California's 7th State Senate district

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California's 7th State Senate district
Map of the district
Current senator Mark DeSaulnier (DConcord)
Registration 43.95% Democratic
Demographics 54.65% White
6.14% Black
20.95% Latino
15.92% Asian
0.69% Native American
0.52% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
0.32% other
0.80% remainder of multiracial
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
924,708
687,634
569,011
Registered voters 484,977

California's 7th State Senate district is one of 40 California State Senate districts. It is currently represented by Democrat Mark DeSaulnier of Concord.

District profile[edit]

The district encompasses the East Bay east of the Berkeley Hills. It stretches from the western Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta in the north down to the Tri-Valley region in the south. The district is primarily suburban and consists mainly of bedroom communities for the San Francisco Bay Area.

Election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
2012 President Obama 60.5 – 37.5%
Senator Feinstein 64.3 – 35.7%
2010 Governor Brown 59.2 – 37.0%
Senator Boxer 58.1 – 37.4%
2008 President Obama 66.7 – 31.6%
2006 Governor Schwarzenegger 54.2 – 40.9%
Senator Feinstein 67.6 – 28.0%
2004 President Kerry 60.9 – 38.1%
Senator Boxer 62.0 – 34.8%
2003 Recall No 54.9 – 45.1%
Schwarzenegger 40.8 – 36.8%
2002 Governor Davis 51.7 – 37.2%
2000 President Gore 54.3 – 41.7%
Senator Feinstein 58.2 – 37.2%
1998 Governor Davis 58.7 – 38.5%
Senator Boxer 53.1 – 43.8%
1996 President Clinton 51.3 – 39.4%
1994 Governor Wilson 58.2 – 40.1%
Senator Feinstein 54.1 – 39.8%
1992 President Clinton 45.4 – 32.9%
Senator Boxer 50.8 – 39.5%
Senator Feinstein 59.3 – 35.1%

Election results[edit]

199219962000200420082012

2012[edit]

California State Senate elections, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark DeSaulnier (incumbent) 91,224 57.0%
Republican Mark P. Meuser 68,730 43.0%
Totals 159,954 100.0%
General election
Democratic Mark DeSaulnier (incumbent) 229,105 61.5%
Republican Mark P. Meuser 143,707 38.5%
Totals 372,812 100.0%
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

California State Senate elections, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark DeSaulnier 256,311 66.5%
Republican Christian Amsberry 128,878 33.5%
Totals 385,189 100.0%
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

California State Senate elections, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Torlakson (incumbent) 282,714 100.0%
Totals 282,714 100.0%
Democratic hold

2000[edit]

California State Senate elections, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Torlakson 197,683 54.5%
Republican Richard K. Rainey (incumbent) 156,107 43.0%
Natural Law Mark F. Billings 9,334 2.5%
Totals 363,124 100.0%
Democratic gain from Republican

1996[edit]

California State Senate elections, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard K. Rainey 161,291 48.0%
Democratic Jeff Smith 160,632 47.8%
Reform William John Knudeon 7,077 2.1%
Natural Law Mark F. Billings 6,975 2.1%
Totals 335,975 100.0%
Republican gain from Democratic

1992[edit]

California State Senate elections, 1992
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Daniel E. Boatwright (incumbent) 195,777 58.0%
Republican Gilbert R. "Gib" Marguth, Jr. 141,709 42.0%
Totals 337,486 100.0%
Democratic hold

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