California's 12th State Assembly district

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California's 12th State Assembly district
Map of the district
Current assemblymember
  Heath Flora
RRipon
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
461,766[1]
334,915[1]
282,351[1]
Demographics
Registered voters234,148
Registration40.17% Republican
34.97% Democratic
19.60% No party preference

California's 12th State Assembly district is one of 80 California State Assembly districts. It is currently represented by Republican Heath Flora of Ripon.

District profile[edit]

The district consists of part of the northern San Joaquin Valley, adjacent to the Gold Country. The district is centered on Modesto, one of the valley's major population centers.

Election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
2020 President Trump 51.8 - 44.8%
2018 Governor[2] Cox 56.1 – 43.9%
Senator[3] De Leon 59.0 – 41.0%
2016 President Trump 51.1 – 43.1%
Senator Harris 59.2 – 40.8%
2014 Governor Kashkari 53.0 – 47.0%
2012 President Romney 52.4 – 45.1%
Senator Emken 53.2 – 46.8%

List of assemblymembers[edit]

Due to redistricting, the 12th district has been moved around different parts of the state. The current iteration resulted from the 2011 redistricting by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission.

Representatives Party Years Served Counties Represented Notes
E. W. Britt Democratic January 5, 1885 - January 3, 1887 Lake
L. H. Gruwell January 3, 1887 - January 7, 1889
C. M. Crawford January 7, 1889 - January 5, 1891
James H. Renfro January 5, 1891 - May 20, 1892 Died in office. Died after being kicked in the head by a horse on his ranch.[4]
Richard I. Thomas Republican January 2, 1893 - January 4, 1897 Nevada
William Siles Robinson January 4, 1897 - January 1, 1901
Frank M. Rutherford January 1, 1901 - January 5, 1903
Benjamin F. Howard Democratic January 5, 1903 - January 2, 1905 Colusa, Glenn, Lake
Ernest Weyand Republican January 2, 1905 - January 7, 1907
F. H. Smythe Democratic January 7, 1907 - January 4, 1909
John L. Mendenhall January 4, 1909 - January 6, 1913
G. W. Libby January 6, 1913 - January 4, 1915 Sonoma
Knox Boude Republican January 4, 1915 - January 8, 1917
Lyman Green January 8, 1917 - January 6, 1919
A. F. Stevens January 6, 1919 - January 8, 1923
Emmett I. Donohue January 8, 1923 - January 5, 1925
Hubert B. Scudder January 5, 1925 - January 5, 1931
Percy G. West January 5, 1931 - January 2, 1933 Sacramento
James E. Thorp January 2, 1933 - January 27, 1948 San Joaquin Died in office. Died from heart condition.[5]
Verne W. Hoffman January 3, 1949 - January 8, 1951
John J. McFall Democratic January 8, 1951 - January 3, 1957
William Biddick Jr. January 7, 1957 - January 2, 1961
Bob Monagan Republican January 2, 1961 - April 9, 1973 Resigned from the Assembly[6]
Douglas F. Carter July 17, 1973 - December 2, 1974 Was sworn in after winning a special election to replace the vacant seat of Bob Monagan.[7]
Kenneth A. Meade Democratic December 2, 1974 - November 30, 1976 Alameda, Contra Costa
Tom Bates December 6, 1976 - November 30, 1992
John Burton December 7, 1992 - November 30, 1996 San Francisco
Kevin Shelley December 2, 1996 - November 30, 2002 San Francisco, San Mateo
Leland Yee December 2, 2002 - November 30, 2006
Fiona Ma December 4, 2006 - November 30, 2012
Kristin Olsen Republican December 3, 2012 - November 30, 2016 San Joaquin, Stanislaus
Heath Flora December 5, 2016 - Present

Election results[edit]

2020[edit]

2020 California's 12th State Assembly district election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Heath Flora (incumbent) 71,098 62.9%
Democratic Paul Akinjo 41,859 37.1%
Total votes 112,957 100.0
General election
Republican Heath Flora (incumbent) 131,625 60.9%
Democratic Paul Akinjo 84,373 39.1%
Total votes 215,998 100.0%

2018[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Heath Flora (incumbent) 56,212 63.9
Democratic Robert D. Chase 31,811 36.1
Total votes 88,023 100.0
General election
Republican Heath Flora (incumbent) 94,404 60.0
Democratic Robert D. Chase 62,811 40.0
Total votes 157,215 100.0
Republican hold

2016[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ken Vogel 23,678 25.6
Republican Heath Flora 21,484 23.2
Democratic Virginia Madueno 19,764 21.4
Democratic Harinder Grewal 17,245 18.6
Republican Cindy Marks 10,397 11.2
Total votes 92,568 100.0
General election
Republican Heath Flora 79,420 52.3
Republican Ken Vogel 72,528 47.7
Total votes 151,948 100.0
Republican hold

[8]

2014[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kristin Olsen (incumbent) 38,892 67.5
Democratic Harinder Grewal 18,742 32.5
Total votes 57,634 100.0
General election
Republican Kristin Olsen (incumbent) 63,003 67.2
Democratic Harinder Grewal 30,752 32.8
Total votes 93,755 100.0
Republican hold

2012[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kristin Olsen (incumbent) 44,209 65.0
Democratic Christopher Mateo 23,782 35.0
Total votes 67,991 100.0
General election
Republican Kristin Olsen (incumbent) 89,821 60.6
Democratic Christopher Mateo 58,517 39.4
Total votes 148,338 100.0
Republican hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Citizens Redistricting Commission Final Report, 2011" (PDF).
  2. ^ https://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/sov/2018-general/ssov/governor-assembly.pdf
  3. ^ https://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/sov/2018-general/ssov/us-senate-by-assembly.pdf
  4. ^ "A Legislator Killed by a Horse". cdnc.ucr.edu.
  5. ^ "J. E. Thorp, State Assemblyman, Is Dead In Lockeford". newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Bob Monagan Resignation letter" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  7. ^ "Douglas Carter Oath of Office" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  8. ^ "Home | California Secretary of State". sos.ca.gov. Retrieved 2016-12-05.

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