Devon Mathis

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Devon Mathis
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 26th district
Assumed office
December 1, 2014
Preceded by Connie Conway
Personal details
Born (1982-09-21) September 21, 1982 (age 35)
Porterville, California
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Residence Visalia, California
Occupation Politician

Devon John Mathis is an American politician currently serving in the California State Assembly. He is a Republican representing the 26th district, encompassing southeastern parts of the Central Valley, his election in 2014 was a surprise to many when he defeated Woodlake Mayor Rudy Mendoza, a fellow Republican who was better known and had much support from established Republicans. Mendoza sought a rematch in 2016, but Mathis defeated him again in the primary, Prior to being elected to the state assembly, he was a former Army sergeant and veterans advocate. However, there was a debate rising out of his collecting 100% VA disability benefits while collecting his state salary, benefits, and per diem? In July 2017 Assembly Mathis along with 4 other Republican assemblymen and voted yes on AB 398 to extend California's Cap and Trade program.

2014 California State Assembly[edit]

California's 26th State Assembly district election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rudy Mendoza 18,648 40.3
Republican Devon Mathis 9,497 20.5
Democratic Carlton Jones 7,943 17.2
Democratic Ruben Macareno 3,755 8.1
Democratic Derek A. Thomas 2,872 6.2
Republican Teresita "Tess" Andres 2,092 4.5
Republican Esther Barajas 1,473 3.2
Total votes 46,280 100.0
General election
Republican Devon Mathis 34,683 53.6
Republican Rudy Mendoza 29,991 46.4
Total votes 64,674 100.0
Republican hold

2016 California State Assembly[edit]

California's 26th State Assembly district election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Devon Mathis (incumbent) 28,563 42.4
Democratic Ruben Macareno 20,536 30.5
Republican Rudy Mendoza 18,216 27.1
Total votes 67,315 100.0
General election
Republican Devon Mathis (incumbent) 76,289 63.3
Democratic Ruben Macareno 44,205 36.7
Total votes 120,494 100.0
Republican hold

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