California's 16th State Assembly district

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California's 16th State Assembly district
Map of the district
Current assemblymember
  Rebecca Bauer-Kahan
DOrinda
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
465,945[1]
350,379[1]
297,090[1]
Demographics
Registered voters305,117
Registration45.90% Democratic
23.43% Republican
25.79% No party preference

California's 16th State Assembly district is one of 80 California State Assembly districts. It is currently represented by Democrat Rebecca Bauer-Kahan of Orinda.

District profile[edit]

The district is located in the East Bay. The most affluent State Assembly district,[2] it consists of suburbs east of the Berkeley Hills, including Lamorinda, the Tri-Valley, and most of Walnut Creek. During Catharine Baker's time in office, it was the most Democratic seat held by a Republican in the Assembly.

Election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
2018 Governor Newsom 63.2 – 36.8%
Senator Feinstein 58.1 – 41.9%
2016 President Clinton 64.5 – 29.2%
Senator Harris 71.7 – 28.3%
2014 Governor Brown 62.5 – 37.5%
2012 President Obama 57.7 – 40.1%
Senator Feinstein 62.1 – 37.9%

List of Assembly Members[edit]

Due to redistricting, the 16th district has been moved around different parts of the state. The current iteration resulted from the 2011 redistricting by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission.

Assembly Members Party Years Served Counties Represented Notes
George H. Colby Republican January 5, 1885 - January 3, 1887 Placer
John Davis January 3, 1887 - January 5, 1891
Noble Martin Democratic January 5, 1891 - January 2, 1893
E. D. Drees January 2, 1893 - January 7, 1895 Sonoma
Walter Fitch Price Republican January 7, 1895 - January 2, 1899
H. M. LeBaron January 2, 1899 - January 1, 1901
Frank A. Cromwell January 1, 1901 - January 5, 1903
James I. McConnell Democratic January 5, 1903 - January 2, 1905 Yolo
Nicholas A. Hawkins January 2, 1905 - January 7, 1907
James I. McConnell January 7, 1907 - January 4, 1909
Lawrence H. Wilson January 4, 1909 - January 6, 1913
Will A. Dower January 6, 1913 - January 4, 1915 Alpine, Calaveras, El Dorado
Robert I. Kerr January 4, 1915 - January 8, 1917 Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado
Charles P. Vicini January 8, 1917 - January 3, 1921
Ralph McGee January 3, 1921 - January 8, 1923
Ferdinand G. Stevenot Republican January 8, 1923 - January 5, 1925
Harley E. Dillinger Democratic January 5, 1925 - January 5, 1931
January 5, 1931 - January 2, 1933 Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Inyo, Mono, Tuolumne
Eugene W. Roland Republican January 2, 1933 - January 7, 1935 Alameda
Arthur H. Breed Jr. January 7, 1935 - January 2, 1939
Arthur W. Carlson January 2, 1939 - January 8, 1945
Marvin Birkett Sherwin January 8, 1945 - September 7, 1953 Resigned from the State Assembly On September 7, 1953.[3]
Walter I. Dahl November 25, 1953 - January 7, 1963 Sworn in after winning special election when Sherwin resigned to be appointed as Judge on the Alameda County Superior Court.[4]
Don Mulford January 7, 1963 - January 4, 1971
Kenneth A. Meade Democratic January 4, 1971 - November 30, 1974
John Francis Foran December 2, 1974 - November 30, 1976 San Francisco
Art Agnos December 6, 1976 - January 8, 1988 Resigned from the State Assembly since he became Mayor of San Francisco.
John Burton April 14, 1988 - November 30, 1992 Won special election after Art Agnos resigned. He was sworn in on April 14, 1988.[5]
Barbara Lee December 7, 1992 - November 30, 1996 Alameda
Don Perata December 2, 1996 - December 7, 1998
Audie Bock Green April 5, 1999 - November 30, 2000 Won the special election. First Green Party member to win an election for the California State Legislature. She was sworn in on April 5, 1999.[6] On October 7, 1999 she changed her party registration to Independent.[7]
Wilma Chan Democratic December 4, 2000 - November 30, 2006
Sandré Swanson December 4, 2006 – November 30, 2012
Joan Buchanan December 3, 2012 - November 30, 2014 Alameda, Contra Costa
Catharine Baker Republican December 1, 2014 - November 30, 2018
Rebecca Bauer-Kahan Democratic December 3, 2018 - Present

Election results[edit]

2020[edit]

2020 California's 16th State Assembly district election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (incumbent) 109,852 68.3
Republican Joseph A. Rubay 51,097 31.7
Total votes 160,949 100.0
General election
Democratic Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (incumbent) 192,977 67.4%
Republican Joseph A. Rubay 93,137 32.6%
Total votes 286,114 100.0%

2018[edit]

California's 16th State Assembly district election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Catharine Baker (incumbent) 69,360 56.6
Democratic Rebecca Bauer-Kahan 53,269 43.4
Total votes 122,629 100.0
General election
Democratic Rebecca Bauer-Kahan 104,182 50.6
Republican Catharine Baker (incumbent) 101,669 49.4
Total votes 205,851 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

2016[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Catharine Baker (incumbent) 71,906 53.2
Democratic Cheryl Cook-Kallio 63,307 46.8
Total votes 135,213 100.0
General election
Republican Catharine Baker (incumbent) 129,585 55.89
Democratic Cheryl Cook-Kallio 102,290 44.11
Total votes 231,875 100.0
Republican hold

2014[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Catharine Baker 31,632 36.7
Democratic Tim Sbranti 25,217 29.2
Democratic Steve Glazer 19,636 22.8
Democratic Newell Arnerich 9,794 11.4
Total votes 86,279 100.0
General election
Republican Catharine Baker 71,452 51.6
Democratic Tim Sbranti 67,152 48.4
Total votes 138,604 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic

2012[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joan Buchanan (incumbent) 54,368 56.7
Republican Al Phillips 41,444 43.3
Total votes 95,812 100.0
General election
Democratic Joan Buchanan (incumbent) 125,952 59.2
Republican Al Phillips 86,803 40.8
Total votes 212,755 100.0
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

California's 15th State Assembly district election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joan Buchanan (incumbent) 104,441 53.4
Republican H. Abram Wilson 91,378 46.6
Total votes 195,819 100.0
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

California's 15th State Assembly district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joan Buchanan 125,897 52.24
Republican H. Abram Wilson 115,096 47.76
Total votes 240,993 100.00
Turnout   78.25
Democratic gain from Republican

2006[edit]

2006 State Assembly District 15 election[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Guy S. Houston (incumbent) 89,039 54.8 -0.5
Democratic Terry Coleman 73,466 45.2 +0.5
Total votes 157,505 100.0
Majority 15,573 9.6 -1.0
Turnout
Republican hold Swing -1.0

2004[edit]

2004 State Assembly District 15 election[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Guy S. Houston (incumbent) 113,079 55.3 +1.7
Democratic Elaine D. Shaw 91,709 44.7 -1.7
Total votes 204,788 100.0
Majority 21,370 10.6 +3.4
Turnout
Republican hold Swing +3.4

2002[edit]

2002 State Assembly District 15 election[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Guy S. Houston 71,345 53.6 -7.8
Democratic Donna C. Gerber 61,813 46.4 +7.8
Total votes 133,158 100.0
Majority 9,532 7.2 -15.6
Turnout
Republican hold Swing -15.6

2000[edit]

California's 15th State Assembly district election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lynne Leach (incumbent) 123,522 61.32
Democratic Gregory James Rolen 77,901 38.68
Invalid or blank votes 17,749 8.10
Total votes 219,172 100.00
Republican hold

1998[edit]

California's 15th State Assembly district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lynne C. Leach (incumbent) 94,589 59.36
Democratic Charles W. Brydon 60,662 38.07
Libertarian R. Duncan Wheat 4,110 2.58
Invalid or blank votes 14,324 8.25
Total votes 173,685 100.00
Republican hold

1996[edit]

California's 15th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lynne C. Leach (incumbent) 89,328 48.93
Democratic Gail Murray 87,957 48.18
Natural Law Martin Sproul 5,284 2.89
Invalid or blank votes 18,004 8.96
Total votes 190,573 100.00
Republican hold

1994[edit]

California's 15th State Assembly district election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Rainey (incumbent) 103,407 67.6
Democratic David B. Kearns 49,554 32.4
Invalid or blank votes 17,846 10.45
Total votes 170,807 100.00
Republican hold

1992[edit]

California's 15th State Assembly district election, 1992
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Rainey 109,037 58.56
Democratic Charles W. Brydon 77,170 41.44
Invalid or blank votes 22,218 10.66
Total votes 208,425 100.00
Republican hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Citizens Redistricting Commission Final Report, 2011" (PDF).
  2. ^ https://www.kidsdata.org/topic/556/family-income-legis10/table#fmt=2375&loc=1949,1950,1951,1952,1953,250,1954,1955,1956,1957,213,114,268,271,272,167,1958,168,115,116,117,118,119,120,1959,1960,121,122,1961,1962,1963,1964,1965,1966,1967,1968,1969,1970,1971,1972,1973,1974,1975,1976,1977,1978,1979,1980,1981,1982,1983,1984,1985,1986,1987,1988,1989,1990,1991,1992,1993,1994,1995,1996,1997,1998,1999,2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012&tf=123&ch=1379&sortColumnId=1&sortType=desc
  3. ^ "Marvin Birkett Sherwin". joincalifornia.com.
  4. ^ "Walter Dahl Oath of Office" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  5. ^ "John Burton Oath of Office" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  6. ^ "Audie Bock Oath of Office" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  7. ^ "Audie Bock changes Party Registration" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  8. ^ 2006 State Assembly Results
  9. ^ 2004 State Assembly Results
  10. ^ 2002 State Assembly Results

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