California's 77th State Assembly district

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California's 77th State Assembly district
Map of the district
Current assemblymember
  Brian Maienschein
DSan Diego
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
464,066[1]
351,336[1]
310,211[1]
Demographics
Registered voters303,117[2]
Registration36.61% Democratic
29.96% Republican
28.23% No party preference

California's 77th State Assembly district is one of 80 California State Assembly districts. It is currently represented by Democrat Brian Maienschein of San Diego. Elected to the Assembly four times as a Republican, Maienschein became a Democrat on January 24, 2019.[3][4]

District profile[edit]

The district encompasses much of northern San Diego east of Interstate 5, centered on Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. It also extends into the North County region, including the city of Poway.

Election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
2020 President Biden 60.4 – 37.3%
2018 Governor[5] Newsom 54.3 – 45.7%
Senator[6] Feinstein 56.2 – 43.8%
2016 President Clinton 55.2 – 38.9%
Senator Harris 61.2 – 38.8%
2014 Governor Kashkari 51.0 – 49.0%
2012 President Romney 49.8 – 48.2%
Senator Feinstein 50.8 – 49.2%

List of Assembly Members[edit]

Due to redistricting, the 77th 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
Henry T. Hazard Republican January 5, 1885 - January 3, 1887 Los Angeles
George Washington Knox January 3, 1887 - January 7, 1889
James M. Damron January 7, 1889 - January 5, 1891
John R. Mathews Democratic January 5, 1891 - January 2, 1893
Charles Omar Barker Republican January 2, 1893 - January 7, 1895 San Bernardino
Edwin W. Freeman January 7, 1895 - January 4, 1897 Riverside
F. T. Lindenberger January 4, 1897 - January 2, 1899
Andrew Staley Milice January 2, 1899 - January 5, 1903
Edward Russell Amerige January 5, 1903 - January 7, 1907 Orange
Clyde Bishop January 7, 1907 - January 4, 1909
Richard Melrose January 4, 1909 - January 2, 1911
Clyde Bishop January 2, 1911 - January 6, 1913
William H. Ellis January 6, 1913 - January 4, 1915 Riverside
William A. Avey Progressive January 4, 1915 - January 8, 1917
Chester M. Kline Republican January 8, 1917 - January 5, 1925
Alfred C. Murray January 5, 1925 - December 21, 1926 Died in office after winning his 2nd term. Died in car crash.[7]
John E. Wherrell Nonpartisan March 3, 1927 - January 7, 1929 Sworn in after winning special election.[8]
Chester M. Kline Republican January 7, 1929 - January 5, 1931
Myron D. Witter January 5, 1931 - February 19, 1931 Imperial Died in office. Died while after getting an operation for cancer.[9]
Samuel E. Robinson Democratic March 25, 1931 - January 7, 1935 Sworn in after winning special election.[10] Ran as a Republican for his 2nd term.
Republican
Clarence R. Walker January 7, 1935 - January 6, 1941
Harvey E. Hastain January 6, 1941 - January 8, 1945
George Roy Butters January 8, 1945 - April 24, 1951 Died in office. Died from his injuries 3 months after his car accident.[11]
Edwin S. Bulen January 5, 1953 - January 3, 1955 San Diego
Sheridan N. Hegland Democratic January 3, 1955 - January 7, 1963
Richard J. Donovan Republican January 7, 1963 - July 15, 1966 Resigned to become a Judge for the San Diego County Municipal Court.
Wadie P. Deddeh Democratic January 2, 1967 - November 30, 1974
Bob Wilson December 2, 1974 - November 30, 1976
James L. Ellis Republican December 6, 1976 - November 30, 1980
Larry Stirling December 1, 1980 - November 30, 1988
Carol Bentley December 5, 1988 - November 30, 1992
Thomas Maximus Connolly III Democratic December 7, 1992 - November 30, 1994
Steven C. Baldwin Republican December 5, 1994 - November 30, 2000
Jay La Suer December 4, 2000 - November 30, 2006
Joel Anderson December 4, 2006 - November 30, 2010
Brian Jones December 6, 2010 - November 30, 2012
Brian Maienschein December 3, 2012 - present Changed his party to Democrat in 2019.
Democratic

Election results[edit]

2020[edit]

2020 California's 77th State Assembly district election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Brian Maienschein (incumbent) 86,998 57.5
Republican June Yang Cutter 64,384 42.5
Total votes 151,382 100.0
General election
Democratic Brian Maienschein (incumbent) 149,367 55.8
Republican June Yang Cutter 118,396 44.2
Total votes 267,763 100.0
Democratic hold


2018[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Maienschein (incumbent) 63,269 56.1
Democratic Sunday Gover 49,554 43.9
Total votes 112,823 100.0
General election
Republican Brian Maienschein (incumbent) 99,880 50.2
Democratic Sunday Gover 99,273 49.8
Total votes 199,153 100.0
Republican hold


2016[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Maienschein (incumbent) 68,812 57.7
Democratic Melinda K. Vásquez 50,345 42.3
Total votes 119,157 100.0
General election
Republican Brian Maienschein (incumbent) 121,140 57.8
Democratic Melinda K. Vásquez 88,344 42.2
Total votes 209,484 100.0
Republican hold

2014[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Maienschein (incumbent) 57,147 70.6
Democratic Ruben "RJ" Hernandez 23,821 29.4
Total votes 80,968 100.0
General election
Republican Brian Maienschein (incumbent) 82,987 65.8
Democratic Ruben "RJ" Hernandez 43,038 34.2
Total votes 126,025 100.0
Republican hold

2012[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Maienschein 45,071 47.3
Democratic Ruben "RJ" Hernandez 23,075 24.2
Republican Dustin Steiner 14,406 15.1
No party preference Greg Laskaris 12,639 13.3
Total votes 95,191 100.0
General election
Republican Brian Maienschein 114,314 60.1
Democratic Ruben "RJ" Hernandez 75,824 39.9
Total votes 190,138 100.0
Republican 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. ^ "Assemblyman Brian Maienschein Switches Parties, From Republican to Democrat". KNSD (NBC San Diego). January 24, 2019.
  4. ^ "California Republican Party gets even smaller: A GOP lawmaker defects to the Democrats". The Sacramento Bee. January 24, 2019.
  5. ^ https://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/sov/2018-general/ssov/governor-assembly.pdf
  6. ^ https://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/sov/2018-general/ssov/us-senate-by-assembly.pdf
  7. ^ "Man, Wife, Son, Killed in Crash". cdnc.ucr.edu.
  8. ^ "John Wherrell Sworn in" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  9. ^ "Assembly Myron Witter dead". cdnc.ucr.edu.
  10. ^ "Samuel Robinson Sworn in" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  11. ^ "Assemblyman Butters Dies Of Injuries". cdnc.ucr.edu.

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