California's 38th State Assembly district

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California's 38th State Assembly district
Map of the district
Current assemblymember
  Suzette Valladares
RSanta Clarita
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
469,883[1]
351,818[1]
296,536[1]
Demographics
Registered voters283,207
Registration34.28% Democratic
33.44% Republican
26.78% No party preference

California's 38th State Assembly district is one of 80 California State Assembly districts. It is currently represented by Republican Suzette Martinez Valladares of Santa Clarita.

District profile[edit]

The district encompasses the outer northwestern suburbs of Los Angeles. It consists of the Santa Clarita Valley and Simi Valley, along with parts of the San Fernando Valley, the Sierra Pelona Mountains, and Soledad Canyon.

Election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
2020 President Biden 53.2 - 44.8%
2018 Governor[2] Newsom 50.3 – 49.7%
Senator[3] Feinstein 51.3 – 48.7%
2016 President Clinton 49.6 – 44.4%
Senator Harris 62.5 – 37.5%
2014 Governor Kashkari 56.8 – 43.2%
2012 President Romney 50.8 – 46.7%
Senator Emken 51.7 – 48.3%

List of Assembly Members[edit]

Due to redistricting, the 38th district has been moved around different parts of the state. The current iteration resulted from the 2011 redistricting by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission.

Representatives Party Years Served Counties Represented Notes
William B. Hunt Republican January 5, 1885 - January 3, 1887 San Francisco
Daniel S. Regan Democratic January 3, 1887 - January 5, 1891
A. T. Barnett Republican January 5, 1891 - January 2, 1893
Bert Schlesinger Democratic January 2, 1893 - January 7, 1895
Marcus Lewis Republican January 7, 1895 - January 4, 1897
Gustave Pohlmann January 4, 1897 - January 2, 1899
William H. Rickard January 2, 1899 - January 1, 1901
Bert Schlesinger Democratic January 1, 1901 - January 5, 1903
Marcus Lewis Republican January 5, 1903 - January 2, 1905
Samuel H. Beckett January 2, 1905 - January 4, 1909
William C. Pugh January 4, 1909 - January 2, 1911 Held Dual office. He also served as a member of San Francisco County Board of Supervisors.
Edward J. D. Nolan January 2, 1911 - January 6, 1913
Daniel Ferguson January 6, 1913 - January 8, 1917 Alameda
Progressive
William R. Brackett Independent January 8, 1917 - January 6, 1919
Edgar S. Hurley Republican January 6, 1919 - January 8, 1923
Jacob Croter January 8, 1923 - July 1, 1927 Resigns to focus his time on being the City Treasuer of Oakland.[4]
Walter W. Feeley January 7, 1929 - January 2, 1933
Ford A. Chatters January 2, 1933 - January 4, 1937 Kings, Tulare
Gordon Hickman Garland Democratic January 4, 1937 - January 4, 1943
Walter J. Fourt Republican January 4, 1943 - January 6, 1947 Ventura
John B. Cooke Democratic January 6, 1947 - January 5, 1953
Dorothy M. Donahoe January 5, 1953 - April 4, 1960 Kern Died in office from Pneumonia.[5][6]
Jack T. Casey January 2, 1961 - January 7, 1963
Carley V. Porter January 7, 1963 - December 6, 1972 Los Angeles Died in office.[7]
Robert M. McLennan Republican June 5, 1973 - November 30, 1974 Sworn in office after winning special election to fill the vacant seat left by Porter who died in office.[8]
Paul V. Priolo December 2, 1974 - November 30, 1980 Los Angeles, Ventura
Marion W. La Follette December 1, 1980 - November 30, 1990
Los Angeles
Paula Boland December 3, 1990 - November 30, 1996
Tom McClintock December 2, 1996 – November 30, 2000 Los Angeles, Ventura
Keith Richman December 4, 2000 – November 30, 2006
Cameron Smyth December 4, 2006 – November 30, 2012
Scott Wilk December 3, 2012 – November 30, 2016
Dante Acosta December 5, 2016 – November 30, 2018
Christy Smith Democratic December 3, 2018 – December 7, 2020
Suzette Martinez Valladares Republican December 7, 2020 - present

Election results[edit]

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2020[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2020
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Suzette Martinez Valladares 39,481 31.8
Republican Lucie Lapointe Volotzky 21,942 17.6
Democratic Annie E. Cho 15,498 12.5
Democratic Kelvin Driscoll 14,868 12.0
Democratic Brandii Grace 14,387 11.6
Democratic Dina Cervantes 10,900 8.8
Democratic Susan M. Christopher 7,255 5.8
Total votes 124,331 100.0
General election
Republican Suzette Martinez Valladares 149,201 76.1
Republican Lucie Lapointe Volotzky 46,877 23.9
Total votes 196,078 100.00
Republican gain from Democratic

2018[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dante Acosta (incumbent) 49,825 53.6
Democratic Christy Smith 43,050 46.4
Total votes 92,875 100.0
General election
Democratic Christy Smith 89,468 51.2
Republican Dante Acosta (incumbent) 85,417 48.8
Total votes 174,885 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

2016[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Christy Smith 44,755 44.7
Republican Dante Acosta 36,236 36.2
Republican Tyler Izen 10,998 11.0
Republican Jarrod R. Degonia 8,215 8.2
Total votes 100,204 100.0
General election
Republican Dante Acosta 102,977 52.9
Democratic Christy Smith 91,801 47.1
Total votes 194,778 100.0
Republican hold

2014[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott Wilk (incumbent) 32,550 66.9
Democratic Jorge Salomon Fuentes 16,082 33.1
Total votes 48,632 100.0
General election
Republican Scott Wilk (incumbent) 63,249 66.3
Democratic Jorge Salomon Fuentes 32,095 33.7
Total votes 95,344 100.0
Republican hold

2012[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott Wilk 20,230 32.1
Democratic Edward Headington 19,608 31.1
Republican Patricia McKeon 14,025 22.2
Republican Paul B. Strickland 9,182 14.6
Total votes 63,045 100.0
General election
Republican Scott Wilk 100,069 56.9
Democratic Edward Headington 75,864 43.1
Total votes 175,933 100.0
Republican hold

2010[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cameron Smyth (incumbent) 83,854 56.7
Democratic Diana G. Shaw 55,062 37.3
Libertarian Peggy Christensen 9,015 6.0
Total votes 147,931 100.0
Republican hold

2008[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cameron Smyth (incumbent) 103,761 55.0
Democratic Carole Lutness 84,936 45.0
Total votes 188,697 100.0
Republican hold

2006[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cameron Smyth 70,193 56.6
Democratic Lyn Shaw 46,926 37.7
Libertarian Peggy L. Christensen 7,116 5.7
Total votes 124,235 100.0
Republican hold

2004[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Keith Richman (incumbent) 106,834 61.2
Democratic Brian Joseph Davis 67,747 38.8
Total votes 174,581 100.0
Republican hold

2002[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Keith Richman (incumbent) 64,340 60.9
Democratic Paula L. Calderon 37,376 35.3
Libertarian Karl Lembke 4,074 3.8
Total votes 105,790 100.0
Republican hold

2000[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Keith Richman 74,581 51.0
Democratic Jon M. Lauritzen 64,732 44.2
Libertarian Philip Baron 7,033 4.8
Total votes 146,346 100.0
Republican hold

1998[edit]

California State Assembly election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom McClintock (incumbent) 78,417 100.0
Total votes 78,417 100.00
Republican hold

1996[edit]

California State Assembly election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom McClintock 71,597 55.5
Democratic Jon M. Lauritzen 51,274 39.8
Natural Law Virginia F. Neuman 6,021 4.7
Total votes 128,892 100.0
Republican hold

1994[edit]

California State Assembly election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Paula Boland (incumbent) 74,382 67.1
Democratic Josh A. Arce 28,699 25.9
Green Charles Wilken 7,748 7.0
Total votes 110,829 100.0
Republican hold

1992[edit]

California State Assembly election, 1992
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Paula Boland (incumbent) 78,770 53.7
Democratic Howard Cohen 59,742 40.7
Libertarian Devin Cutler 8,250 5.6
Total votes 146,762 100.0
Republican hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Citizens Redistricting Commission Final Report, 2011" (PDF).
  2. ^ https://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/sov/2018-general/ssov/governor-assembly.pdf
  3. ^ https://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/sov/2018-general/ssov/us-senate-by-assembly.pdf
  4. ^ "Assemblyman Quits For Oakland Post". cdnc.ucr.edu.
  5. ^ "Assemblywoman Donahoe Dies Of Pneumonia (Part 1 of the article)". cdnc.ucr.edu.
  6. ^ "DOROTHY DONAHOE OF STATE ASSEMBLY DIES (Part 2 of the article". cdnc.ucr.edu.
  7. ^ "Carley Porter, 66, Assemblyman, Dies". cdnc.ucr.edu.
  8. ^ "Robert McLennan Sworn in" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.

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