California's 13th State Senate district

California's 13th State Senate district is one of 40 California State Senate districts. It is currently represented by Democrat Josh Becker of Menlo Park.

California's 13th State Senate district
Map of the district
Current senator
  Josh Becker
DMenlo Park
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
927,480[1]
719,549[1]
553,079[1]
Demographics
Registered voters534,908[2]
Registration52.51% Democratic
14.85% Republican
28.55% No party preference

District profileEdit

The district encompasses the San Francisco Peninsula and the northwestern reaches of Silicon Valley. It forms the main corridor between the state's third- and fourth-largest and the San Francisco Bay Area's two largest cities: San Jose in the south and San Francisco in the north.

Election results from statewide racesEdit

Year Office Results
2020 President Biden 78.8 – 19.2%
2018 Governor Newsom 75.5 – 24.5%
Senator Feinstein 62.5 – 37.5%
2016 President Clinton 76.7 – 17.9%
Senator Harris 73.0 – 27.0%
2014 Governor Brown 75.0 – 25.0%
2012 President Obama 71.8 – 25.6%
Senator Feinstein 76.2 – 23.8%

List of SenatorsEdit

Due to redistricting, the 13th district has been moved around different parts of the state. The current iteration resulted from the 2011 redistricting by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission.

Senators Party Years served Counties represented Notes
William Cronan Democratic January 8, 1883 - January 5, 1885 San Francisco Served together with Sullivan.[3]
Frank J. Sullivan January 8, 1883 - January 5, 1885
John L. Boone Republican January 5, 1885 - January 3, 1887 Served together with Days.[4]
John M. Days January 5, 1885 - January 3, 1887
Findley R. Dray January 3, 1887 - January 2, 1893 Sacramento
Elijah Carson Hart January 2, 1893 - January 4, 1897
Gillis Doty Democratic January 4, 1897 - January 1, 1901
Robert T. Devlin Republican January 1, 1901 - January 2, 1905
John G. Mattos Jr. January 2, 1905 - January 4, 1909 Alameda
Edward Keating Strobridge January 4, 1909 - January 8, 1917
Frank Monroe Carr January 8, 1917 - January 5, 1925
E. H. Christian January 5, 1925 - January 2, 1933
Charles F. Reindollar January 2, 1933 - January 4, 1937 Marin
Thomas F. Keating Democratic January 4, 1937 - September 15, 1950 Resigned to become a Judge for the Marin Superior Court.[5]
John F. McCarthy Republican November 13, 1950 - January 2, 1967 Sworn in after winning special election.[6]
Al Alquist Democratic January 2, 1967 - November 30, 1976 Santa Clara
John Garamendi December 6, 1976 - November 30, 1984 Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Mono, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne
Al Alquist December 3, 1984 - November 30, 1996 Santa Clara
John Vasconcellos December 2, 1996 – November 30, 2004
Elaine Alquist December 6, 2004 – November 30, 2012
Jerry Hill December 3, 2012 – November 30, 2020 San Mateo, Santa Clara
Josh Becker December 7, 2020 - present


Election results 1992 - presentEdit

2020Edit

California State Senate election, 2020
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Josh Becker 66,428 23.8
Republican Alexander Glew 48,378 17.3
Democratic Sally Lieber 47,773 17.1
Democratic Shelly Masur 45,211 16.2
Democratic Annie Oliva 33,311 11.9
Democratic Mike Brownrigg 32,481 11.6
Libertarian John H. Webster 5,910 2.1
Total votes 279,492 100.0
General election
Democratic Josh Becker 348,005 75.4
Republican Alexander Glew 113,315 24.6
Total votes 461,320 100.0
Democratic hold

2016Edit

California State Senate election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerry Hill (incumbent) 171,411 75.6
Republican Rick Ciardella 42,185 18.6
Libertarian John H. Webster 13,018 5.7
Total votes 226,614 100.0
General election
Democratic Jerry Hill (incumbent) 296,400 75.9
Republican Rick Ciardella 94,269 24.1
Total votes 390,669 100.0
Democratic hold

2012Edit

California State Senate election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerry Hill 76,033 51.1
Democratic Sally J. Lieber 33,566 22.5
Libertarian John H. Webster 23,003 15.4
Democratic Christopher Kent Chiang 16,317 11.0
Total votes 148,919 100.0
General election
Democratic Jerry Hill 218,775 66.1
Democratic Sally J. Lieber 112,321 33.9
Total votes 331,096 100.0
Democratic hold

2008Edit

California State Senate election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Elaine Alquist (incumbent) 179,855 70.94
Republican Shane Connolly 57,033 22.49
Libertarian John Webster 16,659 6.57
Total votes 253,547 100.00
Turnout   75.24
Democratic hold

2004Edit

California State Senate election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Elaine Alquist 156,321 68.53
Republican Shane Patrick Connolly 62,157 27.25
Libertarian Michael Laursen 9,585 4.20
Libertarian John H. Webster (write-in) 28 0.01
Total votes 228,091 100.00
Democratic hold

2000Edit

California State Senate election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Vasconcellos (incumbent) 140,827 68.56
Republican John Longwell 54,076 26.33
Libertarian John Harvey Webster 10,507 5.12
Invalid or blank votes 20,128 8.92
Total votes 225,538 100.00
Democratic hold

1996Edit

California State Senate election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Vasconcellos 117,640 58.59
Republican Ray Morton 55,737 27.76
Reform Dominic L. Cortese 17,715 6.82
Libertarian John Harvey Webster 6,684 3.32
Natural Law Rick J. Dunstan 3,021 1.60
Invalid or blank votes 19,222 8.74
Total votes 220,019 100.00
Democratic hold

1992Edit

California State Senate election, 1992
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Al Alquist (incumbent) 140,081 60.46
Republican Michael Iddings 72,340 31.22
Libertarian John Harvey Webster 19,258 8.31
Invalid or blank votes 24,605 9.60
Total votes 256,284 100.00
Democratic hold


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Citizens Redistricting Commission Final Report, 2011" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Report of Registration as of February 18, 2020" (PDF).
  3. ^ "1883 Senate Session". babel.hathitrust.org.
  4. ^ "1885 Senate Session". babel.hathitrust.org.
  5. ^ "Bagshaw Announces Candidacy For Seat on State Senate". cdnc.ucr.edu.
  6. ^ "John F. McCarthy Sworn in". babel.hathitrust.org.

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