|Member of the California State Assembly |
from the 69th district
December 3, 2012
|Preceded by||Jose Solorio|
|Orange County Clerk-Recorder|
December 17,2002 –December 3,2012
|Preceded by||Gary Granville|
|Succeeded by||Hugh Nguyen|
|43rd Mayor of Anaheim|
November 17,1992 –December 3,2002
|Preceded by||Fred Hunter|
|Succeeded by||Curt Pringle|
|Member of the Anaheim City Council|
November 29,1988 –November 29,1994
|Preceded by||Ben Bay|
|Succeeded by||Tom Tait|
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
Tom Daly(born July 26,1954) is an American politician currently serving in the California State Assembly. He is a Democrat representing the 69th Assembly District,which encompasses central Orange County,including the cities of Santa Ana,Anaheim,Garden Grove,and Orange.
Prior to being elected to the Assembly in 2012,Daly served as Orange County Clerk-Recorder,as well as Mayor of Anaheim. He first sought elected office in 1986 for the Anaheim Union High School District.
A native of Orange County,Daly was born and raised in Anaheim. He attended four local schools,starting in kindergarten at Lincoln Elementary,then moving on to St. Anthony's,Sycamore Junior High,and Anaheim High.
Daly's father was a longtime Latin and English teacher at Anaheim High School. Both his parents were active in civic affairs,providing Daly's introduction to local politics.
As a child,Daly was an All-Star player in the North Anaheim Little League. In high school,Daly went on to play on the Anaheim High Varsity Baseball team,producing one of the leading records among Orange County pitchers.
From his roots in Anaheim,Daly went on to receive his Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University in 1976.
After graduating from Harvard University and returning to Anaheim,Daly served as an aide for Orange County Supervisor Ralph Clark for eight years. A Democratic leader in a Republican-dominated county,Supervisor Clark was elected to four terms on the Orange County Board of Supervisors after serving on the Anaheim City Council and Mayor of Anaheim.
Daly first sought elective office in 1986,winning election to the board of trustees of the Anaheim Union High School District. Daly went on to run for Anaheim City Council in 1988 and then he was elected mayor in 1992.
Daly still lives in Anaheim. He is married and has three children.
From 1992-2002,Daly served as the directly elected mayor of the City of Anaheim,the tenth largest city in California. He is,to date,the last Democrat to serve as mayor of the city.
In the 1992 Mayoral election,Daly defeated then-Mayor Fred Hunter by a margin of 57% to 43%. The decisive issue in the campaign was an unpopular citywide utility tax supported by then-Mayor Hunter,which was strongly opposed by Daly while he served as a City Councilmember. His 1994 re-election as mayor set a record for the most votes ever received by an Anaheim mayor.
In 1998,Daly defeated a strongly backed Republican and fellow council member Bob Zemel.
As mayor,Daly supported the candidacy of Loretta Sanchez for U.S. Congress. Daly served as an adviser to her successful upstart campaign against longtime incumbent and conservative Bob Dornan,in which Sanchez won by 984 votes.
In 1997,the Anaheim City Council took the unprecedented step of hiring a special prosecutor Ravi Mehta to investigate alleged campaign violations during the 1996 election. Only two out of the five-member council approved the hiring after the Anaheim City Attorney refused to file charges saying the allegations against Daly and Councilmember Irv Pickler were unfounded.
The probe by Mehta,a former chair of the state Fair Political Practices Commission,led to misdemeanor complaints against Daly and Picker. The complaints were ultimately rejected by an Orange County Municipal Judge,who also stated that the council had "no authority [to hire] a special prosecutor,period." The investigation ultimately cost the City of Anaheim more than $302,000 in legal fees. No other city or county in California had ever hired a special prosecutor to investigate suspected campaign finance violations. The investigation came during a time in which Daly considered running for the Orange County 4th Supervisorial District but ultimately declined to run citing personal reasons and his intent to run for reelection for mayor in 1998.
As mayor,Daly oversaw a billion-dollar expansion of the Anaheim Resort area,including the expansion of the Disneyland Resort with Disney California Adventure and Downtown Disney as well as an expansion of the Anaheim Convention Center. With these developments,the tourism industry grew tremendously in Anaheim,leading to more jobs and increased City revenue. Revenue from the hotel bed tax doubled from $28.7 million in 1991-92 to $57.7 million in 2001-02. Daly also oversaw the renovation of Angel Stadium. While Mayor,the Anaheim Angels won the 2002 World Series.
During his tenure,the City developed eight new city parks,reduced crime,established higher standards or citywide planning and land development,and created the Anaheim Colony Historic District with tax incentives for owners who maintain historic homes.
While mayor,Daly also served on the board of directors for the Orange County Transportation Authority,where he helped oversee the Measure M $3 billion improvement program.
After serving as mayor,Daly ran for Orange County Clerk-Recorder,a countywide position responsible for handling county documents,including birth certificates,marriage licenses,and property transactions.
Daly defeated Bruce Peotter,a Newport Beach attorney and recording document executive,by a margin of 53.9% to 46.1%. The office was left vacant by the death of Gary Granville,who had introduced a number of innovations to the department and merged the clerk's department and the recorder's office in 1995.
As the Clerk-Recorder,Daly opened branch offices in historic downtown Fullerton and Laguna Hills Civic Center,providing more access to North and South County. He reopened the Orange County Archives as well as implemented Orange County's innovative Electronic Recording System. He also developed a number of online based system,improving efficiency for Orange County residents.
In his 2010 countywide re-election as the Clerk-Recorder,Daly set a record with the highest countywide winning percentage in fifty years (in contested races.)
Daly was named Orange County's Manager of the Year for 2010 by the Society for the Advancement of Management. In 2011,his department was honored with a Bright Ideas in Government award for "creative and innovative" customer service by the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.
On March 6,2012,Daly announced his candidacy for the newly drawn 69th Assembly District to replace termed-out assemblymember Jose Solorio.
In the June 2012 primary election,Daly emerged with the highest number of votes and 39.2% of the overall vote. Democratic challengers Santa Ana councilmember Michele Martinez and Orange County Labor Federation-backed candidate Julio Perez failed to garner enough votes to reach the November general election.
In the November 2012 general election,Daly beat a relatively unknown Republican challenger,Joe Moreno,by a 67.6% to 32.4% margin.
Assemblymember Daly was sworn into the Legislature on December 3,2012.
Daly serves on the following committees:
In 2013–14 he chaired the Budget Subcommittee No. 4 on State Administration. In this role,Daly championed efforts to reduce business filing processing delays and backlogs in the Secretary of State's office as well as speed up Veteran Affairs claims by returning service members from Iraq and Afghanistan.
|Democratic||Tom Daly (incumbent)||11,804||55.2|
|Republican||Cecilia "Ceci" Iglesias||4,489||21.0|
|Democratic||Tom Daly (incumbent)||32,332||67.4|
|Democratic||Tom Daly (incumbent)||38,139||70.3|
|Democratic||Tom Daly (incumbent)||69,640||68.3|
|Democratic||Tom Daly (incumbent)||30,411||99.7|
|Libertarian||Autumn Browne (write-in)||81||0.3|
|Democratic||Tom Daly (incumbent)||63,054||75.2|
|Democratic||Tom Daly (incumbent)||44,015||73.9|
|Republican||Jon Paul White||15,555||26.1|
|Democratic||Tom Daly (incumbent)||99,731||72.9|
|Republican||Jon Paul White||37,065||27.1|
Curtis L. "Curt" Pringle is an American politician from the U.S. state of California. He is the most recent Republican to have served as the Speaker of the California State Assembly. He is a former Mayor of Anaheim and a former Chairman of the California High Speed Rail Authority. Since leaving office, Pringle has operated a public relations and government affairs firm, Curt Pringle & Associates.
Gilbert Salvador Iberri Garcetti is an American politician and lawyer. He served as Los Angeles County's 40th district attorney for two terms, from 1992 until November 7, 2000. He is the father of the 42nd mayor of the city of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti.
The Sacramento City Council is the governing body of the city of Sacramento, California. The council holds regular meetings at Sacramento City Hall on Tuesdays at 6:00 pm, with exceptions for holidays and other special cases.
Steven Seokho Choi is an American politician who served as a member of the California State Assembly representing the 68th Assembly District from 2016 to 2022. A Republican from Orange County, California, he previously served two terms as Mayor of Irvine, California. In 1998, he became the first Asian-American elected to the Irvine Unified School Board and served two consecutive terms there before becoming the first Asian American to have been elected to a four-year term on the Irvine City Council and one of two Korean Americans on the council.
Kevin M. McCarty is an American politician currently serving in the California State Assembly. He is a Democrat representing the 7th Assembly District, which encompasses a portion of the Sacramento metropolitan area, including most of the city of Sacramento.
Chris Holden is an American politician serving in the California State Assembly. He is a Democrat representing the 41st Assembly District, which encompasses the northern San Gabriel Valley, and is centered in Pasadena.
Todd Rex Gloria is an American politician serving as the 37th and current mayor of San Diego since 2020. As a strong mayor, he is the chief executive officer in the city of San Diego. A member of the Democratic Party, he is the first person of color and the first openly gay person to serve as San Diego's mayor.
Joseph E. Canciamilla is a Democratic politician who represented California's 11th State Assembly district from December 4, 2000 to November 30, 2006. Canciamilla retired as the Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder on October 31, 2019.
Evan Low is an American politician currently serving in the California State Assembly. He is a Democrat representing the 28th Assembly District, which encompasses parts of the Northern CA South Bay and Silicon Valley, including Cupertino, Campbell, and a portion of western San Jose. He is a member of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus, and the California Asian & Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus.
Philip Yu-Li Ting is an American politician currently serving in the California State Assembly. He is a Democrat representing the 19th Assembly District, which encompasses western San Francisco and northwestern San Mateo County. Prior to being elected to the Assembly in 2012, he was the Assessor-Recorder of San Francisco.
David Alvarez is an American politician who is a member of the California State Assembly from the 80th district, which includes Chula Vista, National City, and parts of southern San Diego. A member of the Democratic Party, Alzarez previously served as a member of the San Diego City Council from the 8th district from 2010 to 2018 and was the Democratic nominee in the 2013–2014 San Diego mayoral special election.
Robert Julio Garcia is an American educator and politician serving as the U.S. representative for California's 42nd congressional district since 2023. He served as the 28th mayor of Long Beach, California from 2014 to 2022. A member of the Democratic Party, he was first elected in the 2014 election and won reelection in 2018. He is both the city's youngest and first elected openly LGBT mayor, as well as the first Latino to hold the office. He is the second person of color to be elected mayor of Long Beach, after Republican Eunice Sato, a Japanese-American who served from 1980 to 1982.
Kevin Mullin is an American politician serving as the U.S. representative for California's 15th congressional district since 2023. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a member of the California State Assembly from the 22nd district, which encompasses most of the San Francisco Peninsula region, from 2012 to 2022.
Jim Wood is an American politician currently serving in the California State Assembly. He is a Democrat representing the 2nd Assembly District, which encompasses all of Del Norte, Trinity, Humboldt and Mendocino counties, plus northern and coastal Sonoma County, including the northern half of Santa Rosa.
The 2018 California gubernatorial election was held on November 6, 2018, to elect the Governor of California. Incumbent Democratic Governor Jerry Brown was ineligible to run for re-election for a third consecutive term due to term limits from the Constitution of California. The race was between the incumbent Democratic Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and businessman John H. Cox, a Republican, who qualified for the general election after placing first and second in the June 5, 2018, primary election.
The 2022 New York gubernatorial election took place on November 8, 2022, to elect the governor and lieutenant governor of New York. Incumbent Democratic Party governor Kathy Hochul won a full term in office, defeating Republican Party Congressman Lee Zeldin in the closest New York gubernatorial election since 1994 and the closest Democratic victory since 1982. Hochul's election marked the first time that a woman was elected to the state's governorship.
Stephen Bennett is an American activist, educator, and politician serving as a member of the California State Assembly from the 37th district as a member of the Democratic Party. Prior to his tenure in the state legislature, he was active in local politics in Ventura, California, and Ventura County, California, with him serving on the city council and board of supervisors.
The 2021 New York City Comptroller election consisted of Democratic and Republican primaries for New York City Comptroller on June 22, 2021, followed by a general election on November 2, 2021. The primaries were the first NYC Comptroller election primaries to use ranked-choice voting. The primary and general election were held alongside concurrent primaries and elections for mayor, Public Advocate, Borough Presidents, and City Council.
The 2022 Los Angeles elections were held on June 7, 2022. Voters elected candidates in a nonpartisan primary, with runoff elections scheduled for November 8, 2022. Eight of the fifteen seats in the City Council were up for election while three of the seven seats in the LAUSD Board of Education were up for election. The seat of Mayor of Los Angeles is up for election due to incumbent Eric Garcetti's term limit. The seats of the Los Angeles City Controller and the Los Angeles City Attorney were also up for election, as their incumbents, Mike Feuer and Ron Galperin, were running for mayor and California State Controller respectively.
The 2022 Anaheim mayoral election was held on November 8, 2022, to elect the next Mayor of Anaheim, California. Municipal elections in California were officially nonpartisan; candidates' party affiliations do not appear on the ballot.