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Steve Bennett

D

Assembly Democrat

District 37, Santa Barbara

Time in office

Assembly: 2020—Present

Background

Ventura County Supervisor

Campaign contributions

Assemblymember Steve Bennett has taken at least $129,000 from the Labor sector since he was elected to the legislature. That represents 19% of his total campaign contributions.

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Capitol office

1021 O Street, Suite 4140
P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0037; (916) 319-2037

District office(s)

101 West Anapamu Street, Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; (805) 564-1649

89 South California Street, Suite F, Ventura, CA 93001; (805) 641-3700

Biographical information

Birth Place

Indianapolis, IN

Race/Ethnicity

White

Residence

Ventura, CA

Gender

Male

Born

December 31, 1950

Identifies as

Straight

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How this legislator voted in 2019-2020

This legislator was not in the Legislature last session, so we don’t have enough data on how they vote yet. Check back next year!

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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 Steve Bennett has taken from the various sectors since he was elected to the legislature.

Broad sector Amount Percent
Labor
$129,700 $129k 19%
Ideology/Single Issue
$37,850 $37k 5%
Lawyers & Lobbyists
$25,050 $25k 4%
Government Agencies/Education/Other
$20,664 $20k 3%
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
$20,500 $20k 3%
General Business
$20,400 $20k 3%
Health
$19,450 $19k 3%
Energy & Natural Resources
$14,400 $14k 2%
Unitemized Contributions
$9,275 $9k 1%
Communications & Electronics
$7,700 $7k 1%
Agriculture
$3,250 $3k <1%
Transportation
$3,000 $3k <1%
Party
$1,000 $1,000 <1%
Candidate Contributions
$600 $600 <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.

Budget
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Oversees Assembly consideration of the annual state budget including oversight of several budget subcommittees.
Education
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Bills involving K12 education.
Elections
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Bills involving elections, campaign finance, the California Political Reform Act and redistricting.
Privacy and Consumer Protection
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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.
Rules
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Responsible for matters relating to the business of the Legislature; assigning bills to committees.
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

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Assembly District 37 demographics

Assembly District 37 map
D

Safe Democratic district

Next election: 2022

How to read these charts

District
State

Voter registration

Dem
49%
46%
GOP
23%
24%
No party
22%
24%
Other
7%
6%

Race/ethnicity

Hispanic or Latino
40%
39%
White
51%
37%
Asian
5%
14%
Black or African American
2%
6%
Multi-race
2%
3%

Median household income

$79,852
$75,235

Median age

37.5
36.5

Poverty rate

11%
13%

Bachelor's degree or higher

39%
34%

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Most recent election

2020 General
D

Steve Bennett

Democratic
67.6%
R

Charles W. Cole

Republican
32.4%

CalMatters coverage about this legislator

Potential COVID exposure sidelines legislators

By Alexei Koseff, January 6, 2022

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