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Reggie Jones-Sawyer

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Assembly Democrat

District 57, Los Angeles

Time in office

Assembly: 2012—Present

Background

Public Service Director

This legislator leads on...

Justice Issues

Campaign contributions

Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer has taken at least $2 million from the Labor sector since he was elected to the legislature. That represents 31% of his total campaign contributions.

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Capitol office

Capitol Office, 1021 O Street, Suite 5210
P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0057; (916) 319-2057

District office(s)

700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037; (213) 744-2111

Biographical information

Birth Place

Little Rock, AR

Race/Ethnicity

African-American

Residence

Los Angeles, CA

Gender

Male

Born

January 14, 1957

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 Reggie Jones-Sawyer has taken from the various sectors since he was elected to the legislature.

Broad sector Amount Percent
Labor
$2,012,470 $2 M 31%
Party
$1,541,182 $1.5 M 23%
General Business
$388,388 $388k 6%
Candidate Contributions
$376,681 $376k 6%
Government Agencies/Education/Other
$314,581 $314k 5%
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
$297,888 $297k 5%
Energy & Natural Resources
$191,800 $191k 3%
Health
$189,135 $189k 3%
Communications & Electronics
$183,783 $183k 3%
Ideology/Single Issue
$177,812 $177k 3%
Lawyers & Lobbyists
$100,950 $100k 2%
Agriculture
$99,950 $99k 2%
Transportation
$38,099 $38k <1%
Unitemized Contributions
$36,931 $36k <1%
Construction
$22,950 $22k <1%
Defense
$250 $250 <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.
Budget
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Oversees Assembly consideration of the annual state budget including oversight of several budget subcommittees.
Governmental Organization
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Bills involving alcohol, Indian gaming, horseracing, gambling, tobacco, public records, open meetings laws, state holidays, outdoor advertising and emergency services/natural disasters.
Insurance
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Bills including insurance (excluding health insurance), workers compensation, and unemployment compensation.
Public Safety (Chair)
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Bills involving the California Penal Code.

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 →

96%
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.
18%
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.
99%
2022
California Environmental Voters
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California Environmental Voters advocates for environmental protection and climate change mitigation. It was started in 1972.
100%
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.
100%
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.
100%
2021
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%
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.
F
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.
80%
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 57 demographics

Assembly District 57 map
D

Safe Democratic district

Next election: 2024

How to read these charts

District
State

Voter registration

Dem
64%
47%
GOP
6%
24%
No party
23%
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
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Reggie Jones-Sawyer (Incumbent)

Democratic
100%

CalMatters coverage about this legislator

California reparations task force zeroes in on who'd be eligible for compensation

By Wendy Fry, January 30, 2023

State Justice Department hasn’t probed — or even logged — all police shootings of possibly unarmed people

By Nigel Duara, January 26, 2023

California reparations task force aims at more than dollars, seeks policies to prevent harm

By Wendy Fry, January 26, 2023

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