California's 1st State Senate district

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California's 1st State Senate district
Map of the district
Current senator Ted Gaines (RRocklin)
Registration 44.29% Republican
Demographics 79.41% White
1.84% Black
10.73% Latino
4.59% Asian
2.52% Native American
0.27% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
0.27% other
0.37% remainder of multiracial
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
935,336
728,887
672,832
Registered voters 536,518

California's 1st State Senate district is one of 40 California State Senate districts. It is currently represented by Republican Ted Gaines of Rocklin.

District profile[edit]

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 races[edit]

Year Office Results
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 senators[edit]

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–present

Election results[edit]

199219962000200420082011 (special)2012

2012[edit]

California State Senate elections, 2012
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%
Totals 228,480 100.0%
General election
Republican Ted Gaines (incumbent) 263,256 63.7%
Democratic Julie Griffith-Flatter 150,111 36.3%
Totals 413,367 100.0%
Republican hold

2011 (special)[edit]

California's 1st State Senate district special election, 2011
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%
Totals 144,858 100.0%
Republican hold

2008[edit]

California State Senate elections, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dave Cox (incumbent) 267,426 62.27%
Democratic Anselmo Chavez 162,044 37.73%
Totals 429,470 100.00%
Voter turnout 75.31%
Republican hold

2004[edit]

California State Senate elections, 2004
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%
Totals 416,361 100.0%
Republican hold

2000[edit]

California State Senate elections, 2000
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%
Totals 381,499 100.0%
Republican hold

1996[edit]

California State Senate elections, 1996
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%
Totals 341,880 100.0%
Republican hold

1992[edit]

California State Senate elections, 1992
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%
Totals 345,375 100.0%
Republican hold

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