California's 35th State Senate district

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California's 35th State Senate district
Map of the district
Current senator
  Steven Bradford
DGardena
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
934,615[1]
676,116[1]
481,429[1]
Demographics
Registered voters521,337[2]
Registration58.15% Democratic
12.39% Republican
24.04% No party preference

California's 35th State Senate district is one of 40 California State Senate districts. It is currently represented by Democrat Steven Bradford of Gardena.

District profile

The district straddles Interstate 110, including the inland portions of the South Bay in addition to parts of South Los Angeles. The district stretches from Inglewood and Watts in the north down to San Pedro and the Port of Los Angeles in the south.

Election results from statewide races

Year Office Results
2020 President Biden 76.3 – 21.5%
2018 Governor Newsom 78.5 – 21.5%
Senator Feinstein 60.0 – 40.0%
2016 President Clinton 79.3 – 15.8%
Senator Harris 63.0 – 37.0%
2014 Governor Brown 75.2 – 24.8%
2012 President Obama 80.3 – 17.9%
Senator Feinstein 80.8 – 19.2%

List of Senators

Due to redistricting, the 35th 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
B. V. Sargent Democratic January 3, 1887 - January 7, 1889 Monterey, San Benito
Thomas Flint Jr. Republican January 7, 1889 - January 2, 1893
Orestes Orr January 2, 1893 - January 4, 1897 Santa Barbara, Ventura
John J. Boyce January 4, 1897 - January 1, 1901
Charles B. Greenwell January 1, 1901 - January 2, 1905
Howard A. Broughton January 2, 1905 - January 4, 1909 Los Angeles
Newton Warner Thompson January 4, 1909 - January 8, 1917 In 1916, he was acting Lieutenant Governor, following the death of Lieutenant Governor John M. Eshleman.
Egbert J. Gates January 8, 1917 - January 5, 1925
Herbert Johnston Evans January 5, 1925 - January 2, 1933
Nelson T. Edwards January 2, 1933 - January 4, 1937 Orange
Harry Clay Westover Democratic January 4, 1937 - January 6, 1941
Thomas Kuchel Republican January 6, 1941 - February 11, 1946 Resigned from the Senate to be sworn in as the California State Controller.[3]
Clyde A. Watson January 6, 1947 - January 5, 1953
John A. Murdy Jr. January 5, 1953 - January 4, 1965
John G. Schmitz January 4, 1965 - January 2, 1967
James Edward Whetmore January 2, 1967 - November 30, 1976 Los Angeles, Orange
John Briggs December 6, 1976 – December 28, 1981 Orange Resigned from the Senate.[4]
John Seymour April 26, 1982 - January 7, 1991 Sworn in after winning special election.[5] Resigned from office after being appointed for the US Senate.
John Lewis May 16, 1991 - November 30, 1992 Sworn in after winning special election.[6]
Marian Bergeson December 7, 1992 - January 2, 1995 Resigned from the Senate to become a member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors.[7]
Ross Johnson May 11, 1995 – November 30, 2004 Sworn in after winning special election.[8]
John B. T. Campbell III December 6, 2004 – December 6, 2005 Resigned from the Senate after winning a seat for the 48th Congressional district.
Tom Harman June 12, 2006 – November 30, 2012
Roderick Wright Democratic December 3, 2012 - September 22, 2014 Los Angeles Resigned from the senate.
Isadore Hall III December 10, 2014 - November 30, 2016 Sworn in after winning special election.
Steven Bradford December 5, 2016 - present


Election results 1992 - present

2020

2020 California State Senate election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steven Bradford (incumbent) 106,742 75.7
American Independent Anthony Perry 35,024 24.3
Total votes 140,995 100.0
General election
Democratic Steven Bradford (incumbent) 234,881 72.5
American Independent Anthony Perry 89,080 27.5
Total votes 323,961 100.0
Democratic hold

2016

California State Senate election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steven Bradford 50,998 35.6
Democratic Warren Furutani 35,024 24.4
Democratic Isaac Galvan 32,105 22.4
Republican Charlotte Ann Svolos 25,197 17.6
Total votes 143,324 100.0
General election
Democratic Steven Bradford 135,353 53.5
Democratic Warren Furutani 117,455 46.5
Total votes 252,808 100.0
Democratic hold

2014 (special)

California's 35th State Senate district special election, 2014
Vacancy resulting from the resignation of Rod Wright
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Isadore Hall, III 17,951 55.9
Republican James Spencer 8,014 25.0
Democratic Louis L. Dominguez 4,067 12.7
Democratic Hector Serrano 2,069 6.4
Total votes 32,101 100.0
Democratic hold

2012

California State Senate elections, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Roderick Wright (incumbent) 40,312 57.4
Republican Charlotte A. Svolos 18,793 26.8
Democratic Paul Butterfield 11,091 15.8
Total votes 70,196 100.0
General election
Democratic Roderick Wright (incumbent) 192,483 76.5
Republican Charlotte A. Svolos 59,077 23.5
Total votes 251,560 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

2008

California's 35th State Senate district election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Harman (incumbent) 222,149 58.55
Democratic Ginny Meyer 157,271 41.45
Total votes 379,420 100.00
Turnout   67.73
Republican hold


2004

California's 35th State Senate district election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Campbell 230,220 63.79
Democratic Rita B. Siebert 114,126 31.62
Libertarian Timothy Johnson 16,561 4.59
Total votes 360,907 100.00
Republican hold

2000

California's 35th State Senate district election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ross Johnson (incumbent) 189,523 60.06
Democratic Stephen M. Ray 103,700 32.86
Libertarian Paul L. Studier 11,401 3.61
Natural Law Cynthia F. Katz 10,918 3.46
Invalid or blank votes 33,207 9.52
Total votes 348,749 100.00
Republican hold

1996

California's 35th State Senate district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ross Johnson (incumbent) 183,739 61.52
Democratic Madolene Arakeljian 103,170 34.54
Natural Law Nat Adam 11,780 3.94
Invalid or blank votes 20,812 6.51
Total votes 319,501 100.00
Republican hold

1992

California's 35th State Senate district election, 1992
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Marian Bergeson (incumbent) 204,504 62.24
Democratic Dorianne Garcia 107,512 32.72
Libertarian Eric Sprik 16,536 5.03
Invalid or blank votes 38,755 10.55
Total votes 367,307 100.00
Republican hold

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Citizens Redistricting Commission Final Report, 2011" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Report of Registration as of July 3, 2020" (PDF).
  3. ^ "Thomas Kuchel Resignation letter". babel.hathitrust.org.
  4. ^ "John Briggs Resignation letter". babel.hathitrust.org.
  5. ^ "John Seymour Sworn in". babel.hathitrust.org.
  6. ^ "John Lewis Sworn in". babel.hathitrust.org.
  7. ^ "Marian Bergeson". babel.hathitrust.org.
  8. ^ "Ross Johnson Sworn in". babel.hathitrust.org.

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