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The 2021 edition of "California Lawmaker" is now available.

Updated through the start of the 2021-22 legislative session by JoinCalifornia editor Alex Vassar, the new edition looks at both the history of the legislature since 1849 as well as the the newest members of the legislature.

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Thanks for visiting! For the past seventeen years, this has been the political history project that just wouldn't end. We work continually to both build a better  understanding of California's early political history as well as keeping up with current information.

Our records currently include state legislative races since 1898 and statewide and federal offices back to 1849. As of today, our records include information about 14,519 candidates, who ran in 26,457 contests in a total of 557 elections.

It's probably a good idea to keep in mind that records are really incomplete in the early years (1850s-1860s), and this is all a work in progress. That being that, we always appreciate you letting us know if anything doesn't quite look right.

Alex and Shane
The One Voter Project



 ● November 8th was the 2022 US Senate Special Election (Live Results)
November 8th was the 2022 General Election (Live Results)
    ● June 7th was the 2022 Primary Election

Significant Dates
 ● November 30th was the end of the 2021-22 Session of the California State Legislature.
 ● December 5th was the start of the 2023-24 Session of the California State Legislature.
 ● days until the certification of the 2022 General Election Results.
25 days until the start of the new terms for California constitutional officers.

26 days until the end of the 117th United States Congress.
 ● 26 days until the start of the 118th United States Congress.