California's 9th State Assembly district

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California's 9th State Assembly district
Map of the district
Current assemblymember
  Jim Cooper
DElk Grove
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
468,512[1]
334,848[1]
268,791[1]
Demographics
Registered voters245,221
Registration46.18% Democratic
26.70% Republican
22.53% No party preference

California's 9th State Assembly district is one of 80 California State Assembly districts. It is currently represented by Democrat Jim Cooper of Elk Grove.[2]

District profile[edit]

The district contains a third of the city of Sacramento and its southern suburbs. The district also extends southward towards Stockton, encompassing the main corridor between the two cities.

Election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
2018 Governor Newsom 59.7 – 40.3%
Senator Feinstein 53.7 – 46.3%
2016 President Clinton 61.5 – 32.9%
Senator Harris 64.6 – 35.4%
2014 Governor Brown 63.3 – 36.7%
2012 President Obama 60.5 – 37.5%
Senator Feinstein 62.8 – 37.2%

List of Assembly Members[edit]

Due to redistricting, the 9th 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
John M. Ward Republican January 5, 1885 - January 3, 1887 Butte
Lewis Granger Democratic January 3, 1887 - January 7, 1889
Lewis Burwell January 7, 1889 - January 5, 1891
John J. Smith Republican January 5, 1891 - January 2, 1893
Charles William Tindall Democratic January 2, 1893 - January 7, 1895 Mendocino
John Bunyan Sanford January 7, 1895 - January 1, 1901
William Hanen Republican January 1, 1901 - January 5, 1903
Jo V. Snyder Democratic January 5, 1903 - January 2, 1905 Nevada
Edward F. Whiting Republican January 2, 1905 - January 7, 1907
George W. Root January 7, 1907 - January 4, 1909
Frank M. Rutherford January 4, 1909 - January 6, 1913
George B. Finnegan Democratic January 6, 1913 - January 4, 1915 Nevada, Placer
Frank M. Rutherford Progressive January 4, 1915 - January 8, 1917
Ivan H. Parker Republican January 8, 1917 - January 8, 1923
Cora Woodbridge January 8, 1923 - January 7, 1929
Jerrold L. Seawell Independent January 7, 1929 - January 5, 1931
Charles F. Reindollar Republican January 5, 1931 - January 2, 1933 Marin
Percy G. West January 2, 1933 - January 7, 1935 Sacramento
Earl D. Desmond Democratic January 7, 1935 - January 8, 1945
Dwight H. Stephenson Republican January 8, 1945 - January 3, 1949
John E. Moss Democratic January 3, 1949 - January 3, 1953
Roy J. Nielsen Republican January 5, 1953 - January 5, 1959
Edwin L. Z'berg Democratic January 5, 1959 - January 2, 1967
January 2, 1967 - December 2, 1974 Sacramento, Yolo
Michael Wornum December 2, 1974 - November 30, 1978 Marin, Sonoma
Bill Filante Republican December 4, 1978 - November 30, 1992
Phillip Isenberg Democratic December 7, 1992 - November 30, 1996 Sacramento
Deborah Ortiz December 2, 1996 - November 30, 1998
Darrell Steinberg December 7, 1998 – November 30, 2004
Dave Jones December 6, 2004 – November 30, 2010
Roger Dickinson December 6, 2010 - November 30, 2012
Richard Pan December 3, 2012 - November 30, 2014 Sacramento, San Joaquin
Jim Cooper December 1, 2014 - Present


Election results[edit]

2020[edit]

2020 California's 9th State Assembly district election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Cooper (incumbent) 50,609 43.8
Republican Eric M. Rigard 33,997 29.4
Democratic Tracie Stafford 27,974 24.2
Democratic Mushtaq A. Tahirkheli 3,015 2.6
Total votes 115,595 100.0
General election
Democratic Jim Cooper (incumbent) 142,088 65.8
Republican Eric M. Rigard 73,742 34.2
Total votes 215,830 100.0
Democratic hold

2018[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Cooper (incumbent) 49,675 67.8
Democratic Harry He 11,927 16.3
Democratic Mario Garcia 11,643 15.9
Total votes 73,245 100.0
General election
Democratic Jim Cooper (incumbent) 92,951 68.3
Democratic Harry He 43,225 31.7
Total votes 136,176 100.0
Democratic hold


2016[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Cooper (incumbent) 64,879 69.9
Republican Timothy Scott Gorsulowsky 27,924 30.1
Total votes 92,803 100.0
General election
Democratic Jim Cooper (incumbent) 109,979 66.8
Republican Timothy Scott Gorsulowsky 54,729 33.2
Total votes 164,708 100.0
Democratic hold

2014[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Cooper 18,923 31.1
Democratic Darrell Fong 17,752 29.2
Republican Tim Gorsulowsky 10,938 18.0
Republican Manuel J. Martin 8,111 13.3
Democratic Diana Rodriguez-Suruki 5,080 8.4
Total votes 60,804 100.0
General election
Democratic Jim Cooper 50,188 55.5
Democratic Darrell Fong 40,220 44.5
Total votes 90,408 100.0
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard Pan (incumbent) 24,617 38.1
Republican Antonio "Tony" Amador 13,060 20.2
Republican Sophia Gonzales Scherman 10,029 15.5
Democratic Tom Y. Santos 8,200 12.7
Republican Edward J. Nemeth 6,823 10.5
Peace and Freedom C.T. Weber 1,950 3.0
Total votes 64,679 100.0
General election
Democratic Richard Pan (incumbent) 86,092 58.9
Republican Antonio "Tony" Amador 60,136 41.1
Total votes 146,228 100.0
Democratic win (new seat)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Citizens Redistricting Commission Final Report, 2011" (PDF).
  2. ^ "CLBC Members Legislative Black Caucus". Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 16 May 2016.

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