California's 5th State Senate district

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California's 5th State Senate district
Map of the district
Current senator
  Cathleen Galgiani
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
Registered voters 458,335
Registration 42.27% Democratic

California's 5th State Senate district is one of 40 California State Senate districts. It is currently represented by Democrat Cathleen Galgiani of Stockton.

District profile[edit]

The district is centered on the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta and forms the gateway between the Central Valley, the San Francisco Bay Area, the Sacramento metropolitan area, and Gold Country.

Election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
2012 President Obama 54.2 – 43.6%
Senator Feinstein 55.5 – 44.5%
2014 Governor Brown 53.3 – 46.7%

List of senators[edit]

Due to redistricting, the 5th district has been moved around different parts of the state. The current iteration resulted from the 2011 redistricting by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission.

Senator Party Dates
William B. Lardner Republican 1900–1904
B. F. Rush Republican 1904–1928
Thomas McCormack Republican 1928–1932
John B. McColl Republican 1932–1939
Jesse W. Carter Democratic 1939–1948
Edwin J. Regan Democratic 1948–1965
Fred W. Marler Jr. Republican 1965–1966
Albert S. Rodda Democratic 1966–1976
Milton Marks Republican 1976–1984
John Garamendi Democratic 1984–1991
Patrick Johnston Democratic 1991–2000
Michael Machado Democratic 2000–2008
Lois Wolk Democratic 2008–2012
Cathleen Galgiani Democratic 2012–present

Election results[edit]


California State Senate election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cathleen Galgiani (incumbent) 96,710 56.8
Republican Alan Nakanishi 47,355 27.8
Republican Samuel Anderson 26,343 15.5
Total votes 170,408 100.0
General election
Democratic Cathleen Galgiani (incumbent) 174,847 56.7
Republican Alan Nakanishi 133,604 43.3
Total votes 308,451 100.0
Democratic hold


California State Senate election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cathleen Galgiani 52,148 40.7
Republican Bill Berryhill 45,819 35.8
Republican Leroy Ornellas 30,109 23.5
Total votes 128,076 100.0
General election
Democratic Cathleen Galgiani 142,145 50.5
Republican Bill Berryhill 139,502 49.5
Total votes 281,647 100.0
Democratic win (new seat)

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