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Rebecca Bauer-Kahan

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Assembly Democrat

District 16, San Ramon

Time in office

Assembly: 2018—Present

Background

Law Professor

This legislator leads on...

Environment Issues

Campaign contributions

Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan has taken at least $1.1 million from the Party sector since she was elected to the legislature. That represents 28% of her total campaign contributions.

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Capitol office

1021 O Street, Suite 6320
P.O. Box 942849-0016; (916) 319-2016

District office(s)

12677 Alcosta Boulevard, Suite 395, San Ramon, CA 94583; (925) 244-1600

Biographical information

Birth Place

Portola Valley, CA

Race/Ethnicity

White

Residence

Orinda, CA

Gender

Female

Born

October 28, 1978

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 Rebecca Bauer-Kahan has taken from the various sectors since she was elected to the legislature.

Broad sector Amount Percent
Party
$1,105,460 $1.1 M 28%
Labor
$748,621 $748k 19%
Candidate Contributions
$526,476 $526k 13%
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
$236,252 $236k 6%
General Business
$182,630 $182k 5%
Ideology/Single Issue
$145,489 $145k 4%
Health
$129,813 $129k 3%
Communications & Electronics
$106,898 $106k 3%
Government Agencies/Education/Other
$104,113 $104k 3%
Agriculture
$49,050 $49k 1%
Transportation
$46,200 $46k 1%
Energy & Natural Resources
$45,825 $45k 1%
Lawyers & Lobbyists
$35,500 $35k <1%
Construction
$35,150 $35k <1%
Unitemized Contributions
$25,353 $25k <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.

Banking and Finance
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Bills involving financial institutions, real property finance, consumer finance and corporate securities law
Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials
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Bills involving toxic substances and hazardous materials, hazardous waste regulation, drinking water regulation, and pesticides
Privacy and Consumer Protection (Chair)
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Bills involving technology-related issues, consumer protection, personal information, data security, false advertising, charitable solicitations; oversight of the Department of Technology.
Utilities and Energy
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Bills involving the California Energy Commission; California Independent System Operator; California Public Utilities Commission; Electric generation; Electric grid; Energy providers; utility rates; water utilities.

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 →

100%
2022
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.
25%
2023
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.
100%
2022
California Environmental Voters
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California Environmental Voters advocates for environmental protection and climate change mitigation. It was started in 1972.
94%
2022
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.
90%
2023
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.
90%
2022
Courage California
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Courage California is a progressive advocacy organization seeking policy change on issues including equity, representative democracy and institutional corruption.
100%
2022
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.
D-
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.
100%
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.
100%
2023
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.

Sponsored travel in 2022

Gifts reported in 2022

Assembly District 16 demographics

Assembly District 16 map
D

Safe Democratic district

Next election: 2024

How to read these charts

District
State

Voter registration

Dem
48%
47%
GOP
22%
24%
No party
25%
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

Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (Incumbent)

Democratic
65.7%
R

Joseph A. Rubay

Republican
34.3%

CalMatters coverage about this legislator

California sues crisis pregnancy centers over 'abortion pill reversal' claims

By Kristen Hwang, September 21, 2023

Why California cities use your tax dollars to lobby the Legislature

By Sameea Kamal and Jeremia Kimelman, August 3, 2023

'A lifesaving tool': California's new mental health crisis line sees a surge in calls

By Anabel Sosa, July 19, 2023

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