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California's 51st State Assembly District
California's 51st State Assembly district
Map of the district
Current assemblymember
Population (2010)
 o Voting age
 o Citizen voting age
465,643[1]
348,231[1]
229,008[1]
Demographics
Registered voters223,852
Registration60.73% Democratic
9.13% Republican
25.88% No party preference

California's 51st State Assembly district is one of 80 California State Assembly districts. It is currently represented by Democrat Wendy Carrillo of Boyle Heights.

District profile

The district encompasses northeastern Los Angeles, including parts of the Eastside. The district is primarily urban and heavily Latino.

Election results from statewide races

Year Office Results
2020 President Biden 81.4 - 14.6%
2018 Governor Newsom 85.9 - 14.1%
Senator de Leon 50.0 - 50.0%
2016 President Clinton 84.0 - 10.2%
Senator Harris 55.0 - 45.0%
2014 Governor Brown 84.3 - 14.7%
2012 President Obama 83.5 - 13.5%
Senator Feinstein 85.1 - 14.9%

List of Assembly Members

Due to redistricting, the 51st 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
Joseph F. Black Democratic January 3, 1885 - January 5, 1887 Alameda
Hiram Bailey Republican Party January 5, 1887 - January 7, 1889
Joseph McKeown January 7, 1889 - February 7, 1890 Died in office from bronchopneumonia.[2]
Frank L. Fowler January 5, 1891 - January 2, 1893
Clinton Griswold Dodge January 2, 1893 - January 4, 1897
Howard E. Wright January 4, 1897 - January 1, 1901
Newell K. Foster January 1, 1901 - March 16, 1903 Resigned from office to become Secretary of the State Board's health.[3]
Robert Hamilton Edwin Espy January 2, 1905 - October 15, 1906 Died in office from tuberculosis.[4]
George J. Hans January 7, 1907 - January 2, 1911
Frank Milton Smith January 2, 1911 - January 6, 1913
William Angus Sutherland January 6, 1913 - January 4, 1915 Fresno
Henry Hawson Democratic January 4, 1915 - January 6, 1919
Sidney Lanier Strother January 6, 1919 - January 3, 1921
Herbert McDowell Republican January 3, 1921 - January 3, 1927
Z. S. Leymel January 3, 1927 - April 22, 1929 Resigned from office to become Mayor of Fresno.[5]
Sarah E. Kellogg January 5, 1931 - January 2, 1933 Los Angeles
William Moseley Jones Democratic January 2, 1933 - January 2, 1939
F. Ray Bennett January 2, 1939 - October 20, 1941 Resigned from office.
Elwyn S. Bennett January 4, 1943 - January 8, 1951
William A. Munnell January 8, 1951 - November 30, 1961 Resigned to become a Judge for the Los Angeles Superior Court.
John Moreno January 7, 1963 - January 4, 1965
Jack R. Fenton January 4, 1965 - November 30, 1974
Robert G. Beverly Republican December 2, 1974 - November 30, 1976
Marilyn G. Ryan December 6, 1976 - November 30, 1982
Gerald N. Felando December 6, 1982 - November 30, 1992
Curtis R. Tucker, Jr. Democratic December 7, 1992 - November 30, 1996
Edward Vincent December 2, 1996 - November 30, 2000
Jerome Horton December 4, 2000 - November 30, 2006
Curren Price December 4, 2006 - June 8, 2009 Resigned from office to be sworn in the 26th Senate district.[6]
Steven Bradford September 10, 2010 - November 30, 2012 Sworn in after winning special election.[7]
Jimmy Gomez December 3, 2012 - July 11, 2017 Resigns from office after being sworn in Congress for the 34th Congressional district.
Wendy Carrillo December 16, 2017 - present Sworn in after winning special election to fill vacant seat left by Gomez.[8]

Election results

2020

2020 California State Assembly election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Wendy Carrillo (incumbent) 73,578 100.0%
Total votes 73,578 100.0%
General election
Democratic Wendy Carrillo (incumbent) 127,026 100.0%
Total votes 127,026 100.0%
Democratic hold

2018

California State Assembly election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Wendy Carrillo (incumbent) 42,547 100.0
Libertarian Christopher Stare (write-in) 4 0.0
Total votes 42,551 100.0
General election
Democratic Wendy Carrillo (incumbent) 102,276 86.6
Libertarian Christopher Stare 15,769 13.4
Total votes 118,045 100.0
Democratic hold

2017 (special)

California's 51st State Assembly district special election, 2017
Vacancy resulting from the resignation of Jimmy Gomez
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Wendy Carrillo 5,058 22.2
Democratic Luis López 4,243 18.6
Democratic Mike Fong 3,675 16.1
Democratic Gabriel Sandoval 2,370 10.4
Democratic Ron Birnbaum 2,213 9.7
Democratic Alex De Ocampo 1,803 7.9
Democratic David Vela 1,075 4.7
Democratic Mark Vargas 1,022 4.5
Libertarian Andrew S. Aguero 405 1.8
No party preference Patrick Koppula 328 1.4
Democratic Barbara Torres 284 1.2
Peace and Freedom John Prysner 232 1.0
Democratic Mario Olmos 122 0.5
Total votes 22,830 100.0
General election
Democratic Wendy Carrillo 11,100 53.5
Democratic Luis López 9,631 46.5
Total votes 20,731 100.0
Democratic hold

2016

California State Assembly election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jimmy Gomez (incumbent) 62,366 100.0
Libertarian Mike Everling (write-in) 7 0.0
Total votes 62,373 100.0
General election
Democratic Jimmy Gomez (incumbent) 110,036 86.1
Libertarian Mike Everling 17,724 13.9
Total votes 127,760 100.0
Democratic hold

2014

California State Assembly election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jimmy Gomez (incumbent) 20,621 99.7
Republican Stephen C. Smith (write-in) 54 0.3
Total votes 20,675 100.0
General election
Democratic Jimmy Gomez (incumbent) 42,261 83.6
Republican Stephen C. Smith 8,277 16.4
Total votes 50,538 100.0
Democratic hold

2012

California State Assembly election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jimmy Gomez 10,459 37.4
Democratic Luis Lopez 6,871 24.6
Democratic Arturo Chavez 6,422 23.0
Democratic Richard Friedberg 3,059 11.0
Democratic Oscar A. Guttierez 1,128 4.0
Total votes 26,811 100.0
General election
Democratic Jimmy Gomez 63,292 59.8
Democratic Luis Lopez 42,618 40.2
Total votes 105,910 100.0
Democratic hold

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Citizens Redistricting Commission Final Report, 2011" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Death of Alm Assemblyman". cdnc.ucr.edu.
  3. ^ "Pair of legislators Voluntary Tender Resignations". cdnc.ucr.edu.
  4. ^ "Espy's Remains". cdnc.ucr.edu.
  5. ^ "Z. S. Leymel Resignation letter" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  6. ^ "Curren Price Resignation letter" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  7. ^ "Steven Bradford" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  8. ^ "Wendy Carrillo Sworn in" (PDF). clerk.assembly.gov.

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