California's 15th State Assembly district

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California's 15th State Assembly district
California AD-15 (2011).svg
Current assemblymember
  Buffy Wicks
DOakland
Population (2010)
  Voting age
  Citizen voting age
469,144 [1]
377,085 [1]
310,951 [1]
Demographics
Registered voters298,488
Registration64.65%  Democratic
5.67%  Republican
25.66%  No party preference

California's 15th State Assembly district is one of 80 California State Assembly districts. It is currently represented by Democrat Buffy Wicks of Oakland.

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District profile

The district encompasses the northern coastal East Bay, occupying a narrow strip between the shores of San Francisco and San Pablo Bays and the Berkeley Hills. The district is centered on Berkeley and Richmond, along with a sizable portion of Oakland.

Election results from statewide races

YearOfficeResults
2021 Recall Dark Red x.svg No 90.3 – 9.7%
2020 [2] President Biden 89.0 – 9.0%
2018 Governor Newsom 89.6 – 10.4%
Senator Feinstein 60.5 – 39.5%
2016 President Clinton 87.4 – 7.0%
Senator Harris 79.5 – 20.5%
2014 Governor Brown 90.8 – 9.2%
2012 President Obama 86.8 – 9.6%
Senator Feinstein 90.5 – 9.5%

List of Assembly Members

Due to redistricting, the 15th 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 MembersPartyYears ServedCounties RepresentedNotes
Charles F. McGlashan Republican January 5, 1885 - January 3, 1887 Nevada
John I. Sykes January 3, 1887 - January 5, 1891
Thomas C. Hocking January 5, 1891 - January 2, 1893
J. L. Sargent Democratic January 2, 1893 - January 7, 1895 Amador
James H. Tibbits Republican January 7, 1895 - January 4, 1897
Anthony Caminetti Democratic January 4, 1897 - January 1, 1901
Frederick L. Stewart Republican January 1, 1901 - January 5, 1903
Percival S. King January 5, 1903 - January 7, 1907 Napa
Frank W. Bush January 7, 1907 - January 4, 1909
Walter B. Griffiths January 4, 1909 - January 6, 1913
Hugh B. Bradford Democratic January 6, 1913 - January 4, 1915 Sacramento
Lee Gebhart Progressive January 4, 1915 - January 3, 1921Changed his party to Republican when he ran for a 2 term.
Percy G. West Republican January 3, 1921 - January 5, 1931
Forsythe Charles Clowdsley January 5, 1931 - January 2, 1933 San Joaquin
William W. Hoffman January 2, 1933 - January 7, 1935 Alameda
Leon M. Donihue Democratic January 7, 1935 - January 2, 1939
Bernard A. Sheridan Republican January 2, 1939 - January 3, 1949
Luther H. Lincoln January 3, 1949 - January 5, 1959
Nicholas C. Petris Democratic January 5, 1959 - January 2, 1967
March Fong Eu January 2, 1967 - November 30, 1974
Carlos Bee Died (November 29, 1974) before he was sworn in for the 15th districtDied in office while finishing his term in the 13th district
S. Floyd Mori March 13, 1975 - November 30, 1980Sworn in after winning special election. [3]
Gilbert Marguth Republican December 1, 1980 - November 30, 1982
William P. Baker December 6, 1982 - November 30, 1992 Alameda, Contra Costa
Richard Rainey December 7, 1992 - November 30, 1996
Lynne Leach December 2, 1996 - November 30, 2002
Guy Houston December 2, 2002 - November 30, 2008 Alameda, Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin
Joan Buchanan Democratic December 1, 2008 - November 30, 2012
Nancy Skinner December 3, 2012 - November 30, 2014 Alameda, Contra Costa
Tony Thurmond December 1, 2014 - November 30, 2018
Buffy Wicks December 3, 2018 - Present

Election results 1992 - present

2020

2020 California State Assembly election
Primary election
PartyCandidateVotes%
Democratic Buffy Wicks (incumbent)135,62383.6
No party preference Sara Brink13,8418.5
Republican Jeanne M. Solnordal12,7917.9
Total votes162,255 100.0
General election
Democratic Buffy Wicks (incumbent) 204,108 84.7%
No party preference Sara Brink36,73215.3%
Total votes240,840 100.0%

2018

California State Assembly election, 2018
Primary election
PartyCandidateVotes%
Democratic Buffy Wicks 37,14131.4
Democratic Jovanka Beckles 18,73315.8
Democratic Dan Kalb 18,00715.2
Democratic Judy Appel13,59111.5
Democratic Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto9,8268.3
Republican Pranav Jandhyala6,9465.9
Democratic Andy Katz6,2095.2
Democratic Ben Bartlett3,9493.3
Democratic Cheryl Sudduth1,4931.2
Democratic Raquella Thaman1,0070.9
Democratic Owen Poindexter8190.7
Democratic Sergey Vikramsingh Piterman6890.6
Total votes118,410 100.0
General election
Democratic Buffy Wicks 104,583 53.6
Democratic Jovanka Beckles 90,40546.4
Total votes194,988 100.0
Democratic hold


2016

California State Assembly election, 2016
Primary election
PartyCandidateVotes%
Democratic Tony Thurmond (incumbent)124,13691.1
Republican Claire Chiara12,0838.9
Total votes136,219 100.0
General election
Democratic Tony Thurmond (incumbent) 189,530 89.4
Republican Claire Chiara22,52810.6
Total votes212,058 100.0
Democratic hold

2014

California State Assembly election, 2014
Primary election
PartyCandidateVotes%
Democratic Elizabeth Echols21,66431.1
Democratic Tony Thurmond 16,96324.4
Democratic Pamela Price11,89817.1
Republican Rich Kinney7,53110.8
Democratic Sam Kang4,6306.7
Democratic Clarence Hunt3,3294.8
Peace and Freedom Eugene E. Ruyle2,4263.5
No party preference Bernt Rainer Wahl1,1321.6
Total votes69,573 100.0
General election
Democratic Tony Thurmond 66,661 54.3
Democratic Elizabeth Echols56,07145.7
Total votes122,732 100.0
Democratic hold

2012

California State Assembly election, 2012
Primary election
PartyCandidateVotes%
Democratic Nancy Skinner (incumbent)68,47999.8
Peace and Freedom Eugene Ruyle (write-in)1050.2
Total votes68,584 100.0
General election
Democratic Nancy Skinner (incumbent) 164,929 86.8
Peace and Freedom Eugene Ruyle25,16713.2
Total votes190,096 100.0
Democratic hold

2010

2010 California State Assembly election
PartyCandidateVotes%
Democratic Joan Buchanan (incumbent) 104,441 53.4
Republican H. Abram Wilson 91,37846.6
Total votes195,819 100.0
Democratic hold

2008

2008 California State Assembly election
PartyCandidateVotes%
Democratic Joan Buchanan 125,897 52.24
Republican Abram Wilson115,09647.76
Total votes240,993 100.00
Turnout  78.25
Democratic gain from Republican

2006

2006 California State Assembly election
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Guy Houston (incumbent) 89,039 54.79
Democratic Terry Coleman73,46645.21
Total votes157,505 100.00
Turnout  62.31
Republican hold

2004

2004 California State Assembly election
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Guy Houston (incumbent) 113,079 55.22
Democratic Elaine D. Shaw91,70944.78
Total votes204,788 100.00
Republican hold

2002

2002 California State Assembly election
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Guy Houston 71,345 53.58
Democratic Donna Gerber61,81346.42
Invalid or blank votes5,3303.85
Total votes138,488 100.00
Turnout
Republican hold

2000

2000 California State Assembly election
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Lynne C. Leach (incumbent) 123,522 61.32
Democratic Gregory James Rolen77,90138.68
Invalid or blank votes17,7498.10
Total votes219,172 100.00
Republican hold

1998

1998 California State Assembly election
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Lynne C. Leach (incumbent) 94,589 59.36
Democratic Charles W. Brydon60,66238.07
Libertarian R. Duncan Wheat4,1102.58
Invalid or blank votes14,3248.25
Total votes173,685 100.00
Republican hold

1996

1996 California State Assembly election
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Lynne C. Leach (incumbent) 89,328 48.93
Democratic Gail Murray87,95748.18
Natural Law Martin Sproul5,2842.89
Invalid or blank votes18,0048.96
Total votes190,573 100.00
Republican hold

1994

1994 California State Assembly election
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Richard Rainey (incumbent) 103,407 67.6
Democratic David B. Kearns49,55432.4
Invalid or blank votes17,84610.45
Total votes170,807 100.00
Republican hold

1992

1992 California State Assembly election
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Richard Rainey 109,037 58.56
Democratic Charles W. Brydon77,17041.44
Invalid or blank votes22,21810.66
Total votes208,425 100.00
Republican hold

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