California's 7th State Senate district

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California's 7th State Senate district
Map of the district
Current senator Vacant
Registration 43.53% 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 488,596

California's 7th State Senate district is one of 40 California State Senate districts. The seat is currently vacant[1] following the resignation of Mark DeSaulnier.

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]

1992199620002004200820122015 (special)

2015 (special)[edit]

California's 7th State Senate district special election, 2015
Vacancy resulting from the resignation of Mark DeSaulnier
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susan Bonilla  %
Democratic Joan Buchanan  %
Democratic Steve Glazer  %
Republican Michaela M. Hertle (withdrawn)  %
Democratic Terry Kremin  %
Totals ' %

2012[edit]

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

2000[edit]

California State Senate election, 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 election, 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 election, 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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senators". State of California. Retrieved January 5, 2015. 

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