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Matt Dababneh


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-19-2013 Democratic AD-45 14984 Win
11-04-2014 Democratic AD-45 45321 Win
11-08-2016 Democratic AD-45 111148 Win

Candidate Biography:

Matthew Michael Dababneh
Born: February 20, 1981 in Los Angeles, CA

2004: Staff, John Kerry for President campaign
2005-2013: District Director, Congressman Brad Sherman
2018: Resigned from the State Assembly on January 2.

  • CLOSE CONTEST: Dababneh narrowly won the 2013 Special Election when he defeated Susan Shelley by 329 votes (1.2%).
  • On December 4, 2017, lobbyist Pamela Lopez named Dababneh as the legislator who had sexually assaulted her at a wedding reception in January 2016. He denied the allegations, saying "I am utterly shocked and blown away." and that "This is a career-ending charge based on no facts." Four days later, on December 8, 2017, Dababneh submitted a letter resigning from the State Assembly effective January 1, 2018. At the end of December, Dababneh submitted a second letter rescheduling his resignation to January 2.

Source: Campaign site [] (accessed 7/29/2013)