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District 36 —California State AssemblyJune 7, 2016 —California Primary Election

June 7, 2016 —California Primary Election

California State AssemblyDistrict 36

Election Results

  • 72,687 ballots counted.

About this office

State assembly members introduce and vote on new laws, hold hearings, and draft the state budget. They are elected to two-year terms.
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For this office, only the two candidates who get the most votes in the primary election advance to the general election. The two candidates may be from the same political party.
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Tom Lackey

Republican
Assemblyman
35,019 votes (48.2%)Winning
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Total money raised: $893,415

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
California Republican Party
$138,388
2
Republican Party of Tulare County
$29,000
3
Sacramento County Republican Party
$25,000
4
Farmers Insurance Group
$23,700
5
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
$17,000

By State:

California 89.89%
Texas 1.88%
District of Columbia 1.24%
Illinois 1.12%
Other 5.88%
89.89%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.63%)
Small contributions (0.37%)
99.63%

By Type:

From organizations (97.25%)
From individuals (2.75%)
97.25%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.
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Steve Fox

Democratic
Attorney/Educator
21,541 votes (29.6%)Winning
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Total money raised: $152,927

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Employees of FOX, STEVE
$102,300
2
California State Council of Laborers
$8,500
3
Intrenational Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 47
$4,200
3
Laborers’ Local 300 Union
$4,200
3
Southern California District Council of Laborers
$4,200

By State:

California 98.36%
District of Columbia 1.64%
98.36%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.75%)
Small contributions (0.25%)
99.75%

By Type:

From organizations (27.76%)
From individuals (72.24%)
27.76%72.24%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.
Democratic
Assembly Speaker's Deputy
11,236 votes (15.5%)
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  • Fighting for improved educational opportunities, affordable college and 21st century job training
  • Enhance public safety - without safe neighborhoods, kids can?t go to school, businesses can?t function, and society doesn't thrive. We need more community-based policing along with adequate staffing levels for law enforcement,
  • Address the needs of veterans and the homeless
Profession:Assembly Speakers Deputy
Special Assistant to California State Assembly Speaker, State of California (2014–current)
Town Council, Quartz Hill — Elected position (2004–2007)
National Labor College Bachelors Degree, Labor Studies (1992)

Darren Parker is a long time Public Servant, visionary small business owner, and committed Father & Grandfather. He currently serves as a Special Assistant to California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon. Darren and his wife have been married for 32 years and have 5 daughters and 5 granddaughters. He serves as a deacon at Livingstone Cathedral of Worship Church.

Darren Parker is the Chairman of the California Democratic Party’s African American Caucus and serves as the Los Angeles County Democratic Party Region 1 Secretary. He has also served on the Eastside School District Advisory Council, Antelope Valley Union High School District Advisory Council, Palmdale School District African American Advisory Council and is an AVID (Advanced Via Individual Determination) Community Liaison. Darren has raised funds to support safe schools, teen summits and "Increase the Peace Day" events. Additionally, Darren Parker served on the Quartz Hill Town Council, the Antelope Valley Human Relations Commission, the City of Lancaster’s Architectural Committee, the Antelope Valley College District Citizens Oversight Committee, the Antelope Valley Youth Build Advisory Board, and the Board of the Antelope Valley Hispanic Chamber Commerce. He was appointed by both Governor Gray Davis and Governor Jerry Brown to serve on the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds Board.

Total money raised: $147,607

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
SEIU California
$8,500
1
UA Local Union 250
$8,500
2
SEIU United Healthcare Workers West and employees
$4,300
3
California State Council of Laborers
$4,250
4
Gould & Orellana
$4,200
4
ILWU 13
$4,200
4
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
$4,200
4
International Union of Operating Engineers
$4,200
4
Jones Sawyer for Assembly 2016
$4,200
4
Laborers’ Local 300 Union
$4,200
4
SEIU Local 721
$4,200
4
Tony Thurmond For Assembly 2016
$4,200

By State:

California 95.08%
District of Columbia 3.63%
Nevada 0.84%
Georgia 0.17%
Other 0.28%
95.08%

By Size:

Large contributions (97.05%)
Small contributions (2.95%)
97.05%

By Type:

From organizations (77.32%)
From individuals (22.68%)
77.32%22.68%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.
Democratic
Businessman/Educator
4,891 votes (6.7%)
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  • Educational reform
  • Public safety improvement
  • Equitable and sustainable tax policies
Profession:President of a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business providing Government training and educational opportunities
University of Phoenix Ed.D, Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (2015)
St. Thomas University LL.M, Master’s of Law in International Taxation, with a Masters of Law Certification in E-Commerce (2004)

Dr. Ollie McCaulley is a resident of Palmdale, California, together with his wife, Aurora Gonzales-McCaulley, and his three children, Susanna, Jade, and Ollie Robert. Dr. McCaulley was born in Huntsville, Alabama, the oldest of five children. His father, a prominent labor leader and respected figure in his community, ingrained in Ollie the importance of self-discipline, hard work and responsibility.  At the age of seven, when most children are engaged in recreational pursuits, Ollie was earning money for the family providing ice water to field hands. 

When he grew older, his sense of duty moved him to serve in the United States Marine Corps, where he was decorated for his meritorious service during the Vietnam Era. After his discharge, he attended Alabama A&M University where he studied Business and Political Science. Dr. McCaulley holds a Bachelor of General Studies degree from Indiana University, and is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas Law School's International Tax Program, with an LL.M (Masters of Law) in International Taxation and a Certification in E-Commerce Law. Dr. McCaulley received his Ed.D (Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership) from the University of Phoenix.

Dr. McCaulley has served as a police officer in the City of South Gate, and has worked in numerous senior management positions in the Los Angeles area. Ollie has also served as a Director of Housing and a Government Relations Director in Los Angeles-based projects that created and implemented programs to provide affordable housing and other benefits to low income and disadvantaged people. Ollie holds a General Contractor Builder License. Dr. McCaulley’s civic activities have included serving as the Chair of the California Juvenile Justice Task Force, and as a Commissioner of the Los Angeles County Health Facilities Authority. 

Since 2002, Dr. McCaulley has been the President of the Gonzales-McCaulley Investment Group, Inc. (GMIG), a certified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, founded to provide Government contracting training. GMIG currently teaches dozens of different courses covering the Government competency requirements for federal contracting professionals. GMIG has experienced and knowledgeable instructors across the United States who have taught classes for over 15,000 students in the United States, Africa, and Asia. 

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