California's 52nd State Assembly district

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California's 52nd State Assembly district
Map of the district
Current assemblymember
  Freddie Rodriguez
DPomona
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
465,678[1]
329,263[1]
247,395[1]
Demographics
Registered voters188,280
Registration48.10% Democratic
21.99% Republican
24.71% No party preference

California's 52nd State Assembly district is one of 80 California State Assembly districts. It is currently represented by Democrat Freddie Rodriguez of Pomona.

District profile[edit]

The district encompasses the extreme western parts of the Inland Empire, forming a major gateway between it and the San Gabriel Valley to the west. The district is mostly suburban and heavily Latino.

Election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
2018 Governor Newsom 64.1 – 35.9%
Senator Feinstein 51.1 – 48.9%
2016 President Clinton 65.8 – 28.7%
Senator Harris 51.8 – 48.2%
2014 Governor Brown 58.6 – 41.4%
2012 President Obama 65.0 – 32.9%
Senator Feinstein 65.7 – 34.3%

List of Assembly Members[edit]

Due to redistricting, the 52nd 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
Thomas Coke Morris Democratic January 5, 1885 - January 3, 1887 Alameda
John Ellsworth Republican January 3, 1887 - January 7, 1889
William Simposn January 7, 1889 - January 5, 1891
Frederick Bryant January 5, 1891 - January 2, 1893
James Thomas O'Keefe January 2, 1893 - January 7, 1895 San Mateo
Timothy Guy Phelps January 7, 1895 - January 4, 1897
S. G. Goodhue January 4, 1897 - January 2, 1899
Henry Ward Brown January 2, 1899 - January 5, 1903
William H. Waste January 5, 1903 - April 13, 1905 Alameda Resigned to become a Judge for the Alameda County Superior Court.
John M. Eshleman January 7, 1907 - January 4, 1909
C. C. Young January 4, 1909 - January 6, 1913
Leonard B. Cary January 6, 1913 - January 8, 1917 Fresno Ran as a Progressive during his 2nd term and won.
Progressive
Melvin Pettit January 8, 1917 - January 3, 1921 Changed his party to Democratic when he ran for his 2nd term.
Democratic
S. L. Heisinger January 3, 1921 - January 5, 1931
Eleanor Miller Republican January 5, 1931 - January 2, 1933 Los Angeles
Charles W. Grubbs Democratic January 2, 1933 - January 7, 1935
Ben Rosenthal January 7, 1935 - May 29, 1940 Resigns to become a judge for the Los Angeles Municipal Court.
William H. Poole January 6, 1941 - January 4, 1943
Jonathan J. Hollibaugh Republican January 4, 1943 - June 11, 1953 Died in office. Dies from a heart attack.[2]
Frank G. Bonelli Democratic December 2, 1953 - June 4, 1958 Sworn in after winning special death to fill vacant seat after Hollibaugh's death.[3] Resigns from the Assembly to become a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.
George A. Willson January 5, 1959 - January 2, 1967
Floyd L. Wakefield Republican January 2, 1967 - November 30, 1974
Vincent Thomas Democratic December 2, 1974 - November 30, 1978
Gerald N. Felando Republican December 4, 1978 - November 30, 1982
Frank Hill December 6, 1982 - April 16, 1990 Resigned from office after winning special election to be sworn in the 31st Senate district.[4]
Paul Horcher December 3, 1990 - November 30, 1992
Willard H. Murray Jr. Democratic December 7, 1992 - November 30, 1996
Carl Washington December 2, 1996 - November 30, 2002
Mervyn Dymally December 2, 2002 - November 30, 2008
Isadore Hall III December 1, 2008 - November 30, 2012
Norma J. Torres December 3, 2012 - May 20, 2013 Los Angeles, San Bernardino Resigned from office to be sworn in to the 32nd Senate district.[5]
Freddie Rodriguez October 11, 2013 - present Sworn in after winning special election.[6]

Election results[edit]

2020[edit]

2020 California State Assembly election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Freddie Rodriguez (incumbent) 47,539 68.8%
Republican Toni Holle 21,499 31.1%
Democratic Jesus Gonzales (Write in) 18 0.0%
Total votes 69,038 100.0%
General election
Democratic Freddie Rodriguez (incumbent) 112,165 68.3%
Republican Toni Holle 52,022 31.7%
Total votes 164,187 100.0%
Democratic hold

2018[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Freddie Rodriguez (incumbent) 21,736 48.0
Republican Toni Holle 16,087 35.5
Democratic Frank C. Guzman 6,297 13.9
Libertarian Ben W. Gibbons 1,205 2.7
Total votes 45,325 100.0
General election
Democratic Freddie Rodriguez (incumbent) 70,507 68.6
Republican Toni Holle 32,273 31.4
Total votes 102,780 100.0
Democratic hold

2016[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Freddie Rodriguez (incumbent) 33,830 63.9
Democratic Paul Vincent Avila 18,943 35.8
Republican Toni Holle (write-in) 196 0.4
Total votes 52,969 100.0
General election
Democratic Freddie Rodriguez (incumbent) 64,836 59.1
Democratic Paul Vincent Avila 44,865 40.9
Total votes 109,701 100.0
Democratic hold

2014[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Freddie Rodriguez (incumbent) 11,543 55.2
Republican Dorothy F. Pineda 9,368 44.8
Total votes 20,911 100.0
General election
Democratic Freddie Rodriguez (incumbent) 27,877 58.9
Republican Dorothy F. Pineda 19,470 41.1
Total votes 47,347 100.0
Democratic hold

2013 (special)[edit]

California's 52nd State Assembly district special election, 2013
Vacancy resulting from the resignation of Norma Torres
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
No party preference Paul S. Leon 4,219 24.9
Democratic Freddie Rodriguez 3,758 22.2
Republican Dorothy F. Pineda 2,453 14.5
Democratic Jason A. Rothman 1,545 9.1
Democratic Tom Haughey 1,482 8.7
Democratic Danielle Soto 1,259 7.4
Democratic Doris Louise Wallace 887 5.2
Democratic Paul Vincent Avila 752 4.4
Democratic Manuel Saucedo 597 3.5
Total votes 16,952 100.0
General election
Democratic Freddie Rodriguez 7,630 51.3
No party preference Paul S. Leon 7,230 48.7
Total votes 14,860 100.0
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Norma Torres (incumbent) 10,851 41.8
Republican Kenny Coble 9,729 37.5
Democratic Paul Vincent Avila 3,417 13.2
Democratic Ray Moors 1,969 7.6
Total votes 25,966 100.0
General election
Democratic Norma Torres (incumbent) 66,565 66.0
Republican Kenny Coble 34,267 34.0
Total votes 100,832 100.0
Democratic hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Citizens Redistricting Commission Final Report, 2011" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Veteran Assembly Collapses on Street". cdnc.ucr.edu.
  3. ^ "Frank Bonelli Sworn in" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  4. ^ "Frank Hill Resignation letter" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  5. ^ "Norma Torres Resignation letter" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  6. ^ "Freddie Rodriguez Sworn in" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.

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