California's 1st State Assembly district

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California's 1st State Assembly district
Map of the district
Current assemblymember
  Megan Dahle
RBieber
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
466,514[1]
370,850[1]
350,597[1]
Demographics
Registered voters275,604
Registration42.45% Republican
29.25% Democratic
17.24% No party preference

California's 1st State Assembly district is one of 80 California State Assembly districts. It is currently represented by Republican Megan Dahle of Bieber.

District profile[edit]

The district stretches along the eastern edge of the state from the Oregon border to Lake Tahoe, wrapping around the Sacramento Valley along the northern Sierra Nevada. The district is primarily rural and heavily Republican.

Election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
2020 President Trump 56.3 - 41.4%
2018 Governor[2] Cox 61.2 – 38.8%
Senator[3] De Leon 59.1 – 40.9%
2016 President Trump 56.7 – 36.1%
Senator Harris 61.5 – 38.5%
2014 Governor Kashkari 55.9 – 44.1%
2012 President Romney 57.3 – 39.6%
Senator Emken 58.2 – 41.8%

List of assembly members[edit]

Due to redistricting, the 1st 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
J. K. Johnson Democratic January 5, 1885 - January 3, 1887 Del Norte, Siskiyou
R. H. Campbell Republican January 3, 1887 - January 7, 1889
John M. McVay Democratic January 7, 1889 - January 5, 1891
George B. Robertson January 5, 1891 - January 2, 1893
Thomas L. Duffy January 2, 1893 - January 7, 1895
Eugene Sheldon Tomblin Republican January 7, 1895 - January 4, 1897
W. Strain January 4, 1897 - January 2, 1899
Charles Brooks Jillson January 2, 1899 - January 5, 1901
T. J. T. Berry January 5, 1901 – January 5, 1903
Clarence W. Leininger January 5, 1903 – January 2, 1905
James L. Coyle January 2, 1905 – January 7, 1907 Del Norte, Siskiyou, Trinity
T. J. T. Berry January 7, 1907 - January 4, 1909
Kenneth C. Gillis Democratic January 4, 1909 - January 2, 1911
George E. Malone Republican January 2, 1911 - January 6, 1913
William B. Shearer Democratic January 6, 1913 - January 4, 1915 Del Norte, Siskiyou
Henry Belden Ream January 4, 1915 - January 8, 1923
Gustav Henry Douglas Republican January 8, 1923 – March 7, 1923 Died in office[4]
J. J. Murphy January 5, 1925 - January 7, 1929
Henry M. McGuinness January 7, 1929 - January 5, 1931
Robert F. Fisher January 5, 1931 - January 2, 1933 Del Norte, Humboldt
Michael J. Burns January 2, 1933 - January 3, 1949 Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino
Arthur William Way January 3, 1949 - November 18, 1949 Resigned from Assembly
Frank Belotti January 8, 1951 - January 2, 1967 On January 7, 1963 during the next session, he also represented parts of Lake County.[5]
Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino
Pauline Davis Democratic January 2, 1967 – November 30, 1976 Plumas, Del Norte, Lassen, Modoc, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity, Humboldt
Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity On December 2, 1974 during the next session. The counties redistricted.[6]
Stan Statham Republican December 6, 1976 – November 30, 1992
Dan Hauser Democratic December 7, 1992 – November 30, 1996 Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Sonoma
Virginia Strom-Martin December 2, 1996 – November 30, 2002
Patty Berg December 2, 2002 – November 30, 2008 Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Sonoma, Trinity
Wesley Chesbro December 1, 2008 – November 30, 2012
Brian Dahle Republican December 3, 2012 – June 12, 2019 Butte, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou
Megan Dahle November 12, 2019 - Present

Election results 1992 - present[edit]

2020[edit]

2020 California State Assembly election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Megan Dahle (incumbent) 83,874 51.0%
Democratic Elizabeth L. Betancourt 64,932 39.5%
No party preference PK "Paul" Dhanuka 15,629 9.5%
Total votes 164,435 100.0%
General election
Republican Megan Dahle (incumbent) 146,902 58.9%
Democratic Elizabeth L. Betancourt 102,541 41.1%
Total votes 249,443 100%
Republican hold

2019 (special)[edit]

California State Assembly District 1 special election, 2019
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Elizabeth Betancourt 27,786 39.1
Republican Megan Dahle 25,669 36.2
Republican Patrick Henry Jones 12,298 17.3
Republican Joe Turner 3,943 5.6
Republican Lane Rickard 1,305 1.8
Total votes 71,001 100.0
General election
Republican Megan Dahle 59,991 57.3
Democratic Elizabeth Betancourt 44,618 42.7
Total votes 104,609 100.0
Republican hold

2018[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Dahle (incumbent) 82,916 64.1
Democratic Caleen Sisk 30,902 23.9
Democratic Peter Van Peborgh 11,446 8.9
No party preference Jenny O'Connell-Nowain 3,987 3.1
No party preference Jerome B.C. Venus (write-in) 9 0.0
Total votes 129,260 100.0
General election
Republican Brian Dahle (incumbent) 125,227 63.0
Democratic Caleen Sisk 73,449 37.0
Total votes 198,676 100.0
Republican hold

2016[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Dahle (incumbent) 103,500 99.6
Libertarian Donn Coenen (write-in) 446 0.4
Total votes 103,946 100.0
General election
Republican Brian Dahle (incumbent) 148,657 73.8
Libertarian Donn Coenen 52,871 26.2
Total votes 201,528 100.0
Republican hold

2014[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Dahle (incumbent) 65,466 69.5
Democratic Brigham Sawyer Smith 28,688 30.5
Total votes 94,154 100.0
General election
Republican Brian Dahle (incumbent) 104,103 70.2
Democratic Brigham Sawyer Smith 44,119 29.8
Total votes 148,222 100.0
Republican hold

2012[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Dahle 41,384 34.2
Republican Rick Bosetti 34,457 28.5
Democratic Robert Meacher 31,120 25.8
Green David Edwards 7,381 6.1
Libertarian Charley Hooper 6,503 5.4
Total votes 120,845 100.0
General election
Republican Brian Dahle 116,098 65.6
Republican Rick Bosetti 60,920 34.4
Total votes 177,018 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic

2010[edit]

2010 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Wesley Chesbro (incumbent) 98,250 61.6
Republican Karen Brooks 61,414 38.4
Total votes 159,664 100.0
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

2008 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Wesley Chesbro 137,777 70.78
Republican Jim Pell 56,870 29.22
Total votes 194,647 100.00
Turnout   77.39
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

2006 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Patty Berg (incumbent) 99,626 64.74
Republican Ray Tyrone 47,196 30.67
Libertarian Thomas Reed 7,011 4.56
Independent Robert Parker (write-in) 51 0.03
Total votes 153,884 100.00
Turnout   66.32
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

2004 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Patty Berg (incumbent) 120,157 61.44
Republican Ray Tyrone 64,587 33.03
Libertarian Ken Anton 10,817 5.53
Total votes 195,561 100.00
Democratic hold

2002[edit]

2002 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Patty Berg 59,112 49.61
Republican Robert K. "Bob" Brown 49,215 41.31
Green Doug Riley Thron 10,817 9.08
Invalid or blank votes 6,906 5.48
Total votes 126,050 100.00
Democratic hold

2000[edit]

2000 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Virginia Strom-Martin (incumbent) 108,184 64.50
Republican Michael Lampson 51,753 30.85
Libertarian Joshua Gilleo 7,800 4.65
Invalid or blank votes 9,513 5.37
Total votes 177,250 100.00
Democratic hold

1998[edit]

1998 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Virginia Strom-Martin (incumbent) 87,403 61.72
Republican Sam Crump 47,662 33.66
Peace and Freedom Pamela Elizondo 6,536 4.62
Invalid or blank votes 7,797 5.22
Total votes 149,398 100.00
Democratic hold

1996[edit]

1996 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Virginia Strom-Martin 87,800 52.87
Republican Margie Handley 69,917 42.10
Natural Law Harry K. Wrench III 8,341 5.02
Invalid or blank votes 6,681 3.87
Total votes 172,739 100.00
Democratic hold

1994[edit]

1994 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dan Hauser (incumbent) 87,749 61.27
Republican John Baird 48,148 33.62
Libertarian Charles J. Harris 7,310 5.10
Invalid or blank votes 9,986 6.52
Total votes 153,193 100.00
Democratic hold

1992[edit]

1992 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dan Hauser (incumbent) 102,093 57.19
Republican Anna L. Sparks 61,623 34.52
Green Margene McGee 10,151 5.69
Peace and Freedom Pamela Elizondo 4,643 2.60
Invalid or blank votes 7,639 4.10
Total votes 186,149 100.00
Democratic gain from Republican

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Citizens Redistricting Commission Final Report, 2011" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Governor results" (PDF). elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov. 2018.
  3. ^ "Senate Results" (PDF). elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov. 2018.
  4. ^ "Find A Grave - Dr. Gustave Henry Douglas". findagrave.com.
  5. ^ "1963 session" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  6. ^ "1974 session" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.

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