, equitable and efficient use of taxpayer dollars.” It was founded by Howard and Estelle Jarvis, who championed Proposition 13 in 1978, California’s landmark property tax limit.
100%
2022
Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
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Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California represents seven affiliates that run more than 100 health centers serving more than 750,000 patients a year. It advocates on sexual and reproductive health care and education, and access to health care, including abortion.
80%
2022
Sierra Club
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The Sierra Club has 13 chapters with more than 400,000 members in California and advocates on environmental and climate change issues.

Assembly District 14 demographics

Assembly District 14 map
D

Safe Democratic district

Next election: 2024

How to read these charts

District
State

Voter registration

Dem
70%
47%
GOP
6%
24%
No party
20%
23%

Census data on race/ethnicity, household income, age, poverty rate, and education level will be provided when available.

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Most recent election

2022 General
D

Buffy Wicks (Incumbent)

Democratic
88.4%
R

Richard Kinney

Republican
11.6%

CalMatters coverage about this legislator

Pelosi attack illuminates four California challenges

By Emily Hoeven, October 31, 2022

Newsom signs abortion protections into law

By Kristen Hwang, September 27, 2022

Will women rule in the 2022 California election?

By Sameea Kamal and Ariel Gans, September 21, 2022

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