Summary Description of California's 2001 State Assembly Districts


The maps below show districts for California's State Assembly delegation. There are eighty members in the delegation representing eighty assembly districts.

District Number
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80
*2001 State Assembly Official Map Book

Please Note: Incumbent information is from November 2010, registration data are from the 15-Day Close Report for the November 2, 2010 General Election and racial data are from the 2005-2009 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. 

District 1 (45.61% D - 26.04% R - 20.91% DCL) - Wesley Chesbro (D) MAP

This district includes counties: Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Sonoma, and Trinity. It includes cities: Eureka, Arcata, McKinley Ville, Clearlake, Healdsburg, and Ukiah. The ethnicity in this district is 75.4% W, 15.1% L, 1.1% B, and 1.8% A.In the 2008 Presidential Election 65.5% voted for Obama and 31.5% voted for McCain. Although this area is sparsely populated forest land added to the old AD1, it remains a north coast district extending from Oregon to the borders of Napa Wine Country. This is a Safe Democratic district.

District 2 (30.79% D - 45.98% R - 18.00% DCL) - Jim Nielsen (R) MAP

This district includes Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, and Yolo counties, encompassing the cities of Redding, Red Bluff, and Yuba City. It is 71.7% W, 18% L, 1.2% B and 4.2% A. In the 2008 Presidential Election 38% voted for Obama and 59.7% voted for McCain. Modoc county was switched onto the previous version of AD2 where the population is concentrated along I 5 from a newly acquire chunk of Yolo county to the Oregon border. George Bush did better here than any other assembly district. This is a Safe Re/publican district.

District 3 (33.60% D - 40.32% R - 19.79% DCL) - Dan Logue (R) MAP

This district includes counties: Butte, Lassen, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, sierra, and Yuba. Cities include Chico, Paradise, Truckee, Susanville Grass Valley, Marysville, and Oroville. The ethnicity in this district is as follows: 77.1% W, 12.7% L 2.0% B, 3.3% A. In the 2008 Presidential Election 48% voted for Obama and 49.6% voted for McCain. Modoc County was dropped for a heavily Re/publican swath along I-80 between Auburn and Truckee. Though there was a change in land there was not a change in voter registration. This district is Safe Re/publican.

District 4 (31.12% D - 44.91% R - 19.28% DCL) - Ted Gaines (R) MAP

This district includes counties Alpine, El Dorado, Placer, and Sacramento. Cities include Roseville, Rocklin, South Lake Tahoe, Auburn, and Placerville. The ethnicity is 75.3% W 13.3% L, 2.4% B, 5.1% A. In the 2008 Presidential Election 45.2% voted for Obama and 52.8% voted for McCain. This district shrank considerably with the loss of Mono county and mountainous chunks of Amador and Calaveras counties. The contraction was needed to offset the population growth in suburban areas north and east of Sacramento, including newly attached Rio Linda. This district is a Safe Re/publican district.

District 5 (37.89% D - 40.28% R - 17.61% DCL) - Richard Pan (D) MAP

This district includes counties Placer and Sacramento. The cities include Citrus Heights, Folsom, and Sacramento. The ethnicity breakdown in this district is as follows, 67.9% W, 14.1% L, 6.7% B, and 7.6% A. In the 2008 Presidential Election 51.1% voted for Obama and 46.9% voted for McCain. This primarily conservative and Re/publican District gained new areas south of I-80 and Granite Bay along the western shore of Folsom Lake. This district is Safe Re/publican.

District 6 (53.61% D - 20.51% R - 21.23% DCL) - Jared Huffman (D) MAP

This district includes Marin and Sonoma counties. IT includes the cities of San Rafael, Novato, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Mill Valley, and Larkspur. This district is 73.9% W, 15.7% L, 2.3% B, and 5.1% A. In the 2008 Presidential Election 76.2% voted for Obama and 21.9% voted for McCain. Sebastopol was dropped from this district and Sonoma was added. This district is home base for US senator Barbara Boxer. This district is Safe Democrat.

District 7 (52.23% D - 23.45% R - 19.73% DCL) - Michael Allen (D) MAP

This district includes Napa, Sonoma, and Solano counties. This district is 52.5% W, 26.1% L, 7.1% B, and 10.0% A. In the 2008 Presidential Election 70.7% voted for Obama and 27.4% voted for McCain. The Sonoma valley wine district was dropped to make room for the reunification of Santa Rosa and Vallejo. District Registration is unchanged. This is a Safe Democratic district.

District 8 (46.86% D - 27.10% R - 21.33% DCL) - Mariko Yamada (D) MAP

This district includes Solano and Yolo county, wIth the cities Santa Rosa, Vallejo, and Napa. This district is 51.2% W, 24.6% L, 8.0% B, 10.7% A. In the 2008 Presidential Election 63.3% voted for Obama and 34.8% voted for McCain. This district was made more compact by cutting some of the Farm land north of Vacaville and Davis. Most of its population brackets I-80 from West Sacramento to Vallejo. This district is Safe Democrat.

District 9 (53.21% D - 23.45% R - 18.68% DCL) - Roger Dickinson (D) MAP

This district includes Sacramento county and city. It is 34.3% W, 27.8% L, 14.4% B and 17.8% A. In the 2008 Presidential Election 73.4% voted for Obama and 24.4% voted for McCain. This is an Urban district that is ethnically diverse that makes up 90% of Sacramento and is mostly unchanged. This district is Safe Democrat.

District 10 (40.11% D - 39.97% R - 15.94% DCL) - Alyson Huber (D) MAP

This district includes Amador, El Dorado, Sacramento, and San Joaquin. It includes the cities of Lodi, Elk Grove, Stockton, and Jackson, This district is 56.3% W, 18.7% L, 7.2% B, and 13.0% A. In 2000 42% voted for Gore, 52% for Bush. In the 2008 Presidential Election 51.1% voted for Obama and 47.1% voted for McCain. This historically very competitive district was much altered. A seat shifted east cutting out some of southern Sacramento’s suburban area, adding high-income Re/publican areas in El Dorado and Amador counties including El Dorado Hills. Also gone is a chunk of San Joaquin County. Re/publican registration is slightly up in the district making itseemingly more difficult for Democrats. This district leans Re/publican.

District 11 (52.96% D - 22.66% R - 19.79% DCL) - Susan A. Bonilla (D) MAP

This district includes Contra Costa county, and the cities of Concord, Antioch, Pittsburg, Martinez and Pinole. This district is 44.8% W, 27.1% L, 10.2% B and 12.9% A. In the 2008 Presidential Election 69.7% voted for Obama and 28.5% voted for McCain. This is an east-west district that stretches from Antioch on the east to Hercules on the west. Pleasant Hill was cut away, while the bulk of El Sobrante was added. A previously orphaned slice of Concord also was reunited with the mother ship. This district is Safe Democrat.

District 12 (53.53% D - 11.26% R - 31.21% DCL) - Fiona Ma (D) MAP

This district includes San Francisco and San Mateo counties. Cities include San Francisco and Daly City. The composition is 33.1% W, 14.5% L, 3.9% B and 44.8% A. In the 2008 Presidential Election 79% voted for Obama and 18.8% voted for McCain. This district is home to the largest Asian voting block in the state, and has the highest percentage of those who registered decline to state. This San Francisco district added Daly City, Colma and Broadmoor while losing a wedge of voters who live east of Hwy. 101. This district is Safe Democrat.

District 13 (58.54% D - 8.43% R - 28.03% DCL) - Tom Ammiano (D) MAP

This district is comprised of San Francisco City and County. It is 51.9% W, 16.1% L, 8.3% B, and 20.2% A. In the 2008 Presidential Election 87.5% voted for Obama and 10.4% voted for McCain. This district is home to Mayor Willie Brown. This district has nearly twice as many voters registered decline to state as Re/publicans. This district is Safe Democrat.

District 14 (60.52% D - 13.41% R - 20.57% DCL) - Nancy Skinner (D) MAP

This district includes Alameda, and Contra Costa. It includes the cites of Berkeley, Richmond, Oakland, San Pablo, Pleasant Hill, La Fayette, and El Cerrito. This district is 49.4% W, 18.7% L, 12.0% B, and 16% A. In the 2008 Presidential Election 83.8% voted for Obama and 14.1% voted for McCain. Re/publican Registration nearly doubled as this district shed Oakland and spread into Contra Costa County. Communities such as Pleasant Hill, Moraga, Lafayette, and Orinda. GOP registration still is down by nearly 40 Points because more than half of the district voters live in Berkeley and Richmond, this is a Safe Democratic district.

District 15 (41.17% D - 35.42% R - 19.37% DCL) - Joan Buchanan (R) MAP

This district includes counties Alameda, Contra Costa, Sacramento, and San Joaquin. The cities include Livermore, Walnut Creek, Danville San Ramon, Elk Grove and Oakley. This district is 61.3% W, 16.8% L, 4.1% B, 13.6% A. In the 2000 Presidental Election 47% voted for Gore and 49% voted for Bush. In the 2008 Presidential Election 57.6% voted for Obama and 40.7% voted for McCain. AD15 shifted east blending Walnut Creek with Elk Grove, and Danville with a sliver of Stockton. Though some pocket GOP areas were removed Registration remained the same, however re/publicans still worry because voters in this district tend to be moderate which is why Mc Cain nearly overtook Bush in this district in the 2000 GOP Primary.

District 16 (63.76% D - 9.82% R - 20.54% DCL) - Sandre R. Swanson  (D) MAP

This district is centered in Alameda County. This includes Oakland, Piedmont, and Alameda. 28.7% W, 24.1%L, 23.5% B, and 18.8% A.In the 2008 Presidential Election 87.9% voted for Obama and 10.2% voted for McCain. Although this district is ethnically balanced overall, whites and Blacks dominated the ranks of registered voters. Bottom Line: Safe Democrat.

District 17 (47.52% D - 33.08% R - 15.45% DCL) - Cathleen Galgiani (D) MAP

This district includes Merced, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus. It includes the cities of Stockton, Tracy, Merced, Los Banos, and Atwater. This district is 31% W, 49.9% L, 5.6% B. and 10.3% A. In the 2008 Presidential Election 59.5% voted for Obama and 38.8% voted for McCain. This district was overhauled to solidify Dems. The once compact district now looks like Italy. Latinos comprise of half the population but only a quarter of registered voters. This district is Safe Democrat.

District 18 (55.62% D - 18.99% R - 20.59% DCL) - Mary Hayashi (D) MAP

This district includes Alameda, the cities are Hayward, San Leandro, Pleasanton, Dublin, Oakland. Ethnicity: 34.3% W, 26.8% L, 13.% B, 21.2% A. In the 2008 Presidential Election 73.8% voted for Obama and 24.4% voted for McCain. A tinkered-with East Bay distric that lost Union City but added a small chunk of Oakland, more of Pleasanton and all of Dublin. This district is Safe Democrat.

District 19 (51.92% D - 20.12% R - 24.20% DCL) - Jerry Hill (D) MAP

This district includes San Mateo County and cities of San Mateo, South San Francisco, San Bruno, Pacifica, Daly City, Burlingame and Foster City. Ethnicity: 46.7% W, 18.7% L, 2.0% B, 27.8% A. In the 2008 Presidential Election 72.9% voted for Obama and 25.4% voted for McCain. Once a tight wishbone between the Bay and the Pacific south of San Francisco, this much-altered district lost Daly City but added Half Moon Bay and an enormous — but sparsely populated — chunk of San Mateo County west of Hwy. 35 to the Santa Cruz County line. This district is Safe Democrat.

District 20 (48.16% D - 20.06% R - 27.40% DCL) - Robert "Bob" Wieckowski (D) MAP

This district includes Counties: Alameda, Santa Clara; Cities: Fremont, Milpitas, Newark, Union City. Ethnicity: 30.4% W, 17.3% L, 3.7% B, 44.3% A. In the 2008 Presidential Election 70.3% voted for Obama and 28% voted for McCain. Analysis: Union City was added to this Fremont-centered district to compensate for the toss of a slice of San Jose. Bottom Line: Safe Democrat.

District 21 (47.20% D - 26.00% R - 23.54% DCL) - Rich Gordon (D) MAP

Counties: San Mateo, Santa Clara; Cities: Redwood City, San Jose, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Los Altos, Los Gatos. In the '08 Presidential Election, 72% voted for Obama and 26.2% voted for McCain. Re/publicans gained slightly when this Peninsula district was streamlined and shoved cast to pick up Los Gatos. The heart of it remains an amalgam of well-heeled Peninsula communities such as Atherton, Woodside and Palo Alto blended with less-affluent East Palo Alto. Bottom Line: Safe Democrat. Ethnicity: 59.8% W, 18.6% L, 3.4% B, 14.3% A

District 22 (44.16% D - 20.81% R - 31.68% DCL) - Paul Fong (D) MAP

This district includes Santa Clara County. Cities: Sunnyvale, San Jose, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Cupertino. Ethnicity: 38.2% W, 15% L, 2.2% B, 40.6% A. In the '08 Presidential Election, 72.1% voted for Obama and 25.7% voted for McCain. Cupertino and another chunk of Santa Clara were added, giving this Silicon Valley district the third largest Asian population in the Assembly. Bottom Line: Safe Democrat.

District 23 (50.18% D - 19.79% R - 26.20% DCL) - Nora Campos (D) MAP

This district includes Santa Clara County and the city of San Jose. Ethnicity: 17% W, 48% L, 3% B, 29.3%. A. In the '08 Presidential Election, 71.5% voted for Obama and 27.1% voted for McCain. Analysis: An elongated San Jose district with Hwy. 101 cleaving it in two. Half the registered voters are Latino and Asian. Bottom line: Safe Democrat.

District 24 (46.13% D - 25.75% R - 24.31% DCL) - Jim Beall Jr. (D) MAP

This district includes Santa Clara county and the cities of San Jose, Campbell, Saratoga and Santa Clara. Ethnicity: 49.3% W, 21.7% L, 2.6% B, 23% A. In the 2008 Presidential Election, 68% voted for Obama and 30.1% voted for McCain. Analysis: A San Jose-based district altered significantly to strengthen it for Democrats. Cupertino and the Santa Clara county communities of Los Gatos and Monte Sereno were removed, while district boundaries were pushed northeast to take in the Fruitdale, Burbank and Midtown areas north of San Jose, as well as a finger extending into the neighborhoods west of Alum Rock. Bottom Line: Safe Democrat.

District 25 (36.93% D - 41.44% R - 16.41% DCL) - Kristen Olsen (R) MAP

This district includes Calaveras, Madera, Mariposa, Mono, Stanislaus and Tuolumne counties and the cities of Modesto, Oakdale, Riverbank, and Chowchilla. Ethnicity: 64.9 % W, 25% L, 2.7% B, 3.4% A. In the 2008 Presidential Election, % voted for Obama and % voted for McCain. Analysis: Mono County and a slice of Calaveras County Gold Country were added to a district that straddles the central Sierra and slopes into the Central Valley just enough to snare most of Modesto. Bottom Line: Safe Re/publican.

District 26 (42.51% D - 38.55% R - 14.72% DCL) - Bill Berryhill (R) MAP

Counties: San Joaquin, Stanislaus. Cities: Stockton, Manteca, Ceres, Turlock, Modesto. Ethnicity: 43.3% W, 39.7% L, 4.6% B, 9.0% A. In the 2008 Presidential Election, 50.7% voted for Obama and 47.3% voted for McCain. Analysis: Re/publicans gained here when AD 17 was strengthened for Democrats, making this the Assembly’s lone toss-up. Los Banos, Merced and other Hwy. 99 towns were removed in the south, while the eastern third of Stockton was added along with conservative foothill territory in San Joaquin County. Latinos are a third of the population but less than 20% of registered voters. Bottom Line: Toss Up.

District 27 (49.64% D -23.82% R - 18.27% DCL) - William W. Monning (D) MAP

Counties: Monterey, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz. Cities: Santa Cruz, Morgan Hill, Seaside, Monterey, Marina, Pacific Grove. Ethnicity: 65.8% W, 21.5% L, 2.3% B, 6.1% A. President ‘08: Obama 71.8%, McCain 25.8%. Analysis: An affluent and scenic central coast district that includes Carmel, Pebble Beach and Big Sur and was changed only by the addition of Morgan Hill along Hwy. 101. Bottom Line: Safe Democrat.

District 28 (55.61% D - 23.09% R - 17.42% DCL) - Luis Alejo (D) MAP

Counties: Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz. Cities: Salinas, Watsonville, Gilroy, Hollister, San Jose. Ethnicity: 23.4% W, 62.9% L, 1.9% B, 9.9% A. President ‘08: Obama %, McCain %. Analysis: A mixture of rapidly growing suburbs south of San Jose and inland Monterey County farm towns along Hwy. 101. Morgan Hill was removed to accommodate heavy growth around San Jose. Nearly 40% of registered voters are Latino. Bottom Line: Safe Democrat.

District 29 (35.12% D - 46.39% R - 12.11% DCL) - Linda Halderman (R) MAP

Counties: Fresno, Madera, Tulare. Cities: Fresno, Clovis, Madera. Ethnicity: 48.6% W, 35.1% L, 4.4% B, 8.6% A. President ‘08: Obama 68.3%, McCain 30%. Analysis: A Re/publican fortress that takes in the Sierras, Kings Canyon National Park and Sequoia National Forest but derives its population base from the northern half of Fresno and newly acquired Madera. Bottom Line: Safe Re/publican.

District 30 (45.52% D - 36.09% R - 14.3% DCL) - David Valadao (R) MAP

Counties: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Tulare. Cities: Hanford, Delano, Bakersfield, Wasco, Coalinga. Ethnicity: 22.5% W, 66.4% L, 5.7% B, 3.3% A. This district is a strip along 1-5 on the west and Route 99 on the east. The southern portion of the old district was shaved off and replaced with territory east of Corcoran so that AD 30 now approaches Bakersfield from the north rather than from the south. Latinos are 40% of its registered voters. President ‘08: Obama 51.1%, McCain 47.2%. Bottom Line: Leans Democrat.

District 31 (50.75% D - 31.98% R - 10.88% DCL) - Henry Perea (D) MAP

This district includes Counties: Fresno, Tulare. Cities: Fresno, Reedly, Selma, Sanger, Dimiba. Ethnicity: 18.1% W, 66.8% L, 5.1% B, 8.1% President ‘08: Obama 62.2%, McCain 36.1%. Analysis: Another heavily Latino Central Valley enclave, AD 31 used to run north-south. Now it runs east-west, with everything south of Selma and Dinuba having been lopped off. More than 50% of the population lives in the southern half of Fresno. Bottom Line: Safe Democrat.

District 32 (30.44% D - 48.81% R - 16.23% DCL) - Shannon Grove (R) MAP

This district includes Counties: Kern, San Bernardino. Cities: Bakersfield, Ridgecrest, Tehachapi. Ethnicity: 54.7% W, 33.2% L, 4.8% B, 3.8% A. President ‘08: Obama 35.8%, McCain 62.5%. Analysis: The bulk of Bakersfield makes up this Re/publican bastion that also pushes east. Bottom Line: Safe Re/publican.

District 33 (35.15% D - 40.34% R - 18.44% DCL) - Katcho Achadjian (R) MAP

This district includes Counties: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara. Cities: Santa Maria, Lornpoc, San Luis Obispo, Atascadero, Paso Robles. Ethnicity: 59.4% W, 32.4% L, 2.1% B, 3.3% A. President ‘08: Obama 49.5%, McCain 48.1%. This district is primarily centered around the city of San Luis Obispo, Primarily white district, with a history of being conservative, however Latinos have been elected in this district. Bottom Line: Safe Re/publican.

District 34 (33.26% D - 44.71% R - 17.29% DCL) - Connie Conway (R) MAP

Counties: Inyo, Kern, San Bernardino, Tulare. Cities: Visalia, Tulare, Porterville, Barstow. Ethnicity: 45.6% W, 44.2% L, 3.4% B, 2.9% A. President ‘08: Obama 40.6%, McCain 57.5%. Analysis: Although still a strong GOP district, one of AD 34's population bases shifted north. Lost were any part of Bakersfield and Tehachapi in Kern County and the San Bernardino County communities of Hesperia and Victorville; added was the bulk of Tulare County. The reigning GOP incumbent's home also was excised, forcing him to run in an adjoining district. Bottom Line: Safe Re/publican.

District 35 (47.28% D - 27.63% R - 20.01% DCL) - Das Williams (D) MAP

Counties: Santa Barbara, Ventura. Cities: Ventura, Santa Barbara, Oxnard, Carpinteria. Ethnicity: 50.5% W, 40.2% L, 1.6% B, 4.7% A. President ‘08: Obama 66.9%, McCain 31.3%. Analysis: AD 35 lost most of its Ventura County territory, but virtually none of its Ventura County residents. The district is Santa Barbara/Goleta and Ventura/Oxnard. Latinos make up a third of the district's population but only 18% of its registered voters. Although registration indicates "safe" for Democrats, the GOP will always watch it because Re/publicans Bill Jones and Chuck Quackenbush carried the district in 1998.

District 36 (38.43% D - 39.06% R - 17.15% DCL) - Steve Knight (R) MAP

Counties: Los Angeles, San Bernardino. Cities: Lancaster, Palmdale, Victorville, Adelanto. Ethnicity: 38% W, 42.2% L, 13.2% B, 3.5% A. President ‘08: Obama 49.3%, McCain 48.5%. Analysis: AD 36 used to be a spitting image of Oklahoma; now it looks like Ohio. More than half the population lives in a western bulge around Palmdale and Lancaster, with another 20% situated in Victorville and Adelanto to the east. Bottom Line: Safe Re/publican.

District 37 (35.55% D - 41.08% R - 18.49% DCL) - Jeff Gorell (R) MAP

Cities: Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, Simi Valley, Los Angeles, Moorpark. Ethnicity: 61.8% W, 26.4% L, 2.1% B, 7.2%. A. President ‘08: Obama 51%, McCain 47.3%. Analysis: Once a Ventura County coastal district, the new version never quite touches the water but skirts inland to encompass Thousand Oaks, wanders north of Santa Clarita then takes a large portion of the unpopulated portion of Los Angeles County from the I-5 Grapevine to Castaic Lake. Bottom Line: Safe Re/publican.

District 38 (36.34% D - 39.57% R - 19.32% DCL) - Cameron Smyth (R) MAP

Counties: Los Angeles, Ventura. Cities: Los Angeles, Santa Clarita, Simi Valley. Ethnicity: 57.3% W, 25.3% L, 3.0% B, 10.9% A. President ‘08: Obama 51.4%, McCain 64.5%. Analysis: Santa Clarita and residential neighborhoods surrounding, but not including, San Fernando join with two-thirds of Simi Valley to form a district dramatically strengthened for the GOP. Bottom Line: Safe Re/publican.

District 39 (58.41% D - 15.79% R - 21.30% DCL) - Felipe Fuentes (D) MAP

Counties: Los Angeles. Cities: Los Angeles, San Fernando. Ethnicity: 10.6% W, 77.8% L, 2.9% B, 7.3% A. President ‘08: Obama 76.4%, McCain 21.6%. Analysis: Two freeways -1-405 and 1-210 bracket this San Fernando Valley district split in two by yet another freeway, 1-5. More than half of registered voters are Latino. Bottom Line: Safe Democrat.

District 40 (49.48% D - 24.78% R - 20.88% DCL) - Bob Blumenfield (D) MAP

Counties: Los Angeles. Cities: Los Angeles. Ethnicity: 36.9% W, 44.1% L, 4.0% B, 12.6% A. President ‘08: Obama 66.9%, McCain 30.8%. Analysis: Re/publicans gained some registration as the district shifted west, losing territory between I-405 and the Hollywood Fwy, but pushing north of Roscoe Blvd around CSU-Northridge, and west and south of Topanga Canyon Rd. Latinos are nearly 40% of the population but only 16% of registered voters. Bottom Line: Safe Democrat.

District 41 (48.82% D - 25.75% R - 20.45% DCL) - Julia Brownley (D) MAP

Counties: Los Angeles, Ventura. Cities: Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Calabasas. Ethnicity: 64.3% W, 22.4% L, 3.0% B, 7.4% A. President ‘08: Obama 67.8%, McCain 30.5%. Analysis: A coastal district that stretches along the Pacific from newly acquired Oxnard and Port Hueneme in Ventura County to Santa Monica in Los Angeles Count. Bottom Line: Safe Democrat.

District 42 (54.23% D - 18.14% R - 22.96% DCL) - Mike Feuer (D) MAP

Counties: Los Angeles. Cities: Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood. Ethnicity: 75.1% W, 10.6% L, 3.4% B, 7.7% A. President ‘08: Obama 75.5%, McCain 22.9%. Analysis: A chunk of Los Angeles that was pushed north to Burbank Blvd, but stripped of the piece of its southern flank that includes UCLA. Bottom Line: Safe Democrat.

District 43 (46.85% D - 24.37% R - 23.93% DCL) - Mike Gatto (D) MAP

Counties: Los Angeles. Cities: Glendale, Los Angeles, Burbank. The ethnicity of this district is 56% W, 27.6% L, 2.7% B, 11.7% A. In the Presidential 2008 election 70.3% voted for Obama and 27.7% voted for McCain. Democrats reinforced this district a 2000 battleground, by extending a finger west of Vineland Ave. The district also lost neighborhoods between Forest Lawn and Occidental college. Latinos and Asians make up 41% of the population but 22% of registered voters. Bottom Line: Safe Democrat.

District 44 (46.49% D -27.00% R - 22.35% DCL) - Anthony J. Portantino (D) MAP

County: Los Angeles. Cities: Pasadena, Los Angeles, Arcadia, and Temple City. Ethnicity: 35.9% W, 30.4% L, 7.8% B, 23.2% A. President ‘08: Obama 67.2%, McCain 30.5%. Analysis: An ethnically diverse district that stretches along I-210 from La Canada-Flintridge on the west to Duarte on the east and anchored in the south by Pasadena. The addition of Arcadia and Los Angeles neighborhoods around Occidental College give a slight boost to Democratic registration. Bottom Line: Safe Democrat.

District 45 (58.56% D - 12.93% R - 23.56% DCL) - Gil Cedillo (D) MAP

County: Los Angeles. City: Los Angeles. Ethnicity: 45.9% W, 85.1% L, 5.5% B, 4.8% A. President ‘08: Obama 80.6%, McCain 17%. A mid-Los Angeles district centered on Elysian Park and Dodger Stadium and anchored on the south by a newly added chunk of East Los Angeles. More than half of registered voters are Latino in the home base of former Speaker Antonio Villaraigosa. Bottom Line: Safe Democrat.

District 46 (64.24% D - 11.15% R - 20.12% DCL) - John A. Pérez (D) MAP

This district in the county of Los Angeles includes the city Los Angeles, Huntington Park, and Maywood. The ethnicity of this district is 4% W, 85.1% L, 5.2% B, 4.7% A. In the 2008 Presidential election 83.9% voted for Obama and 14% voted for McCain. This district has the highest amount of Latino residents and voters in the state. Bottom Line: Safe Democrat.

District 47 (64.40% D - 11.31% R - 20.16% DCL) - Holly Mitchell (D) MAP

This district in Los Angeles county includes the cities of Los Angeles and Culver city. This district is 40.7% W, 28.1% L, 27.8% B, 11.9%A. In the 2008 Presidental Election 85.3% voted for Obama and 13.4% for McCain. This district is ethnically balanced and dominated by blacks. AD 47 is unchanged with the exception of a small bulge on the northwest that includes UCLA. Bottom Line: Safe Democrat.

District 48 (69.52% D - 8.87% R - 17.68% DCL) - Mike Davis (D) MAP

This district includes Los Angeles County and City. This district is 5.1% W, 53.6% L, 27% B, 12.7% A. In the 2008 Presidental Election 89.1% voted for Obama and 9.3% for McCain. Although Latinos are 52% of the population they make up only 18% of the registered voters, leaving the political high ground to blacks for the moment. Bottom Line: Safe Democrat.

District 49 (45.89% D - 22.38% R - 27.83% DCL) - Mike Eng (D) MAP

This district in the county of Los Angeles includes the cities of El Monte, Alhambra, Monterey Park, Rosemead, and San Gabriel. This district is 31% W, 44.3% L, 1% B, and 44% A. In the 2008 Presidental Election 65.3% voted for Obama and 32.8% for McCain. AD 49 shifted east losing all things Los Angeles west of Alhambra but gaining most of El Monte and South El Monte, San Marino and East San Gabriel. Latinos are 36% of the registered voters, while 28% are Asian. This district: Safe Democratic.

District 50 (60.75% D - 16.88% R - 18.41% DCL) - Ricardo Lara (D) MAP

This district in Los Angeles county includes the cities of South Gate, Lynwood, Bellflower, Bell Gardens, Downey, and Bell. This district is 9.4% W, 83.4% L, 0.7%B, 43.8% A. In the 2008 Presidental Election 76.9% voted for Obama and 21% for McCain. This district snakes through Latino territory from Commerce in the north to Bellflower in the south. This district: Safe Democrat.

District 51 (63.98% D - 14.46% R - 17.58% DCL) - Steven Bradford (D) MAP

This district in Los Angeles County includes the cities Inglewood, Hawthorne, Los Angeles, Gardena, and Lawndale. This district is 13.2% W, 48.2%L, 28.2%B, 8% A. In the 2008 Presidental Election, 81.4% voted for Obama and 17% for McCain. In this district Latino population is rising but the biggest bloc of registered voters is black. This district is Safe Democrat.

District 52 (69.59% D - 10.80% R - 15.50% DCL) - Isadore Hall III (D) MAP

This district in Los Angeles County includes the cities Los Angeles, Compton, Paramount, and Long Beach. This district is 2.5%W, 71.8% L, 22.9% B, 1.3% A. In the 2008 Presidental Election, 90.8% voted for Obama and 7.8% for McCain. This is one of the states least Re/publican areas. This district is heavily dominated by blacks, although Latinos are gaining population and registered voters. This district is Safe Democrat.

District 53 (42.3% D - 30.06% R - 22.60% DCL) - Betsy Butler (D) MAP

The district includes the communities of El Segundo, Hermosa Beach, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Mar Vista, Marina Del Rey, Playa Del Rey, Redondo Beach, Torrance, Venice, Westchester and parts of West Los Angeles. This district is 57.7% W, 17.9% L, 3% B, 17.6% A. In 2008 62.4% voted for Obama and 35.5% for McCain. This competitive district sits along the coast from Santa Monica to Palos Verdes Estates, includes LAX and a Chevron refinery. Though competitive this district leans Democrat.

District 54 (44.41% D - 31.14% R - 19.55% DCL) - Bonnie Lowenthal (D) MAP

This district is in Los Angeles County. This district includes Long Beach, Los Angeles, and Rancho Palos Verdes. 46.5% W, 29.6%L, 7.5%B, 12.6% A. In 2008 61.9% voted for Obama and 35.9% for McCain. This district is competitive centered on the port of Long Beach. AD 53 is virtually unchanged. It has been an expensive battleground in the past and could be once again, once the current Democratic incumbent is out. This district leans Democrat.

District 55 (54.58% D - 21.66% R - 19.56% DCL) - Warren T. Furutani (D) MAP

This district in Los Angeles County includes Long Beach, Los Angeles, Carson, and Lakewood. This district is 17% W, 48.9% L, 14.2% B, and 15.6% Asian. In 2008 69.4% voted for Obama and 28.8% for McCain. Re/publican registration jumped in this district when the eastern boundary was pushed in to Lakewood to help Democratic fortunes in troublesome AD 56. A chunk of Compton was removed as well. A quarter of the district's registered voters are Latino. Bottom Line: Safe Democrat.

District 56 (48.34% D - 27.67% R - 20.05% DCL) - Tony Mendoza (D) MAP

This district lies in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. It includes the cities of Norwalk, Buena Park, Cerritos, and Whittier. This district is 18.1% W, 57.2% L, 4% B, and 18.7% A. In 2008 62.1% voted for Obama and 35.8% for McCain. Democrats apparently had enough battles in the old AD 56 and thus created an entirely new district. Artesia now sits in the west. Bellflower, once the center, has been removed as have Downey and most of Lakewood. Santa Fe springs and South Whittier were added to the top while at the bottom the district dips into Orange to capture Buena Park. This district: Safe Democrat.

District 57 (50.48% D - 25.68% R - 19.74% DCL) - Roger Hernandez (D) MAP

This district is in Los Angeles County. It includes the cities if West Covina, Baldwin Park, Azusa, Covina, and La Puente. This district is 15.9%W, 67.7% L, 2.9% B, and 12.1% A. In 2008, 66.2% voted for Obama and 31.8% for McCain. This district once centered on El Monte has been transported east along I-10 to now center on West Covina. Hacienda Heights was removed along with El Monte. This district is Safe Democrat.

District 58 (52.95% D - 24.56% R - 18.71% DCL) - Charles M. Calderon (D) MAP

This district in Los Angeles County includes the cities of Downey, Montebello, Pico Rivera, and Whittier. This district is 13.7% W, 72.3% L 1.1% B, 11.5% A. In the 2008 Presidental Election, Obama received 66.4% of the vote and McCain 31.4%. AD 58 was recast on the mapmakers forge extending southwest to gather in Downey but ceding Norwalk in the south and South El Monte in the north. Hacienda Heights was also added. As a result the spread between Re/publicans and Democrats was narrowed, but not enough to make it competitive. This is a Safe Democratic district.

District 59 (34.01% D - 43.29% R - 17.70% DCL) - Tim Donnelly (R) MAP

This district is the Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. It includes the cities of Hesperia, Apple Valley, Glendora, Claremont, San Dimas, La Verne and San Bernardino. This district is 55.2% W, 29.5% L, 5.7% B, and 6.6% Asian. In the 2008 Presidental Election, Obama received 46.6% of the vote and McCain 51.4%. The population was split evenly between two counties when map makers added the San Bernardino communities of Apple Valley and Hesperia to what had been an exclusively LA district. The result: more firmly Re/publican than its predecessor, also takes in a huge chunk of the Angeles National Forest and Lake Arrowhead. This district is Safe Re/publican.

District 60 (30.98% D - 43.67% R - 21.56% DCL) - Curt Hagman (R) MAP

This district in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties includes the cities of Chino Hills, Diamond Bar, Anaheim, La Mirada, Orange, Yorba, Linda, and La Habra. This district is 41% W, 27.3% L, 2.8% B, and 26.5% A. In the 2008 Presidental Election, Obama received 45.8% of the vote and McCain 52.3%. This district was once a competitive district confined to LA County, AD 60 shed West Covina, Hacienda Heights and most of Whittier while sliding into San Bernardino County to pick up the GOP strong hold in Chino Hills and dipping into Orange County for half of Yorba Linda and a tidy slice of Anaheim. As a result, a 5% Democratic registration edge was turned on its head. This District: Safe Re/publican district.

District 61 (47.85% D - 30.08% R - 18.15% DCL) - Norma J. Torres (D) MAP

This district in the counties of Los Angeles San Bernardino includes the cities of Ontario, Pomona, Chino, and Montclair. This district is 20.1% W, 64.6% L, 6.8% B, 6.3% A. In the 2008 Presidental Election, Obama received 63.2% of the vote and McCain 35.1%. Re/publicans were made safer in AD 60, this was the Democratic answer in AD 61. Chino Hills was removed while the rest of Pomona was added increasing the registration edge for the Democrats from 11-19 points. This is a Safe Democratic district.

District 62 (50.58% D - 28.14% R - 17.37% DCL) - Wilmer Amina Carter (D) MAP

This district in San Bernardino County includes the cities of Fontana, Rialto, San Bernardino, and Colton. This district is 13.7% W, 69.8% L, 10.9% B, and 3.6% A. In the 2008 Presidental Election, Obama received 71.3% of the vote and McCain 26.7%. Stretched along I-10 it blends the industrial areas of Fontana with Rialto Colton and the southern half of San Bernardino. This district is Safe Re/publican.

District 63 (36.80% D - 41.17% R - 17.77% DCL) - Mike Morrell (R) MAP

This district in Riverside and San Bernardino counties includes the cities of Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Upland, San Bernardino, and Highland. This district is 42.6% W, 37.5% L, 8.8% B, 7.9% A. In the 2008 Presidental Election, Obama received 51.1% of the vote and McCain 47%. This district is tinkered with to ensure the Re/publican advantage. This district is a Safe Re/publican.

District 64 (34.52% D - 43.27% R - 17.40% DCL) - Brian Nestande (R) MAP

This district in Riverside County includes the cities of Riverside, Moreno Valley, and Palm Desert. This district is 47.1% W, 36.4% L, 7.6% B, and 5.8% A. In the 2008 Presidental Election, Obama received 50% of the vote and McCain 48.2%. The old AD 64 was retained in the northwest corner of the new district represented by pieces of the city of Riverside. The rest of the district's new territory all bolts south along I-15 to skirt Lake Elsinore then sprawls east across the desert to anchor on Palm Desert, Indian Wells and Rancho Mirage. This district is Safe Re/publican.

District 65 (35.34% D - 42.63% R - 16.86% DCL) - Paul Cook (R) MAP

This district in Riverside and San Bernardino counties includes the cities of Moreno Valley, Hemet, Yucaipa, Perris, Banning and San Jacinto. This district is 49.7% W, 37.3% L, 6.2% B, and 3.5% A. In the 2008 Presidental Election, Obama received 47% of the vote and McCain 51.1%. An enormous chunk was removed from this district in north San Bernardino County, as was half of the heavily populated Moreno Valley on the west. Hemet and Perris were added as the district pushed south along the crowded corridor of I-215. This district: Safe Re/publican.

District 66 (29.78% D - 46.04% R - 19.08% DCL) - Kevin Jeffries (R) MAP

This district in Riverside and San Diego County includes the cities of Riverside, Temecula, Murrieta, and Lake Elsinore. This district is 47% W, 40.8% L, 3.6% B, and 5% A. In the 2008 Presidental Election, Obama received 43.7% of the vote and McCain 54.5%. This district retreats from the desert communities between Lake Elsinore and La Quinta, but slides north to take in about a third of the city of Riverside and all of Rubidoux. This district: Safe Re/publican.

District 67 (31.47% D - 43.62% R - 20.31% DCL) - Jim Silva (R) MAP

This district is in Orange County and it includes the cities of Huntington Beach, Anaheim, Cypress and Westminster. This district is 56.9% W, 22.1% L, 1.9% B, 16% A. In the 2008 Presidental Election, Obama received 46.1% of the vote and McCain 51.7%. Coastal Orange County with an inland dinger reaching up to Cypress and Stanton. Bottom Line: Safe Re/publican.

District 68 (32.28% D - 40.95% R - 22.13% DCL) - Allan Mansoor (R) MAP

This district in Orange County includes the cities of Costa Mesa, Garden Grove Westminster, Fountain Valley and Anaheim. This district is 36% W, 31.7% L, 1.2% B, and 28.4% A. In the 2008 Presidental Election, Obama received 47.4% of the vote and McCain 50.3%. AD 68 was strengthened for Re/publicans by shoving it toward the water removing Buena Park in the north and adding Fountain Valley and Costa Mesa in the south. Latinos and Asians makeup more than 50% of the population; however, less than a third of them are registered. Safe Re/publican.

District 69 (50.91% D - 28.10% R - 17.74% DCL) - Jose Solorio (D) - MAP MAP

This district in Orange County includes Santa Ana, Anaheim, and Garden Grove. This district is 10.9% W, 76.9% L, 1.1%B, and 9.8% A. In the 2008 Presidental Election, Obama received 64.4% of the vote and McCain 33.6%. This is one of the Assembly’s most Latino districts. In 1996 there was a Re/publican representative; however this is no longer the case. This district is Safe Democrat.

District 70 (29.70% D - 42.69% R - 23.51% DCL) - Donald Wagner (R) MAP

This district in Orange County includes the cities of Irvine, Newport Beach, Tustin, and Lake Forest. This district is 66% W, 13% L, 2% B, and 18% A. In the 2008 Presidental Election, Obama received 50.9% of the vote and McCain 47%. This Orange county Coast was created to keep this area a safe-haven for the Re/publicans.

District 71 (28.59% D - 47.71% R - 19.61% DCL) - Jeff Miller (R) MAP

This district including Orange and Riverside County includes the cities of Corona, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Orange and Norco. This district is 54.3% W, 29.8% L, 3.4% B, and 9.5% A. In 2008, 44.6% voted for Obama and 53.5% voted for McCain. This district is the state's most Re/publican Assembly District and lost a chunk of Anaheim but gained Corona in Riverside County. This district is Safe Re/publican.

District 72 (33.80% D - 42.83% R - 19.18% DCL) - Chris Norby (R) MAP

This district in Orange County includes the cities of Fullerton, Anaheim, Placentia, Orange, Bream and Yorba Linda. This district is 39.5% W, 42.2% L, 1.9% B, and 14.1% A. In 2008, 47.3% voted for Obama and 50.4% voted for McCain. This district was manipulated to keep it a Re/publican zone. With Anaheim anchoring the south, the rest of the district is a triangle with Fullerton and Placentia at the base and top. This district is Safe Re/publican.

District 73 (27.71% D - 45.91% R - 21.53% DCL) - Diane L. Harkey (R) MAP

This district in Orange and San Diego County includes the cities of Oceanside, Laguna Niguel, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point and Laguna Hills. This district is 62.7% W, 24.1% L, 3.1% B, and 6.2% A. This district went to Obama in the 2008 Presidential Election with 46.5% of the vote going to him, and 51.5% to McCain. This district captures the coastline in Orange County, from Laguna Niguel to Oceanside in the south. This district: Safe Re/publican.

District 74 (29.71% D - 43.14% R - 22.43% DCL) - Martin Garrick (R) MAP

This district in San Diego County includes the cities of Vista, Carlsbad, Escondido, Encinitas, and San Marcos. This district is 60.8% W, 29% L, 1.5% B, and 5.6% A. In 2008, 50.2% voted for Obama and 48% voted for McCain. This coastal county stretched far inland to Escondido and north to take all of Vista. The Latino population is somewhat of an illusion since they only make up 9% of the registered voters. This district is a Safe Re/publican district.

District 75 (30.05% D - 40.26% R - 25.80% DCL) - Nathan Fletcher (R) MAP

This district in San Diego County includes the cities of San Diego, Escondido and Poway. This district is 58.6% W, 14.5% L, 2% B, and 21.3% A. In 2008, 51.3% voted for Obama and 47.2% voted for McCain. This district touches the pacific near UC San Diego. The district contains some of San Diego’s most notable land marks. This is a Safe Re/publican district.

District 76 (41.45% D - 27.04% R - 26.08% DCL) - Toni Atkins (D) MAP

This district includes San Diego city and county. This district is 62% W, 22.2% L, 4.9% B, and 7.4% A. In 2008, 66.2% voted for Obama and 31.8% voted for McCain. This district skirts the northern edge of San Diego harbor and includes downtown San Diego, the airport, Mission Bay and Balboa Park. This district leans Democrat.

District 77 (30.07% D - 43.98% R - 20.82% DCL) - Brian Jones (R) MAP

This district in San Diego county includes the cities of El Cajon, La Mesa, Santee, and San Diego. This district is 68.6% W, 19.6% L, 3.7% B, and 4% A. In 2008, 42.7% voted for Obama and 55.7% voted for McCain. This used to be a compact urban district, but now it is a desert district. Though there was a shift in the area most of the population is still concentrated in the same area, now the district's south west corner. This district: Safe Re/publican.

District 78 (45.40% D - 29.60% R - 21.03% DCL) - Marty Block (D) MAP

The district in San Diego County includes the cities of San Diego, Chula Vista and Lemon Grove. This district is 33.5% W, 35.9% L, 11.3% B, and 15.4% A. In 2008, 60.2% voted for Obama and 38.4% voted for McCain. This is the only district to contain not one precinct of its former self. AD 78 had proves a troublesome battleground throughout the 90’s and Democrats dealt with the problem by simply obliterating it and shifting the number inland. AD 78 had sliced along the coast from Del Mar and La Jolla in the north. Although competitive, it leans Democratic.

District 79 (47.72% D - 23.98% R - 23.97% DCL) - Ben Hueso (D) MAP

This district in San Diego County includes the cities of San Diego, Chula Vista, National City, Imperial Beach, and Coronado. This district is 20.6% W, 62.8% L, 6.4% B, and 7.8% A. In 2008, 65% voted for Obama and 33.4% voted for McCain. Bottom line: Safe Democrat.

District 80 (47.67% D - 33.55% R - 15.14% DCL) - V. Manuel Perez (D) MAP

This District Includes San Diego and Imperial Counties. It includes Indio, Cathedral City and El Centro. This district is 31% W, 60.3% L, 3.2% B, and 2% A. In 2008, 59.6% voted for Obama and 38.9% voted for McCain More than a third of the registered voters are Latino here. Though this is somewhat of a competitive district, it leans Democratic.




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