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Christopher Ward

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Assembly Democrat

District 78, San Diego

Time in office

Assembly: 2020—Present

Background

City Councilmember

Campaign contributions

Assemblymember Christopher Ward has taken at least $427,000 from the Labor sector since he was elected to the legislature. That represents 30% of his total campaign contributions.

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Capitol office

1021 O Street, Suite 4220
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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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 Christopher Ward has taken from the various sectors since he was elected to the legislature.

Broad sector Amount Percent
Labor
$427,739 $427k 30%
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
$169,450 $169k 12%
Health
$153,131 $153k 11%
Ideology/Single Issue
$86,638 $86k 6%
Government Agencies/Education/Other
$71,925 $71k 5%
General Business
$61,011 $61k 4%
Lawyers & Lobbyists
$51,350 $51k 4%
Communications & Electronics
$29,050 $29k 2%
Energy & Natural Resources
$22,100 $22k 2%
Candidate Contributions
$17,700 $17k 1%
Construction
$14,800 $14k 1%
Party
$9,400 $9k <1%
Transportation
$7,750 $7k <1%
Unitemized Contributions
$5,451 $5k <1%
Agriculture
$5,100 $5k <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.

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.
Housing and Community Development
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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.
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

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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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
4%
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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