California's 23rd State Assembly district

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California's 23rd State Assembly district
Map of the district
Current assemblymember
  Jim Patterson
RFresno
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
468,185[1]
342,822[1]
296,648[1]
Demographics
Registered voters266,734
Registration41.38% Republican
33.98% Democratic
19.21% No party preference

California's 23rd State Assembly district is one of 80 California State Assembly districts. It is currently represented by Republican Jim Patterson of Fresno.

District profile[edit]

The district takes up eastern Fresno County and parts of the Fresno area with relatively lower Latino populations, as well as a primarily mountainous section of Tulare County. The district encompasses parts of the Central Valley and the Sierra Nevada and includes several national parks.

Election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
2018 Governor[2] Cox 55.8 – 44.2%
Senator[3] De Leon 53.3 – 46.7%
2016 President Trump 50.8 – 44.0%
Senator Harris 53.6 – 46.4%
2014 Governor Kashkari 58.3 – 41.7%
2012 President Romney 54.7 – 43.5%
Senator Emken 55.9 – 44.1%

List of Assembly Members[edit]

Due to redistricting, the 23rd 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
William T. Mears Republican January 5, 1885 - January 3, 1887 Sonoma
George W. Morgan Democratic January 3, 1887 - January 7, 1889
Felix B. Mulgrew Democratic January 7, 1889 - January 5, 1891
Frank J. Murphy January 5, 1891 - January 2, 1893
James I. Taylor Republican January 2, 1893 - January 7, 1895 Marin
James H. Wilkins Democratic January 7, 1895 - January 4, 1897
M. Canavan Republican January 4, 1897 - January 2, 1899
John W. Atherton January 2, 1899 - January 5, 1903
Frank E. Dunlap January 5, 1903 - January 2, 1905 San Joaquin
Robert Beardslee January 2, 1905 - January 2, 1911
Elmer H. McGowen January 2, 1911 - January 6, 1913
James J. Ryan January 6, 1913 - January 6, 1919 San Francisco
Charles J. McColgan January 6, 1919 - January 3, 1921
Joseph F. Burns Democratic January 3, 1921 - January 7, 1929
Joseph P. Gilmore Republican January 7, 1929 - January 2, 1933
William B. Hornblower January 2, 1933 - January 2, 1939
Daniel Gallagher Democratic January 2, 1939 - January 7, 1942 Resigned to become a member of the San Francisco County Board of Supervisors
William Clifton Berry January 4, 1943 - May 5, 1954 Died in office.
John A. O'Connell January 3, 1955 - January 7, 1963
John Francis Foran January 7, 1963 - November 30, 1974
John Vasconcellos December 2, 1974 - November 30, 1992 Santa Clara
Dominic L. Cortese December 7, 1992 - December 8, 1995 Changed his party affiliation from Democrat to Reform.[4]
Reform December 8, 1995 - November 30, 1996
Mike Honda Democratic December 2, 1996 - November 30, 2000
Manny Diaz December 4, 2000 - November 30, 2004
Joe Coto December 6, 2004 - November 30, 2010
Nora Campos December 6, 2010 - November 30, 2012
Jim Patterson Republican December 3, 2012 - Present Fresno, Tulare

Election results[edit]

2020[edit]

2020 California's 23rd State Assembly district election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Patterson (incumbent) 101,217 100.0%
Total votes 101,217 100.0%
General election
Republican Jim Patterson (incumbent) 177,600 100.0%
Total votes 177,600 100.0%
Republican hold

2018[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Patterson (incumbent) 58,927 64.9
Democratic Aileen Rizo 31,902 35.1
Total votes 90,829 100.0
General election
Republican Jim Patterson (incumbent) 98,789 59.4
Democratic Aileen Rizo 67,443 40.6
Total votes 166,232 100.0
Republican hold

2016[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Patterson (incumbent) 73,686 77.4
Republican Gwen L. Morris 21,522 22.6
Total votes 95,208 100.0
General election
Republican Jim Patterson (incumbent) 125,123 75.9
Republican Gwen L. Morris 39,656 24.1
Total votes 164,809 100.0
Republican hold

2014[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Patterson (incumbent) 55,914 100.0
Total votes 55,914 100.0
General election
Republican Jim Patterson (incumbent) 82,417 100.0
Total votes 82,417 100.0
Republican hold

2012[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Patterson 30,827 39.4
Republican Bob Whalen 19,992 25.5
Democratic Richard Rojas 17,690 22.6
Republican Vong Mouanoutoua 5,487 7.0
Republican David DeFrank 4,278 5.5
Total votes 78,274 100.0
General election
Republican Jim Patterson 83,817 54.7
Republican Bob Whalen 69,457 45.3
Total votes 153,274 100.0
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. ^ "Democratic Legislator Switches to Perot Party". latimes.com.

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