California's 68th State Assembly district

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California's 68th State Assembly district
Map of the district
Current assemblymember
  Steven Choi
RIrvine
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
463,053[1]
348,844[1]
283,274[1]
Demographics
Registered voters281,656[2]
Registration35.32% Republican
34.64% Democratic
25.35% No party preference

California's 68th State Assembly district is one of 80 California State Assembly districts. It is currently represented by Republican Steven Choi of Irvine.

District profile[edit]

The district encompasses inland central Orange County, running along the Santa Ana Mountains. The district is primarily suburban and affluent, with several planned communities.

Election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
2020 President Biden 54.3 – 43.5%
2018 Governor Cox 51.4 – 48.6%
Senator Feinstein 52.6 – 47.4%
2016 President Clinton 49.4 – 44.6%
Senator Harris 57.2 – 42.8%
2014 Governor Kashkari 60.1 – 39.9%
2012 President Romney 55.1 – 42.6%
Senator Emken 56.4 – 43.6%

List of Assembly Members[edit]

Due to redistricting, the 68th 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
Maurice Timothy Dooling Democratic January 5, 1885 - January 3, 1887 San Benito
John H. Matthews January 3, 1887 - January 7, 1889
E. C. Tully January 7, 1889 - January 5, 1891
Charles G. Cargill Republican January 5, 1891 - January 2, 1893
William Lyman Talbott January 2, 1893 - January 7, 1895 Santa Barbara
James L. Barker People's January 7, 1895 - January 4, 1897
L. Harris Republican January 4, 1897 - January 2, 1899
Charles Warren Merritt January 2, 1899 - January 5, 1903
William A. Johnstone January 5, 1903 - January 7, 1907 Los Angeles
Prescott F. Cogswell January 7, 1907 - January 6, 1913
William A. Johnstone January 6, 1913 - January 4, 1915
Lewis L. Lostutter January 4, 1915 - January 8, 1917
Earl R. Shepherd January 8, 1917 - January 6, 1919
Henry A. Miller January 6, 1919 - January 3, 1921
Ira A. Lee January 3, 1921 - January 8, 1923
Allen G. Mitchell January 8, 1923 - January 5, 1925
Harry F. Sewell January 5, 1925 - January 5, 1931
George H. Wilber January 5, 1931 - January 2, 1933
John T. Rawls Democratic January 2, 1933 - January 7, 1935
Fred Reaves January 7, 1935 - May 20, 1940 Died in office. Died from heart failure.[3]
Vincent Thomas January 6, 1941 - November 30, 1974
Walter M. Ingalls December 2, 1974 - November 30, 1982 Riverside
Steve Clute December 6, 1982 - November 30, 1992
Curt Pringle Republican December 7, 1992 - November 30, 1998 Orange
Ken Maddox December 7, 1998 - November 30, 2004
Van Tran December 6, 2004 - November 30, 2010
Allan Mansoor December 6, 2010 - November 30, 2012
Donald P. Wagner December 3, 2012 - November 30, 2016
Steven Choi December 5, 2016 - present

Election results 1992 - present[edit]

2020[edit]

2020 California State Assembly election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steven Choi (incumbent) 57,633 43.8%
Democratic Melissa Fox 44,033 33.5%
Democratic Eugene Fields 17,332 13.2%
Republican Benjamin Yu 12,503 9.5%
Total votes 131,501 100.0%
General election
Republican Steven Choi (incumbent) 136,841 53.1%
Democratic Melissa Fox 120,965 46.9%
Total votes 257,806 100.0%
Republican hold

2018[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steven Choi (incumbent) 57,099 59.0
Democratic Michelle Duman 39,751 41.0
Total votes 96,850 100.0
General election
Republican Steven Choi (incumbent) 96,611 53.1
Democratic Michelle Duman 85,164 46.9
Total votes 181,755 100.0
Republican hold

2016[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sean Jay Panahi 32,610 33.0
Republican Steven Choi 19,559 19.8
Republican Harry Sidhu 19,405 19.7
Republican Deborah Pauly 13,880 14.1
Republican Alexia Deligianni-Brydges 5,098 5.2
No party preference Brian Chuchua 4,635 4.7
Republican Kostas Roditis 3,528 3.6
Total votes 98,715 100.0
General election
Republican Steven Choi 114,210 60.3
Democratic Sean Jay Panahi 75,231 39.7
Total votes 189,441 100.0
Republican hold

2014[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Donald P. Wagner (incumbent) 35,223 69.7
Democratic Anne Cameron 15,297 30.3
Total votes 50,520 100.0
General election
Republican Donald P. Wagner (incumbent) 66,445 68.4
Democratic Anne Cameron 30,749 31.6
Total votes 97,194 100.0
Republican hold

2012[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Don Wagner (incumbent) 43,241 69.2
Democratic Christina Avalos 19,254 30.8
Total votes 62,495 100.0
General election
Republican Don Wagner (incumbent) 104,706 60.8
Democratic Christina Avalos 67,448 39.2
Total votes 172,154 100.0
Republican hold

2010[edit]

2010 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Allan Mansoor 57,016 54.9
Democratic Phu Nguyen 46,269 44.6
Republican Long Pham (write-in) 617 0.5
Total votes 103,902 100.0
Republican hold

2008[edit]

2008 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Van Tran (incumbent) 72,034 54.05
Democratic Kenneth Arnold 61,239 45.95
Total votes 133,273 100.00
Turnout   60.93
Republican hold

2006[edit]

2006 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Van Tran (incumbent) 55,155 61.67
Democratic Paul Lucas 34,277 38.33
Total votes 89,432 100.00
Turnout   43.44
Republican hold

2004[edit]

2004 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Van Tran 78,606 60.91
Democratic Al Snook 50,453 39.09
Total votes 129,059 100.00
Republican hold

2002[edit]

2002 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ken Maddox (incumbent) 50,077 65.09
Democratic Al Snook 23,149 30.09
Libertarian Douglas J. Scribner 3,706 4.82
Invalid or blank votes 0 0.00
Total votes 76,932 100.00
Republican hold

2000[edit]

2000 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ken Maddox (incumbent) 59,258 56.70
Democratic Tina L. Laine 35,889 34.34
Natural Law Al Snook 5,466 5.23
Libertarian Richard G. Newhouse 3,897 3.73
Invalid or blank votes 9,436 8.28
Total votes 113,946 100.00
Republican hold

1998[edit]

1998 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ken Maddox 41,326 53.68
Democratic Mike Matsuda 35,654 46.32
Invalid or blank votes 8,130 9.55
Total votes 95,110 100.00
Republican hold

1996[edit]

1996 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Curt Pringle (incumbent) 56,493 58.70
Democratic Audrey L. Gibson 39,754 41.30
Invalid or blank votes 6,403 0.00
Total votes 102,650 100.00
Republican hold

1994[edit]

1994 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Curt Pringle (incumbent) 51,977 63.26
Democratic Irv Pickler 30,184 36.74
Invalid or blank votes 9,643 10.5
Total votes 91,804 100.00
Republican hold

1992[edit]

1992 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Curt Pringle 61,615 57.14
Democratic Linda Kay Rigney 46,222 42.86
Invalid or blank votes 12,829 10.63
Total votes 120,666 100.00
Republican gain from Democratic

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. ^ "Assemblyman Dies". cdnc.ucr.edu.

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