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California's 1st State Senate district

California's 1st State Senate district is one of 40 California State Senate districts. Republican Brian Dahle represents the district, having won the seat in a June 2019 special election after Republican Ted Gaines of El Dorado Hills resigned to become a member of the California Board of Equalization in January 2019.[2][3][4]

California's 1st State Senate district
Map of the district
Current senator
  Brian Dahle
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Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
935,336[1]
728,887[1]
672,832[1]
Demographics
Registered voters592,450
Registration40.95% Republican
28.43% Democratic
22.52% No party preference

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District profileEdit

The district stretches along the eastern edge of the state from the Oregon border to the Lake Tahoe area. It wraps around the Sacramento Valley along the northern Sierra Nevada to the eastern Sacramento suburbs. Most of the population is concentrated in the suburban southern parts, while the rest of the district is primarily rural.

Election results from statewide racesEdit

Year Office Results
2018 Governor Cox 59.9 – 40.1%
Senator de Leon 55.7 - 44.3%
2016 President Trump 54.3 – 38.6%
Senator Harris 62.9 – 37.1%
2014 Governor Kashkari 55.0 – 45.0%
2012 President Romney 57.3 – 39.9%
Senator Emken 57.9 – 42.1%
2010 Governor Whitman 52.4 – 42.5%
Senator Fiorina 57.4 – 36.2%
2008 President McCain 52.1 – 45.8%
2006 Governor Schwarzenegger 71.0 – 24.0%
Senator Mountjoy 48.8 – 46.0%
2004 President Bush 60.2 – 38.6%
Senator Jones 54.2 – 42.2%
2003 Recall Yes 69.0 – 31.0%
Schwarzenegger 59.9 – 18.5%
2002 Governor Simon 57.2 – 31.8%
2000 President Bush 57.6 – 36.3%
Senator Campbell 50.5 – 41.0%
1998 Governor Lungren 51.5 – 44.9%
Senator Fong 51.1 – 44.0%
1996 President Dole 50.8 – 37.1%
1994 Governor Wilson 65.3 – 28.7%
Senator Huffington 55.1 – 35.8%
1992 President Bush 39.2 – 34.9%
Senator Herschensohn 50.5 – 36.9%
Senator Seymour 45.3 – 45.2%

List of senatorsEdit

Due to redistricting, the 1st district has been moved around different parts of the state. The current iteration resulted from the 2011 redistricting by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission.

Senator Party Dates
Jonathan J. Warner Democratic 1850-1852
David B. Kurtz Whig 1852-1855
Benjamin Davis Wilson Democratic 1855-1858
Cameron E. Thom Democratic 1858-1859
Andres Pico Democratic 1859-1861
John C. Bogart Democratic 1861-1863
M. C. Tuttle National Union 1863-1867
William Alexander Conn Democratic 1867-1871
James McCoy Democratic 1871-1875
John W. Satterwhite Democratic 1875-1882
John Wolfskill Democratic 1882-1884
A. P. Johnson Republican 1884-1886
John P. Haynes Democratic 1886-1888
Frank McGowan Republican 1888-1896
James N. Gillett Republican 1896-1900
Thomas H. Selvage Republican 1900-1906
George T. Rolley Republican 1906-1908
Charles P. Cutten Republican 1908-1912
William Kehoe Republican 1912-1920
H. C. Nelson Republican 1920-1932
Harold J. Powers Republican 1932-1953
Dale C. Williams Democratic 1953-1955
Stanley Arnold Democratic 1955-1966
Randolph Collier Democratic 1966-1976
Ray E. Johnson Republican 1976-1984
John T. Doolittle Republican 1984-1991
Tim Leslie Republican 1991-2000
Rico Oller Republican 2000-2004
Dave Cox Republican 2004-2010
Ted Gaines Republican 2011–2019
Brian Dahle Republican 2019–present

Election resultsEdit

2016Edit

2016 California State Senate election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ted Gaines (incumbent) 140,739 49.4
Democratic Rob Rowen 104,262 36.6
Republican Steven Baird 39,958 14.1
Total votes 284,959 100.0
General election
Republican Ted Gaines (incumbent) 287,314 64.0
Democratic Rob Rowen 161,502 36.0
Total votes 448,816 100.0
Republican hold

2012Edit

2012 California State Senate election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ted Gaines (incumbent) 110,168 48.2
Democratic Julie Griffith-Flatter 68,947 30.2
Republican Les Baugh 37,442 16.4
No party preference "Bo" Bogdan I. Ambrozewicz 11,923 5.2
Total votes 228,480 100.0
General election
Republican Ted Gaines (incumbent) 263,256 63.7
Democratic Julie Griffith-Flatter 150,111 36.3
Total votes 413,367 100.0
Republican hold

2011 (special)Edit

2011 California's 1st State Senate district special election
Vacancy resulting from the death of Dave Cox
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ted Gaines 91,083 62.9
Democratic Ken Cooley 53,747 37.1
Republican Joseph McCray, Sr. (write-in) 28 0.0
Total votes 144,858 100.0
Republican hold

2008Edit

2008 California State Senate election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dave Cox (incumbent) 267,426 62.3
Democratic Anselmo Chavez 162,044 37.7
Total votes 429,470 100.0
Republican hold

2004Edit

2004 California State Senate election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dave Cox 261,607 62.8
Democratic Kristine Lang McDonald 141,462 34.1
Libertarian Roberto Leibman 13,292 3.1
Total votes 416,361 100.0
Republican hold

2000Edit

2000 California State Senate election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rico Oller 220,427 57.8
Democratic Thomas A. Romero 144,997 38.0
Libertarian John Petersen 16,075 4.2
Total votes 381,499 100.0
Republican hold

1996Edit

1996 California State Senate election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tim Leslie (incumbent) 215,931 63.2
Democratic Thomas "Tom" Romero 125,894 36.8
No party Lamar Norton Latimer (write-in) 55 0.0%
Total votes 341,880 100.0
Republican hold

1992Edit

1992 California State Senate election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tim Leslie (incumbent) 189,095 54.8
Democratic Thomas A. Romero 123,563 35.8
Green Kent Warner Smith 32,717 9.5
Total votes 345,375 100.0
Republican hold

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d (PDF) http://wedrawthelines.ca.gov/downloads/meeting_handouts_082011/crc_20110815_5appendix_3.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ https://www.briandahle.com/
  3. ^ https://ballotpedia.org/Ted_Gaines
  4. ^ https://ballotpedia.org/California_state_legislative_special_elections,_2019

External linksEdit