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Christopher Ward

D

Assembly Democrat

District 78, San Diego

Time in office

Assembly: 2020—Present

Background

City Councilmember

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Capitol office

Capitol Office, Room 2160
P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0078; (916) 319-2078

District office(s)

1350 Front Street, Suite 6054, San Diego, CA 92101; (619) 645-3090

Biographical information

Birth Place

Germany

Race/Ethnicity

White

Residence

San Diego, CA

Gender

Male

Born

August 3, 1976

Identifies as

LGBQ/Other

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How this legislator voted in 2019-2020

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Committees this legislator serves on

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Emergency Management
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Bills involving emergency declarations, homeland security and victim services programs, earthquake mitigation, seismic safety, State Fire Marshal, fire prevention and suppression programs, mutual aid systems, Statewide and local government emergency or disaster response, emergency medical services, and emergency communications and evacuations.
Human Services
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Bills involving assistance programs including child welfare services, foster care, child care, adoption assistance, CalWORKs, CalFresh, developmental disability services, In-home Supportive Services, community care licensing, adult protective services, and SSI/SSP.
Labor and Employment
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Primary jurisdictions are wages, hours, employment discrimination, Cal-OSHA, employment development, and public job programs.
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.
Water, Parks, and Wildlife
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Bills involving water resources, flood management, fish and game, parks and recreation, and wildlife.

How special interest groups rate this legislator

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Assembly District 78 demographics

Assembly District 78 map
D

Safe Democratic district

Next election: 2022

How to read these charts

District
State

Voter registration

Dem
48%
46%
GOP
20%
24%
No party
26%
24%
Other
6%
6%

Race/ethnicity

Hispanic or Latino
20%
39%
White
62%
37%
Asian
9%
14%
Black or African American
4%
6%
Multi-race
4%
3%

Median household income

$80,143
$75,235

Median age

35.6
36.5

Poverty rate

12%
13%

Bachelor's degree or higher

58%
34%

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Most recent election

2020 General
D

Chris Ward

Democratic
56.2%
D

Sarah Davis

Democratic
43.8%

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