California's 15th State Assembly district

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California's 15th State Assembly district
Map of the district
Current assemblymember
  Buffy Wicks
DOakland
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
469,144[1]
377,085[1]
310,951[1]
Demographics
Registered voters298,488
Registration64.65% Democratic
5.67% Republican
25.66% No party preference

California's 15th State Assembly district is one of 80 California State Assembly districts. It is currently represented by Democrat Buffy Wicks of Oakland.

District profile[edit]

The district encompasses the northern coastal East Bay, occupying a narrow strip between the shores of San Francisco and San Pablo Bays and the Berkeley Hills. The district is centered on Berkeley and Richmond, along with a sizable portion of Oakland.

Election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
2018 Governor Newsom 89.6 – 10.4%
Senator Feinstein 60.5 – 39.5%
2016 President Clinton 87.4 – 7.0%
Senator Harris 79.5 – 20.5%
2014 Governor Brown 90.8 – 9.2%
2012 President Obama 86.8 – 9.6%
Senator Feinstein 90.5 – 9.5%

List of Assembly Members[edit]

Due to redistricting, the 15th 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
Charles F. McGlashan Republican January 5, 1885 - January 3, 1887 Nevada
John I. Sykes January 3, 1887 - January 5, 1891
Thomas C. Hocking January 5, 1891 - January 2, 1893
J. L. Sargent Democratic January 2, 1893 - January 7, 1895 Amador
James H. Tibbits Republican January 7, 1895 - January 4, 1897
Anthony Caminetti Democratic January 4, 1897 - January 1, 1901
Frederick L. Stewart Republican January 1, 1901 - January 5, 1903
Percival S. King January 5, 1903 - January 7, 1907 Napa
Frank W. Bush January 7, 1907 - January 4, 1909
Walter B. Griffiths January 4, 1909 - January 6, 1913
Hugh B. Bradford Democratic January 6, 1913 - January 4, 1915 Sacramento
Lee Gebhart Progressive January 4, 1915 - January 3, 1921 Changed his party to Republican when he ran for a 2 term.
Percy G. West Republican January 3, 1921 - January 5, 1931
Forsythe Charles Clowdsley January 5, 1931 - January 2, 1933 San Joaquin
William W. Hoffman January 2, 1933 - January 7, 1935 Alameda
Leon M. Donihue Democratic January 7, 1935 - January 2, 1939
Bernard A. Sheridan Republican January 2, 1939 - January 3, 1949
Luther H. Lincoln January 3, 1949 - January 5, 1959
Nicholas C. Petris Democratic January 5, 1959 - January 2, 1967
March Fong Eu January 2, 1967 - November 30, 1974
Carlos Bee Died (November 29, 1974) before he was sworn in for the 15th district Died in office while finishing his term in the 13th district
S. Floyd Mori March 13, 1975 - November 30, 1980 Sworn in after winning special election.[2]
Gilbert Marguth Republican December 1, 1980 - November 30, 1982
William P. Baker December 6, 1982 - November 30, 1992 Alameda, Contra Costa
Richard Rainey December 7, 1992 - November 30, 1996
Lynne Leach December 2, 1996 - November 30, 2002
Guy S. Houston December 2, 2002 - November 30, 2008 Alameda, Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin
Joan Buchanan Democratic December 1, 2008 - November 30, 2012
Nancy Skinner December 3, 2012 - November 30, 2014 Alameda, Contra Costa
Tony Thurmond December 1, 2014 - November 30, 2018
Buffy Wicks December 3, 2018 - Present

Election results[edit]

2020[edit]

2020 California's 15th State Assembly district election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Buffy Wicks (incumbent) 135,623 83.6
No party preference Sara Brink 13,841 8.5
Republican Jeanne M. Solnordal 12,791 7.9
Total votes 162,255 100.0
General election
Democratic Buffy Wicks (incumbent) 204,108 84.7%
No party preference Sara Brink 36,732 15.3%
Total votes 240,840 100.0%

2018[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Buffy Wicks 37,141 31.4
Democratic Jovanka Beckles 18,733 15.8
Democratic Dan Kalb 18,007 15.2
Democratic Judy Appel 13,591 11.5
Democratic Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto 9,826 8.3
Republican Pranav Jandhyala 6,946 5.9
Democratic Andy Katz 6,209 5.2
Democratic Ben Bartlett 3,949 3.3
Democratic Cheryl Sudduth 1,493 1.2
Democratic Raquella Thaman 1,007 0.9
Democratic Owen Poindexter 819 0.7
Democratic Sergey Vikramsingh Piterman 689 0.6
Total votes 118,410 100.0
General election
Democratic Buffy Wicks 104,583 53.6
Democratic Jovanka Beckles 90,405 46.4
Total votes 194,988 100.0
Democratic hold


2016[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tony Thurmond (incumbent) 124,136 91.1
Republican Claire Chiara 12,083 8.9
Total votes 136,219 100.0
General election
Democratic Tony Thurmond (incumbent) 189,530 89.4
Republican Claire Chiara 22,528 10.6
Total votes 212,058 100.0
Democratic hold

2014[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Elizabeth Echols 21,664 31.1
Democratic Tony Thurmond 16,963 24.4
Democratic Pamela Price 11,898 17.1
Republican Rich Kinney 7,531 10.8
Democratic Sam Kang 4,630 6.7
Democratic Clarence Hunt 3,329 4.8
Peace and Freedom Eugene E. Ruyle 2,426 3.5
No party preference Bernt Rainer Wahl 1,132 1.6
Total votes 69,573 100.0
General election
Democratic Tony Thurmond 66,661 54.3
Democratic Elizabeth Echols 56,071 45.7
Total votes 122,732 100.0
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nancy Skinner (incumbent) 68,479 99.8
Peace and Freedom Eugene Ruyle (write-in) 105 0.2
Total votes 68,584 100.0
General election
Democratic Nancy Skinner (incumbent) 164,929 86.8
Peace and Freedom Eugene Ruyle 25,167 13.2
Total votes 190,096 100.0
Democratic hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Citizens Redistricting Commission Final Report, 2011" (PDF).
  2. ^ "S. Floyd Mori Oath of Office" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.

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