California's 2nd State Assembly district

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California's 2nd State Assembly district
Map of the district
Current assemblymember
  Jim Wood
DSanta Rosa
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
463,404[1]
365,635[1]
325,642[1]
Demographics
Registered voters270,256
Registration47.92% Democratic
23.03% Republican
22.33% No party preference

California's 2nd State Assembly district is one of 80 California State Assembly districts. It is currently represented by Democrat Jim Wood of Santa Rosa.

District profile[edit]

The district encompasses the North Coast, stretching from the Oregon border to Bodega Bay and Santa Rosa. The district is primarily rural.

Election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
2020 President Biden 63.5 - 34.3%
2018 Governor Newsom 66.4 – 33.6%
Senator Feinstein 50.6 – 49.4%
2016 President Clinton 62.2 – 29.0%
Senator Harris 70.2 – 29.8%
2014 Governor Brown 68.8 – 31.2%
2012 President Obama 64.7 – 30.5%
Senator Feinstein 68.1 – 31.9%

List of assembly members[edit]

Due to redistricting, the 2nd 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
Joseph Russ Republican January 5, 1885 - January 3, 1887 Humboldt
George Williams January 3, 1887 - January 7, 1889
J. G. Murray January 7, 1889 - January 5, 1891
Anthony Jennings Bledsoe January 5, 1891 - January 4, 1897
Arthur Wellesley Hill January 4, 1897 - January 2, 1899
Geo. D. Marvin January 2, 1899 - January 5, 1901
Melvin Parker Roberts January 5, 1901 - January 5, 1903
George Thomas Rolley January 5, 1903 - January 7, 1907
Charles Pryde Cutten January 7, 1907 - January 4, 1909
William Kehoe January 4, 1909 - January 6, 1913
Hans Christian Nelson January 6, 1913 - January 2, 1915
John Francis Quinn Democratic January 2, 1915 - January 6, 1919
Frank J. Cummings Republican January 6, 1919 - July 14, 1922 Died in office[2]
Frederick John Moore Sr. January 8, 1923 - January 5, 1925
John W. Runner January 5, 1925 - January 3, 1927
Robert F. Fisher January 3, 1927 - January 5, 1931
Henry M. McGuinness Democratic January 5, 1931 - January 2, 1933 Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Trinity
Albert Frederick Ross Jr. Republican January 2, 1933 - January 7, 1935 Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Trinity
Clinton J. Fulcher Democratic January 7, 1935 - January 6, 1941
William I. Gunlock January 6, 1941 - January 4, 1943
Paul Denny Republican January 4, 1943 - January 6, 1947
Lester Thomas Davis Democratic January 6, 1947 – May 3, 1952 Died in office.[3] He was eventually succeeded by his wife.
Pauline Davis January 5, 1953 – January 2, 1967 On January 7, 1963 during the next session, Tehama County was included in her district, during redistricting.[4]
Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tehama, Trinity
Frank Belotti Republican January 2, 1967 – January 1, 1973 Humboldt, Mendocino, Sonoma
Barry Keene Democratic January 1, 1973 – November 30, 1978 On December 2, 1974 during the next session, Lake and Del Norte counties[5] were also included during redistricting.
Humboldt, Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake, Del Norte
Douglas H. Bosco December 4, 1978 – November 30, 1982
Dan Hauser December 6, 1982 – November 30, 1992 Humboldt, Mendocino, Sonoma, Del Norte
Stan Statham Republican December 7, 1992 – November 30, 1994 Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo
Tom Woods December 5, 1994 – November 30, 1998
Dick Dickerson December 7, 1998 – November 30, 2002 Yolo County was not included in his district during the last two years of being in office.[6]
Doug LaMalfa December 2, 2002 – November 30, 2008 Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Yolo
Jim Nielsen December 1, 2008 – November 30, 2012
Wesley Chesbro Democratic December 3, 2012 – November 30, 2014 Del Norte, Humbdolt, Mendocino, Sonoma, Trinity
Jim Wood December 1, 2014 – present

Election results 1992 - present[edit]

2020[edit]

2020 California State Assembly election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Wood (incumbent) 110,568 70.7
Republican Charlotte Svolos 45,858 29.3
Total votes 156,426 100.0
General election
Democratic Jim Wood (incumbent) 162,287 68.5%
Republican Charlotte Svolos 74,582 31.5%
Total votes 236,869 100%

2018[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Wood (incumbent) 80,178 69.6
Republican Matt Heath 34,975 30.4
Total votes 115,153 100.0
General election
Democratic Jim Wood (incumbent) 128,444 69.4
Republican Matt Heath 56,549 30.6
Total votes 184,993 100.0
Democratic hold

2016[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Wood (incumbent) 102,308 99.9
Libertarian Ken Anton (write-in) 56 0.1
Total votes 102,364 100.0
General election
Democratic Jim Wood (incumbent) 138,020 72.9
Libertarian Ken Anton 51,245 27.1
Total votes 189,265 100.0
Democratic hold

2014[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Wood 37,244 41.2
Republican Matt Heath 28,866 31.9
Democratic John Lowry 16,464 18.2
Green Pamela Elizondo 7,853 8.7
Total votes 90,427 100.0
General election
Democratic Jim Wood 85,045 65.1
Republican Matt Heath 45,553 34.9
Total votes 130,598 100.0
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Wesley Chesbro (incumbent) 60,414 64.1
Democratic Tom Lynch 21,536 22.9
Green Pamela Elizondo 8,261 8.8
Democratic Firenza Xuan Pini 4,015 4.3
Total votes 94,226 100.0
General election
Democratic Wesley Chesbro (incumbent) 111,451 63.1
Democratic Tom Lynch 65,302 36.9
Total votes 176,753 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

2010[edit]

2010 California State Assembly election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Nielson (Incumbent) 33,776 55.8%
Republican Charlie Schaupp 26,756 44.2%
Democratic Ray Hennemann (Write in candidate) 833 0.0%
Total votes 61,365 100%
General election
Republican Jim Nielsen (incumbent) 118,120 100.0
Total votes 118,120 100.0
Republican hold

2008[edit]

2008 California State Assembly election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Paul R. Singh 23,345 100%
Republican Jim Nielsen 20,829 45.8%
Republican Charles Schaupp 10,412 22.9%
Republican Pete Stiglich 8,450 18.5%
Republican John Martinez 5,845 12.8%
Total votes 68,881 100%
General election
Republican Jim Nielsen 118,149 65.40
Democratic Paul Singh 62,510 34.60%
Total votes 180,659 100.00%
Turnout   75.54%
Republican hold

2006[edit]

2006 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Doug LaMalfa (incumbent) 95,723 68.07
Democratic Melvin Smith 41,425 29.46
Peace and Freedom Phil Dynan 3,474 2.47
Total votes 140,622 100.00
Turnout   64.24
Republican hold

2004[edit]

2004 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Doug LaMalfa (incumbent) 115,651 64.87
Democratic Barbara McIver 62,643 35.13
Total votes 178,294 100.00
Republican hold

2002[edit]

2002 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Doug LaMalfa 78,471 67.24
Democratic Doug Kinyon 34,275 29.37
Libertarian Pete Bret 3,962 3.39
Invalid or blank votes 8,414 6.72
Total votes 125,122 100.00
Republican hold

2000[edit]

2000 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Dickerson (incumbent) 104,614 68.52
Democratic Virgil D. Parks 38,281 25.07
Libertarian Pete Bret 4,924 3.23
Natural Law Patrice Thiessen 4,863 3.19
Invalid or blank votes 7,397 4.62
Total votes 160,079 100.00
Republican hold

1998[edit]

1998 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard L. Dickerson 71,357 56.74
Democratic Francie L. Sullivan 50,202 39.92
Libertarian Pete Bret 4,196 3.34
Invalid or blank votes 7,901 5.91
Total votes 133,656 100.00
Republican hold

1996[edit]

1996 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Woods (incumbent) 77,827 53.24
Democratic John L. Growney 63,029 43.11
Libertarian Al Swain 5,333 3.65
Invalid or blank votes 8,291 5.37
Total votes 154,480 100.00
Republican hold

1994[edit]

1994 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Woods 80,604 62.84
Democratic James Bainbridge 42,158 32.87
Libertarian Frederick A. Schwartz 5,508 4.29
Invalid or blank votes 18,054 7.80
Total votes 146,324 100.00
Republican hold

1992[edit]

1992 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Stan Statham (incumbent) 100,961 64.88
Democratic William "Bill" Brashears 54,639 35.12
Invalid or blank votes 9,830 5.94
Total votes 165,430 100.00
Republican gain from Democratic

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Citizens Redistricting Commission Final Report, 2011" (PDF).
  2. ^ "F. J. CUMMINGS DIES". cdnc.ucr.edu.
  3. ^ "Find A Grave - Lester Thomas Davis". findagrave.com.
  4. ^ "1963 session" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  5. ^ "1975 session" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  6. ^ "2000 session" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.

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