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Catherine Blakespear

D

Senate Democrat

District 38, Encinitas

Time in office

Senate: 2022—Present

Background

Mayor of Encinitas

Campaign contributions

Senator Catherine Blakespear has taken at least $2.7 million from the Party sector since she was elected to the legislature. That represents 67% of her total campaign contributions.

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Capitol office

1021 O Street, Suite 7340, Sacramento, CA 95814-4900; (916) 651-4038

District office(s)

24031 El Toro Rd., Suite 201A, Laguna Hills, CA 92653; (949) 598-5850.

169 Saxony Rd., Suite 103, Encinitas, CA 92024; (760) 642-0809.

Biographical information

Birth Place

California

Race/Ethnicity

White

Residence

Cardiff, Encinitas, CA

Gender

Female

Born

February 29, 1976

Identifies as

Straight

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How this legislator voted in 2021-2022

This legislator was not in the Legislature last session, so we don’t have enough data on how they vote yet. Check back next year!

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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 Catherine Blakespear has taken from the various sectors since she was elected to the legislature.

Broad sector Amount Percent
Party
$2,710,100 $2.7 M 67%
Labor
$297,052 $297k 7%
Candidate Contributions
$69,500 $69k 2%
Lawyers & Lobbyists
$54,850 $54k 1%
Ideology/Single Issue
$48,450 $48k 1%
Government Agencies/Education/Other
$39,680 $39k <1%
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
$35,950 $35k <1%
Unitemized Contributions
$24,095 $24k <1%
Communications & Electronics
$18,299 $18k <1%
General Business
$15,700 $15k <1%
Construction
$14,650 $14k <1%
Health
$10,480 $10k <1%
Energy & Natural Resources
$7,600 $7k <1%
Agriculture
$2,800 $2k <1%
Transportation
$950 $950 <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.

Governance and Finance
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Bills pertaining to state and local government revenue mechanisms, taxes, and land use and development. The committee works to restructure state and local government responsibility so that funding sources align with program authority and service delivery.
Housing
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Bills relating to housing, including those that affect funding for low- and moderate-income families, homelessness, housing elements and land use approvals for housing developments, building codes and standards and other issues.
Transportation
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Bills relating to vehicles, aircraft, and vessels; to the Department of Transportation and the Department of Motor Vehicles; to waterways, harbors, highways, public transportation systems, and airports.

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 →

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Senate District 38 demographics

Senate District 38 map
D

Safe Democratic district

Next election: 2026

How to read these charts

District
State

Voter registration

Dem
38%
47%
GOP
32%
24%
No party
24%
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

Catherine Blakespear

Democratic
52.2%
R

Matt Gunderson

Republican
47.8%

CalMatters coverage about this legislator

Can California go any stronger on gun laws?

By Ben Christopher, January 27, 2023

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Other legislators

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