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Toni Atkins

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Senate Democrat

District 39, San Diego

Time in office

Assembly: 2010-2016

Senate: 2016—Present

Background

Small Businesswoman

This legislator leads on...

Housing Issues

State budget Issues

Campaign contributions

Senator Toni Atkins has taken at least $1.8 million from the Labor sector since she was elected to the legislature. That represents 19% of her total campaign contributions.

Contact or follow this legislator

Capitol office

1021 O Street, Suite 8518, Sacramento, CA 95814-4900; (916) 651-4039

District office(s)

7575 Metropolitan Drive, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92108; (619) 688-6700

Biographical information

Birth Place

Wytheville, VA

Race/Ethnicity

White

Residence

San Diego, CA

Gender

Female

Born

August 1, 1962

Identifies as

LGBQ/Other

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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 Toni Atkins has taken from the various sectors since she was elected to the legislature.

Broad sector Amount Percent
Labor
$1,803,243 $1.8 M 19%
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
$1,321,934 $1.3 M 14%
Health
$1,247,587 $1.2 M 13%
General Business
$811,599 $811k 9%
Communications & Electronics
$560,344 $560k 6%
Energy & Natural Resources
$468,949 $468k 5%
Government Agencies/Education/Other
$425,873 $425k 5%
Agriculture
$357,269 $357k 4%
Transportation
$232,900 $232k 3%
Lawyers & Lobbyists
$220,988 $220k 2%
Ideology/Single Issue
$211,814 $211k 2%
Construction
$159,844 $159k 2%
Candidate Contributions
$68,316 $68k <1%
Unitemized Contributions
$16,755 $16k <1%
Defense
$11,500 $11k <1%
Party
$1,096 $1k <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.

As Senate President pro Tempore, Toni Atkins serves as the Chair of the Rules Committee and appoints other committee chairs and members.

Rules (Chair)
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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 →

94%
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.
20%
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.
75%
2021
California Environmental Voters
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California Environmental Voters advocates for environmental protection and climate change mitigation. It was started in 1972.
95%
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.
94%
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.
70%
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.

Senate District 39 demographics

Senate District 39 map
D

Safe Democratic district

Next election: 2024

How to read these charts

District
State

Voter registration

Dem
46%
47%
GOP
23%
24%
No party
24%
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

2020 General
D

Toni Atkins (Incumbent)

Democratic
66.2%
R

Linda Blankenship

Republican
33.8%

CalMatters coverage about this legislator

Reversal of fortune: Gov. Newsom outlines plan to deal with budget deficit

By Alexei Koseff, January 10, 2023

Newsom to lead anti-Jan. 6 march to Capitol

By Emily Hoeven, January 6, 2023

California cements abortion rights, flavored tobacco ban

By Emily Hoeven, December 22, 2022

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