California's 8th State Assembly district

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California's 8th State Assembly district
Map of the district
Current assemblymember
  Ken Cooley
DRancho Cordova
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
463,773[1]
352,594[1]
310,070[1]
Demographics
Registered voters263,704
Registration39.76% Democratic
32.54% Republican
22.02% No party preference

California's 8th State Assembly district is one of 80 California State Assembly districts. It is currently represented by Democrat Ken Cooley of Rancho Cordova.

District profile[edit]

The district is wholly contained in Sacramento County and encompasses most of the eastern Sacramento suburbs.

Election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
2020 President Biden 55.1 - 42.2%
2018 Governor[2] Newsom 52.2 – 47.8%
Senator[3] De Leon 50.1 – 49.9%
2016 President Clinton 51.8 – 41.0%
Senator Harris 65.4 – 34.6%
2014 Governor Brown 56.5 – 43.5%
2012 President Obama 51.6 – 45.5%
Senator Feinstein 54.5 – 45.5%

List of Assembly Members[edit]

Due to redistricting, the 8th 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
Allen Henry Democratic January 5, 1885 - January 4, 1889 Butte
C. H. Porter Republican January 4, 1889 - January 5, 1891
T. H. Barnard January 5, 1891 - January 2, 1893
D. P. Durst January 2, 1893 - January 7, 1895 Sutter, Yuba
William M. Cutter January 7, 1895 - January 2, 1899
Charles G. Raub January 2, 1899 - January 1, 1901
Lawrence Schillig January 1, 1901 - January 5, 1903
Alexander C. McLaughlin January 5, 1903 - January 2, 1905
E. T. Manwell January 2, 1905 - January 7, 1907
Arthur Hathaway Hewitt January 7, 1907 - January 6, 1913
Joseph Alfred Murray January 6, 1913 - January 4, 1915 Sutter, Yuba, Yolo
L. N. Tabler Democratic January 4, 1915 - January 8, 1917
Louis Tarke Republican January 8, 1917 - January 6, 1919
Edward Lewis January 6, 1919 - January 8, 1923
Fred B. Noyes January 8, 1923 - January 5, 1931
Frank L. Gordon January 5, 1931 - January 2, 1933 Napa, Yolo
Roy J. Nielsen January 2, 1933 - January 4, 1937 Sacramento
Chester M. Gannon Demcoratic January 4, 1937 - January 6, 1941
John Edward Cain Democratic January 6, 1941 - January 4, 1943
Chester M. Gannon Republican January 4, 1943 - January 3, 1949
Gordon A. Fleury January 3, 1949 - August 28, 1955 Resigned from the Assembly
Thomas Jamison MacBride Democratic January 7, 1957 - January 2, 1961
William Adolphus “Jimmy” Hicks January 2, 1961 - December 29, 1961 Died in office. Died from a heart attack.[4]
Walter W. Powers November 27, 1962 - November 30, 1974 Was sworn in on November 27, 1962 after winning the special election[5]
Alfred C. Siegler December 2, 1974 - May 18, 1976 Napa, Solano, Sonoma Died in office. Died from a heart attack while playing Tennis.[6]
Michael Gage December 6, 1976 - November 30, 1980
Don Sebastiani Republican December 1, 1980 - December 6, 1982
December 6, 1982 - November 30, 1986 Lake, Napa, Solano, Sonoma
Bev Hansen December 1, 1986 - November 30, 1992
Thomas M. Hannigan Democratic December 7, 1992 - November 30, 1996 Sacramento, Solano, Yolo
Helen Thomson December 2, 1996 - November 30, 2002
Lois Wolk December 2, 2002 - November 30, 2008 Solano, Yolo
Mariko Yamada December 1, 2008 - November 30, 2012
Ken Cooley December 3, 2012 - Present Sacramento

Election results 1992 - present[edit]

2020[edit]

2020 California's 8th State Assembly district election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ken Cooley (incumbent) 73,444 57.0
Republican Cathy Cook 55,376 43.0
Total votes 128,820 100.0
General election
Democratic Ken Cooley (incumbent) 126,969 55.1%
Republican Cathy Cook 103,496 44.9%
Total votes 230,465 100%

2018[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ken Cooley (incumbent) 53,490 53.9
Republican Melinda Avey 40,792 41.1
Libertarian Janice Marlae Bonser 3,017 3.0
No party preference Lawrence Ray Murray 2,025 2.0
Total votes 99,324 100.0
General election
Democratic Ken Cooley (incumbent) 95,450 55.8
Republican Melinda Avey 75,742 44.2
Total votes 171,192 100.0
Democratic hold

2016[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ken Cooley (incumbent) 61,704 58.3
Republican Nick Bloise 36,630 34.6
Libertarian Janice Marlae Bonser 7,588 7.2
Total votes 105,922 100.0
General election
Democratic Ken Cooley (incumbent) 104,552 57.0
Republican Nick Bloise 78,848 43.0
Total votes 183,400 100.0
Democratic hold

2014[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ken Cooley (incumbent) 35,294 51.8
Republican Douglas Haaland 28,049 41.1
Libertarian Janice Marlae Bonser 4,830 7.1
Total votes 68,173 100.0
General election
Democratic Ken Cooley (incumbent) 62,892 56.7
Republican Douglas Haaland 48,057 43.3
Total votes 110,949 100.0
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ken Cooley 33,304 42.8
Republican Peter Tateishi 18,237 23.4
Republican Barbara Ortega 15,592 20.0
Republican John Thomas Flynn 4,853 6.2
Libertarian Janice Marlae Bonser 3,368 4.3
Republican Phillip A. Tufi 2,424 3.1
Total votes 77,778 100.0
General election
Democratic Ken Cooley 92,630 54.3
Republican Peter Tateishi 78,006 45.7
Total votes 170,636 100.0
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

2010 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mariko Yamada (incumbent) 79,787 61.7
Republican Michelle P. Connor 49,714 38.3
Total votes 129,501 100.0
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

2008 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mariko Yamada 112,524 66.03
Republican Manuel Cosme 57,883 33.97
Total votes 170,407 100.00
Turnout   74.21
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

2006 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lois Wolk (incumbent) 78,171 66.02
Republican John Gould 40,238 33.98
Total votes 118,409 100.00
Turnout   61.78
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

2004 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lois Wolk (incumbent) 101,171 62.83
Republican John R. Munn 59,842 37.17
Total votes 161,013 100.00
Democratic hold

2002[edit]

2002 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lois Wolk 57,360 57.45
Republican John R. Munn 41,482 42.55
Invalid or blank votes 5,207 4.96
Total votes 105,049 100.00
Democratic hold

2000[edit]

2000 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Helen Thomson (incumbent) 92,315 62.18
Republican John R. Munn 51,671 34.80
Natural Law Robert W. Wilson 4,483 3.02
Invalid or blank votes 5,991 3.88
Total votes 154,460 100.00
Democratic hold

1998[edit]

1998 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Helen M. Thomson (incumbent) 73,315 64.19
Republican Toni Thompson 40,904 35.81
Invalid or blank votes 10,333 8.30
Total votes 124,552 100.00
Democratic hold

1996[edit]

1996 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Helen Thomson (incumbent) 75,010 55.79
Republican Ed Schlenker 51,707 38.46
Libertarian Harold J. Helbock 7,728 5.75
Invalid or blank votes 9,408 6.54
Total votes 143,853 100.00
Democratic hold

1994[edit]

1994 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Hannigan (incumbent) 62,135 55.27
Republican Bryant J. Stocking 50,282 44.73
Invalid or blank votes 9,391 7.71
Total votes 121,808 100.00
Democratic hold

1992[edit]

1992 California State Assembly election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Thomas M. Hannigan (incumbent) 83,839 57.49
Republican John W. Ford 53,509 36.69
Libertarian Richard Fields 8,307 5.70
No party Jeanne Patrick (write-in) 181 0.12
Invalid or blank votes 10,222 6.55
Total votes 156,058 100.00
Democratic gain from Republican

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Citizens Redistricting Commission Final Report, 2011" (PDF).
  2. ^ https://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/sov/2018-general/ssov/governor-assembly.pdf
  3. ^ https://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/sov/2018-general/ssov/us-senate-by-assembly.pdf
  4. ^ "Assemblyman Hicks of Sacramento dead at 55". cdnc.ucr.edu.
  5. ^ "1963 session" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  6. ^ "Vallejo Assemblyman Dies". cdnc.ucr.edu.

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