California's 8th State Senate district

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California's 8th State Senate district
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Current senator
  Andreas Borgeas
RFresno
Population (2010)
  Voting age
  Citizen voting age
929,712 [1]
694,800 [1]
606,375 [1]
Demographics
Registered voters540,098 [2]
Registration39.43%  Republican
33.09%  Democratic
21.00%  No party preference

California's 8th State Senate district is one of 40 California State Senate districts. It is currently represented by Republican Andreas Borgeas of Fresno.

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District profile

The district stretches from the Sacramento suburbs to Death Valley. It encompasses most of the southern Sierra Nevada and parts of the Gold Country and Central Valley. The Central Valley portions comprise most of the district's population.

Election results from statewide races

YearOfficeResults
2020 President Trump 50.6 – 44.0%
2018 Governor Cox 57.4 – 42.6%
Senator de Leon 55.6 – 44.4%
2016 President Trump 52.3 – 41.9%
Senator Harris 57.0 – 43.0%
2014 Governor Kashkari 56.5 – 43.5%
2012 President Romney 54.6 – 43.0%
Senator Emken 55.5 – 44.5%

List of senators

Due to redistricting, the 8th district has been moved around different parts of the state. The current iteration resulted from the 2011 redistricting by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission.

SenatorsPartyYears servedCounties representedNotes
Jeremiah Lynch Democratic January 8, 1883 - January 3, 1887 San Francisco, San Mateo
John Boggs January 3, 1887 - January 5, 1891 Colusa, Tehama
Henry C. Wilson January 5, 1891 - January 7, 1895
Butte, Tehama
John Henry Seawell January 7, 1895 - January 2, 1899 Colusa, Glenn, Mendocino
John Boggs January 2, 1899 - January 30, 1899Died in office. [3]
James Wilkens Goad March 17, 1899 - January 5, 1903Sworn in after winning special election. [4]
Edward F. Woodward Republican January 5, 1903 - January 7, 1907 Sonoma
Walter Fitch Price January 7, 1907 - January 2, 1911
Louis W. Juilliard Democratic January 2, 1911 - January 4, 1915
Herbert W. Slater January 4, 1915 - January 5, 1931
John L. Moran Republican January 5, 1931 - January 7, 1935 Colusa, Glenn, Tehama
Daniel Jack Metzger January 7, 1935 - January 4, 1943
Clair Engle Democratic January 4, 1943 - September 14, 1943Resigned after he won special election for the 2nd Congressional district.
Louis G. Sutton Republican June 2, 1944 - January 5, 1959Sworn in after winning special election. [5]
Virgil O'Sullivan Democratic January 5, 1959 - January 2, 1967
Lewis F. Sherman Republican January 2, 1967 - January 4, 1971 Alameda
John W. Holmdahl Democratic January 4, 1971 - October 15, 1982Resigned from the Senate.
John Francis Foran December 6, 1982 - November 30, 1986 San Francisco, San Mateo
Quentin L. Kopp Independent December 1, 1986 - November 30, 1998
Jackie Speier Democratic December 7, 1998 - November 30, 2006
Leland Yee December 4, 2006 - March 28, 2014Suspended by the Senate after being charged by the Federal Government with conspiracy to traffic in firearms without a license and accepting campaign funds in exchange for political favors. [6]
Tom Berryhill Republican December 1, 2014 - November 30, 2018 Amador, Calaveras, Fresno, Inyo, Madera, Mariposa, Mono, Sacramento, Stanislaus, Tulare, Tuolumne
Andreas Borgeas December 3, 2018 – present

Election results 1994 - present

2018

2018 California State Senate election
Primary election
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Andreas Borgeas 117,67359.4
Democratic Paulina Miranda42,04421.2
Democratic Tom Pratt30,98415.6
No party preference Mark Belden7,3043.7
Total votes198,005 100.0
General election
Republican Andreas Borgeas 202,741 59.6
Democratic Paulina Miranda137,31140.4
Total votes340,052 100.0
Republican hold

2014

2014 California State Senate election
Primary election
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Tom Berryhill (incumbent)97,05665.4
Democratic Paulina Miranda51,41534.6
Total votes148,471 100.0
General election
Republican Tom Berryhill (incumbent) 145,587 66.5
Democratic Paulina Miranda73,41733.5
Total votes219,004 100.0
Republican hold

2010

California State Senate election, 2010
PartyCandidateVotes%
Democratic Leland Yee (incumbent) 197,070 79.0
Republican Doo Sup Park52,58721.0
Total votes249,657 100.0
Democratic hold

2006

California State Senate election, 2006
PartyCandidateVotes%
Democratic Leland Yee 179,556 77.99
Republican Michael Skipakevich50,67022.01
Total votes230,226 100.00
Democratic hold

2002

California State Senate election, 2002
PartyCandidateVotes%
Democratic Jackie Speier (incumbent) 158,999 78.16
Republican Dennis Zell38,88119.11
Libertarian Robert Fliegler5,5402.72
Invalid or blank votes00.00
Total votes203,420 100.00
Democratic hold

1998

California State Senate election, 1998
PartyCandidateVotes%
Democratic Jackie Speier 167,216 79.19
Republican Jim R. Tomlin43,93620.81
Invalid or blank votes28,09511.74
Total votes239,247 100.00
Democratic gain from Independent

1994

California State Senate election, 1994
PartyCandidateVotes%
Independent Quentin L. Kopp 135,712 63.53
Democratic Patrick C. Fitzgerald42,63019.96
Republican Tom Spinosa30,75314.40
Libertarian Mark Valverde4,5122.11
Invalid or blank votes30,07612.34
Total votes216,613 100.00
Independent hold

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Citizens Redistricting Commission Final Report, 2011" (PDF).
  2. "Report of Registration as of February 18, 2020" (PDF).
  3. "JOHN BOGGS DEAD. — His Death a Surprise to His Legion of Friends in California". cdnc.ucr.edu.
  4. "James W. Goad Sworn in". Journal of the Assembly: 1 v. 1850.
  5. "Louis G. Sutton Sworn in". Some Issues Titled:supplement to the Appendix to the Journal of the Senate. 1942.
  6. "In unprecedented move, state Senate votes to suspend three lawmakers". Los Angeles Times . 28 March 2014. Retrieved March 28, 2014.