California's 5th State Senate district

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California's 5th State Senate district
Map of the district
Current senator
  Susan Eggman
DStockton
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
939,163[1]
670,015[1]
541,374[1]
Demographics
Registered voters477,778[2]
Registration42.19% Democratic
30.76% Republican
20.65% No party preference

California's 5th State Senate district is one of 40 California State Senate districts. It is currently represented by Democrat Susan Eggman.

District profile[edit]

The district is centered on the northern end of the San Joaquin Valley and forms the gateway between the Delta, the San Francisco Bay Area, the Sacramento metropolitan area, and Gold Country.

Election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
2020 President Biden 54.2 – 43.6%
2018 Governor[3] Newsom 51.4 – 48.6%
Senator[4] De Leon 54.6 – 45.4%
2016 President Clinton 52.5 – 41.8%
Senator Harris 58.3 – 41.7%
2014 Governor Brown 53.3 – 46.7%
2012 President Obama 54.2 – 43.6%
Senator Feinstein 55.5 – 44.5%

List of senators[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.

Senators Party Years Served Counties Represented Notes
John D. Spencer Democratic January 8, 1883 - January 3, 1887 Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus
Austin Walrath Republican January 3, 1887 - January 7, 1889 Nevada
Edward Myers Preston January 7, 1889 - January 2, 1893
Noble Martin Democratic January 2, 1893 - September 1, 1896 El Dorado, Placer Died in office.[5]
Emery Washington Chapman January 4, 1897 - January 1, 1901
William B. Lardner Republican January 1, 1901 - January 2, 1905
Benjamin F. Rush January 2, 1905 - January 7, 1929 Napa, Solano
Thomas McCormack January 7, 1929 - January 2, 1933
John B. McColl January 2, 1933 - December 19, 1938 Shasta, Trinity Died in office. Died in a car crash.[6]
Jesse W. Carter Democratic January 24, 1939 – September 12, 1939 Sworn in after winning special election.[7] Resigned on September 12 to become a Judge for California Supreme Court.
Oliver Jesse Carter January 6, 1941 – January 3, 1949
Edwin J. Regan January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1965 Resigned from the Senate.
Fred W. Marler Jr. Republican March 26, 1965 – January 2, 1967 Sworn in after winning special election.[8]
Albert S. Rodda Democratic January 2, 1967 – November 30, 1976 Sacramento
Milton Marks Republican December 6, 1976 – November 30, 1984 San Francisco
John Garamendi Democratic December 3, 1984 - September 3, 1990 Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Mono, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne Resigned from the Senate.
Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Tuolumne, Yolo
Patrick Johnston January 10, 1991 – November 30, 2000 Sworn in after winning special election.[9]
Sacramento, San Joaquin
Michael Machado December 4, 2000 - November 30, 2008
Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Yolo
Lois Wolk December 1, 2008 – November 30, 2012
Cathleen Galgiani December 3, 2012 – November 30, 2020 Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus
Susan Eggman December 7, 2020 - present

Election results[edit]

2016[edit]

California State Senate election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cathleen Galgiani (incumbent) 96,710 56.8
Republican Alan Nakanishi 47,355 27.8
Republican Samuel Anderson 26,343 15.5
Total votes 170,408 100.0
General election
Democratic Cathleen Galgiani (incumbent) 174,847 56.7
Republican Alan Nakanishi 133,604 43.3
Total votes 308,451 100.0
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

California State Senate election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cathleen Galgiani 52,148 40.7
Republican Bill Berryhill 45,819 35.8
Republican Leroy Ornellas 30,109 23.5
Total votes 128,076 100.0
General election
Democratic Cathleen Galgiani 142,145 50.5
Republican Bill Berryhill 139,502 49.5
Total votes 281,647 100.0
Democratic win (new seat)

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. ^ https://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/sov/2018-general/ssov/governor-senate.pdf
  4. ^ https://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/sov/2018-general/ssov/us-senate-by-senate.pdf
  5. ^ "Death of Dr. Noble Martin". cdnc.ucr.edu.
  6. ^ "Auto Crash Fatal to State Senator". cdnc.ucr.edu.
  7. ^ "CARTER TAKES OATH FOR NEW SENATE POST". newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Fred W. Marler Jr. Sworn in". babel.hathitrust.org.
  9. ^ "Patrick Johnston Sworn in". babel.hathitrust.org.

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