• Democrat

    Luz Rivas

  • Luz Rivas

    Reelect State Assemblymember Luz Rivas to keep AD-43 on the right track for progress.

     

     

    The Position


    State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the state Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant.

     

     

     

    The District


    California’s 43rd Assembly District includes parts of Los Angeles County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 13% are Republican and 55% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 64% Latino, 9% Asian, and 5% Black. After the 2021 redistricting process, AD-43 is 3% more Democratic than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show that AD-43 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 50 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 56 points.

     

     

     

    The Race


    Democratic incumbent Assemblymember Luz Rivas is the only candidate running for this seat. Assm. Rivas’s campaign has raised $370,000 and has received significant funding from fossil fuel and corporate PAC donors.

     

     

     

    The Recommendation


    Assm. Rivas, an electrical engineer and nonprofit executive, is a lifelong resident of the San Fernando Valley. According to campaign materials, she is running for reelection to continue to build policy that provides a foundation for enhanced quality of life and economic growth for all constituents. Prior to redistricting, Assm. Rivas represented AD-39, and won her 2020 reelection against Republican Ricardo Benitez by 48 points.

    Assm. Rivas’s priorities for AD-43 this year have included 43 bills about homelessness and housing, early childhood and post-secondary education, and transportation. Of these, 17 have been chaptered into law. Notably, she authored AB 71, which seeks to establish a permanent source of funding for long-term solutions to homelessness in California through a state taxation adjustment. This bill has not yet passed the Assembly and the Senate, but is demonstrative of her innovative approach to resolving social issues. She currently serves on six standing committees, and is chair of the Natural Resources committee and chair of the Select Committee on the Non-Profit Sector. She scores a Lifetime CS of 98 out of 100 on Courage Score, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records. Based on our Courage Score analysis, Assm. Rivas has supported all progressive bills that made it to a vote.

    Prior to her election to the State Assembly, Assm. Rivas spent her early career as an electrical engineer, where she developed a strong interest in early STEM education. She completed a master of education program before founding DIY Girls in 2011, which is a nonprofit organization that partners with local schools to expose girls to STEM programming. Before winning election to the Assembly in 2018, she served as Public Works Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles.

    Assm. Rivas has the endorsement of many progressive groups in the district. However, she has received financial support from a variety of problematic funders, including Sempra Energy, Edison International, Amazon, and AT&T. Despite this, based on our analysis, Assm. Rivas’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will continue to be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-43 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

     

     

    Luz Rivas

    Reelect State Assemblymember Luz Rivas to keep AD-43 on the right track for progress.

     

     

    The Position


    State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the state Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant.

     

     

     

    The District


    California’s 43rd Assembly District includes parts of Los Angeles County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 13% are Republican and 55% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 64% Latino, 9% Asian, and 5% Black. After the 2021 redistricting process, AD-43 is 3% more Democratic than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show that AD-43 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 50 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 56 points.

     

     

     

    The Race


    Democratic incumbent Assemblymember Luz Rivas is the only candidate running for this seat. Assm. Rivas’s campaign has raised $370,000 and has received significant funding from fossil fuel and corporate PAC donors.

     

     

     

    The Recommendation


    Assm. Rivas, an electrical engineer and nonprofit executive, is a lifelong resident of the San Fernando Valley. According to campaign materials, she is running for reelection to continue to build policy that provides a foundation for enhanced quality of life and economic growth for all constituents. Prior to redistricting, Assm. Rivas represented AD-39, and won her 2020 reelection against Republican Ricardo Benitez by 48 points.

    Assm. Rivas’s priorities for AD-43 this year have included 43 bills about homelessness and housing, early childhood and post-secondary education, and transportation. Of these, 17 have been chaptered into law. Notably, she authored AB 71, which seeks to establish a permanent source of funding for long-term solutions to homelessness in California through a state taxation adjustment. This bill has not yet passed the Assembly and the Senate, but is demonstrative of her innovative approach to resolving social issues. She currently serves on six standing committees, and is chair of the Natural Resources committee and chair of the Select Committee on the Non-Profit Sector. She scores a Lifetime CS of 98 out of 100 on Courage Score, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records. Based on our Courage Score analysis, Assm. Rivas has supported all progressive bills that made it to a vote.

    Prior to her election to the State Assembly, Assm. Rivas spent her early career as an electrical engineer, where she developed a strong interest in early STEM education. She completed a master of education program before founding DIY Girls in 2011, which is a nonprofit organization that partners with local schools to expose girls to STEM programming. Before winning election to the Assembly in 2018, she served as Public Works Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles.

    Assm. Rivas has the endorsement of many progressive groups in the district. However, she has received financial support from a variety of problematic funders, including Sempra Energy, Edison International, Amazon, and AT&T. Despite this, based on our analysis, Assm. Rivas’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will continue to be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-43 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

     

     

    Luz Rivas

    Reelect State Assemblymember Luz Rivas to keep AD-43 on the right track for progress.

     

     

    The Position


    State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the state Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant.

     

     

     

    The District


    California’s 43rd Assembly District includes parts of Los Angeles County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 13% are Republican and 55% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 64% Latino, 9% Asian, and 5% Black. After the 2021 redistricting process, AD-43 is 3% more Democratic than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show that AD-43 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 50 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 56 points.

     

     

     

    The Race


    Democratic incumbent Assemblymember Luz Rivas is the only candidate running for this seat. Assm. Rivas’s campaign has raised $370,000 and has received significant funding from fossil fuel and corporate PAC donors.

     

     

     

    The Recommendation


    Assm. Rivas, an electrical engineer and nonprofit executive, is a lifelong resident of the San Fernando Valley. According to campaign materials, she is running for reelection to continue to build policy that provides a foundation for enhanced quality of life and economic growth for all constituents. Prior to redistricting, Assm. Rivas represented AD-39, and won her 2020 reelection against Republican Ricardo Benitez by 48 points.

    Assm. Rivas’s priorities for AD-43 this year have included 43 bills about homelessness and housing, early childhood and post-secondary education, and transportation. Of these, 17 have been chaptered into law. Notably, she authored AB 71, which seeks to establish a permanent source of funding for long-term solutions to homelessness in California through a state taxation adjustment. This bill has not yet passed the Assembly and the Senate, but is demonstrative of her innovative approach to resolving social issues. She currently serves on six standing committees, and is chair of the Natural Resources committee and chair of the Select Committee on the Non-Profit Sector. She scores a Lifetime CS of 98 out of 100 on Courage Score, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records. Based on our Courage Score analysis, Assm. Rivas has supported all progressive bills that made it to a vote.

    Prior to her election to the State Assembly, Assm. Rivas spent her early career as an electrical engineer, where she developed a strong interest in early STEM education. She completed a master of education program before founding DIY Girls in 2011, which is a nonprofit organization that partners with local schools to expose girls to STEM programming. Before winning election to the Assembly in 2018, she served as Public Works Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles.

    Assm. Rivas has the endorsement of many progressive groups in the district. However, she has received financial support from a variety of problematic funders, including Sempra Energy, Edison International, Amazon, and AT&T. Despite this, based on our analysis, Assm. Rivas’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will continue to be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-43 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

     

     

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    The Position

    Los Angeles uses a mayor–city council government structure, in which the mayor is elected at large and acts as chair of the 15-member city council and as the city’s chief executive

    Karen Bass

    Elect Karen Bass as mayor to push Los Angeles in the right direction. 

     

    The Position

    Los Angeles uses a mayor–city council government structure, in which the mayor is elected at large and acts as chair of the 15-member city council and as the city’s chief executive

    Karen Bass

    Elect Karen Bass as mayor to push Los Angeles in the right direction. 

     

    The Position

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  • Luz Rivas

    Reelect State Assemblymember Luz Rivas to keep AD-43 on the right track for progress.

     

     

    The Position


    State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the state Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant.

     

     

     

    The District


    California’s 43rd Assembly District includes parts of Los Angeles County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 13% are Republican and 55% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 64% Latino, 9% Asian, and 5% Black. After the 2021 redistricting process, AD-43 is 3% more Democratic than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show that AD-43 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 50 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 56 points.

     

     

     

    The Race


    Democratic incumbent Assemblymember Luz Rivas is the only candidate running for this seat. Assm. Rivas’s campaign has raised $370,000 and has received significant funding from fossil fuel and corporate PAC donors.

     

     

     

    The Recommendation


    Assm. Rivas, an electrical engineer and nonprofit executive, is a lifelong resident of the San Fernando Valley. According to campaign materials, she is running for reelection to continue to build policy that provides a foundation for enhanced quality of life and economic growth for all constituents. Prior to redistricting, Assm. Rivas represented AD-39, and won her 2020 reelection against Republican Ricardo Benitez by 48 points.

    Assm. Rivas’s priorities for AD-43 this year have included 43 bills about homelessness and housing, early childhood and post-secondary education, and transportation. Of these, 17 have been chaptered into law. Notably, she authored AB 71, which seeks to establish a permanent source of funding for long-term solutions to homelessness in California through a state taxation adjustment. This bill has not yet passed the Assembly and the Senate, but is demonstrative of her innovative approach to resolving social issues. She currently serves on six standing committees, and is chair of the Natural Resources committee and chair of the Select Committee on the Non-Profit Sector. She scores a Lifetime CS of 98 out of 100 on Courage Score, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records. Based on our Courage Score analysis, Assm. Rivas has supported all progressive bills that made it to a vote.

    Prior to her election to the State Assembly, Assm. Rivas spent her early career as an electrical engineer, where she developed a strong interest in early STEM education. She completed a master of education program before founding DIY Girls in 2011, which is a nonprofit organization that partners with local schools to expose girls to STEM programming. Before winning election to the Assembly in 2018, she served as Public Works Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles.

    Assm. Rivas has the endorsement of many progressive groups in the district. However, she has received financial support from a variety of problematic funders, including Sempra Energy, Edison International, Amazon, and AT&T. Despite this, based on our analysis, Assm. Rivas’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will continue to be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-43 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

     

     

    Luz Rivas

    Reelect State Assemblymember Luz Rivas to keep AD-43 on the right track for progress.

     

     

    The Position


    State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the state Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant.

     

     

     

    The District


    California’s 43rd Assembly District includes parts of Los Angeles County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 13% are Republican and 55% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 64% Latino, 9% Asian, and 5% Black. After the 2021 redistricting process, AD-43 is 3% more Democratic than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show that AD-43 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 50 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 56 points.

     

     

     

    The Race


    Democratic incumbent Assemblymember Luz Rivas is the only candidate running for this seat. Assm. Rivas’s campaign has raised $370,000 and has received significant funding from fossil fuel and corporate PAC donors.

     

     

     

    The Recommendation


    Assm. Rivas, an electrical engineer and nonprofit executive, is a lifelong resident of the San Fernando Valley. According to campaign materials, she is running for reelection to continue to build policy that provides a foundation for enhanced quality of life and economic growth for all constituents. Prior to redistricting, Assm. Rivas represented AD-39, and won her 2020 reelection against Republican Ricardo Benitez by 48 points.

    Assm. Rivas’s priorities for AD-43 this year have included 43 bills about homelessness and housing, early childhood and post-secondary education, and transportation. Of these, 17 have been chaptered into law. Notably, she authored AB 71, which seeks to establish a permanent source of funding for long-term solutions to homelessness in California through a state taxation adjustment. This bill has not yet passed the Assembly and the Senate, but is demonstrative of her innovative approach to resolving social issues. She currently serves on six standing committees, and is chair of the Natural Resources committee and chair of the Select Committee on the Non-Profit Sector. She scores a Lifetime CS of 98 out of 100 on Courage Score, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records. Based on our Courage Score analysis, Assm. Rivas has supported all progressive bills that made it to a vote.

    Prior to her election to the State Assembly, Assm. Rivas spent her early career as an electrical engineer, where she developed a strong interest in early STEM education. She completed a master of education program before founding DIY Girls in 2011, which is a nonprofit organization that partners with local schools to expose girls to STEM programming. Before winning election to the Assembly in 2018, she served as Public Works Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles.

    Assm. Rivas has the endorsement of many progressive groups in the district. However, she has received financial support from a variety of problematic funders, including Sempra Energy, Edison International, Amazon, and AT&T. Despite this, based on our analysis, Assm. Rivas’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will continue to be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-43 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

     

     

    Luz Rivas

    Reelect State Assemblymember Luz Rivas to keep AD-43 on the right track for progress.

     

     

    The Position


    State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the state Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant.

     

     

     

    The District


    California’s 43rd Assembly District includes parts of Los Angeles County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 13% are Republican and 55% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 64% Latino, 9% Asian, and 5% Black. After the 2021 redistricting process, AD-43 is 3% more Democratic than it was during the 2020 general election cycle. The most recent election results show that AD-43 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 50 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 56 points.

     

     

     

    The Race


    Democratic incumbent Assemblymember Luz Rivas is the only candidate running for this seat. Assm. Rivas’s campaign has raised $370,000 and has received significant funding from fossil fuel and corporate PAC donors.

     

     

     

    The Recommendation


    Assm. Rivas, an electrical engineer and nonprofit executive, is a lifelong resident of the San Fernando Valley. According to campaign materials, she is running for reelection to continue to build policy that provides a foundation for enhanced quality of life and economic growth for all constituents. Prior to redistricting, Assm. Rivas represented AD-39, and won her 2020 reelection against Republican Ricardo Benitez by 48 points.

    Assm. Rivas’s priorities for AD-43 this year have included 43 bills about homelessness and housing, early childhood and post-secondary education, and transportation. Of these, 17 have been chaptered into law. Notably, she authored AB 71, which seeks to establish a permanent source of funding for long-term solutions to homelessness in California through a state taxation adjustment. This bill has not yet passed the Assembly and the Senate, but is demonstrative of her innovative approach to resolving social issues. She currently serves on six standing committees, and is chair of the Natural Resources committee and chair of the Select Committee on the Non-Profit Sector. She scores a Lifetime CS of 98 out of 100 on Courage Score, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records. Based on our Courage Score analysis, Assm. Rivas has supported all progressive bills that made it to a vote.

    Prior to her election to the State Assembly, Assm. Rivas spent her early career as an electrical engineer, where she developed a strong interest in early STEM education. She completed a master of education program before founding DIY Girls in 2011, which is a nonprofit organization that partners with local schools to expose girls to STEM programming. Before winning election to the Assembly in 2018, she served as Public Works Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles.

    Assm. Rivas has the endorsement of many progressive groups in the district. However, she has received financial support from a variety of problematic funders, including Sempra Energy, Edison International, Amazon, and AT&T. Despite this, based on our analysis, Assm. Rivas’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that she will continue to be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-43 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

     

     

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    Adam Schiff

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LA County Sheriff -- No rec

Based on our analysis, four of the challengers for this position have distinct visions for the district. We recommend that you choose the challenger who best aligns with your values in this race.

 

LA County Sheriff -- No rec

Based on our analysis, four of the challengers for this position have distinct visions for the district. We recommend that you choose the challenger who best aligns with your values in this race.