California's 33rd State Senate district

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California's 33rd State Senate district
Map of the district
Current senator
  Lena Gonzalez
DLong Beach
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
926,972[1]
652,106[1]
414,477[1]
Demographics
Registered voters442,974[2]
Registration57.60% Democratic
11.83% Republican
24.62% No party preference

California's 33rd State Senate district is one of 40 California State Senate districts. It is currently represented by Democrat Lena Gonzalez of Long Beach.

District profile[edit]

The district encompasses a strip of the Gateway Cities, stretching from parts of South Los Angeles to the coast, including the Port of Long Beach and a significant portion of Long Beach itself.

Election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
2020 President Biden 76.7 – 20.8%
2018 Governor Newsom 78.2 – 21.8%
Senator Feinstein 54.1 – 45.9%
2016 President Clinton 79.1 – 15.2%
Senator Harris 51.8 – 48.2%
2014 Governor Brown 73.7 – 26.3%
2012 President Obama 78.6 – 19.1%
Senator Feinstein 78.8 – 21.2%

List of Senators[edit]

Due to redistricting, the 33rd district has been moved around different parts of the state. The current iteration resulted from the 2011 redistricting by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission.

Senators Party Years served Counties represented Notes
James D. Byrnes Republican January 3, 1887 - January 2, 1893 San Mateo, Santa Cruz
Thomas Flint Jr. January 2, 1893 - January 2, 1905 Monterey, San Benito
Charles B. Greenwell January 2, 1905 - January 4, 1909 Santa Barbara, Ventura
Louis H. Roseberry January 4, 1909 - January 6, 1913
Prescott F. Cogswell January 6, 1913 - January 8, 1917 Los Angeles
Joseph A. Rominger January 8, 1917 - January 5, 1925
Cadet Taylor January 5, 1925 - January 7, 1929
Frank Merriam January 7, 1929 - January 6, 1931 Resigned from the Senate to become Lieutenant Governor.
Ralph H. Clock March 4, 1931 - January 2, 1933 Sworn in after winning special election.[3]
Walter H. Duval January 2, 1933 - January 4, 1937 Ventura
James J. McBride Democratic January 4, 1937 - June 12, 1961 Died in office. Died from a heart attack.[4]
Robert J. Lagomarsino Republican November 10, 1961 - January 2, 1967 Sworn in after winning special election.[5]
Joseph M. Kennick Democratic January 2, 1967 - November 30, 1976 Los Angeles
William Campbell Republican December 6, 1976 - November 30, 1984
Paul B. Carpenter Democratic December 3, 1984 - January 5, 1987 Los Angeles, Orange Resigned from the Senate to become a Member of California Board of Equalization.[6]
Cecil Green May 18, 1987 - November 30, 1992 Sworn in after winning special election.[7]
John Lewis Republican December 7, 1992 - November 30, 2000 Orange
Dick Ackerman December 4, 2000 – November 30, 2008
Mimi Walters December 1, 2008 - November 30, 2012
Ricardo Lara Democratic December 3, 2012 - January 7, 2019 Los Angeles Resigned from the Senate to be sworn in as California Insurance Commissioner.
Lena Gonzalez June 12, 2019 - present Sworn in after winning special election.

Election results 1992 - present[edit]

2020[edit]

2020 California State Senate election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lena Gonzalez (incumbent) 109,428 99.8
Democratic Elizabeth Castillo (write-in) 205 0.2
Total votes 109,633 100.00
General election
Democratic Lena Gonzalez (incumbent) 164,752 61.8
Democratic Elizabeth Castillo 101,831 38.2
Total votes 266,583 100.0
Democratic hold

2019 (special)[edit]

2019 California's 33rd State Senate district special election
Vacancy resulting from the resignation of Ricardo Lara[8]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lena Gonzalez 10,984 31.6
Republican Jack M. Guerrero 4,860 14.0
Democratic Ali Saleh 3,334 9.6
Democratic Ana Maria Quintana 3,038 8.8
Democratic José Luis Solache 2,594 7.5
Democratic Denise Diaz 2,404 6.9
Republican Martha Flores Gibson 2,225 6.4
Democratic Leticia Vasquez Wilson 1,839 5.3
Democratic Al Austin, II 1,356 3.9
Democratic Thomas Jefferson Cares 824 2.4
Democratic Chris Garcia 720 2.1
Green Cesar Flores 529 1.5
Total votes 34,711 100.0
General election
Democratic Lena Gonzalez 32,394 69.8
Republican Jack M. Guerrero 14,049 30.2
Total votes 46,443 100.0
Democratic hold

2016[edit]

2016 California State Senate election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ricardo Lara (incumbent) 104,027 99.95
Libertarian Honor Mimi Robson (write-in) 47 0.05
Total votes 104,074 100.00
General election
Democratic Ricardo Lara (incumbent) 177,971 78.6
Libertarian Honor Mimi Robson 48,316 21.4
Total votes 226,287 100.0
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

2012 California State Senate election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ricardo Lara 35,865 100.0
Peace and Freedom Lee H. Chauser (write-in) 3 0.0
Total votes 35,868 100.0
General election
Democratic Ricardo Lara 158,707 80.4
Peace and Freedom Lee H. Chauser 38,671 19.6
Total votes 197,378 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

2008[edit]

California State Senate election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mimi Walters 219,068 58.11
Democratic Gary Pritchard 157,945 41.89
Total votes 377,013 100.00
Turnout   69.46
Republican hold

2004[edit]

California State Senate election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dick Ackerman (incumbent) 245,116 68.96
Democratic Randall Daugherty 110,313 31.04
Total votes 355,429 100.00
Republican hold

2000[edit]

California State Senate election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dick Ackerman 212,705 65.65
Democratic Jack L. Roberts 94,176 29.07
Libertarian Michael E. Chacon 11,708 3.61
Natural Law William H. Verkamp 5,391 1.66
Invalid or blank votes 30,647 8.64
Total votes 354,627 100.00
Republican hold

1996[edit]

California State Senate election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Lewis (incumbent) 199,173 68.84
Democratic David Robert Heywood 91,011 31.36
Invalid or blank votes 19,466 6.29
Total votes 309,650 100.00
Republican hold

1992[edit]

California State Senate election, 1992
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Lewis (incumbent) 191,974 64.12
Democratic Samuel D. Eidt 86,859 29.01
Libertarian Doyle Guhy 20,543 6.86
Invalid or blank votes 36,454 10.85
Total votes 335,830 100.00
Republican gain from Democratic

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Citizens Redistricting Commission Final Report, 2011" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Report of Registration as of July 3, 2020" (PDF).
  3. ^ "Ralph Clock Sworn in". babel.hathitrust.org.
  4. ^ "Dean Of Senate James J. McBride Found Dead Today". cdnc.ucr.edu.
  5. ^ "Robert Lagomarsino". babel.hathitrust.org.
  6. ^ "Paul Carpenter Resignation letter". babel.hathitrust.org.
  7. ^ "Cecil Green Sworn in". babel.hathitrust.org.
  8. ^ https://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/special-elections/2019-sd33/notice-to-candidates.pdf

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