California's 31st State Assembly district

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California's 31st State Assembly district
Map of the district
Current assemblymember
  Joaquin Arambula
DFresno
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
468,265[1]
314,850[1]
211,837[1]
Demographics
Registered voters174,654
Registration47.49% Democratic
26.72% Republican
21.34% No party preference

California's 31st State Assembly district is one of 80 California State Assembly districts. It is currently represented by Democrat Joaquin Arambula of Fresno.

District profile[edit]

The district encompasses western Fresno County and is anchored by the city of Fresno. Located in the middle of the Central Valley, the district is heavily agricultural and Latino.

Election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
2018 Governor Newsom 58.3 – 41.7%
Senator de Leon 50.7 – 49.3%
2016 President Clinton 62.1 – 32.9%
Senator Sanchez 55.9 – 44.1%
2014 Governor Brown 58.2 – 41.8%
2012 President Obama 62.0 – 36.2%
Senator Feinstein 62.6 – 37.4%

List of Assembly Members[edit]

Due to redistricting, the 31st 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
Peter Deveny Republican January 5, 1885 - January 3, 1887 San Francisco
Edwin Lewis Democratic January 3, 1887 January 7, 1889
Thomas J. Brannan January 7, 1889 - January 5, 1891
John Hayes Republican January 5, 1891 - January 2, 1893
John J. Kennedy Democratic January 2, 1893 - January 7, 1895
J. J. Wilkinson Republican January 7, 1895 -January 4, 1897
Timothy E. Treacy Democratic January 4, 1897 - January 2, 1899
Daniel S. O'Brien January 2, 1899 - January 1, 1901
John J. Hourigan Republican January 1, 1901 - January 5, 1903
Charles A. Siskron Democratic January 5, 1903 - January 2, 1905
Jeremiah Lucey Republican January 2, 1905 - January 7, 1907
Daniel J. Toomey January 7, 1907 - January 4, 1909
James Edward Hopkins Democratic January 4, 1909 - January 2, 1911
Walter A. McDonald Republican January 2, 1911 - January 6, 1913
Milton L. Schmitt January 6, 1913 - January 8, 1917
Milton Marks Sr. January 8, 1917 - January 6, 1919
Albert A. Rosenshine January 6, 1919 - January 3, 1927
B. J. Feigenbaum January 3, 1927 - January 2, 1933
C. C. Cottrell January 2, 1933 - January 2, 1939 Santa Clara
M. G. Del Mutolo Democratic January 2, 1939 - January 4, 1943
George A. Clarke Republican January 4, 1943 - January 7, 1957 Madera, Merced
Gordon H. Winton Democratic January 7, 1957 - January 2, 1967
Madera, Merced, San Benito
Frank Murphy Jr. Republican January 2, 1967 - November 30, 1974 Merced, San Benito, Santa Cruz
Ernest N. Mobley December 2, 1974 - November 30, 1976 Fresno, Tulare
Richard H. Lehman Democratic December 6, 1976 - November 30, 1982
Bruce Bronzan December 6, 1982 - November 30, 1992 Fresno Won relection but declined to serve another term.[2]
Cruz Bustamante April 29, 1993 - November 30, 1998 Fresno, Tulare Sworn in after winning special election to fill in vacant seat left by his predecessor after he declined to serve another term.[3]
Sarah Reyes December 7, 1998 - November 30, 2004
Juan Arambula December 6, 2004 - November 30, 2010 On June 23, 2009 Juan Arambula Changed his party affliation to independent while in office.[4]
Independent
Henry Perea Democratic December 6, 2010 – December 31, 2015 Resigned from the Assembly to become a lobbyist.[5]
Fresno
Joaquin Arambula April 14, 2016 - Present Sworn in after winning special election when his predecessor resigned to become a lobbyist.[6]

Election results 1992 - present[edit]

19921993 (special)199419961998200020022004200620082010201220142016 (special)201620182020

2020[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2020
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joaquin Arambula (incumbent) 38,317 61.7%
Republican Fernando Banuelos 23,743 38.3%
Total votes 62,060 100.0%
General election
Democratic Joaquin Arambula (incumbent) 77,193 61.9%
Republican Fernando Banuelos 47,551 38.1%
Total votes 124,744 100.0%
Democratic hold

2018[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joaquin Arambula (incumbent) 24,128 59.5
Republican Lupe Espinoza 16,431 40.5
Total votes 40,559 100.0
General election
Democratic Joaquin Arambula (incumbent) 54,921 64.8
Republican Lupe Espinoza 29,771 35.2
Total votes 84,692 100.0
Democratic hold


2016[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joaquin Arambula (incumbent) 31,600 57.7
Republican Clint Olivier 19,605 35.8
Democratic Ted Miller 3,582 6.5
Total votes 54,787 100.0
General election
Democratic Joaquin Arambula (incumbent) 62,404 63.8
Republican Clint Olivier 35,454 36.2
Total votes 97,858 100.0
Democratic hold

2016 (special)[edit]

California's 31st State Assembly district special election, 2016
Vacancy resulting from the resignation of Henry Perea
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joaquin Arambula 19,621 53.8
Republican Clint Olivier 14,708 40.3
Democratic Ted Miller 2,152 5.9
Total votes 36,481 100.0
Democratic hold

2014[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Henry Perea (incumbent) 24,853 99.9
No party preference Walter O. Villarreal (write-in) 24 0.1
Total votes 24,877 100.0
General election
Democratic Henry Perea (incumbent) 36,165 66.7
No party preference Walter O. Villarreal 18,017 33.3
Total votes 54,182 100.0
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Henry Perea (incumbent) 22,255 98.7
Republican James (JD) Bennett (write-in) 299 1.3
Total votes 22,554 100.0
General election
Democratic Henry Perea (incumbent) 55,626 64.0
Republican James (JD) Bennett 31,282 36.0
Total votes 86,908 100.0
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Henry Perea 40,947 59.8
Republican Brandon Shoemaker 27,606 40.2
Total votes 68,553 100.0
Democratic gain from Independent

2008[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Juan Arambula (incumbent) 64,620 69.6
Republican Clifford Archer 28,310 30.4
Democratic Christopher Alexander McCowan (Alexander Christof Grimaldi) (write-in) 170 0.1
Total votes 92,947 100.0
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Juan Arambula (incumbent) 45,004 100.0
Total votes 45,004 100.0
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Juan Arambula 49,738 57.7
Republican Paul Betancourt 36,496 42.3
Total votes 86,234 100.0
Democratic hold

2002[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sarah L. Reyes (incumbent) 39,727 100.0
Total votes 39,727 100.0
Democratic hold

2000[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sarah L. Reyes (incumbent) 47,202 63.2
Republican Richard Guerra Cabral 27,529 36.8
Total votes 74,731 100.0
Democratic hold

1998[edit]

California State Assembly election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sarah L. Reyes 36,553 59.0
Republican David Jackson 25,426 41.0
Total votes 61,979 100.0
Democratic hold

1996[edit]

California State Assembly election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cruz Bustamante (incumbent) 43,735 62.5
Republican Nathan Short 22,053 31.5
Libertarian Joseph H. Peacock II 2,935 4.2
Natural Law Joni Mamicki 1,273 1.8
Total votes 69,996 100.0
Democratic hold

1994[edit]

California State Assembly election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cruz Bustamante (incumbent) 37,012 58.4
Republican Glen S. Peterson 26,378 41.6
Total votes 63,390 100.0
Democratic hold

1993 (special)[edit]

California's 31st State Assembly district special election, 1993
Vacancy arising from the resignation of Bruce Bronzan
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cruz Bustamante 18,697 57.6
Republican Doug Vagim 13,735 42.4
Total votes 32,432 100.0
Democratic hold

1992[edit]

California State Assembly election, 1992
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bruce Bronzan (incumbent) 58,025 100.0
Total votes 58,025 100.0
Democratic hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Citizens Redistricting Commission Final Report, 2011" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Bruce Bronzan declines another term" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  3. ^ "Cruz Bustamante Sworn in" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  4. ^ "Juan Armabula changes party affliation" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  5. ^ "Leader of Legislature's moderate Democrats will resign to seek government relations job". latimes.com. Retrieved December 1, 2015.
  6. ^ "Joaquin Arambula Sworn in" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.

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