California's 27th State Assembly district

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California's 27th State Assembly district
Map of the district
Current assemblymember
  Ash Kalra
DSan Jose
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
464,103[1]
343,687[1]
240,288[1]
Demographics
Registered voters195,886
Registration50.32% Democratic
16.09% Republican
29.96% No party preference

California's 27th State Assembly district is one of 80 California State Assembly districts. It is currently represented by Democrat Ash Kalra of San Jose.

District profile[edit]

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the district includes Downtown San Jose and the city's eastern and southeastern neighborhoods.

Election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
2018 Governor Newsom 74.1 – 25.9%
Senator Feinstein 60.2 – 39.8%
2016 President Clinton 77.8 – 17.3%
Senator Harris 54.2 – 45.8%
2014 Governor Brown 78.6 – 21.4%
2012 President Obama 76.4 – 21.5%
Senator Feinstein 79.1 – 20.9%

List of Assembly Members[edit]

Due to redistricting, the 30th 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
R. C. Carter Republican January 5, 1885 - January 3, 1887 Solano
Robert J. Currey January 3, 1887 - January 7, 1889
Jackson Fay Brown January 7, 1889 - January 5, 1891
John C. Wolfskill Democratic January 5, 1891 - January 2, 1893
D. J. B. Schroebel January 2, 1893 - January 7, 1895 Calaveras
Willis Dunbar Republican January 7, 1895 - January 4, 1897
C. D. Fontana January 4, 1897 - January 2, 1899
Harvey S. Blood January 2, 1899 - January 1, 1901
William Chapman Ralston Jr. January 1, 1901 - January 5, 1903
Aubrey M. Lumley Democratic January 5, 1903 - January 7, 1907 Inyo, Tulara
Peter W. Forbes January 7, 1907 - January 4, 1909
George Washington Wyllie Republican January 4, 1909 - January 6, 1913
Edward P. Walsh Democratic January 6, 1913 - January 4, 1915 San Francisco
Nicholas J. Prendergast Progressive January 4, 1915 - April 14, 1920 Died in office.[2]
Republican
Patrick J. Gray January 3, 1921 - January 8, 1923
William Seward Scott January 8, 1923 - January 5, 1925
Leland Richard Jacobson January 5, 1925 - June 5, 1928 Died in office before finishing his last term.[3]
Melvyn I. Cronin Democratic January 7, 1929 - January 2, 1933
B. J. Feigenbaum Republican January 2, 1933 - January 7, 1935
Jefferson E. Peyser January 7, 1935 - January 2, 1939
Albert Charles Wollenberg January 2, 1939 - January 4, 1943
Harrison W. Call January 4, 1943 - January 6, 1947 San Mateo
Richard J. Dolwig January 6, 1947 - January 5, 1953
Glenn E. Coolidge January 5, 1953 - January 7, 1963 San Benito, Santa Cruz
Leo Ryan Democratic January 7, 1963 - January 3, 1973 San Mateo Elected to Congress.
Lou Papan January 8, 1973 - November 30, 1974
John E. Thurman December 2, 1974 - November 30, 1982 Merced, Stanislaus
Gary Condit December 6, 1982 - September 20, 1989 Resigned after winning special election in Congress.[4]
Sal Cannella February 1, 1990 - November 30, 1992 Was sworn after winning special election to fill vaccant seat left by Gary Condit.[5]
Sam Farr December 7, 1992 - June 16, 1993 Monterey, Santa Cruz Resigned from the Assembly after winning a special election for the 17th Congressional district.[6]
Bruce McPherson Republican November 14, 1993 - November 30, 1996 Was sworn in after winning a special election for a vaccant seat left by Sam Farr.[7]
Fred Keeley Democratic December 2, 1996 - November 30, 2002
John Laird December 2, 2002 – November 30, 2008 Monterey, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara
Bill Monning December 1, 2008 – November 30, 2012
Nora Campos December 3, 2012 - November 30, 2016 Santa Clara
Ash Kalra December 5, 2016 - Present

Election results[edit]

2020[edit]

2020 California's 27th State Assembly district election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ash Kalra (incumbent) 66,324 75.7%
Republican G. Burt Lancaster 21,323 24.3%
Total votes 87,647 100.0%
General election
Democratic Ash Kalra (incumbent) 127,772 72.6%
Republican G. Burt Lancaster 48,112 27.4%
Total votes 175,884 100.0%
Democratic hold

2018[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ash Kalra (incumbent) 51,825 99.5
Republican G. Burt Lancaster (write-in) 285 0.5
Total votes 52,110 100.0
General election
Democratic Ash Kalra (incumbent) 90,068 76.3
Republican G. Burt Lancaster 27,990 23.7
Total votes 118,058 100.0
Democratic hold

2016[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Madison Nguyen 27,453 34.3
Democratic Ash Kalra 15,843 19.8
Republican Van Le 11,726 14.7
Democratic Andres Quintero 10,922 13.7
Democratic Cong Thanh Do 4,869 6.1
Democratic Darcie Green 4,769 6.0
Democratic Esau Herrera 4,342 5.4
Total votes 79,924 100.0
General election
Democratic Ash Kalra 71,696 53.2
Democratic Madison Nguyen 63,048 46.8
Total votes 134,744 100.0
Democratic hold

2014[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nora Campos (incumbent) 34,799 69.5
Republican G. "Burt" Lancaster 15,272 30.5
Total votes 50,071 100.0
General election
Democratic Nora Campos (incumbent) 49,416 69.4
Republican G. "Burt" Lancaster 21,779 30.6
Total votes 71,195 100.0
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nora Campos (incumbent) 34,217 70.6
Republican Roger F. Lasson 14,238 29.4
Total votes 48,455 100.0
General election
Democratic Nora Campos (incumbent) 91,816 77.6
Republican Roger F. Lasson 26,461 22.4
Total votes 118,277 100.0
Democratic hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Citizens Redistricting Commission Final Report, 2011" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Nicholas J. Prendergast dies from Heart Attack". cdnc.ucr.edu.
  3. ^ "State Assembly Jacobson Dies". cdnc.ucr.edu.
  4. ^ "Gary Condit Resignation letter" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  5. ^ "Sal Cannella Sworn in" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  6. ^ "Sam Farr Resignation letter" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  7. ^ "Bruce McPherson Sworn in" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.

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