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California's 4th State Senate district

California's 4th State Senate district is one of 40 California State Senate districts. It is currently represented by Republican Jim Nielsen of Gerber.

California's 4th State Senate district
Map of the district
Current senator
  Jim Nielsen
RRed Bluff
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
937,962
702,185
622,033
Demographics
Registered voters504,794
Registration36.02% Republican
32.34% Democratic
25.20% No party preference

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District profileEdit

The district encompasses the Sacramento Valley, reaching almost to the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta. The district mainly comprises rural farmland, but most of the population is clustered in the Sacramento metropolitan area in the southern tip of the district.

Election results from statewide racesEdit

Year Office Results
2018 Governor[1] Cox 56.7 – 43.3%
Senator[2] De Leon 56.1 – 43.9%
2016 President Trump 50.4 – 42.4%
Senator Harris 60.0 – 40.0%
2014 Governor Kashkari 52.4 – 47.6%
2012 President Romney 52.6 – 44.4%
Senator Emken 53.3 – 46.7%
Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2002 Governor Simon 57.6 - 21.5%
2000 President Bush 53.0 - 42.0%
Senator Feinstein 47.3 - 44.8%
1998 Governor Davis 51.8 - 44.6%
Senator Fong 56.3 - 39.5%
1996 President Dole 45.1 - 43.4%
1994 Governor Wilson 60.6 - 33.8%
Senator Huffington 52.7 - 38.4%
1992 President Clinton 40.1 - 35.9%
Senator Herschensohn 47.4 - 41.1%
Senator Feinstein 48.1 - 42.6%

List of State SenatorsEdit

Due to redistricting, the 4th 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
W. A. Shippee Republican
R. A. Redman Democratic
Philip A. Roach Democratic
Dr. Chester Rowell Republican
Thomas Fowler Democratic
Sherman Day Democratic
Jacob Grewell Whig
Selim E. Woodworth Independent 1849–1851
Albert F. Jones Democratic
Samuel B. Bell Republican
Charles L. Pond Republican
Augustus L. Rhodes Republican 1860-1864
Wanton Allen Shippee Republican
Patrick Reddy Democratic
George E. Gardner Democratic
John Bunyan Sanford Democratic 1902–1906
C. M. Hammond Republican 1906–1910
John Bunyan Sanford Democratic 1910–1914
Claude F. Purkitt Democratic 1914–1922
Fred C. Handy Republican 1922–1930
R. R. Ingels Republican 1930–1934
George Milton Biggar Republican 1934–1946
Burt W. Busch Republican 1946–1954
James E. Busch Republican 1954–1958
Waverly Jack Slattery Democratic 1958–1962
Frank S. Petersen Democratic 1962–1966
John F. McCarthy Republican 1966–1970
Peter H. Behr Republican 1970–1974
John F. Dunlap Democratic 1974–1978
Jim Nielsen Republican 1978–1990
Mike Thompson Democratic 1990–1993
Maurice Johannessen Republican 1993–2002
Sam Aanestad Republican 2002–2010
Doug LaMalfa Republican 2010–2012
Jim Nielsen Republican 2013–present

Election resultsEdit

2018Edit

2018 California State Senate election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Nielsen (incumbent) 118,756 60.3
Democratic Phillip Kim 42,661 21.7
Democratic Michael "Mike" Worley 35,472 18.0
Total votes 192,889 100.0
General election
Republican Jim Nielsen (incumbent) 190,441 57.1
Democratic Phillip Kim 142,817 42.9
Total votes 333,258 100.0
Republican hold

2014Edit

2014 California State Senate election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Nielsen (incumbent) 92,191 64.0
Democratic CJ Jawahar 51,781 36.0
Total votes 143,972 100.0
General election
Republican Jim Nielsen (incumbent) 139,199 63.7
Democratic CJ Jawahar 79,457 36.3
Total votes 218,656 100.0
Republican hold

2013 (special)Edit

2013 California's 4th State Senate district special election
Vacancy resulting from the resignation of Doug LaMalfa
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Nielsen 188,207 49.8
Democratic Michael "Mickey" Harrington 104,572 27.7
Republican Dan Logue 43,303 11.5
No party preference Jann Reed 24,966 6.6
No party preference Dan Levine 9,882 2.6
No party preference Benjamin "Ben" Emery 7,146 1.9
Total votes 378,076 100.0
General election
Republican Jim Nielsen 97,849 66.6
Democratic Michael "Mickey" Harrington 49,004 33.4
Total votes 146,853 100.0
Republican hold

2010Edit

2010 California State Senate election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Doug LaMalfa 226,239 68.3
Democratic Lathe Gill 105,460 31.7
Total votes 331,699 100.0
Republican hold

2006Edit

2006 California State Senate election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sam Aanestad (incumbent) 161,516 61.0
Democratic Paul R. Singh 87,926 33.1
Libertarian Tony Munroe 8,246 3.1
Green Robert Wells Vizzard 7,456 2.8
Total votes 265,144 100.0
Republican hold

2002Edit

2002 California State Senate election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sam Aanestad 148,023 58.1
Democratic Marianne Smith 92,786 36.3
Libertarian Robert H. Underwood 14,325 5.6
Total votes 255,134 100.0
Republican hold

1998Edit

1998 California State Senate election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Maurice Johannessen (incumbent) 135,528 56.7
Democratic Mark Desio 103,620 43.3
Total votes 239,148 100.0
Republican hold

1994Edit

1994 California State Senate election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Maurice Johannessen (incumbent) 133,101 54.4
Democratic Michael H. McGowan 111,667 45.6
Total votes 244,768 100.0
Republican hold

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