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California's 37th State Senate District
California's 37th State Senate district
Map of the district
Current senator
Population (2010)
 o Voting age
 o Citizen voting age
937,986[1]
734,844[1]
613,024[1]
Demographics
Registered voters623,039[2]
Registration34.92% Democratic
34.67% Republican
25.25% No party preference

California's 37th State Senate district is one of 40 California State Senate districts. It is currently represented by Democrat Dave Min of Irvine.

District profile

The district encompasses central Orange County, centered on the city of Irvine. The district contains a mix of coastal beaches, suburban sprawl, and the Santa Ana Mountains.

Election results from statewide races

Year Office Results
2020 President Biden 54.3 - 43.6%
2018 Governor Newsom 50.2 - 49.8%
Senator Feinstein 54.1 - 45.9%
2016 President Clinton 50.0 - 44.0%
Senator Harris 59.0 - 41.0%
2014 Governor Kashkari 57.7 - 42.3%
2012 President Romney 53.7 - 43.9%
Senator Emken 54.6 - 45.4%

List of Senators

Due to redistricting, the 37th district has been moved around different parts of the state. The current iteration resulted from the 2011 redistricting by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission.

Senators Party Years served Counties represented Notes
George Steele Republican January 3, 1887 - January 7, 1889 San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Venutra
E. H. Heacock January 7, 1889 - January 2, 1893
John R. Mathews Democratic January 2, 1893 - January 4, 1897 Los Angeles
Robert N. Bulla Republican January 4, 1897 - January 1, 1901
Frederick M. Smith January 1, 1901 - January 2, 1905
Henry E. Carter January 2, 1905 - January 4, 1909
Henry M. Hurd January 4, 1909 - January 6, 1913
William E. Brown January 6, 1913 - January 3, 1921
Newton M. Allen January 3, 1921 - January 7, 1929
George W. Rochester January 7, 1929 - January 2, 1933
Leonard Joseph Difani January 2, 1933 - January 4, 1937 Riverside
John R. Phillips January 4, 1937 - November 15, 1942 Resigned from the Senate to become a member of Congress for the 22nd Congressional district.
Nelson S. Dilworth January 8, 1945 - January 2, 1961
Leland Milton Backstrand January 2, 1961 - April 26, 1964 Died in office. Died from a heart attack.[3]
Gordon Cologne January 4, 1965 - January 2, 1967
George Deukmejian January 2, 1967 - November 30, 1976 Los Angeles
Paul B. Carpenter Democratic December 6, 1976 - November 30, 1984 Orange
Marian Bergeson Republican December 3, 1984 - November 30, 1992 Imperial, Orange, Riverside, San Diego
David G. Kelley December 7, 1992 - November 30, 2000 Imperial, Riverside, San Diego
Jim Battin December 4, 2000 - November 30, 2008
Riverside
John J. Benoit December 1, 2008 - November 30, 2009 Resigned from the Senate to become a member of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors.
Bill Emmerson June 9, 2010 - November 30, 2012 Sworn in after winning special election.
Mimi Walters December 3, 2012 - January 3, 2015 Orange Resigned from the Senate to be sworn in the 45th Congressional district.
John Moorlach March 22, 2015 - November 30, 2020 Sworn in after winning special election.
Dave Min Democratic December 7, 2020 - present

Election results 1992 - present

2020

2020 California State Senate election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Moorlach (incumbent) 132,275 47.3
Democratic Dave Min 78,293 28.0
Democratic Katrina Foley 68,952 24.7
Total votes 279,520 100.0
General election
Democratic Dave Min 270,522 51.1
Republican John Moorlach (incumbent) 258,421 48.9
Total votes 528,943 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

2016

2016 California State Senate election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Moorlach (incumbent) 114,540 54.8
Democratic Ari Grayson 94,369 45.2
Total votes 208,909 100.0
General election
Republican John Moorlach (incumbent) 228,480 57.0
Democratic Ari Grayson 172,455 43.0
Total votes 400,935 100.0
Republican hold

2015 (special)

California's 37th State Senate district special election, 2015
Vacancy resulting from the resignation of Mimi Walters
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Moorlach 38,125 50.3
Republican Don Wagner 33,411 44.0
Republican Naz Namazi 2,621 3.5
Democratic Louise Stewardson (write-in) 1,696 2.2
Total votes 75,853 100.0
Republican hold

2012

2012 California State Senate election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mimi Walters (incumbent) 88,321 63.6
Democratic Steve Young 50,562 36.4
Total votes 138,883 100.0
General election
Republican Mimi Walters (incumbent) 213,086 57.0
Democratic Steve Young 160,595 43.0
Total votes 373,681 100.0
Republican hold

2010 (special)

2010 Special Primary election
Fill the vacant left by John J. Benoit when he became a member of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Emmerson 39,875 41.76%
Republican Russ Bogh 20,957 21.95%
Democratic Justin Blake 13,289 13.92%
Democratic Anna Nevenic 8,076 8.46%
Democratic Arthur Bravo Guerrero 6,826 7.15%
Matt Monica 4,195 4.39%
Republican David W. Peters 2,267 2.37%
Total votes 95,485 100.0%
2010 Special General election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Emmerson 81,655 59.66%
Democratic Justin Blake 41,243 30.13%
Matt Monica 13,965 10.20%
Total votes 136,863 100.0%
Republican hold

2008

California State Senate election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Benoit 190,415 54.79
Democratic Arthur Guerrero 157,142 45.21
Total votes 347,557 100.00
Turnout 72.48
Republican hold

2004

California State Senate election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Battin (incumbent) 182,578 59.63
Democratic Pat Johansen 123,602 40.37
Total votes 306,180 100.00
Republican hold

2000

California State Senate election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Battin 177,665 62.18
Democratic Sedalia L. Sanders 94,391 33.04
Libertarian Donna Tello 13,649 4.78
Invalid or blank votes 23,380 7.56
Total votes 309,085 100.00
Republican hold


1996

California State Senate election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David G. Kelley (incumbent) 157,080 61.14
Democratic Hans Alfred Schroeder 75,943 29.59
Libertarian Donna Tello 10,313 4.01
Reform George Angell 9,121 3.55
Natural Law Jim J. Moner 4,486 1.75
Invalid or blank votes 23,024 6.22
Total votes 279,967 100.00
Republican hold

1992

California State Senate election, 1992
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David G. Kelley 141,970 52.47
Democratic Jim Rickard 101,872 37.65
Peace and Freedom Renate M. Kline 16,870 6.24
Libertarian Craig McElvany 9,845 3.64
Invalid or blank votes 29,858 9.94
Total votes 300,415 100.00
Republican hold

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Citizens Redistricting Commission Final Report, 2011" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Report of Registration as of February 10, 2021" (PDF).
  3. ^ "Heart Attack After Trip; Sen. Backstrand Of Riverside Dies". cdnc.ucr.edu.

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