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California's 59th State Assembly District
California's 59th State Assembly district
Map of the district
Current assemblymember
Population (2010)
 o Voting age
 o Citizen voting age
465,168[1]
319,044[1]
168,548[1]
Demographics
Registered voters193,106
Registration66.83% Democratic
5.04% Republican
24.16% No party preference

California's 59th State Assembly district is one of 80 California State Assembly districts. It is currently represented by Democrat Reggie Jones-Sawyer of Los Angeles.

District profile

The district encompasses most of South Los Angeles, centered along Interstate 110. The district is primarily urban and heavily Latino.

Election results from statewide races

Year Office Results
2020 President Biden 84.6 - 11.8%
2018 Governor Newsom 88.6 - 11.4%
Senator Feinstein 58.9 - 41.1%
2016 President Clinton 90.1 - 5.1%
Senator Harris 54.2 - 45.8%
2014 Governor Brown 90.9 - 9.1%
2012 President Obama 93.2 - 6.2%
Senator Feinstein 91.8 - 8.2%

List of Assembly Members

Due to redistricting, the 59th 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
Flavel Joseph Woodward Republican January 5, 1885 - January 3, 1887 San Joaquin
James Riley Henry Democratic January 3, 1887 - January 7, 1889
John McMullin January 7, 1889 - January 5, 1891
John Lyman Beecher Jr. Republican January 5, 1891 - January 2, 1893
John H. Matthews Democratic January 2, 1893 - January 7, 1895 San Benito
Charles G. Cargill Republican January 7, 1895 - January 4, 1897
Claudius Frazier Rubell Democratic January 4, 1897 - January 2, 1899
Charles G. Cargill Republican January 2, 1899 - June 18, 1900 Died in office[2] from Pneumonia.[3]
William Higby January 1, 1901 - January 5, 1903
Montague B. Steadman January 5, 1903 - January 2, 1905 Monterey
J. B. R. Cooper January 2, 1905 - January 7, 1907
John Jay Wyatt January 7, 1907 - January 2, 1911
Charles B. Rosendale Democratic January 2, 1911 - January 6, 1913
Henry C. Bagby January 6, 1913 - January 4, 1915 Santa Barbara
Ira E. Kramer Progressive January 4, 1915 - January 8, 1917
Theodore Randolph Finley, Sr. Democratic January 8, 1917 - January 6, 1919
William C. Oakley January 6, 1919 - January 3, 1921
Oscar W. Smith Republican January 3, 1921 - January 8, 1923
Edgar W. Stow January 8, 1923 - January 5, 1925
Edgar O. Campbell January 5, 1925 - January 3, 1927
Theodore Randolph Finley, Sr. Democratic January 3, 1927 - June 1, 1927 Resigned to become Mayor of Santa Barbara.
George R. Bliss Republican January 7, 1929 - January 5, 1931
Willard E. Badham January 5, 1931 - January 2, 1933 Los Angeles
Charles W. Lyon January 2, 1933 - January 6, 1947
Willard M. Huyck January 6, 1947 - January 8, 1951
Charles W. Lyon January 8, 1951 - January 3, 1955
Thomas M. Rees Democratic January 3, 1955 - January 7, 1963
Anthony Beilenson January 7, 1963 - January 2, 1967
Alan Sieroty January 2, 1967 - November 30, 1974
Jack R. Fenton December 2, 1974 - November 30, 1980
Matthew G. Martínez December 1, 1980 - July 15, 1982 Resigned from office after winning a congressional seat.[4]
Charles Calderon December 6, 1982 - April 16, 1990 Resigned to be sworn in the 26th Senate district after winning special election.[5]
Xavier Becerra December 3, 1990 - November 30, 1992
Dick Mountjoy Republican December 7, 1992 - January 23, 1995 Removed from office after a majority of the membership of the Assembly determined that he was not duly elected and qualified to be an Assembly Member.
Bob Margett June 7, 1995 - November 30, 2000 Sworn in after winning special election.[6]
Dennis Mountjoy December 4, 2000 - November 30, 2006
Los Angeles, San Bernardino
Anthony Adams December 4, 2006 - November 30, 2010
Tim Donnelly December 6, 2010 - November 30, 2012
Reggie Jones-Sawyer Democratic December 6, 2012 - present Los Angeles

Election results

2020

2020 California State Assembly election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Efren Martinez 22,416 50.6%
Democratic Reggie Jones-Sawyer (incumbent) 19,873 44.9%
Democratic Marcello Villeda 1,999 4.5%
Total votes 44,288 100.0%
General election
Democratic Reggie Jones-Sawyer (incumbent) 63,448 57.5%
Democratic Efren Martinez 45,853 42.5%
Total votes 109,301 100.0%
Democratic hold

2018

California State Assembly election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Reggie Jones-Sawyer (incumbent) 19,188 76.8
Democratic Leslie Hagan-Morgan 5,797 23.2
Total votes 24,985 100.0
General election
Democratic Reggie Jones-Sawyer (incumbent) 47,765 66.9
Democratic Leslie Hagan-Morgan 23,653 33.1
Total votes 71,418 100.0
Democratic hold

2016

California State Assembly election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Reggie Jones-Sawyer (incumbent) 35,820 100.0
Total votes 35,820 100.0
General election
Democratic Reggie Jones-Sawyer (incumbent) 77,324 100.0
Total votes 77,324 100.0
Democratic hold

2014

California State Assembly election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Reggie Jones-Sawyer (incumbent) 12,404 100.0
Total votes 12,404 100.0
General election
Democratic Reggie Jones-Sawyer (incumbent) 28,493 100.0
Total votes 28,493 100.0
Democratic hold

2012

California State Assembly election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Reggie Jones-Sawyer 7,029 43.6
Democratic Rodney D. Robinson 3,038 18.8
Democratic Greg Akili 2,772 17.2
Democratic Gertrude "Trudy" Holmes-Magee 2,487 15.4
Democratic Armenak H. Nouridjanian 810 5.0
Total votes 16,136 100.0
General election
Democratic Reggie Jones-Sawyer 40,519 52.3
Democratic Rodney D. Robinson 36,949 47.7
Total votes 77,468 100.0
Democratic win (new seat)

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Citizens Redistricting Commission Final Report, 2011" (PDF).
  2. ^ "HON. C. G. CARGILL DEAD". cdnc.ucr.edu.
  3. ^ "Republican Assemblyman Cargill dead". cdnc.ucr.edu.
  4. ^ "Matthew Martinez Resignation letter" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  5. ^ "Charles Calderon Resignation letter" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.
  6. ^ "Bob Margett Sworn in" (PDF). clerk.assembly.ca.gov.

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