California's 56th State Assembly district

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California's 56th State Assembly district
Map of the district
Current assemblymember
  Eduardo Garcia
DCoachella
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
465,302[1]
328,306[1]
227,204[1]
Demographics
Registered voters180,376
Registration48.00% Democratic
25.29% Republican
22.52% No party preference

California's 56th State Assembly district is one of 80 California State Assembly districts. It is currently represented by Democrat Eduardo Garcia of Coachella.

District profile[edit]

The district encompasses the Imperial Valley and parts of the Coachella Valley and Colorado Desert. The district is primarily rural and heavily Latino.

Election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
2018 Governor Newsom 61.5 – 38.5%
Senator de Leon 53.8 – 46.2%
2016 President Clinton 64.2 – 31.2%
Senator Sanchez 59.2 – 40.8%
2014 Governor Brown 62.9 – 37.1%
2012 President Obama 62.1 – 36.3%
Senator Feinstein 64.0 – 36.0%

List of Assembly Members[edit]

Due to redistricting, the 56th 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
George W. Watson Republican January 5, 1885 - January 3, 1887 Alameda
Charles O. Alexander January 3, 1887 - January 5, 1891
Almon Ames January 5, 1891 - January 2, 1893
Massey Thomas Democratic January 2, 1893 - January 7, 1895 Santa Clara
Walter A. Meads January 7, 1895 - January 4, 1897
M. E. Arnerich Republican January 4, 1897 - January 1, 1901
George Steward Walker January 1, 1901 - January 5, 1903
Eli Wright January 5, 1903 - January 2, 1905
Ward M. Jarvis January 2, 1905 - January 7, 1907
Guy Whitman Smith January 7, 1907 - January 4, 1909
Lewis Dan Bohnett January 4, 1909 - January 6, 1913
William E. Simpson Democratic January 6, 1913 - January 4, 1915 Kern
Witten William Harris Socialist January 4, 1915 - January 6, 1919 Changed his party from Socialist to Democratic when running for his 2nd term.
Democratic
Grace S. Dorris Republican January 6, 1919 - January 3, 1921 First woman elected along with Esto Bates Broughton, Elizabeth Hughes, and Anna L. Saylor.
Franklin Heck Democratic January 3, 1921 - January 8, 1923
Grace S. Dorris Republican January 8, 1923 - January 3, 1927
Robert Lincoln Patterson January 3, 1927 - January 5, 1931
Walter J. Little January 5, 1931 - January 2, 1933 Los Angeles
Bert V. Callahan Democratic January 2, 1933 - January 7, 1935
Thomas Cunningham Republican January 7, 1935 - January 2, 1939
Norris Poulson January 2, 1939 - January 3, 1943
Ernest E. Debs Democratic January 4, 1943 - June 30, 1947 Resigned from office to become a member of the Los Angeles City Council.
Glenard P. Lipscomb Republican November 25, 1947 - November 10, 1953 Sworn in after winning special election to fill vacant seat left by Debs.[2] Resigns after winning a Congressional seat in the 24th district.
Seth J. Johnson January 3, 1955 - July 16, 1959 Died in office. Died in the hospital due to respiratory ailment.[3]
Chet Wolfrum December 2, 1959 - January 7, 1963 Sworn in after winning special election to fill vacant seat left by Johnson after he died in office.[4]
Charles Warren Democratic January 7, 1963 - November 30, 1974
Art Torres December 2, 1974 - November 30, 1982
Gloria Molina December 6, 1982 - February 27, 1987 Resigned from the Assembly to become a member of the Los Angeles City Council.[5]
Lucille Roybal-Allard May 18, 1987 - November 30, 1992 Sworn in after winning special election.[6]
Bob Epple December 7, 1992 - November 30, 1994
Phillip D. Hawkins Republican December 5, 1994 - November 30, 1996
Sally M. Havice Democratic December 2, 1996 - November 30, 2002
Rudy Bermudez December 2, 2002 - November 30, 2006 Los Angeles, Orange
Tony Mendoza December 4, 2006 - November 30, 2012
V. Manuel Perez December 3, 2012 - November 30, 2014 Imperial, Riverside
Eduardo Garcia December 1, 2014 - present

Election results 1992 - present[edit]

2020[edit]

2020 California State Assembly election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eduardo Garcia (incumbent) 44,530 64.0%
Republican America Figueroa 25,074 36.0%
Total votes 69,604 100.0%
General election
Democratic Eduardo Garcia (incumbent) 97,497 63.6%
Republican America Figueroa 55,702 36.4%
Total votes 153,196 100.0%
Democratic hold

2018[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eduardo Garcia (incumbent) 31,747 60.3
Republican Jeff Gonzalez 13,331 25.3
Republican Jonathan Reiss 7,527 14.3
Total votes 52,605 100.0
General election
Democratic Eduardo Garcia (incumbent) 62,622 64.8
Republican Jeff Gonzalez 34,088 35.2
Total votes 96,710 100.0
Democratic hold

2016[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eduardo Garcia (incumbent) 45,122 100.0
Total votes 45,122 100.0
General election
Democratic Eduardo Garcia (incumbent) 93,090 100.0
Total votes 93,090 100.0
Democratic hold

2014[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Eduardo Garcia 23,104 56.9
Republican Charles Bennet, Jr. 17,471 43.1
Total votes 40,575 100.0
General election
Democratic Eduardo Garcia 35,671 58.5
Republican Charles Bennet, Jr. 25,347 41.5
Total votes 61,018 100.0
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic V. Manuel Perez (incumbent) 23,661 57.1
Republican Corky Reynaga-Emett 17,763 42.9
Total votes 41,424 100.0
General election
Democratic V. Manuel Perez (incumbent) 66,353 66.1
Republican Corky Reynaga-Emett 34,038 33.9
Total votes 100,391 100.0
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

2010 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tony Mendoza (incumbent) 56,943 65.5
Republican Henry J. Bestwick 30,111 34.5
Total votes 87,054 100.0
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

2008 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tony Mendoza (incumbent) 78,652 65.17
Republican Roger Garrett 42,040 34.83
Total votes 120,692 100.00
Turnout   64.14
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

2006 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tony Mendoza 43,666 57.72
Republican Grace Hu 31,991 42.28
Total votes 75,657 100.00
Turnout   44.42
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

2004 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rudy Bermudez (incumbent) 67,294 60.16
Republican John Brantuk 44,559 39.84
Total votes 111,853 100.00
Democratic hold

2002[edit]

2002 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rudy Bermudez (incumbent) 39,032 61.49
Republican John Brantuk 24,440 38.51
Invalid or blank votes 3,991 5.92
Total votes 67,463 100.00
Turnout
Democratic hold

2000[edit]

2000 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sally Havice (incumbent) 73,536 60.59
Republican Grace Hu 47,836 39.41
Invalid or blank votes 8,970 6.88
Total votes 130,342 100.00
Democratic hold

1998[edit]

1998 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sally Havice (incumbent) 48,913 53.00
Republican Phil Hawkins 40,972 44.39
Libertarian Bruce J. McKenzie 2,409 2.61
Invalid or blank votes 6,210 6.30
Total votes 98,504 100.00
Democratic hold

1996[edit]

1996 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sally M. Havice 54,455 49.37
Republican Richard Lambros 52,376 47.48
Libertarian Arthur M. Hays 3,478 3.15
Invalid or blank votes 11,691 9.59
Total votes 122,000 100.00
Democratic gain from Republican

1994[edit]

1994 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Phil Hawkins 53,535 53.52
Democratic Bob Epple (incumbent) 43,178 43.17
Libertarian Arthur M. Hays 3,308 3.31
Invalid or blank votes 6,894 6.45
Total votes 106,915 100.00
Republican gain from Democratic

1992[edit]

1992 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Epple (incumbent) 61,330 47.81
Republican Phil Hawkins 60,788 47.39
Libertarian Richard Gard 6,151 4.80
Invalid or blank votes 9,421 6.84
Total votes 137,690 100.00
Democratic hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Citizens Redistricting Commission Final Report, 2011" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Glenard Lipscomb Sworn in" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  3. ^ "Johnson Republican Assemblyman, Dies". cdnc.ucr.edu.
  4. ^ "Chet Wolfrum Sworn in" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  5. ^ "Gloria Molina Resignation Letter" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  6. ^ "Lucille Roybal-Allard Sworn in" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.

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