California's 71st State Assembly district

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California's 71st State Assembly district
Map of the district
Current assemblymember
  Randy Voepel
RSantee
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
462,584[1]
350,857[1]
299,471[1]
Demographics
Registered voters271,526[2]
Registration40.57% Republican
29.78% Democratic
22.89% No party preference

California's 71st State Assembly district is one of 80 California State Assembly districts. It is currently represented by Republican Randy Voepel of Santee.

District profile[edit]

The district encompasses much of San Diego County's backcountry and East County regions, as well as a primarily mountainous portion of Riverside County. While most of the district's area consists of rural mountain country and desert, much of the population is clustered in the suburban southwestern part near San Diego.

Election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
2020 President Trump 55.6 – 42.1%
2018 Governor Cox 60.9 – 39.1%
Senator de Leon 51.4 – 48.6%
2016 President Trump 56.3 – 38.2%
Senator Harris 54.6 – 45.4%
2014 Governor Kashkari 63.8 – 36.2%
2012 President Romney 58.5 – 36.8%
Senator Emken 58.9 – 41.1%

List of Assembly Members[edit]

Due to redistricting, the 71st 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
Eleazer L. DeWitt Democratic January 5, 1885 - January 3, 1887 Tulare
A. B. Butler Republican January 3, 1887 - January 7, 1889
George S. Berry Democratic January 7, 1889 - January 5, 1891
William Spurgeon Cunningham January 5, 1891 - January 2, 1893
Samuel Newell Androus Republican January 2, 1893 - January 7, 1895 Los Angeles
Orlando H. Huber January 7, 1895 - January 4, 1897
J. O. Vosburg January 4, 1897 - January 2, 1899
Orlando H. Huber January 2, 1899 - January 1, 1901
Howard A. Broughton January 1, 1901 - January 5, 1903
Philip A. Stanton January 5, 1903 - January 2, 1911
Lyman Farwell January 2, 1911 - January 6, 1913
Elijah A. Emmons January 6, 1913 - January 4, 1915
Lewis A. Spengler Socialist January 4, 1915 - January 8, 1917
Bert L. Farmer Republican January 8, 1917 - January 6, 1919
Henry E. Carter January 6, 1919 - January 3, 1921
E. O. Loucks January 3, 1921 - January 8, 1923
Henry E. Carter January 8, 1923 - January 7, 1929
Frank McGinley January 7, 1929 - January 5, 1931
Harry B. Riley January 5, 1931 - January 4, 1937
Paul Peek Democratic January 4, 1937 - February 29, 1940 Resigned from office.
Frederick N. Howser Republican January 6, 1941 - February 2, 1943 Resigned from office to become District Attorney of Los Angeles County.
Carl Fletcher Democratic January 8, 1945 - January 8, 1951
Herbert R. Klocksiem Republican January 8, 1951 - January 5, 1953
Leland Milton Backstrand January 5, 1953 - January 2, 1961 Riverside
Gordon Cologne January 2, 1961 - January 7, 1963
Robert Badham January 7, 1963 - November 30, 1974 Orange
Paul B. Carpenter Democratic December 2, 1974 - November 30, 1976
Chester B. Wray December 6, 1976 - November 30, 1982
Doris Allen Republican December 6, 1982 - November 30, 1992
Mickey Conroy December 7, 1992 - November 30, 1996
Bill Campbell December 2, 1996 - November 30, 2002
Todd Spitzer December 2, 2002 - November 30, 2008 Orange, Riverside
Jeff Miller December 1, 2008 – November 30, 2012
Brian Jones December 3, 2012 - November 30, 2016 Riverside, San Diego
Randy Voepel December 5, 2016 - present


Election results[edit]

2020[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2020 [3]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Randy Voepel (incumbent) 77,069 61.1
Democratic Liz "Elizabeth" Lavertu 49,073 38.9
Total votes 126,142 100.0
General election
Republican Randy Voepel (incumbent) 136,163 59.6
Democratic Liz "Elizabeth" Lavertu 92,392 40.4
Total votes 228,555 100.0

2018[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Randy Voepel (incumbent) 26,262 44.54
Democratic James Elia 18,465 31.31
Republican Larry A. Wilske 14,241 24.15
Total votes 58,968 100.00
General election
Republican Randy Voepel (incumbent) 100,386 60.6
Democratic James Elia 65,194 39.4
Total votes 165,580 100.0
Republican hold

2016[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Randy Voepel 51,857 59.9
Republican Leo Hamel 23,990 27.7
Republican Tony Teora 10,770 12.4
Total votes 86,617 100.0
General election
Republican Randy Voepel 108,049 65.8
Republican Leo Hamel 56,184 34.2
Total votes 164,233 100.0
Republican hold

2014[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Jones (incumbent) 40,326 76.1
Republican Tony Teora 12,573 23.7
Democratic Howard L. Katz (write-in) 109 0.2
Total votes 53,008 100.0
General election
Republican Brian Jones (incumbent) 64,613 70.6
Republican Tony Teora 26,935 29.4
Total votes 91,548 100.0
Republican hold

2012[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Jones (incumbent) 36,424 46.7
Democratic Patrick J. Hurley 23,510 30.2
Republican John McLaughlin 17,987 23.1
Total votes 77,921 100.0
General election
Republican Brian Jones (incumbent) 106,663 63.1
Democratic Patrick J. Hurley 62,330 36.9
Total votes 168,993 100.0
Republican hold

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/2020-primary/sov/complete-sov.pdf

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