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California's 4th State Senate district

California's 4th State Senate district
Current senator Jim Nielsen (RGerber)
Registration 44.02% Republican
31.77% Democratic
18.70% No party preference
Demographics 77.1% White
1.5% Black
12.8% Latino
4.1% Asian
California's 4th State Senate district
Current senator Vacant
Registration 40.43% Republican
34.03% Democratic
19.92% No party preference
Demographics 65.92% White
3.78% Black
19.73% Latino
6.98% Asian
2.18% Native American
0.46% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
0.24% other
0.70% remainder of multiracial
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
937,962
702,185
622,033
Registered voters 468,889

California's 4th State Senate district is one of 40 California State Senate districts. It is currently represented by Republican Jim Nielsen of Gerber.

District profile

The 4th District covers a vast and predominantly rural region that includes 12 counties: Butte, Colusa, Del Norte, Glenn, part of Nevada, part of Placer, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity and Yuba counties.

The places in Nevada County that are in the district include Grass Valley and Nevada City, and the CDPs of Alta Sierra, Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood, and Penn Valley; in Placer County, the cities of Lincoln, Loomis, and Rocklin.

The district includes the northern coast of the state, the region along the California-Oregon state line, the central portion of Northern California, and the region just north of the greater Sacramento area.

The district contains natural assets including agriculture, water, and forestry.

2011 redistricting

After redistricting in 2011 by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission, the new district encompasses the Sacramento Valley, reaching almost to the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta. The district mainly comprises rural farmland, but most of the population is clustered in the Sacramento metropolitan area in the southern tip of the district. The new district lines will take effect in the 2014 election.

Election results from statewide races

Election results from statewide races
Year Office Results
2002 Governor Simon 57.6 - 21.5%
2000 President Bush 53.0 - 42.0%
Senator Feinstein 47.3 - 44.8%
1998 Governor Davis 51.8 - 44.6%
Senator Fong 56.3 - 39.5%
1996 President Dole 45.1 - 43.4%
1994 Governor Wilson 60.6 - 33.8%
Senator Huffington 52.7 - 38.4%
1992 President Clinton 40.1 - 35.9%
Senator Herschensohn 47.4 - 41.1%
Senator Feinstein 48.1 - 42.6%

List of senators

Due to redistricting, the 4th district has been moved around different parts of the state.

Senator Party Dates
  W. A. Shippee Republican
  R. A. Redman Democratic
  Philip A. Roach Democratic
  Dr. Chester Rowell Republican
  Thomas Fowler Democratic
  Sherman Day Democratic
Jacob Grewell Whig
  Selim E. Woodworth Independent
  Albert F. Jones Democratic
  Samuel B. Bell Republican
  Charles L. Pond Republican
  Augustus L. Rhodes Republican
  Wanton Allen Shippee Republican
  Patrick Reddy Democratic
  George E. Gardner Democratic
  John Bunyan Sanford Democratic 1902–1906
  C. M. Hammond Republican 1906–1910
  John Bunyan Sanford Democratic 1910–1914
  Claude F. Purkitt Democratic 1914–1922
  Fred C. Handy Republican 1922–1930
  R. R. Ingels Republican 1930–1934
  George Milton Biggar Republican 1934–1946
  Burt W. Busch Republican 1946–1954
  James E. Busch Republican 1954–1958
  Waverly Jack Slattery Democratic 1958–1962
  Frank S. Petersen Democratic 1962–1966
  John F. McCarthy Republican 1966–1970
  Peter H. Behr Republican 1970–1974
  John F. Dunlap Democratic 1974–1978
  Jim Nielsen Republican 1978–1990
  Mike Thompson Democratic 1990–1993
  Maurice Johannessen Republican 1993–2002
  Sam Aanestad Republican 2002–2010
  Doug LaMalfa Republican 2010–2012
  Jim Nielsen Republican 2013–present

Election results

199419982002200620102013 (special)

2013 (special)

|- class="vcard" ! style="background-color: ; width: 2px;" | | class="org" style="width: 130px" | Republican | class="fn" | Jim Nielsen | align="right" | 188,207 | align="right" | 49.8% |-

|- class="vcard" ! style="background-color: ; width: 2px;" | | class="org" style="width: 130px" | Democratic | class="fn" | Michael "Mickey" Harrington | align="right" | 104,572 | align="right" | 27.7% |-

|- class="vcard" ! style="background-color: ; width: 2px;" | | class="org" style="width: 130px" | Republican | class="fn" | Dan Logue | align="right" | 43,303 | align="right" | 11.5% |-

|- class="vcard" ! style="background-color: ; width: 2px;" | | class="org" style="width: 130px" | | class="fn" | Jann Reed | align="right" | 24,966 | align="right" | 6.6% |-

|- class="vcard" ! style="background-color: ; width: 2px;" | | class="org" style="width: 130px" | | class="fn" | Dan Levine | align="right" | 9,882 | align="right" | 2.6% |-

|- class="vcard" ! style="background-color: ; width: 2px;" | | class="org" style="width: 130px" | | class="fn" | Benjamin "Ben" Emery | align="right" | 7,146 | align="right" | 1.9% |- |-bgcolor="#EEEEEE" | colspan="3" align="right" | Totals | align="right" | 378,076 | align="right" | 100.0% |-

|- ! style="background-color: ; width: 2px;" | | style="width: 130px" | Republican | | Jim Nielsen | align="right" | 97,849 | align="right" | 66.6% |-

|- class="vcard" ! style="background-color: ; width: 2px;" | | class="org" style="width: 130px" | Democratic | class="fn" | Michael "Mickey" Harrington | align="right" | 49,004 | align="right" | 33.4% |- |-bgcolor="#EEEEEE" | colspan="3" align="right" | Totals | align="right" | 146,853 | align="right" | 100.0% |-


|- style="background-color:#F6F6F6" ! style="background-color: " | | colspan="4" | Republican hold |-


|}

2010

California State Senate elections, 2010
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
style="background-color: ; width: 2px;" | Republican Doug LaMalfa 226,239 68.3%
style="background-color: ; width: 2px;" | Democratic Lathe Gill 105,460 31.7%
Totals 331,699 100.0%
style="background-color: " | Republican hold

2006

California State Senate elections, 2006
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
style="background-color: ; width: 2px;" | Republican Sam Aanestad (incumbent) 161,516 61.0%
style="background-color: ; width: 2px;" | Democratic Paul R. Singh 87,926 33.1%
style="background-color: ; width: 2px;" | Libertarian Tony Munroe 8,246 3.1%
style="background-color: ; width: 2px;" | Green Robert Wells Vizzard 7,456 2.8%
Totals 265,144 100.0%
style="background-color: " | Republican hold

2002

California State Senate elections, 2002
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
style="background-color: ; width: 2px;" | Republican Sam Aanestad 148,023 58.1%
style="background-color: ; width: 2px;" | Democratic Marianne Smith 92,786 36.3%
style="background-color: ; width: 2px;" | Libertarian Robert H. Underwood 14,325 5.6%
Totals 255,134 100.0%
style="background-color: " | Republican hold

1998

California State Senate elections, 1998
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
style="background-color: ; width: 2px;" | Republican Maurice Johannessen (incumbent) 135,528 56.7%
style="background-color: ; width: 2px;" | Democratic Mark Desio 103,620 43.3%
Totals 239,148 100.0%
style="background-color: " | Republican hold

1994

California State Senate elections, 1994
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
style="background-color: ; width: 2px;" | Republican Maurice Johannessen (incumbent) 133,101 54.4%
style="background-color: ; width: 2px;" | Democratic Michael H. McGowan 111,667 45.6%
Totals 244,768 100.0%
style="background-color: " | Republican hold

See also

External links

  • California Citizens Redistricting Commission
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