California's 73rd State Assembly district

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California's 73rd State Assembly district
Map of the district
Current assemblymember
  Laurie Davies
RLaguna Niguel
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
461,101[1]
346,400[1]
304,043[1]
Demographics
Registered voters300,633[2]
Registration41.22% Republican
30.69% Democratic
22.93% No party preference

California's 73rd State Assembly district is one of 80 California State Assembly districts. It is currently represented by Republican Laurie Davies of Laguna Niguel.

District profile[edit]

The district encompasses much of southern Orange County, stretching from the coast to the Santa Ana Mountains. The affluent district consists of a mix of longstanding towns on the shore and planned communities in the hills.

Election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
2020 President Trump 49.1 – 48.9%
2018 Governor Cox 56.2 – 43.8%
Senator Feinstein 55.6 – 44.4%
2016 President Trump 50.4 – 43.9%
Senator Harris 56.9 – 43.1%
2014 Governor Kashkari 62.1 – 37.9%
2012 President Romney 59.4 – 38.7%
Senator Emken 59.7 – 40.3%

List of Assembly Members[edit]

Due to redistricting, the 73rd 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
Arza Porter Republican January 5, 1885 - January 3, 1887 San Luis Obispo
McDowell Reid Venable Democratic January 3, 1887 - January 7, 1889
D. W. James January 7, 1889 - January 5, 1891
Marcus Harloe Republican January 5, 1891 - January 2, 1893
Frank G. Finlayson Democratic January 2, 1893 - January 7, 1895 Los Angeles
William Llewellyn Republican January 7, 1895 - January 4, 1897
William Mead Fusion January 4, 1897 - January 1, 1901 Ran as a Democrat during his 2nd term.
Democratic
Frank James January 1, 1901 - January 5, 1903
Jacob P. Transue Republican January 5, 1903 - January 2, 1911
Henry Lyon January 2, 1911 - January 6, 1913
Howard A. Peairs January 6, 1913 - January 4, 1915
George W. Downing Socialist January 4, 1915 - January 8, 1917
Henry H. Yonkin Republican January 8, 1917 - January 6, 1919
Elmer P. Bromley January 6, 1919 - January 5, 1925
Howard W. Davis January 5, 1925 - January 7, 1929 He was also a member of the Los Angeles City Council while serving his 2nd term.
James E. Stockwell January 7, 1929 - January 5, 1931
Isaac Jones January 5, 1931 - January 2, 1933 San Bernardino
Archibald E. Brock January 2, 1933 - January 7, 1935
Gordon W. Corwin January 7, 1935 - January 6, 1941
Frank C. Russell Democratic January 6, 1941 - January 4, 1943
Douglas P. Armstrong Republican January 4, 1943 - January 6, 1947
L. Stewart Hinckley January 6, 1947 - July 31, 1954 Resigned to become a director of the Farmers Home Administration USDA.
Jack A. Beaver January 3, 1955 - January 7, 1963
L. Stewart Hinckley January 7, 1963 - May 8, 1968 Died in office. Died in a plane crash.[3]
Jerry Lewis January 6, 1969 - November 30, 1974
Robert H. Burke December 2, 1974 - November 30, 1976 Orange
Dennis Mangers Democratic December 6, 1976 - November 30, 1980
Nolan Frizzelle Republican December 1, 1980 - November 30, 1982
David G. Kelley December 6, 1982 - November 30, 1992 Riverside
Bill Morrow December 7, 1992 - November 30, 1998 Orange, San Diego
Patricia Bates December 7, 1998 - November 30, 2004
Mimi Walters December 6, 2004 – November 30, 2008
Diane Harkey December 1, 2008 – December 1, 2014
Orange
Bill Brough December 1, 2014 – November 30, 2020
Laurie Davis December 7, 2020 - present

Election results 1992 - present[edit]

199219941996199820002002200420062008201020122014201620182020

2020[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2020
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Laurie Davies 41,499 27.3
Democratic Scott Rhinehart 36,170 23.8
Democratic Chris Duncan 27,993 18.4
Republican Bill Brough 25,281 16.6
Republican Ed Sachs 21,089 13.9
Total votes 152,032 100.0
General election
Republican Laurie Davies 161,650 58.5%
Democratic Scott Rhinehart 114,578 41.5%
Total votes 276,228 100.00
Republican hold

2018[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Brough (incumbent) 55,579 47.1
Democratic Scott Rhinehart 46,436 39.4
Republican Ed Sachs 15,981 13.5
Total votes 117,996 100.0
General election
Republican Bill Brough (incumbent) 115,636 56.2
Democratic Scott Rhinehart 90,016 43.8
Total votes 205,652 100.0
Republican hold

2016[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Brough (incumbent) 74,568 99.6
Democratic Mesbah Islam (write-in) 278 0.4
Total votes 74,846 100.0
General election
Republican Bill Brough (incumbent) 144,653 68.8
Democratic Mesbah Islam 65,662 31.2
Total votes 210,315 100.0
Republican hold

2014[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Wendy Gabriella 16,420 27.8
Republican Bill Brough 16,365 27.7
Republican Jesse Petrilla 11,287 19.1
Republican Paul G. Glabb 8,353 14.2
Republican Anna Bryson 6,549 11.1
Total votes 58,974 100.0
General election
Republican Bill Brough 76,783 67.9
Democratic Wendy Gabriella 36,292 32.1
Total votes 113,075 100.0
Republican hold

2012[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Diane Harkey (incumbent) 49,992 70.2
Democratic James Corbett 21,173 29.8
Total votes 71,165 100.0
General election
Republican Diane Harkey (incumbent) 130,030 64.3
Democratic James Corbett 72,196 35.7
Total votes 202,226 100.0
Republican hold

2010[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Diane Harkey (incumbent) 81,164 62.0
Democratic Judy Jones 49,846 38.0
Total votes 131,010 100.0
Republican hold

2008[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Diane Harkey 87,905 53.1
Democratic Judy Jones 67,485 40.8
Libertarian Andrew Favor 10,171 6.1
Total votes 165,561 100.00
Republican hold

2006[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mimi Walters (incumbent) 75,600 73.4
Libertarian Andrew Favor 27,412 26.6
Total votes 103,012 100.0
Republican hold

2004[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mimi Walters 100,328 63.1
Democratic Kathleen Calzada 50,474 31.7
Libertarian Andrew H. Favor 8,299 5.2
Total votes 159,101 100.0
Republican hold

2002[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Patricia Bates (incumbent) 60,549 67.2
Democratic Kathleen Calzada 25,955 28.8
Libertarian Bob Vondruska 3,570 4.0
Total votes 90,074 100.0
Republican hold

2000[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Patricia Bates (incumbent) 93,035 64.8
Democratic Robert D. Wilberg 40,784 28.4
Libertarian Paul King 6,473 4.5
Natural Law Paul Fisher 3,231 2.3
Total votes 143,523 100.0
Republican hold

1998[edit]

California State Assembly election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Patricia Bates 71,333 66.4
Democratic Robert D. Wilberg 31,220 29.0
Libertarian Donald D. Rollins 3,512 3.3
Natural Law Matteo Ornati 1,432 1.3
Total votes 107,497 100.0
Republican hold

1996[edit]

California State Assembly election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Morrow (incumbent) 85,586 63.3
Democratic Robert D. Wilberg 36,775 27.2
Natural Law Catherine Carter 12,935 9.6
Total votes 135,296 100.0
Republican hold

1994[edit]

California State Assembly election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Morrow (incumbent) 74,942 66.3
Democratic Lee Walker 31,665 28.0
Libertarian B. Wade Hostler 4,508 4.0
Peace and Freedom Tonatluh Ridriguez-Nikl 1,936 1.7
Total votes 113,051 100.00
Republican hold

1992[edit]

California State Assembly election, 1992
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Morrow 76,862 54.4
Democratic Lee Walker 52,952 37.4
Libertarian Paul H. King 6,699 4.7
Peace and Freedom Paul A. Steele 4,889 3.5
Total votes 141,402 100.0
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. ^ "Bertha and Stewart Hinckley Plane Crash". newspapers.com.

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