California's 36th State Senate district

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California's 36th State Senate district
Map of the district
Current senator
  Patricia Bates
RLaguna Niguel
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
938,083[1]
708,785[1]
603,622[1]
Demographics
Registered voters576,535[2]
Registration36.48% Republican
33.74% Democratic
24.05% No party preference

California's 36th State Senate district is one of 40 California State Senate districts. It is currently represented by Republican Patricia Bates of Laguna Niguel.

District profile[edit]

The district straddles the Orange-San Diego county border, encompassing much of San Diego County's North County region.

Election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
2020 President Biden 53.2 – 44.6%
2018 Governor Cox 51.2 – 48.8% [3]
Senator Feinstein 53.8 – 46.2% [4]
2016 President Clinton 48.1 – 45.8% [5]
Senator Harris 58.8 – 41.2% [6]
2014 Governor Kashkari 57.5 – 42.5%
2012 President Romney 54.8 – 43.2%
Senator Emken 55.8 – 44.2%

List of senators[edit]

Due to redistricting, the 36th 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
John Roth Democratic January 3, 1887 - January 5, 1891 Inyo, Kern, Tulare
George S. Berry January 5, 1891 - January 7, 1895
Cyrus Mortimer Simpson Republican January 7, 1895 - January 5, 1903 Los Angeles
Benjamin W. Hahn January 5, 1903 - January 7, 1907
Charles W. Bell Nonpartisanism January 7, 1907 - January 6, 1913
Republican
William J. Carr Independent January 6, 1913 - January 8, 1923 Ran as Progressive Bull Moose for his 2nd term, and a Republican for his 3rd term.
Progressive
Republican
Anson Burlingame Johnson January 8, 1923 - January 3, 1927
Frank C. Weller January 3, 1927 - January 5, 1931
Ralph E. Swing January 5, 1931 - January 8, 1951 San Bernardino
James E. Cunningham January 8, 1951 - September 10, 1957 Resigned from the Senate to become a judge.
Raymond H. Gregory December 31, 1957 - January 5, 1959 Sworn in after winning special election.[7]
Stanford C. Shaw Democratic January 5, 1959 - January 7, 1963
Eugene G. Nisbet January 7, 1963 - January 2, 1967
Gordon Cologne Republican January 2, 1967 - March 2, 1972 Riverside, San Bernardino Resigned from the Senate to become a Judge.[8]
W. Craig Biddle June 15, 1972 - November 30, 1974 Sworn in after winning special election.[9]
Dennis Carpenter December 2, 1974 - November 30, 1978 Orange, San Diego
John G. Schmitz December 4, 1978 - November 30, 1982
Robert B. Presley Democratic December 6, 1982 – November 30, 1994 Riverside
Ray Haynes Republican December 5, 1994 – November 30, 2002 Riverside, San Diego
Dennis Hollingsworth December 2, 2002 – November 30, 2010
Joel Anderson December 6, 2010 - November 30, 2014
Patricia Bates December 1, 2014 - present Orange, San Diego


Election results[edit]

2018[edit]

2018 California State Senate election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Patricia Bates (incumbent) 124,966 54.4
Democratic Marggie Castellano 104,791 45.6
Total votes 229,757 100.0
General election
Republican Patricia Bates (incumbent) 203,607 51.5
Democratic Marggie Castellano 191,392 48.5
Majority 12,215 3.0
Total votes 394,999 100.0
Republican hold

2014[edit]

2014 California State Senate election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Patricia Bates 88,171 99.1
Democratic Gary Kephart (write-in) 756 0.9
Total votes 88,927 100.0
General election
Republican Patricia Bates 140,610 65.7
Democratic Gary Kephart 73,539 34.3
Majority 67,071 31.4
Total votes 214,149 100.0
Republican hold

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. ^ http://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/sov/2016-general/ssov/pres-by-senate.pdf
  4. ^ http://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/sov/2018-general/ssov/us-senate-by-senate.pdf
  5. ^ http://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/sov/2018-general/ssov/governor-senate.pdf
  6. ^ http://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/sov/2016-general/ssov/us-senate-by-senate.pdf
  7. ^ "Raymond H. Gregory Sworn in". babel.hathitrust.org.
  8. ^ "Gordon Cologne Resignation letter". babel.hathitrust.org.
  9. ^ "Craig Biddle Sworn in". babel.hathitrust.org.

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