California's 3rd State Senate district

Summary

California's 3rd State Senate district is one of 40 California State Senate districts. It is currently represented by Democrat Bill Dodd of Napa.

California's 3rd State Senate district
Map of the district
Current senator
  Bill Dodd
DNapa
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
928,167[1]
716,049[1]
612,229[1]
Demographics
Registered voters556,418[2]
Registration50.35% Democratic
21.10% Republican
22.84% No party preference

District profileEdit

The district stretches over the northern San Francisco Bay Area and the southern Sacramento Valley. It includes parts of the North Bay, Wine Country, and the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta.

Election results from statewide racesEdit

Year Office Results
2020 President Biden 68.1 – 29.5%
2018 Governor[3] Newsom 65.5 – 34.5%
Senator[4] Feinstein 53.9 – 46.1%
2016 President Clinton 65.3 – 28.0%
Senator Harris 68.3 – 31.7%
2014 Governor Brown 68.0 – 32.0%
2012 President Obama 65.4 – 32.0%
Senator Feinstein 68.0 – 32.0%

List of SenatorsEdit

Due to redistricting, the 3rd district has been moved around different parts of the state. The current iteration resulted from the 2011 redistricting by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission.

Senator Party Years served Counties represented Notes
George Steele Republican January 8, 1883 - February 23, 1883 San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura Unseated after his opponent contested the election.[5]
J. Marion Brooks Democratic February 23, 1883 - January 5, 1885 Sworn in after winning contest.[6]
George Steele Republican January 5, 1885 - January 3, 1887
W. H. Patterson January 3, 1887 - January 7, 1889 Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Sierra
M. H. Mead Democratic January 7, 1889 - January 2, 1893
 
Tirey L. Ford
Republican January 2, 1893 - January 4, 1897 Nevada, Plumas, Sierra
William F. Prisk Democratic January 4, 1897 - January 1, 1901
John R. Tyrrell Republican January 1, 1901 - January 2, 1905
John B. Irish January 2, 1905 – January 4, 1909 Nevada, Plumas, Sierra, Placer
E. S. Birdsall January 4, 1909 - January 8, 1917
Thomas Ingram January 8, 1917 - August 4, 1928 Nevada, Plumas, Sierra, Placer, El Dorado Died in office from an illness.[7]
Bert Alford Cassidy January 7, 1929 – January 2, 1933
Harry A. Perry January 2, 1933 – January 4, 1937 Humboldt
Irwin T. Quinn Democratic January 4, 1937 – January 3, 1949
Michael J. Burns Republican January 3, 1949 – May 1, 1949 Died in office. Died from Cerebral Hemorrhage.[8]
Arthur W. Way November 21, 1949 – January 7, 1957 Sworn in after winning special election.[9]
Carl L. Christensen Jr. Democratic January 7, 1957 - January 2, 1967
Stephen P. Teale January 2, 1967 - January 8, 1973 Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra, Stanislaus, Tuolumne
Clare Berryhill Republican January 8, 1973 – November 30, 1976
Albert S. Rodda Democratic December 6, 1976 – November 30, 1980 Sacramento
 
John Doolittle
Republican December 1, 1980 – November 30, 1984
Milton Marks Democratic December 3, 1984 – November 30, 1996 Marin, San Francisco
Marin, San Francisco, Sonoma
 
John Burton
December 2, 1996 – November 30, 2004
 
Carole Migden
December 6, 2004 – November 30, 2008
 
Mark Leno
December 1, 2008 – November 30, 2012
 
Lois Wolk
December 3, 2012 – November 30, 2016 Contra Costa, Napa, Sacramento, Solano, Sonoma, Yolo
 
Bill Dodd
December 5, 2016 – present

Election results 1992 - presentEdit

2020Edit

California State Senate election, 2020
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Dodd (incumbent) 212,004 98.6%
Republican Carlos Santamaria (write-in) 2,126 1.0%
Green Karen I. Nyhus (write-in) 530 0.2%
No party preference Jaclyn Qirreh (write-in) 421 0.2%
Total votes 215,081 100.0%
General election
Democratic Bill Dodd (incumbent) 323,317 68.4%
Republican Carlos Santamaria 149,461 31.6%
Total votes 472,778 100.0%
Democratic hold

2016Edit

California State Senate election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Dodd 90,396 37.4%
Democratic Mariko Yamada 72,243 29.9%
Republican Greg "Coach" Coppes 54,525 22.6%
Democratic Gabe Griess 24,540 10.2%
Total votes 241,704 100.0%
General election
Democratic Bill Dodd 207,927 58.1%
Democratic Mariko Yamada 149,701 41.9%
Total votes 357,628 100.0%
Democratic hold

2012Edit

California State Senate election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lois Wolk (incumbent) 116,403 96.9%
Republican Frank Miranda (write-in) 2,402 2.0%
Republican Gary Clift (write-in) 1,341 1.1%
Total votes 120,146 100.0%
General election
Democratic Lois Wolk (incumbent) 233,406 66.2%
Republican Frank Miranda 119,033 33.8
Total votes 352,439 100.0%
Democratic hold

2008Edit

California State Senate election, 2008 Democratic Primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark Leno 58,727 43.8%
Democratic Carole Migden (incumbent) 38,234 28.6%
Democratic Joseph Nation 37,136 27.6%
Total votes 134,097 100%
California State Senate election, 2008 Republican Primary
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sashi McEntee 23,791 100.0%
Total votes 23,791 100.0%
California State Senate election, 2008 General Election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark Leno 326,755 80.21
Republican Sashi McEntee 80,617 19.79
Total votes 407,372 100.00
Turnout   78.08
Democratic hold

2004Edit

California State Senate election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Carole Migden 258,166 70.40
Republican Andrew D. Felder 98,332 26.81
Libertarian David Rhodes 10,234 2.79
Total votes 366,732 100.00
Democratic hold

2000Edit

California State Senate election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John L. Burton (incumbent) 238,372 72.92
Republican Terence Faulkner 71,256 21.80
Natural Law Celeste Joy Blau Joki 17,277 5.29
Invalid or blank votes 12,784 3.76
Total votes 339,689 100.00
Democratic hold

1996Edit

California's 3rd State Senate district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John L. Burton 215,831 70.82
Republican Curtis Rau 72,097 23.68
Libertarian Donald E. Harte 16,819 5.52
Invalid or blank votes 37,018 10.83
Total votes 304,747 100.00
Democratic hold

1992Edit

California State Senate election, 1992
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Milton Marks (incumbent) 225,869 66.44
Republican Bill Boerum 85,323 25.10
Libertarian Will C. Wohler 16,590 4.88
Peace and Freedom Giovanni Graham 12,163 3.58
Invalid or blank votes 41,370 51.2
Total votes 381,315 100.00
Democratic hold

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Citizens Redistricting Commission Final Report, 2011" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Report of Registration as of July 3, 2020" (PDF).
  3. ^ https://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/sov/2018-general/ssov/governor-senate.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  4. ^ https://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/sov/2018-general/ssov/us-senate-by-senate.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  5. ^ "George Steele unseated". cdnc.ucr.edu.
  6. ^ "J. Marion Brooks Sworn in". babel.hathitrust.org.
  7. ^ "Head of The Union Staff Dead as Result of Six Weeks; Illness Attack". newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Senator Michael Burns Dies; Long Member of the Legislature". newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Arthur W. Way Sworn in". babel.hathitrust.org.

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