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Heath Flora

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Assembly Republican

District 9, Lodi

Time in office

Assembly: 2016—Present

Background

Farmer / Firefighter

Campaign contributions

Assemblymember Heath Flora has taken at least $440,000 from the Health sector since he was elected to the legislature. That represents 15% of his total campaign contributions.

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Capitol office

Capitol Office, 1021 O Street, Suite 4730
P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0012; (916) 319-2009

District office(s)

578 North Wilma Avenue, Suite B, Ripon, CA 95366; (209) 599-2112

Biographical information

Birth Place

Modesto, CA

Race/Ethnicity

White

Residence

Ripon, CA

Gender

Male

Born

July 19, 1983

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 Heath Flora has taken from the various sectors since he was elected to the legislature.

Broad sector Amount Percent
Health
$440,050 $440k 15%
Labor
$418,300 $418k 14%
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
$344,850 $344k 12%
General Business
$314,462 $314k 11%
Energy & Natural Resources
$258,100 $258k 9%
Agriculture
$254,420 $254k 9%
Government Agencies/Education/Other
$126,350 $126k 4%
Communications & Electronics
$107,892 $107k 4%
Construction
$104,900 $104k 4%
Transportation
$102,600 $102k 3%
Candidate Contributions
$37,540 $37k 1%
Ideology/Single Issue
$31,429 $31k 1%
Defense
$3,000 $3k <1%
Unitemized Contributions
$1,724 $1k <1%
Lawyers & Lobbyists
$1,250 $1k <1%
Party
$240 $240 <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.

Agriculture
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Bills involving agricultural commissions, agricultural commodities, Department of Food and Agriculture, expositions and fairs, farmers markets, food access, food labeling, labeling of agricultural commodities, livestock and poultry, marketing orders and agreements, milk and milk products, pest management, veterinarians: agricultural issues.
Business and Professions (Vice Chair)
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Bills involving new regulatory entities within the Department of Consumer Affairs; elimination of regulatory entities within the DCA; health care professional licensing; Veterinarian licensing; Occupational licensing; Vocational education; Department of General Services; Product labeling
Health
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Bills involving health care, health insurance, Medi-Cal and other public health care programs, mental health licensing of health and health-related professionals, and long-term health care facilities.
Labor and Employment (Vice Chair)
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Primary jurisdictions are wages, hours, employment discrimination, Cal-OSHA, employment development, and public job programs.
Natural Resources (Vice Chair)
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Bills involving air quality, climate change, energy efficiency, renewable energy, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), coastal protection, forestry, land conservation, oil spills, solid waste and recycling.
Rules
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Responsible for matters relating to the business of the Legislature; assigning bills to committees.

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 →

37%
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.
100%
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.
0%
2022
California Environmental Voters
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California Environmental Voters advocates for environmental protection and climate change mitigation. It was started in 1972.
11%
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.
32%
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.
44%
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.
B
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.
0%
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.
0%
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 9 demographics

Assembly District 9 map
R

Safe Republican district

Next election: 2024

How to read these charts

District
State

Voter registration

Dem
33%
47%
GOP
40%
24%
No party
19%
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
R

Heath Flora (Incumbent)

Republican
69.2%
D

Mushtaq A Tahirkheli

Democratic
30.8%

CalMatters coverage about this legislator

Lawmakers spending the week in Maine, Canada

By Emily Hoeven, July 26, 2022

CalMatters investigation, COVID cases spur bill requiring employers disclose workplace outbreaks

By Kate Cimini, September 12, 2020

You may get to vote on homelessness + intersex surgery legislation + e-scooter head injuries

By Dan Morain, January 14, 2020

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