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California's 26th State Assembly District
California's 26th State Assembly district
Map of the district
Current assemblymember
Population (2010)
 o Voting age
 o Citizen voting age
470,166[1]
320,827[1]
241,074[1]
Demographics
Registered voters172,092
Registration42.02% Republican
32.37% Democratic
20.77% No party preference

California's 26th State Assembly district is one of 80 California State Assembly districts. It is currently represented by Republican Devon Mathis of Visalia.

District profile

The district straddles the southern Sierra Nevada. It encompasses part of the southeastern Central Valley, where most of its population resides, and nearly all of the Owens Valley.

Election results from statewide races

Year Office Results
2020 President Trump 53.2 - 44.7%
2018 Governor[2] Cox 57.6 - 42.4%
Senator[3] De Leon 60.5 - 39.5%
2016 President Trump 52.9 - 41.5%
Senator Harris 52.7 - 47.3%
2014 Governor Kashkari 61.7 - 38.3%
2012 President Romney 56.7 - 41.2%
Senator Emken 57.5 - 42.5%

List of Assembly Members

Due to redistricting, the 26th 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
Douglas G. Barnes Republican March 24, 1884 - January 3, 1887 Solano Won special election after it was vacant and was sworn in.[4]
Frank O'Grady Democratic January 3, 1887 - January 7, 1889
J. A. Mullaney January 7, 1889 - January 5, 1891
Charles Durner Republican January 5, 1891 - January 2, 1893
J. L. Hutson Democratic January 2, 1893 - January 7, 1895 San Joaquin
Thomas Alvin Nelson Republican January 7, 1895 - January 4, 1897
Charles W. Austin January 4, 1897 - February 6, 1898 Died in office
August E. Muenter January 2, 1899 - January 1, 1901
Frederick H. Kincaid Democratic January 1, 1901 - January 5, 1903
Edward N. Baxter January 5, 1903 - January 2, 1905 Mariposa, Tuolumne
C. V. Jones January 2, 1905 - January 7, 1907
Edward N. Baxter January 7, 1907 - January 2, 1911
Dan E. Williams Republican January 2, 1911 - January 6, 1913
William B. Bush January 6, 1913 - January 4, 1915 San Francisco
Jeremiah Joesph Hayes January 4, 1915 - January 6, 1919
William J. Kenney January 6, 1919 - January 3, 1921
Roy Fellom January 3, 1921 - January 5, 1925
Ray Williamson January 5, 1925 - January 6, 1941
Edward M. Gaffney Democratic January 6, 1941 - January 5, 1953
Richard J. Dolwig Republican January 5, 1953 - January 7, 1957 San Mateo
Carl A. Britschgi January 7, 1957 - January 4, 1971
Dixon Arnett January 4, 1971 - November 30, 1974
Carmen Perino Democratic December 2, 1974 - November 30, 1980 San Joaquin, Stanislaus
Adrian C. Fondse Republican December 1, 1980 - January 5, 1981 35 days in his term. He lost the election after his opponent contested the election and asked for a recount which ended with Fondse losing.[5]
Patrick Johnson Democratic January 5, 1981 - January 10, 1991 Johnston wins contest after losing to Fondse. He was sworn in on January 5, 1981.[6] He also resigns after winning a special election for State Senate.[7]
San Joaquin
Dean Andal Republican May 16, 1991 - November 30, 1992 Sworn in after winning a special election for Johnson's seat that was left vacant running for State Senate.[8]
Sal Cannella Democratic December 7, 1992 - November 30, 1996 Merced, Merced, Stanislaus
Dennis Cardoza December 2, 1996 - November 30, 2002
Greg Aghazarian Republican December 2, 2002 - November 30, 2008 San Joaquin, Stanislaus
Bill Berryhill December 1, 2008 - November 30, 2012
Connie Conway December 3, 2012 - November 30, 2014 Inyo, Kern, Tulare
Devon Mathis December 1, 2014 - Present

Election results

2020

2020 California's 26th State Assembly district election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Devon Mathis (incumbent) 49,413 61.5%
Democratic Drew Phelps 30,981 38.5%
Total votes 80,394 100.0%
General election
Republican Devon Mathis (incumbent) 85,005 54.9%
Democratic Drew Phelps 69,717 45.1%
Total votes 154,722 100%
Republican hold

2018

California State Assembly election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Devon Mathis (incumbent) 19,081 30.3
Democratic Jose Sigala 18,794 29.8
Republican Warren Gubler 17,650 28.0
Republican Jack Lavers 7,473 11.9
Total votes 62,998 100.0
General election
Republican Devon Mathis (incumbent) 62,629 57.9
Democratic Jose Sigala 45,558 42.1
Total votes 108,187 100.0
Republican hold

2016

California State Assembly election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Devon Mathis (incumbent) 28,563 42.4
Democratic Ruben Macareno 20,536 30.5
Republican Rudy Mendoza 18,216 27.1
Total votes 67,315 100.0
General election
Republican Devon Mathis (incumbent) 76,289 63.3
Democratic Ruben Macareno 44,205 36.7
Total votes 120,494 100.0
Republican hold

2014

California State Assembly election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rudy Mendoza 18,648 40.3
Republican Devon Mathis 9,497 20.5
Democratic Carlton Jones 7,943 17.2
Democratic Ruben Macareno 3,755 8.1
Democratic Derek A. Thomas 2,872 6.2
Republican Teresita "Tess" Andres 2,092 4.5
Republican Esther Barajas 1,473 3.2
Total votes 46,280 100.0
General election
Republican Devon Mathis 34,683 53.6
Republican Rudy Mendoza 29,991 46.4
Total votes 64,674 100.0
Republican hold

2012

California State Assembly election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Connie Conway (incumbent) 34,299 71.8
Democratic Jonathan Louis Sosa 12,627 28.2
Total votes 46,926 100.0
General election
Republican Connie Conway (incumbent) 72,061 66.5
Democratic Jonathan Louis Sosa 36,379 33.5
Total votes 108,440 100.0
Republican hold

See also

References

  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. ^ "Douglas Barnes takes Oath". babel.hathitrust.org.
  5. ^ "Fondse lost recount" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  6. ^ "Patrick Johnson takes Oath" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  7. ^ "Patrick Johnson Resignation Letter" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  8. ^ "Andal takes Oath" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.

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