California's 55th State Assembly district

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California's 55th State Assembly district
Map of the district
Current assemblymember
  Isaac Bryan
DLos Angeles
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
461,696[1]
351,337[1]
287,325[1]
Demographics
Registered voters266,506[2]
Registration35.16% Democratic
33.98% Republican
26.10% No party preference

California's 55th State Assembly district is one of 80 California State Assembly districts. It is currently represented by Republican Phillip Chen of Yorba Linda.

District profile[edit]

The district straddles the intersection of three counties and several distinct regions. Centered on the Chino Hills, it includes the southeastern margins of the San Gabriel Valley as well as parts of the northern Santa Ana Valley. The district is relatively affluent and primarily suburban.

Election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
2021 Recall Yes Yes 53.3 – 46.7%
2020 President Biden 52.8 – 45.4%
2018 Governor[3] Cox 52.1 – 47.9%
Senator[4] Feinstein 55.9 – 44.1%
2016 President Clinton 49.9 – 44.6%
Senator Harris 55.3 – 44.7%
2014 Governor Kashkari 57.2 – 42.8%
2012 President Romney 52.2 – 45.8%
Senator Emken 52.2 – 47.8%

List of Assembly Members[edit]

Due to redistricting, the 55th 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
William H. Jordan Republican January 5, 1885 - January 7, 1889 Alameda
Melvin C. Chapman January 7, 1889 - January 5, 1891
E. G. Cram January 5, 1891 - January 2, 1893
Augustus Griffin Bennett, Sr. January 2, 1893 - April 13, 1894 Santa Clara
John D. Kelsey January 7, 1895 - January 4, 1897 Lost election after his opponent contested the election.
J. J. McLaurin Nonpartisan January 4, 1897 - January 2, 1899 Won the election after contesting the election.
John D. Kelsey Republican January 2, 1899 - January 1, 1901
George H. Anderson January 1, 1901 - January 5, 1903
George Steward Walker January 5, 1903 - January 2, 1905
Paul J. Arnerich January 2, 1905 - January 7, 1907
John Turner Higgins January 7, 1907 - January 4, 1909
Robert L. Telfer January 4, 1909 - January 6, 1913
George Washington Wyllie January 6, 1913 - January 4, 1915 Tulare
Fred Carroll Scott Progressive January 4, 1915 - January 8, 1917
Robert Horbach Republican January 8, 1917 - January 6, 1919
Charles W. Cleary January 6, 1919 - January 5, 1925
Frank W. Mixter January 5, 1925 - January 5, 1931
Milton M. Golden January 5, 1931 - January 2, 1933 Los Angeles County, California
Austin L. Tournoux Democratic January 2, 1933 - January 7, 1935
Frank D. Laughlin January 7, 1935 - January 2, 1939
Vernon Kilpatrick January 2, 1939 - January 7, 1963
F. Douglas Ferrell January 7, 1963 - January 2, 1967
Leon D. Ralph January 2, 1967 – November 30, 1974
Richard Alatorre December 2, 1974 - December 20, 1985 Resigned from office.
Richard Polanco June 5, 1986 - November 30, 1992 Sworn in after winning special election to fill the vacant seat left by Alatorre.[5]
Juanita Millender-McDonald December 7, 1992 - April 15, 1996 Resigned from office.[6]
Richard Floyd December 2, 1996 - November 30, 2000
Jenny Oropeza December 4, 2000 – November 30, 2006
Laura Richardson December 4, 2006 - September 4, 2007 Resigned from office to be sworn into Congress for the 37th Congressional district.[7]
Warren Furutani February 7, 2008 – November 30, 2012 Sworn in after winning special election to fill vacant seat left by Richardson.[8]
Curt Hagman Republican December 3, 2012 - November 30, 2014 Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino
Ling Ling Chang December 2, 2014 - November 30, 2016
Phillip Chen December 5, 2016 - present

Election results 1992 - present[edit]

2020[edit]

2020 California State Assembly election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Phillip Chen (incumbent) 64,785 56.2%
Democratic Andrew E. Rodriguez 50,458 43.8%
Total votes 115,243 100.0%
General election
Republican Phillip Chen (incumbent) 125,212 54.9%
Democratic Andrew E. Rodriguez 102,683 45.1%
Total votes 227,895 100.0%
Republican hold

2018[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Phillip Chen 42,664 47.2
Democratic Gregg D. Fritchle 20,441 22.6
Democratic Melissa Fazli 14,016 15.5
Republican James Gerbus 9,731 10.8
Republican Scott Lebda 3,571 3.9
Total votes 90,423 100.0
General election
Republican Phillip Chen 87,928 54.9
Democratic Gregg D. Fritchle 72,256 45.1
Total votes 160,184 100.0
Republican hold

2016[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gregg D. Fritchle 32,439 35.9
Republican Phillip Chen 19,684 21.8
Republican Mike Spence 18,737 20.7
Republican Ray Marquez 10,881 12.0
Republican Steven M. Tye 8,600 9.5
Total votes 90,341 100.0
General election
Republican Phillip Chen 98,960 57.7
Democratic Gregg D. Fritchle 72,471 42.3
Total votes 171,431 100.0
Republican hold

2014[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ling Ling Chang 13,242 28.7
Democratic Gregg D. Fritchle 12,243 26.5
Republican Phillip Chen 10,659 23.1
Republican Steve Tye 9,987 21.6
Total votes 46,131 100.0
General election
Republican Ling Ling Chang 54,313 63.7
Democratic Gregg D. Fritchle 30,895 36.3
Total votes 85,208 100.0
Republican hold

2012[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Curt Hagman (incumbent) 40,298 69.1
Democratic Gregg D. Fritchle 17,994 30.9
Total votes 58,292 100.0
General election
Republican Curt Hagman (incumbent) 97,330 59.7
Democratic Gregg D. Fritchle 65,652 40.3
Total votes 162,982 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic

2010[edit]

2010 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Warren Furutani (incumbent) 61,088 70.7
Republican Christopher Salabaj 25,328 29.3
Total votes 86,416 100.0
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

2008 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Warren Furutani (incumbent) 84,597 71.68
Republican Edwin Williams 33,420 28.32
Total votes 118,017 100.00
Turnout   64.26
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

2006 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Laura Richardson 50,006 68.10
Republican Margherita Underhill 23,421 31.90
Total votes 83,427 100.00
Turnout   43.14
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

2004 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jenny Oropeza (incumbent) 73,594 66.66
Republican Margherita Palumbo Underhill 36,800 33.34
Total votes 110,394 100.00
Democratic hold

2002[edit]

2002 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jenny Oropeza (incumbent) 47,874 80.48
Libertarian Guy Wilson 11,614 19.52
Invalid or blank votes 8,816 12.91
Total votes 68,304 100.00
Democratic hold

2000[edit]

2000 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jenny Oropeza 57,735 74.63
Republican Saul E. Lankster 15,806 20.43
Libertarian Guy Wilson 3,822 4.94
Invalid or blank votes 8,534 9.94
Total votes 85,897 100.00
Democratic hold


1998[edit]

1998 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard E. "Dick" Floyd 44,407 76.58
Republican Ervin "Don" Eslinger 11,434 19.72
Libertarian Guy Wilson 2,149 3.71
Invalid or blank votes 5,356 8.46
Total votes 63,346 100.00
Democratic hold

1996[edit]

1996 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic E. "Dick" Floyd (incumbent) 50,116 74.23
Republican Ronald Hayes 17,401 25.77
Invalid or blank votes 10,894 13.89
Total votes 78,411 100.00
Democratic hold

1994[edit]

1994 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Juanita Millender-McDonald (inc.) 45,084 80.59
Libertarian Daniel O. Dalton 10,857 19.41
Invalid or blank votes 9,685 14.76
Total votes 65,626 100.00
Democratic hold

1992[edit]

1992 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Juanita Millender-McDonald 63,337 82.79
Libertarian Shannon Anderson 13,168 17.21
Invalid or blank votes 12,182 13.74
Total votes 88,687 100.00
Democratic 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. ^ "Supplement to the Statement of Vote: Counties by Assembly Districts for Governor" (PDF). California Secretary of State. 2018.
  4. ^ "Supplement to the Statement of Vote: Counties by State Assembly Districts for United States Senator" (PDF). California Secretary of State. 2018.
  5. ^ "Richard Polanco Sworn in" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  6. ^ "Juanita McDonald Resignation letter" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  7. ^ "Laura Richardson Resignation letter" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  8. ^ "Warren Furutani Sworn in" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.

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