California's 36th State Assembly district

Summary

California's 36th State Assembly district
Map of the district
Current assemblymember
  Tom Lackey
RPalmdale
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
463,038[1]
323,398[1]
247,869[1]
Demographics
Registered voters234,801
Registration40.34% Democratic
33.01% Republican
21.03% No party preference

California's 36th State Assembly district is one of 80 California State Assembly districts. It is currently represented by Republican Tom Lackey of Palmdale. Despite California's six-year term limit on the State Assembly, during the 20-year period from 1992–2012, the seat was held continuously by members of either the Knight family of Palmdale or the Runner family of Lancaster.[citation needed]

District profile

The district contains the wide swath between the Tehachapi Mountains to the north and the San Gabriel Mountains to the south. The district is dominated by the Antelope Valley and forms the western edge of the High Desert and the Mojave Desert in general. Most of Edwards Air Force Base is contained in the district.

Election results from statewide races

Year Office Results
2018 Governor Newsom 51.2 – 48.8%
Senator de Leon 52.7 – 47.3%
2016 President Clinton 49.9 – 43.9%
Senator Harris 57.5 – 42.5%
2014 Governor Kashkari 57.9 – 42.2%
2012 President Obama 48.8 – 48.5%
Senator Feinstein 50.1 – 49.9%

List of Assembly Members

Due to redistricting, the 36th 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
John Lafferty Republican January 5, 1885 - February 24, 1886 San Francisco Died in office.[2]
Charles F. Curry January 3, 1887 - January 7, 1889
Charles H. Kiernan Democratic January 7, 1889 - July 16, 1889 Died in office from hemorrhage in the lungs.[3]
John P. Glynn Republican January 5, 1891 - January 2, 1893
John Brownlie Democratic January 2, 1893 - January 7, 1895
John McCarthy January 7, 1895 - January 4, 1897
Henry McGrath Fusion January 4, 1897 - January 2, 1899
Albert H. Merrill Republican January 2, 1899 - January 1, 1901
William J. Guilfoyle January 1, 1901 - January 5, 1903
Augustus M. Mahany Democratic January 5, 1903 - January 2, 1905
Eugene E. Pfaeffle Republican January 2, 1905 - January 7, 1907
John Wessling Independence League January 7, 1907 - January 4, 1909
Henry Nixon Beatty Republican January 4, 1909 - January 6, 1913
Frank M. Smith January 6, 1913 - January 4, 1915 Alameda
Harry A. Encell Progressive January 4, 1915 - January 8, 1917
Frank M. Smith Republican January 8, 1917 - January 6, 1919
Leon E. Gray January 6, 1919 - May 17, 1919 Resigns from office to become Deputy City Attorney of Oakland.[4][5]
Gilbert L. Jones January 3, 1921 - January 8, 1923
Edward J. Smith January 8, 1923 - January 7, 1929
William W. Hoffman January 7, 1929 - January 2, 1933
Lucius Powers Jr. January 2, 1933 - January 7, 1935 Fresno
Claud Minard January 7, 1935 - January 4, 1937
Hugh M. Burns Democratic January 4, 1937 - January 4, 1943
Charles Lester Guthrie January 4, 1943 - January 27, 1946 Kings, Tulare Died in office from a heart attack.[6]
Harry J. Johnson January 6, 1947 - January 3, 1949
Harlan Hagen January 3, 1949 - January 3, 1953
Stanley T. Tomlinson Republican January 5, 1953 - January 3, 1955 San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara
James L. Holmes January 3, 1955 - January 4, 1965
Winfield A. Shoemaker Democratic January 4, 1965 - January 6, 1969
W. Don MacGillivray Republican January 6, 1969 - November 30, 1974
John Kenyon MacDonald Democratic December 2, 1974 - November 30, 1976 Ventura
Charles R. Imbrecht Republican December 6, 1976 - November 30, 1982
Tom McClintock December 6, 1982 - November 30, 1992
William J. Knight December 7, 1992 - November 30, 1996 Los Angeles
George Runner December 2, 1996 – November 30, 2002
Sharon Runner December 2, 2002 – November 30, 2008 Los Angeles, San Bernardino
Steve Knight December 1, 2008 – November 30, 2012
Steve Fox Democratic December 3, 2012 – November 30, 2014 Kern, Los Angeles, San Bernardino
Tom Lackey Republican December 1, 2014 - present

Election results 1992 - present

199219941996199820002002200420062008201020122014201620182020

2020

California State Assembly election, 2020
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Lackey (incumbent) 45,255 53.0
Democratic Steve Fox 14,771 17.3
Democratic Johnathon Ervin 6,615 7.8
Democratic Diedra M. Greenaway 5,084 6.0
Democratic Michael P. Rives 4,055 4.7
Democratic Ollie M. McCaulley 3,729 4.4
Democratic Lourdes Everett 3,405 4.0
Democratic Eric Andrew Ohlsen 2,440 2.9
Total votes 85,354 100.0
General election
Republican Tom Lackey (incumbent) 102,442 55.2%
Democratic Steve Fox 83,240 44.8%
Total votes 185,682 100.0%
Republican hold

2018

California State Assembly election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Lackey (incumbent) 35,628 60.3
Democratic Steve Fox 23,447 39.7
Total votes 59,075 100.0
General election
Republican Tom Lackey (incumbent) 66,584 52.1
Democratic Steve Fox 61,310 47.9
Total votes 127,894 100.0
Republican hold

2016

California State Assembly election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Lackey (incumbent) 35,019 48.2
Democratic Steve Fox 21,541 29.6
Democratic Darren W. Parker 11,236 15.5
Democratic Ollie M. McCaulley 4,891 6.7
Total votes 72,687 100.0
General election
Republican Tom Lackey (incumbent) 77,801 53.1
Democratic Steve Fox 68,755 46.9
Total votes 146,556 100.0
Republican hold

2014

California State Assembly election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Lackey 15,095 41.1
Democratic Steve Fox (incumbent) 12,055 32.8
Republican JD Kennedy 4,460 12.2
Republican Suzette M. Martinez 3,390 9.2
Democratic Kermit F. Franklin 1,706 4.6
Total votes 36,706 100.0
General election
Republican Tom Lackey 42,107 60.2
Democratic Steve Fox (incumbent) 27,866 39.8
Total votes 69,973 100.0
Republican gain from Democratic

2012

California State Assembly election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron Smith 15,097 35.1
Democratic Steve Fox 14,160 32.9
Republican Tom Lackey 13,795 32.0
Total votes 43,052 100.0
General election
Democratic Steve Fox 66,005 50.1
Republican Ron Smith 65,860 49.9
Total votes 131,865 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

2010

California State Assembly election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Knight (incumbent) 66,312 57.6
Democratic Linda K. Jones 48,943 42.4
Total votes 115,255 100.0
Republican hold

2008

California State Assembly election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Knight 79,502 51.5
Democratic Linda K. Jones 74,841 48.5
Total votes 154,343 100.0
Republican hold

2006

California State Assembly election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sharon Runner (incumbent) 55,712 61.6
Democratic Robert "Bo" Bynum 34,863 38.4
Total votes 90,575 100.0
Republican hold

2004

California State Assembly election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sharon Runner (incumbent) 89,365 66.3
Democratic Hotron Scioneaux 45,595 33.7
Total votes 134,960 100.0
Republican hold

2002

California State Assembly election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sharon Runner 46,155 64.0
Democratic Robert Davenport 26,056 36.0
Total votes 72,211 100.0
Republican hold

2000

California State Assembly election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George Runner (incumbent) 90,712 63.1
Democratic Paula L. Calderon 47,528 33.1
Libertarian Gregory James Bashem 5,581 3.9
Total votes 143,821 100.0
Republican hold

1998

California State Assembly election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George Runner (incumbent) 64,221 62.9
Democratic Paula L. Calderon 34,697 34.0
Libertarian Gregory James Bashem 3,190 3.1
Total votes 102,108 100.0
Republican hold

1996

California State Assembly election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George Runner 78,383 64.2
Democratic David Cochran 43,746 35.8
Total votes 136,240 100.0
Republican hold

1994

California State Assembly election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William J. Knight (incumbent) 75,676 69.7
Democratic James L. Hutchins 26,913 24.8
Libertarian Eric Fussell 5,979 5.5
Total votes 108,568 100.0
Republican hold

1992

California State Assembly election, 1992
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William J. Knight 79,718 58.2
Democratic Arnie Rodio 45,893 33.5
Libertarian Ronald Tisbert 11,403 8.3
Total votes 137,014 100.0
Republican hold

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Citizens Redistricting Commission Final Report, 2011" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Death of Assemblyman Lafferty". cdnc.ucr.edu.
  3. ^ "Charles Kiernan". cdnc.ucr.edu.
  4. ^ "Assemblyman Leon E. Gray Tenders His Resignation". cdnc.ucr.edu.
  5. ^ "Assemblyman Gray Sends Resignation". .cdnc.ucr.edu.
  6. ^ "Assemblyman C. L. Guthrie Died Sunday". cdnc.ucr.edu.

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