California's 12th State Senate district

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California's 12th State Senate district
Map of the district
Current senator
  Anna Caballero
DSalinas
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
933,222[1]
641,932[1]
438,286[1]
Demographics
Registered voters377,188[2]
Registration45.00% Democratic
26.35% Republican
23.22% No party preference

California's 12th State Senate district is one of 40 California State Senate districts. It is currently represented by Democrat Anna Caballero of Salinas.

District profile[edit]

The district takes in the Salinas Valley and a swath of the Central Valley between Modesto and Fresno. The rural district is primarily agricultural and heavily Latino.[citation needed]

Election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
2020 President Biden 58.0 – 39.8%
2018 Governor[3] Newsom 55.3 – 44.7%
Senator[4] De Leon 54.3 – 45.7%
2016 President Clinton 57.3 – 37.1%
Senator Harris 50.5 – 49.5%
2014 Governor Brown 54.9 – 45.1%
2012 President Obama 57.6 – 40.3%
Senator Feinstein 59.0 – 41.0%
Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2002 Governor Davis 49.2 - 42.3%
2000 President Bush 54.6 - 41.6%
Senator Feinstein 47.4 - 45.2%
1998 Governor Lungren 49.2 - 48.4%
Senator Fong 51.3 - 44.7%
1996 President Dole 47.5 - 43.1%
1994 Governor Wilson 63.7 - 32.2%
Senator Huffington 53.9 - 37.6%
1992 President Clinton 39.1 - 38.5%
Senator Herschensohn 49.5 - 40.8%
Senator Feinstein 47.3 - 44.5%

List of senators[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.

Senators Party Years Served Counties Represented Notes
John T. Dougherty Democratic January 8, 1883 - January 3, 1887 San Francisco Served together.[5]
Martin Kelly January 8, 1883 - January 3, 1887
Augustus Lemuel Chandler Republican January 3, 1887 - November 5, 1888 Sutter, Yuba Died in office. Died from pneumonia.[6]
F. H. Greely January 7, 1889 - January 5, 1891
Daniel Augustus Ostrom Democratic January 5, 1891 - January 7, 1895
Sutter, Yolo, Yuba
John Henry Shine Republican January 7, 1895 - January 2, 1899 Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, Tuolume
John Barry Curtin Democratic January 2, 1899 - January 4, 1915
Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, Tuolume
Lafayette Jackson Maddux January 4, 1915 - January 6, 1919 Alpine, Calaveras, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, Stanislaus, Tuolume
Lewis Lincoln Dennett Republican January 6, 1919 - January 3, 1927
James Charles Garrison January 3, 1927 - January 5, 1931
Herbert W. Slater Democratic January 5, 1931 - August 13, 1947 Sonoma Died in office. Died from heart attack.[7]
Clarence J. Tauzer Republican November 19, 1947 - September 4, 1948 Sworn in after winning special election.[8] Died in office, from heart attack.[9]
Farley Presley Abshire January 3, 1949 - January 5, 1959
Joseph A. Rattigan Democratic January 5, 1959 - January 2, 1967
Richard J. Dolwig Republican January 2, 1967 - January 4, 1971 San Mateo
Arlen F. Gregorio Democratic January 4, 1971 - November 30, 1974
Jerry Smith December 2, 1974 - December 14, 1979 Santa Clara Resigned from the Senate.[10]
Dan O'Keefe Republican June 12, 1980 - November 30, 1982 Sworn in after winning special election.[11]
Dan McCorquodale Democratic December 6, 1982 - November 30, 1994 Santa Clara, Stanislaus
Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Merceded, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne
Dick Monteith Republican December 5, 1994 - November 30, 2002
Jeff Denham December 2, 2002 - November 30, 2010 Madera, Merceded, Monterey, San Benito, Stanislaus
Anthony Cannella December 6, 2010 – November 30, 2018
Fresno, Madera, Merceded, Monterey, San Benito, Stanislaus
Anna Caballero Democratic December 3, 2018 - present

Election results[edit]

2018[edit]

2018 California State Senate election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Anna Caballero 46,970 43.3
Republican Rob Poythress 28,512 26.3
Republican Johnny Tacherra 24,088 22.2
Democratic Daniel Parra 8,740 8.1
Democratic Dennis J. Brazil (write-in) 208 0.2
Total votes 108,518 100.0
General election
Democratic Anna Caballero 110,386 54.4
Republican Rob Poythress 92,691 45.6
Total votes 203,077 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

2014[edit]

2014 California State Senate election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Anthony Cannella (incumbent) 47,551 63.8
Democratic Shawn K. Bagley 27,017 36.2
Total votes 74,568 100.0
General election
Republican Anthony Cannella (incumbent) 74,988 60.5
Democratic Shawn K. Bagley 49,039 39.5
Total votes 124,027 100.0
Republican hold

2010[edit]

2010 California State Senate election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Anthony Cannella 92,270 51.5
Democratic Anna Caballero 86,923 48.5
Total votes 179,193 100.0
Republican hold

2006[edit]

2006 California State Senate election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeff Denham (incumbent) 92,879 59.8
Democratic Wiley Nickel 62,539 40.2
Total votes 155,418 100.0
Republican hold

2002[edit]

2002 California State Senate election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeff Denham 73,877 48.0
Democratic Rusty Areias 73,034 47.5
Libertarian David Eaton 6,950 4.5
Total votes 153,861 100.0
Republican hold

1998[edit]

1998 California State Senate election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dick Monteith (incumbent) 110,690 53.0
Democratic Sal Cannella 91,623 43.9
Libertarian Mary Lee Gowlan 6,389 3.1
Total votes 208,702 100.00
Republican hold

1994[edit]

1994 California State Senate election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dick Monteith 100,902 49.5
Democratic Dan McCorquodale (incumbent) 96,543 47.3
Libertarian Linda Marie DeGroat 6,596 3.2
Total votes 204,041 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Citizens Redistricting Commission Final Report, 2011" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Report of Registration as of February 18, 2020" (PDF).
  3. ^ https://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/sov/2018-general/ssov/governor-senate.pdf
  4. ^ https://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/sov/2018-general/ssov/us-senate-by-senate.pdf
  5. ^ "1883 Senate Session". babel.hathitrust.org.
  6. ^ "Death of A. L. Chandler". cdnc.ucr.edu.
  7. ^ "Sen. Slater Of Santa Rosa Dies Of Heart Attack". cdnc.ucr.edu.
  8. ^ "Clarence J. "Red" Tauzer". babel.hathitrust.org.
  9. ^ "The Tauzer Connection:SRJC's family history". northbaydigital.sonoma.edu.
  10. ^ "Jerry Smith Resignation letter". babel.hathitrust.org.
  11. ^ "Dan O'Keefe Sworn in". babel.hathitrust.org.

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