California's 16th State Senate district

California's 16th State Senate district is one of 40 California State Senate districts. It is currently represented by Republican Shannon Grove of Bakersfield.

California's 16th State Senate district
Map of the district
Current senator
  Shannon Grove
RBakersfield
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
922,123[1]
662,419[1]
564,836[1]
Demographics
Registered voters481,235[2]
Registration41.40% Republican
28.99% Democratic
22.46% No party preference

District profileEdit

The district consists of portions of the southeastern Central Valley, as well as the High Desert and the intervening mountains. Most of the population is in the Central Valley portions, while the desert regions in the east of the district are fairly sparsely populated.

Election results from statewide racesEdit

Year Office Results
2020 President Trump 57.9 – 39.6%
2018 Governor Cox 63.0 – 37.0%
Senator de Leon 60.5 – 39.5%
2016 President Trump 59.0 – 35.2%
Senator Harris 54.3 – 45.7%
2014 Governor Kashkari 64.9 – 35.1%
2012 President Romney 61.7 – 35.9%
Senator Emken 62.1 – 37.9%

List of SenatorsEdit

Due to redistricting, the 16th 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
Franklin Thomas Baldwin Democratic January 8, 1883 - January 3, 1887 Amador, San Joaquin Served together with Langford.[3]
Benjamin Franklin Langford January 8, 1883 - January 3, 1887
Frank James Moffitt January 3, 1887 - January 5, 1891 Alameda
Eli Sherman Denison Republican January 5, 1891 - January 2, 1893
George G. Goucher Democratic January 2, 1893 - January 7, 1895 Fresno
Alfred Joel Pedlar Republican January 7, 1895 - January 2, 1899 Fresno, Madera
Chester Rowell January 2, 1899 - January 5, 1903
Frank W. Leavitt January 5, 1903 - January 2, 1911 Alameda
Edward J. Tyrrell January 2, 1911 - January 6, 1919 Ran as a Progressive for his 2nd term.
Progressive
A. P. Anderson Republican January 6, 1919 - January 8, 1923
Edgar Sanders Hurley January 8, 1923 - January 5, 1931
Arthur Hastings Breed, Sr. January 5, 1931 - January 7, 1935
William Knowland January 7, 1935 - January 2, 1939
Arthur H. Breed Jr. January 2, 1939 - January 5, 1959
John W. Holmdahl Democratic January 5, 1959 - January 2, 1967
Hugh Morrison Burns January 2, 1967 - January 4, 1971 Fresno
George N. Zenovich January 4, 1971 - November 30, 1974
Walter W. Stiern December 2, 1974 - November 30, 1986 Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, San Bernardino
Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, San Bernardino
Don Rogers Republican December 1, 1986 - December 15, 1992 Resigned his seat from the 16th Senate district to assume another seat in the 17th Senate district due to redistricting.
Phil Wyman May 3, 1993 – November 30, 1994 Sworn in after winning special election.[4]
Jim Costa Democratic December 5, 1994 - November 30, 2002 Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Tulare
Dean Florez December 2, 2002 - November 30, 2010 Fresno, Kern, Kings, Tulare
Michael Rubio December 6, 2010 – February 22, 2013 Resigned from the Senate.
Andy Vidak Republican August 10, 2013 - November 30, 2014 Sworn in after winning special election.
Jean Fuller December 1, 2014 - November 30, 2018 Kern, San Bernardino, Tulare
Shannon Grove December 3, 2018 - present

Election results 1994 - presentEdit

2018Edit

2018 California State Senate election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Shannon Grove 90,353 59.1
Democratic Ruth Musser-Lopez 44,303 29.0
Republican Gregory Tatum 18,152 11.9
Total votes 152,808 100.0
General election
Republican Shannon Grove 169,714 64.2
Democratic Ruth Musser-Lopez 94,579 35.8
Total votes 264,293 100.0
Republican hold

2014Edit

2014 California State Senate election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jean Fuller (incumbent) 79,843 99.8
Democratic Ruth Musser-Lopez (write-in) 189 0.2
Total votes 80,032 100.0
General election
Republican Jean Fuller (incumbent) 122,700 72.8
Democratic Ruth Musser-Lopez 45,812 27.2
Total votes 168,512 100.0
Republican hold

2013 (special)Edit

2013 California's 16th State Senate district special election
Vacancy resulting from the resignation of Michael Rubio
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andy Vidak 31,610 49.8%
Democratic Leticia Perez 27,854 43.9%
Democratic Francisco "Frank" Ramirez 1,890 3.0%
Democratic Paulina Miranda 1,623 2.6%
Peace and Freedom Muhammad "O" Arif 471 0.7%
Total votes 63,448 100.0%
General election
Republican Andy Vidak 42,224 51.9%
Democratic Leticia Perez 39,140 48.1%
Total votes 81,364 100.0%
Republican gain from Democratic

2010Edit

California State Senate election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michael Rubio 71,334 60.5
Republican Tim Thiesen 46,717 39.5
Total votes 118,051 100.0
Democratic hold

2006Edit

California State Senate election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dean Florez (incumbent) 78,146 100.00
Total votes 78,146 100.00
Democratic hold

2002Edit

California State Senate election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dean Florez 69,503 70.03
Republican Blair Knox 29,747 29.97
Invalid or blank votes 3,811 3.70
Total votes 103,061 100.00
Democratic hold

1998Edit

California State Senate election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Costa (incumbent) 92,163 71.91
Republican Gregg Palmer 36,005 28.09
Invalid or blank votes 9,891 7.16
Total votes 138,059 100.00
Democratic hold

1994Edit

California State Senate election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Costa 70,329 51.57
Republican Phil Wyman (incumbent) 66,053 48.43
Invalid or blank votes 8,529 5.89
Total votes 144,911 100.00
Democratic gain from Republican

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. ^ "Phil Wyman Sworn in". babel.hathitrust.org.

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