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February 19th - I'm working on identifying birth and death dates for early legislators. Currently, about half of all legislators (most in the 1800s) lack this information. The number of legislators with missing information (by decade) are available here. With research by a friend from New York, we were able to wrap up two outstanding decades this week.

February 18th - 2020 Presidential Candidates with existing profiles on JoinCalifornia now include:
 * Donald Trump  (2/17/2017)
 * Kamala Harris (1/21/2019)
 * Bernie Sanders  (2/19/2019)

February 1st - One day after the filing period closed, SD-33 candidate Al Austin announced that he was withdrawing from the race. California law doesn't permit candidates to be removed from the ballot, so Austin's name will still appear on the ballot and he could still potentially win or continue on in the top two.

January 31st - Filing closed in the special elections for the SD-01 (Gaines) and SD-33 (Lara) vacancies. The SD-01 race features four Republicans and two Democrats.while SD-33 features nine Democrats, two Republicans and a member of the Green Party.

January 24th - Assemblyman Chad Mayes commented on Twitter "If Travis Allen becomes Chairman of the California Republican Party, more sitting legislators will leave CAGOP/." The new chair will be selected at the GOP Convention on February 24th

January 24th - Assemblyman Brian Maienschein changed party affiliation from Republican to Democratic.

January 12th - Former Assemblyman Lawrence Kapiloff died at age 89.

January 7th - Ted Gaines resigned from the State Senate to become a member of the Board of Equalization.

January 7th - Ricardo Lara resigned from the State Senate to become the Insurance Commissioner.

January 1st - Former State Senator Gordon Cologne died at age 94.

November 3rd - Former Assemblyman Willard Huyck died at age 101. He was the oldest former legislator ever and the last remaining 1940s legislator.

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Elections and Significant Dates
November 6th was the 2018 General Election
Next Tuesday is the SD-01 & SD-33 Special Primary Elections
57 days until the possible SD-01 & SD-33 Special General Elections
days until the 2020 Presidential Primary Election
373 days until the 2020 United States Census
days until the 2020 General Election
734 days until Dianne Feinstein becomes California's Longest Serving US Senator ever (3/28)
1324 days until the 2022 General Election