California's 7th State Senate district

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California's 7th State Senate district
Map of the district
Current senator
  Steve Glazer
DOrinda
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
924,708[1]
687,634[1]
569,011[1]
Demographics
Registered voters598,594[2]
Registration47.50% Democratic
22.96% Republican
24.41% No party preference

California's 7th State Senate district is one of 40 California State Senate districts. It is currently represented by Democrat Steve Glazer of Orinda.

District profile[edit]

The district encompasses the East Bay east of the Berkeley Hills. It stretches from the western Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta in the north down to the Tri-Valley region in the south. The district is suburban and primarily consists of bedroom communities of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
2020 President Biden 67.9 – 30.0%
2018 Governor Newsom 63.1 – 36.9%
Senator Feinstein 56.8 – 43.2%
2016 President Clinton 64.3 – 29.6%
Senator Harris 68.7 – 31.3%
2014 Governor Brown 63.1 – 36.9%
2012 President Obama 60.5 – 37.5%
Senator Feinstein 64.3 – 35.7%
2010 Governor Brown 59.2 – 37.0%
Senator Boxer 58.1 – 37.4%
2008 President Obama 66.7 – 31.6%
2006 Governor Schwarzenegger 54.2 – 40.9%
Senator Feinstein 67.6 – 28.0%
2004 President Kerry 60.9 – 38.1%
Senator Boxer 62.0 – 34.8%
2003 Recall No 54.9 – 45.1%
Schwarzenegger 40.8 – 36.8%
2002 Governor Davis 51.7 – 37.2%
2000 President Gore 54.3 – 41.7%
Senator Feinstein 58.2 – 37.2%
1998 Governor Davis 58.7 – 38.5%
Senator Boxer 53.1 – 43.8%
1996 President Clinton 51.3 – 39.4%
1994 Governor Wilson 58.2 – 40.1%
Senator Feinstein 54.1 – 39.8%
1992 President Clinton 45.4 – 32.9%
Senator Boxer 50.8 – 39.5%
Senator Feinstein 59.3 – 35.1%

List of Senators[edit]

Due to redistricting, the 7th district has been moved around different parts of the state. The current iteration resulted from the 2011 redistricting by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission.

Senators Party Years Served Counties Represented Notes
C. H. Maddox Democratic January 8, 1883 - January 5, 1885 Santa Clara
A. W. Saxe Republican January 5, 1885 - January 3, 1887 Both Saxe and Lowe served together for 2 years.[3]
James R. Lowe January 5, 1885 - January 3, 1887
A. P. Hall January 3, 1887 - January 2, 1889 El Dorado, Placer
Thomas Fraser January 2, 1889 - January 2, 1893
Henry C. Gesford Democratic January 2, 1893 - January 4, 1897 Lake, Napa
Calhoun Lee LaRue January 4, 1897 - January 1, 1901
Robert Corlett Republican January 1, 1901 - January 2, 1905
James A. McKee January 2, 1905 - January 4, 1909 Sacramento
Charles B. Bills January 4, 1909 - January 6, 1913
Philip Charles Cohn Democratic January 6, 1913 - January 8, 1917
J. M. Inman Republican January 8, 1917 - January 2, 1933
Jerrold L. Seawell January 2, 1933 - November 6, 1946 Nevada, Placer, Sierra Resigned from the Senate.
Allen G. Thurman November 4, 1947 - January 3, 1949 Sworn in after winning special election.[4]
Harold T. Johnson Democratic January 3, 1949 - January 3, 1959 Resigned, after winning congressional seat for the 2nd district.
Ronald G. Cameron April 20, 1959 - September 3, 1963 Sworn in after winning special election.[5] Resigned to become a Judge for the Placer County Superior Court.
Paul J. Lunardi December 6, 1963 - January 2, 1967 Placer Sworn in after winning special election.[6]
George Miller Jr. January 2, 1967 - January 1, 1969 Contra Costa Died in office. Died from a heart attack.[7][8]
John A. Nejedly Republican April 7, 1969 - November 30, 1980 Sworn in after winning special election.[9]
Daniel Boatwright Democratic December 1, 1980 - November 30, 1996
Alameda, Contra Costa
Richard Rainey Republican December 2, 1996 – November 30, 2000
Tom Torlakson Democratic December 4, 2000 - November 30, 2008
Contra Costa
Mark DeSaulnier December 1, 2008 - January 2, 2015 Resigned to be sworn into the 11th Congressional district.
Alameda, Contra Costa
Steve Glazer May 28, 2015 - present Sworn in after winning special election.

Election results 1992 - present[edit]

2020[edit]

California State Senate election, 2020
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steve Glazer (incumbent) 135,123 48.3
Republican Julie Mobley 76,180 27.2
Democratic Marisol Rubio 68,362 24.4
Total votes 279,665 100.0
General election
Democratic Steve Glazer (incumbent) 339,925 66.0
Republican Julie Mobley 174,729 34.0
Total votes 514,654 100.0
Democratic hold

2016[edit]

California State Senate election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steve Glazer (incumbent) 122,186 54.3
Republican Joseph Alexander Rubay 61,169 27.2
Democratic Guy Moore 41,497 18.5
Total votes 224,852 100.0
General election
Democratic Steve Glazer (incumbent) 270,485 66.7
Republican Joseph Rubay 135,122 33.3
Total votes 405,607 100.0
Democratic hold

2015 (special)[edit]

California's 7th State Senate district special election, 2015
Vacancy resulting from the resignation of Mark DeSaulnier
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steve Glazer 38,411 33.7
Democratic Susan Bonilla 28,389 24.9
Democratic Joan Buchanan 25,534 22.4
Republican Michaela M. Hertle (withdrawn) 18,281 16.1
Democratic Terry Kremin 3,242 2.8
Total votes 113,857 100.0
General election
Democratic Steve Glazer 68,996 54.5
Democratic Susan Bonilla 57,491 45.5
Total votes 126,487 100.0
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

California State Senate election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark DeSaulnier (incumbent) 91,224 57.0
Republican Mark P. Meuser 68,730 43.0
Total votes 159,954 100.0
General election
Democratic Mark DeSaulnier (incumbent) 229,105 61.5
Republican Mark P. Meuser 143,707 38.5
Total votes 372,812 100.0
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

California State Senate election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark DeSaulnier 256,311 66.5
Republican Christian Amsberry 128,878 33.5
Total votes 385,189 100.0
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

California State Senate election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Torlakson (incumbent) 282,714 100.0
Total votes 282,714 100.0
Democratic hold

2000[edit]

California State Senate election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Torlakson 197,683 54.5
Republican Richard K. Rainey (incumbent) 156,107 43.0
Natural Law Mark F. Billings 9,334 2.5
Total votes 363,124 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

1996[edit]

California State Senate election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard K. Rainey 161,291 48.0
Democratic Jeff Smith 160,632 47.8
Reform William John Knudeon 7,077 2.1
Natural Law Mark F. Billings 6,975 2.1
Total votes 335,975 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic

1992[edit]

California State Senate election, 1992
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Daniel E. Boatwright (incumbent) 195,777 58.0
Republican Gilbert Marguth 141,709 42.0
Total votes 337,486 100.0
Democratic hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Citizens Redistricting Commission Final Report, 2011" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Report of Registration as of February 18, 2020" (PDF).
  3. ^ "1885 California State Senate Journal". babel.hathitrust.org.
  4. ^ "Allen G. Thurman Sworn in". babel.hathitrust.org.
  5. ^ "Ronald G. Cameron Sworn in". babel.hathitrust.org.
  6. ^ "Paul J. Lunardi Sworn in". babel.hathitrust.org.
  7. ^ "Democratic Sen. George Miller Jr., Dies (Part 1)". cdnc.ucr.edu.
  8. ^ "Democratic Sen. George Miller Jr., Dies (Part 2)". cdnc.ucr.edu.
  9. ^ "John A. Nejedly". babel.hathitrust.org.

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