California's 3rd State Senate district

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California's 3rd State Senate district
Map of the district
Current senator
  Bill Dodd
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
Registered voters526,122
Registration48.81% Democratic
22.34% Republican
23.76% No party preference

California's 3rd State Senate district is one of 40 California State Senate districts. It is currently represented by Democrat Bill Dodd of Napa.

District profile[edit]

The district stretches over the northern San Francisco Bay Area and the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta regions. It includes parts of the North Bay, Wine Country, and the Sacramento Valley.

Election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
2016 President Clinton 65.3 – 28.0%
Senator Harris 68.3 – 31.7%
2014 Governor Brown 68.0 – 32.0%
2012 President Obama 65.4 – 32.0%
Senator Feinstein 68.0 – 32.0%

List of senators[edit]

Due to redistricting, the 3rd district has been moved around different parts of the state. The current iteration resulted from the 2011 redistricting by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission.

Senator Party Dates
D. S. Gregory Democratic
Warren Chase Workingmen
Patrick W. Murphy Democratic
Delos Ashley Know Nothing
B. C. Whiting Democratic
John H. Watson Democratic
W. H. Patterson Republican
William Frederick Prisk Democratic
M. H. Mead Democratic
George Steele Republican
Tirey L. Ford Republican 1892-1897
John R. Tyrrell Republican 1900–1904
John B. Irish Republican 1904–1908
E. S. Birdsall Republican 1908–1916
Thomas Ingram Republican 1916–1929
Bert Alford Cassidy Republican 1929–1932
Harry A. Perry Republican 1932–1936
Irwin T. Quinn Democratic 1936–1948
Michael J. Burns Republican 1948–1952
Arthur W. Way Republican 1952–1953
Stephen P. Teale Democratic 1953–1956
Carl L. Christensen Jr. Democratic 1956–1966
Stephen P. Teale Democratic 1966–1972
Clare Berryhill Republican 1972–1976
Albert S. Rodda Democratic 1976–1980
John T. Doolittle Republican 1980–1984
Milton Marks Democratic 1984–1996
John L. Burton Democratic 1996–2004
Carole Migden Democratic 2004–2008
Mark Leno Democratic 2008–2012
Lois Wolk Democratic 2012–2016
Bill Dodd Democratic 2016–present

Election results[edit]


California State Senate election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Dodd 90,396 37.4
Democratic Mariko Yamada 72,243 29.9
Republican Greg "Coach" Coppes 54,525 22.6
Democratic Gabe Griess 24,540 10.2
Total votes 241,704 100.0
General election
Democratic Bill Dodd 207,927 58.1
Democratic Mariko Yamada 149,701 41.9
Total votes 357,628 100.0
Democratic hold


California State Senate election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lois Wolk (incumbent) 116,403 96.9
Republican Frank Miranda (write-in) 2,402 2.0
Republican Gary Clift (write-in) 1,341 1.1
Total votes 120,146 100.0
General election
Democratic Lois Wolk (incumbent) 233,406 66.2
Republican Frank Miranda 119,033 33.8
Total votes 352,439 100.0
Democratic hold

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