Glass House: California Legislator Tracker
District 8, Fresno
Time in office
Businessman / Broadcast Executive
Assemblymember Jim Patterson has taken at least $45,820 from the Agriculture sector since he was elected to the legislature. That represents 16% of his total campaign contributions.
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1021 O Street, Suite 4310
P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0008; (916) 319-2008
6245 North Fresno Street, Suite 106, Fresno, CA 93710; (559) 446-2029
San Mateo, CA
February 18, 1948
How this legislator voted in 2021-2022
Campaign contributions received by sector
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This is how much money Jim Patterson has taken from the various sectors since he was elected to the legislature.
|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
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Sponsored travel in 2022
Gifts reported in 2022
Assembly District 8 demographics
Safe Republican district
Next election: 2024
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Most recent election
Jim Patterson (Incumbent)
Thomas Edward Nichols
CalMatters coverage about this legislator
Showdown on California fentanyl bills
By Lynn La, April 28, 2023
In California Legislature, 500 bills beat the deadline
By Sameea Kamal, February 21, 2023
How will California handle the youth fentanyl overdose crisis?
By Emily Hoeven, December 9, 2022
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