California's 37th State Assembly district

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California's 37th State Assembly district
Map of the district
Current assemblymember
  Steve Bennett
DOjai
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
466,200[1]
367,474[1]
307,080[1]
Demographics
Registered voters270,523
Registration45.79% Democratic
25.34% Republican
23.72% No party preference

California's 37th State Assembly district is one of 80 California State Assembly districts. It is currently represented by Democrat Steve Bennett of Ojai.

District profile[edit]

The district encompasses the coast from Oxnard to Point Conception and serves as one of the northernmost points of Southern California. While most of the population is located in coastal cities and towns, the district also includes various communities in the Santa Ynez and the Santa Clara River Valleys.

Election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
2018 Governor Newsom 64.6 – 35.4%
Senator Feinstein 56.4 – 43.6%
2016 President Clinton 64.3 – 29.2%
Senator Harris 62.3 – 37.7%
2014 Governor Brown 62.3 – 37.7%
2012 President Obama 61.0 – 36.3%
Senator Feinstein 63.2 – 36.8%

List of Assembly Members[edit]

Due to redistricting, the 37th 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
M. J. Sullivan Republican January 5, 1885 - January 3, 1887 San Francisco
Thomas M. Searey Democratic January 3, 1887 - January 5, 1891
M. W. Coffey Republican January 5, 1891 - January 2, 1893
T. W. Burke Independent January 2, 1893 - January 7, 1895
George W. Dixon Republican January 7, 1895 - January 4, 1897
Harry I. Mulcrevy Fusion January 4, 1897 - January 2, 1899
William E. White Democratic January 2, 1899 - January 1, 1901
Arthur G. Fisk Republican January 1, 1901 - December 30, 1903 Resigned from office.
Fred C. Jones January 2, 1905 - January 7, 1907
Dennis W. Barry January 7, 1907 - January 4, 1909
John J. McManus January 4, 1909 - January 2, 1911
Edward P. Walsh Democratic January 2, 1911 - January 6, 1913
William C. Clark Republican January 6, 1913 - January 4, 1915 Alameda
William T. Satterwhite Progressive January 4, 1915 - January 6, 1919
Republican
Clifton E. Brooks January 6, 1919 - January 8, 1923
Richard M. Lyman January 8, 1923 - January 5, 1925
Eugene W. Roland January 5, 1925 - January 2, 1933
Maurice S. Meeker January 2, 1933 - January 7, 1935 Fresno
S.L. Heisinger Democratic January 7, 1935 - January 4, 1943
Alfred W. Robertson January 4, 1943 - January 3, 1949 Santa Barbara
Stanley T. Tomlinson Republican January 3, 1949 - January 5, 1953
John B. Cooke Democratic January 5, 1953 - January 3, 1955 Ventura
Rex M. Cunningham January 3, 1955 - January 7, 1963
Burt M. Henson January 7, 1963 - November 30, 1966 Resigned to become a judge for the Ventura County Municipal Court.
John Kenyon MacDonald January 2, 1967 - November 30, 1974
Bob Cline Republican December 2, 1974 - November 30, 1980 Ventura, Los Angeles
Cathie Wright December 1, 1980 - November 30, 1992
Ventura, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara
Nao Takasugi December 7, 1992 - November 30, 1998 Ventura
Tony Strickland December 7, 1998 – November 30, 2004
Ventura, Los Angeles
Audra Strickland December 6, 2004 - November 30, 2010
Jeff Gorell December 6, 2010 - November 30, 2012 Ventura, Los Angeles, Kern
Das Williams Democratic December 3, 2012 - November 30, 2016 Ventura, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara,
Monique Limón December 5, 2016 – November 30, 2020
Steve Bennett December 7, 2020 - present

Election results 1992 - present[edit]

2020[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2020
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles W. Cole 41,945 27.5%
Democratic Steve Bennett 37,516 24.6%
Democratic Cathy Murillo 29,498 19.4%
Democratic Jonathan Abboud 12,039 7.9%
Democratic Jason Dominguez 11,177 7.3%
Democratic Elsa Granados 10,840 7.1%
Democratic Stephen Blum 9,278 6.1%
Total votes 152,293 100.0%
General election
Democratic Steve Bennett 166,015 67.6%
Republican Charles W. Cole 79,661 32.4%
Total votes 245,676 100.0%
Democratic hold

2018[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Monique Limón (incumbent) 69,382 84.3
Democratic David L. Norrdin 7,487 9.1
Democratic Sofia Collin 5,409 6.6
Total votes 82,278 100.0
General election
Democratic Monique Limón (incumbent) 129,535 80.4
Democratic David L. Norrdin 31,522 19.6
Total votes 161,057 100.0
Democratic hold

2016[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Monique Limón 83,862 65.9
No party preference Edward Fuller 43,420 34.1
Total votes 127,282 100.0
General election
Democratic Monique Limón 128,344 64.1
No party preference Edward Fuller 71,944 35.9
Total votes 200,288 100.0
Democratic hold

2014[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Das Williams (incumbent) 43,124 57.3
Republican Ron DeBlauw 32,110 42.7
Total votes 75,234 100.0
General election
Democratic Das Williams (incumbent) 75,452 58.6
Republican Ron DeBlauw 53,414 41.4
Total votes 128,866 100.0
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Das Williams (incumbent) 52,400 56.3
Republican Rob Walter 40,617 43.7
Total votes 93,017 100.0
General election
Democratic Das Williams (incumbent) 115,532 60.4
Republican Rob Walter 75,643 39.6
Total votes 191,175 100.0
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

2010 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeff Gorell 90,649 58.5
Democratic Ferial Masry 64,413 41.5
Total votes 155,062 100.0
Republican hold

2008[edit]

2008 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Audra Strickland (incumbent) 102,087 52.10
Democratic Ferial Masry 93,857 47.90
Total votes 195,944 100.00
Turnout   75.64
Republican hold

2006[edit]

2006 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Audra Strickland (incumbent) 78,493 57.38
Democratic Ferial Masry 58,305 42.62
Total votes 136,798 100.00
Turnout   57.87
Republican hold

2004[edit]

2004 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Audra Strickland 100,309 55.09
Democratic Ferial Masry 74,774 41.06
Green Adrienne M. Prince 7,013 3.85
Total votes 182,096 100.00
Republican hold

2002[edit]

2002 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tony Strickland (incumbent) 74,785 63.10
Democratic Bruce James Thomas, Jr. 43,739 36.90
Invalid or blank votes 5,771 4.64
Total votes 124,295 100.00
Republican hold

2000[edit]

2000 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tony Strickland (incumbent) 71,572 51.28
Democratic Rosalind Ann McGrath 64,691 46.35
Libertarian Willard Michlin 3,306 2.37
Invalid or blank votes 8,046 5.45
Total votes 147,615 100.00
Republican hold

1998[edit]

2000 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tony Strickland 49,853 48.88
Democratic Rosalind Ann McGrath 48,553 47.60
Reform Michael Farris 3,593 3.52
Invalid or blank votes 8,092 7.35
Total votes 110,091 100.00
Republican hold

1996[edit]

1996 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Nao Takasugi (incumbent) 73,167 59.72
Democratic Jens Herrera 49,341 40.28
Invalid or blank votes 8,633 6.56
Total votes 131,141 100.00
Republican hold

1994[edit]

1994 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Nao Takasugi (incumbent) 66,035 64.47
Democratic Dorothy S. Maron 31,738 30.98
Libertarian David A. Harner 4,660 4.55
Invalid or blank votes 11,459 10.06
Total votes 113,892 100.00
Republican hold

1992[edit]

1992 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Nao Takasugi 66,364 50.83
Democratic Roz McGrath 56,692 43.42
Libertarian David Harner 7,504 5.75
Invalid or blank votes 11,047 7.80
Total votes 141,607 100.00
Republican hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Citizens Redistricting Commission Final Report, 2011" (PDF).

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