California's 61st State Assembly district

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California's 61st State Assembly district
Map of the district
Current assemblymember
  Jose Medina
DRiverside
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
470,325[1]
329,301[1]
232,803[1]
Demographics
Registered voters213,988
Registration47.91% Democratic
26.77% Republican
20.93% No party preference

California's 61st State Assembly district is one of 80 California State Assembly districts. It is currently represented by Democrat Jose Medina of Riverside.

District profile[edit]

The district encompasses a section of the Inland Empire in northwestern Riverside County. The district is primarily suburban.

Other levels of government[edit]

The 61st Assembly District is completely contained within the 31st Senate District, represented by Democrat Richard Roth.[2]

In the United States House of Representatives, the 61st Assembly District is part of the California's 41st congressional district, represented by Democrat Mark Takano.[3]

Election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
2018 Governor Newsom 60.4 – 39.6%
Senator Feinstein 54.6 – 45.4%
2016 President Clinton 62.5 – 31.6%
Senator Harris 54.4 – 45.6%
2014 Governor Brown 57.1 – 42.9%
2012 President Obama 63.4 – 34.5%
Senator Feinstein 64.9 – 35.1%

List of Assembly Members[edit]

Due to redistricting, the 61st 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
Mark S. Torrey Republican January 5, 1885 - January 3, 1887 Calaveras
Fred W. McClenahan Democratic January 3, 1887 - January 7, 1889
John Gardner Republican January 7, 1889 - January 5, 1891
Alexander Brown January 5, 1891 - January 2, 1893
S. J. Duckworth January 2, 1893 - January 7, 1895 Monterey
William George Hudson January 7, 1895 - January 2, 1899
Frederick P. Feliz Democratic January 2, 1899 - January 5, 1903
Alexander M. Drew Republican January 5, 1903 - January 2, 1911 Fresno
William Angus Sutherland January 2, 1911 - January 6, 1913
William Alexander Roberts January 6, 1913 - January 4, 1915 Los Angeles
Harry A. Wishard Progressive January 4, 1915 - January 6, 1919 Ran as a Republican for his 2nd term.
Republican
John Robert White Jr. January 6, 1919 - January 8, 1923
Frank C. Weller January 8, 1923 - January 3, 1927
James Cleveland Crawford January 3, 1927 - January 5, 1931
Clarence N. Wakefield January 5, 1931 - January 2, 1933
Charles W. Dempster January 2, 1933 - January 7, 1935
Ernest O. Voigt Democratic January 7, 1935 - January 4, 1943
Lester A. McMillan January 4, 1943 - January 6, 1969
Henry Waxman January 6, 1969 - November 30, 1974
Bud Collier Republican December 2, 1974 - November 30, 1978
Dick Mountjoy December 4, 1978 - November 30, 1982
Bill Leonard December 6, 1982 - November 30, 1988 San Bernardino
Paul A. Woodruff December 5, 1988 - November 30, 1992
Fred Aguiar December 7, 1992 - November 30, 1998 Los Angeles, San Bernardino
Nell Soto Democratic December 7, 1998 - March 13, 2000 Resigns from the Assembly after winning a seat in the Senate to be sworn in.[4]
Gloria Negrete McLeod December 4, 2000 - November 30, 2006
Nell Soto December 4, 2006 - November 30, 2008
Norma J. Torres December 1, 2008 - November 30, 2012
Jose Medina December 3, 2012 - present Riverside

Election results[edit]

2020[edit]

2020 California State Assembly election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jose Medina (incumbent) 51,402 66.2%
Republican Ali Mazarei 26,250 33.8%
Total votes 77,652 100.0%
General election
Democratic Jose Medina (incumbent) 116,060 65.9%
Republican Ali Mazarei 59,979 34.1%
Total votes 176,039 100.0%
Democratic hold

2018[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jose Medina (incumbent) 36,442 99.4
Republican Mohammad-Ali Mazarfi (write-in) 212 0.6
Total votes 36,654 100.0
General election
Democratic Jose Medina (incumbent) 75,327 67.8
Republican Mohammad-Ali Mazarfi 35,821 32.2
Total votes 111,148 100.0
Democratic hold


2016[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jose Medina (incumbent) 45,888 67.3
Republican Hector Diaz 22,281 32.7
Total votes 68,169 100.0
General election
Democratic Jose Medina (incumbent) 90,663 65.9
Republican Hector Diaz 46,924 34.1
Total votes 137,587 100.0
Democratic hold

2014[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jose Medina (incumbent) 13,631 43.8
Republican Rudy Aranda 12,942 41.6
Democratic D. Shelly Yarbrough 4,549 14.6
Total votes 31,122 100.0
General election
Democratic Jose Medina (incumbent) 34,160 58.8
Republican Rudy Aranda 23,973 41.2
Total votes 58,033 100.0
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jose Medina 17,473 44.6
Republican Bill Batey 13,713 35.0
Republican Joe Ludwig 6,254 15.9
No party preference Fredy R. De Leon 1,757 4.5
Republican Thomas Carlos Ketcham (write-in) 16 0.0
Total votes 39,213 100.0
General election
Democratic Jose Medina 76,774 61.0
Republican Bill Batey 49,003 39.0
Total votes 125,777 100.0
Democratic win (new seat)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Citizens Redistricting Commission Final Report, 2011" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Statewide Database". UC Regents. Archived from the original on February 1, 2015. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
  3. ^ "California's 41st Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC.
  4. ^ "Nell Soto Resignation letter" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.

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