California's 5th State Senate district

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California's 5th State Senate district
Map of the district
Current senator Cathleen Galgiani (DStockton)
Registration 41.89% Democratic
Demographics 40.18% White
6.55% Black
37.77% Latino
12.56% Asian
1.05% Native American
0.66% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
0.26% other
0.96% remainder of multiracial
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
939,163
670,015
541,374
Registered voters 406,570

California's 5th State Senate district is one of 40 California State Senate districts. It is currently represented by Democrat Cathleen Galgiani of Stockton.

District profile[edit]

The district is centered on the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta and forms the gateway between the Central Valley, the San Francisco Bay Area, the Sacramento metropolitan area, and Gold Country.

Election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
2012 President Obama 54.2 – 43.6%
Senator Feinstein 55.5 – 44.5%

List of senators[edit]

Due to redistricting, the 5th 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
  William B. Lardner Republican 1900–1904
  B. F. Rush Republican 1904–1928
  Thomas McCormack Republican 1928–1932
  John B. McColl Republican 1932–1939
  Jesse W. Carter Democratic 1939–1948
  Edwin J. Regan Democratic 1948–1965
  Fred W. Marler Jr. Republican 1965–1966
  Albert S. Rodda Democratic 1966–1976
  Milton Marks Republican 1976–1984
  John Garamendi Democratic 1984–1991
  Patrick Johnston Democratic 1991–2000
  Michael Machado Democratic 2000–2008
  Lois Wolk Democratic 2008–2012
  Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 2012–present

Election results[edit]

2012[edit]

California State Senate elections, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cathleen Galgiani 52,148 40.7%
Republican Bill Berryhill 45,819 35.8%
Republican Leroy Ornellas 30,109 23.5%
Totals 128,076 100.0%
General election
Democratic Cathleen Galgiani 142,145 50.5%
Republican Bill Berryhill 139,502 49.5%
Totals 281,647 100.0%
Democratic win (new seat)

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