California's 5th State Assembly district

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California's 5th State Assembly district
Map of the district
Current assemblymember
  Frank Bigelow
RO'Neals
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
463,049[1]
360,835[1]
318,961[1]
Demographics
Registered voters248,419
Registration41.45% Republican
31.03% Democratic
21.02% No party preference

California's 5th State Assembly district is one of 80 California State Assembly districts. It is currently represented by Republican Frank Bigelow of O'Neals.

District profile[edit]

The district encompasses the central Sierra Nevada, including most of the Gold Country. The district also contains a slice of the Central Valley.

Election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
2020 President Trump 55.3 - 42.2%
2018 Governor Cox 60.2 – 39.8%
Senator de Leon 56.8 – 43.2%
2016 President Trump 54.8 – 38.5%
Senator Harris 60.4 – 39.6%
2014 Governor Kashkari 55.9 – 44.1%
2012 President Romney 55.9 – 41.3%
Senator Emken 57.4 – 42.6%

List of assembly members[edit]

Due to redistricting, the 5th 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
Thomas A. Roseberry Republican January 5, 1885 - January 3, 1887 Lassen, Modoc
William Dudley Morris Democratic January 3, 1887 - January 7, 1889
J. J. Reavis January 7, 1889 - January 5, 1891
A. J. Jackson January 5, 1891 - January 2, 1893
Thaddeus Wilton Huff Shanahan January 2, 1893 - January 7, 1895 Modoc, Shasta
James T. Laird Republican January 7, 1895 - January 4, 1897
Thaddeus Wilton Huff Shanahan Populist January 4, 1897 - January 2, 1899
James H. Beecher Republican January 2, 1899 - January 5, 1901
James A. Hubbard Democratic January 5, 1901 - January 5, 1903
Frank D. Soward Republican January 5, 1903 - January 2, 1905 Plumas, Sierra, Tehama
H. S. Gans January 2, 1905 - January 7, 1907
John W. Finney January 7, 1907 - January 4, 1909
Harry Polsley Democratic January 4, 1909 - January 4, 1915 At the beginning of his second term, the counties switched districts and were replaced with two counties: Glenn and Colusa county.[2]
Tehama, Glenn, Colusa
Elmer Lee Sisson January 4, 1915 - January 8, 1917
Harry Polsley January 8, 1917 - January 3, 1921
Van Bernard Republican January 3, 1921 - January 5, 1931
John Evangelist Frazier January 5, 1931 - January 2, 1933 Butte, Sutter, Yuba
Ernest C. Crowley Democratic January 2, 1933 – September 22, 1952 Solano, Lake, Napa Died in office from a heart attack.[3]
Samuel R. Geddes January 5, 1953 - January 2, 1961 Solano, Napa
Robert L. Leggett January 2, 1961 - January 7, 1963
Pearce Young January 7, 1963 – December 19, 1966 Resigned before his term expired.[4]
John F. Dunlap January 2, 1967 – November 30, 1974
Eugene T. Gualco December 2, 1974 – November 30, 1978 Sacramento
Jean Moorhead Duffy Republican December 4, 1978 - November 30, 1986
Tim Leslie December 1, 1986 – May 16, 1991 Placer, Sacramento Resigned.[5]
B. T. Collins September 18, 1991 – March 19, 1993 Sworn in after winning special election.[6] He also died in office.
Barbara Alby July 30, 1993 – November 30, 1998 Sacramento Took oath of office after special election succeeding B. T. Collins.[7]
Dave Cox December 7, 1998 – November 30, 2004
Roger Niello December 6, 2004 – November 30, 2010 Placer, Sacramento
Richard Pan Democratic December 6, 2010 – November 30, 2012
Frank Bigelow Republican December 3, 2012 – present Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Madera, Mariposa, Mono, Placer, Tuolumne

Election results 1992 - present[edit]

2020[edit]

2020 California State Assembly election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Bigelow (incumbent) 104,807 100.0%
Total votes 104,807 100.0%
General election
Republican Frank Bigelow (incumbent) 165,624 100.0%
Total votes 165,624 100.0%
Republican hold

2018[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Bigelow (incumbent) 72,983 62.4
Democratic Carla J. Neal 43,983 37.6
Total votes 116,966 100.0
General election
Republican Frank Bigelow (incumbent) 106,791 59.9
Democratic Carla J. Neal 71,488 40.1
Total votes 178,279 100.0
Republican hold

2016[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Bigelow (incumbent) 73,180 60.0
Democratic Robert Carabas 27,190 22.3
Democratic Kai Ellsworth 11,313 9.3
No party preference Mark Belden 10,289 8.4
Total votes 121,972 100.0
General election
Republican Frank Bigelow (incumbent) 121,644 64.5
Democratic Robert Carabas 66,949 35.5
Total votes 188,593 100.0
Democratic hold

2014[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Bigelow (incumbent) 67,924 99.9
Libertarian Patrick D. Hogan (write-in) 60 0.1
Total votes 67,984 100.0
General election
Republican Frank Bigelow (incumbent) 88,602 74.2
Libertarian Patrick D. Hogan 30,735 25.8
Total votes 119,337 100.0
Republican hold

2012[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rico Oller 34,673 33.9
Republican Frank Bigelow 29,584 28.9
Democratic Tim (Timothy) K. Fitzgerald 18,138 17.7
Democratic Mark Boyd 13,583 13.3
No party preference Mark Belden 4,158 4.1
Republican Kevin Lancaster 2,151 2.1
Total votes 102,287 100.0
General election
Republican Frank Bigelow 82,293 52.3
Republican Rico Oller 75,071 47.7
Total votes 157,364 100.0
Republican win (new seat)

2010[edit]

2010 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard Pan 78,239 49.6
Republican Andy Pugno 71,910 45.5
Peace and Freedom Elizabeth Martinez 7,850 4.9
Total votes 157,999 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

2008[edit]

2008 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Roger Niello (incumbent) 101,888 54.22
Democratic Danial Leahy 71,733 38.17
Peace and Freedom Karen Martinez 14,295 7.61
Total votes 187,916 100.00
Turnout   71.91
Republican hold

2006[edit]

2006 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Roger Niello (incumbent) 84,334 61.68
Democratic Brandon Bell 48,325 35.34
Peace and Freedom Mike Lopez 4,068 2.98
Total votes 136,727 100.00
Turnout   57.74
Republican hold

2004[edit]

2004 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Roger Niello 104,895 60.24
Democratic Sandra A. Carey 62,710 36.01
Libertarian Melissa Manfre 6,524 3.75
Total votes 174,129 100.00
Republican hold

2002[edit]

2002 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dave Cox (incumbent) 76,694 64.83
Democratic Eric Ulis 36,432 30.80
Libertarian Roberto Liebman 5,174 4.37
Invalid or blank votes 502 0.42
Total votes 118,802 100.00
Republican hold

2000[edit]

2000 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dave Cox (incumbent) 111,377 75.91
Libertarian Eugene Frazier 35,353 24.09
Invalid or blank votes 0 0.00
Total votes 146,730 100.00
Republican hold

1998[edit]

1998 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dave Cox 74,497 57.24
Democratic Linda Davis 51,150 39.30
Libertarian Eugene Frazier 4,496 3.45
Invalid or blank votes 11,223 7.94
Total votes 141,366 100.00
Republican hold

1996[edit]

1996 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Barbara Alby (incumbent) 91,555 61.57
Democratic Eileen Burke-Trent 57,152 38.43
Invalid or blank votes 13,047 8.15
Total votes 161,754 100.00
Republican hold

1994[edit]

1994 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Barbara Alby (incumbent) 78,886 60.33
Democratic Joan Barry 51,864 39.67
Invalid or blank votes 11,255 7.93
Total votes 142,005 100.00
Republican hold

1993 (special)[edit]

1993 Special election[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Barbara Alby 22,962 48.5%
Democratic Joan Berry 18,511 39.1%
Libertarian Dave Walker 3,060 6.5%
Independent Ronald R. Curry 2,806 5.9%
Total votes 47,339 100.0%
Republican hold

1992[edit]

1992 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican B. T. Collins (incumbent) 93,833 58.78
Democratic Joan Barry 65,787 41.21
No party Dale Cressey (write-in) 25 0.02
Invalid or blank votes 17,448 9.85
Total votes 177,093 100.00
Republican hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Citizens Redistricting Commission Final Report, 2011" (PDF).
  2. ^ "1913 session" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  3. ^ "Crowley, Blind Dean Of State Assembly, Dies of Heart Attack". cdnc.ucr.edu.
  4. ^ "Speaker of the Assembly informs the Governor of Pearce Young's Resignation" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  5. ^ "Tim Leslie's Resignation letter" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  6. ^ "B.T Collins Oath of office" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  7. ^ "Barbara Ally Oath of Office" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  8. ^ "1993 Special election results". joincalifornia.com.

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