California's 2nd State Senate district

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California's 2nd State Senate district
Map of the district
Current senator Noreen Evans (DSanta Rosa)
Registration 49.31% Democratic
Demographics 68.6% White
4.8% Black
16.3% Latino
5.9% Asian
California's 2nd State Senate district
Map of the district
Current senator Vacant
Registration 49.20% Democratic
Demographics 69.94% White
2.10% Black
19.53% Latino
4.29% Asian
3.02% Native American
0.32% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
0.35% other
0.35% remainder of multiracial
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
928,077
729,486
635,914
Registered voters 496,228

California's 2nd State Senate district is one of 40 California State Senate districts. It is currently represented by Democrat Noreen Evans of Santa Rosa.

District profile[edit]

The district stretches along most of California's northern coast, including the entirety of Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, and Napa Counties, as well as parts of Solano and Sonoma Counties. In Solano County, it contains the entirety of the cities of Benicia, Rio Vista, and Vallejo, and the CDP of Green Valley. In Sonoma County, it contains the entirety of the cities of Cloverdale, Healdsburg, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Sonoma, and Windsor; the entirety of the CDPs of Bodega Bay, Fetters Hot Springs, Forestville, Glen Ellen, Graton, Guerneville, Monte Rio, Occidental, Roseland; and parts of the CDPs of Boyes Hot Springs and Eldridge.

2011 redistricting[edit]

After redistricting in 2011 by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission, the new district stretches along the North Coast from the Oregon border in the north to the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco Bay Area in the south. The northern part of district is primarily rural, while the southern parts are more suburban. The new district lines will take effect in the 2014 election.

Election results from statewide races[edit]

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2002 Governor Davis 49.3 - 33.3%
2000 President Gore 55.0 - 35.9%
Senator Feinstein 57.2 - 32.1%
1998 Governor Davis 60.8 - 32.0%
Senator Boxer 57.8 - 37.5%
1996 President Clinton 51.7 - 32.0%
1994 Governor Wilson 48.8 - 45.8%
Senator Feinstein 52.4 - 38.9%
1992 President Clinton 50.1 - 28.4%
Senator Boxer 53.4 - 36.4%
Senator Feinstein 60.6 - 31.5%

List of senators[edit]

Due to redistricting, the 2nd district has been moved around different parts of the state. The current iteration resulted from the 2001 redistricting by the California State Legislature.

Senator Party Dates Notes
  Pablo de la Guerra Democratic 1851-1861 [1]
  Romualdo Pacheco Democratic 1857-1863 [2]
John P. West Workingmen 1863-1877
  George H. Smith Democratic 1877-1878
  John M. Briceland Democratic 1878-
  R. F. Del Valle Democratic
  R. H. Campbell Republican
  James M. Gleaves Republican
  James T. Laird Republican
  Clifford Coggins Republican 1902–1906
  Abner Weed Republican 1906–1910
  T. W. H. Shanahan Democratic 1910–1914
  William B. Shearer Democratic 1914–1922
  F. J. Powers Republican 1922–1926
  James M. Allen Democratic 1926–1934
  Henry M. McGuinness Democratic 1934–1938
  Randolph Collier Republican 1938–1962
  Democratic 1962-1966
  Fred W. Marler Jr. Republican 1966–1974
  Peter H. Behr Republican 1974–1978
  Barry Keene Democratic 1978–1993
  Mike Thompson Democratic 1993–1998
  Wesley Chesbro Democratic 1998–2006
  Pat Wiggins Democratic 2006–2010
  Noreen Evans Democratic 2010–present

Election results[edit]

19941998200220062010

2010[edit]

California State Senate elections, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Noreen Evans 190,824 63.4%
Republican Lawrence R. Wiesner 110,209 36.6%
Independent Ed Musgrave (write-in) 10 0.0%
Totals 301,043 100.0%
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

California State Senate elections, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Pat Wiggins 173,053 66.1%
Republican Lawrence R. Wiesner 88,960 33.9%
Totals 262,013 100.0%
Democratic hold

2002[edit]

California State Senate elections, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Wesley Chesbro (incumbent) 156,755 63.3%
Republican Peggy Redfearn 80,079 32.6%
Libertarian Laura Jean Likover 12,214 4.1%
Totals 249,048 100.0%
Democratic hold

1998[edit]

California State Senate elections, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Wesley Chesbro 137,728 51.2%
Republican John Jordan 112,754 41.9%
Peace and Freedom Brian Garay 18,612 6.9%
Totals 269,094 100.0%
Democratic hold

1994[edit]

California State Senate elections, 1994
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Thompson (incumbent) 162,610 60.4%
Republican Frank McMichael 95,275 35.4%
Peace and Freedom Pamela Elizondo 11,289 4.2%
Totals 269,174 100.0%
Democratic hold

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