Joaquin Arambula (born May 17, 1977) is an American politician currently serving in the California State Assembly. He is a Democrat representing the 31st Assembly District, which encompasses southern and western Fresno County.[1]

Joaquin Arambula
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 31st district
Assumed office
April 14, 2016
Preceded byHenry Perea
Personal details
Born (1977-05-17) May 17, 1977 (age 42)
Delano, California
Political partyDemocratic
FatherJuan Arambula
ResidenceFresno, California
Alma materBowdoin College (BS)
University of Minnesota Duluth (MD)
ProfessionPhysician

Arambula was elected to the Assembly in a 2016 special election to replace former Assemblymember Henry Perea, who resigned to work as a lobbyist for PhRMA.[2]

Arambula is a member of the California Latino Legislative Caucus. Before being elected to the Assembly, he was an emergency department physician. He is the son of former Assemblymember Juan Arambula.

2018 California State AssemblyEdit

California's 31st State Assembly district election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joaquin Arambula (incumbent) 24,128 59.5
Republican Lupe Espinoza 16,431 40.5
Total votes 40,559 100.0
General election
Democratic Joaquin Arambula (incumbent) 54,921 64.8
Republican Lupe Espinoza 29,771 35.2
Total votes 84,692 100.0
Democratic hold


2016 California State AssemblyEdit

California's 31st State Assembly district election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joaquin Arambula (incumbent) 31,600 57.7
Republican Clint Olivier 19,605 35.8
Democratic Ted Miller 3,582 6.5
Total votes 54,787 100.0
General election
Democratic Joaquin Arambula (incumbent) 62,404 63.8
Republican Clint Olivier 35,454 36.2
Total votes 97,858 100.0
Democratic hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Luna, Taryn (December 12, 2018). "California Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula says he was arrested after spanking his daughter". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  2. ^ Luna, Taryn (December 12, 2018). "Fresno Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula is arrested on child cruelty charge". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 13 December 2018.

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