California's 9th State Senate district

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California's 9th State Senate district
California SD-09 (2011).svg
Current senator
  Nancy Skinner
DBerkeley
Population (2010)
  Voting age
  Citizen voting age
940,601 [1]
743,998 [1]
595,108 [1]
Demographics
Registered voters575,696 [2]
Registration66.05%  Democratic
5.96%  Republican
23.78%  No party preference

California's 9th State Senate district is one of 40 California State Senate districts. It is currently represented by Democrat Nancy Skinner of Berkeley.

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District profile

The district encompasses the northern East Bay, stretching along the eastern shores of San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay. It forms the focal point of the East Bay, centered on Oakland, the third largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Election results from statewide races

YearOfficeResults
2021 Recall Dark Red x.svg No 89.6 – 10.4%
2020 President Biden 87.8 – 10.2%
2018 Governor Newsom 88.9 – 11.1%
Senator Feinstein 59.8 – 40.2%
2016 President Clinton 85.6 – 7.8%
Senator Harris 79.1 – 20.9%
2014 Governor Brown 90.2 – 9.8%
2012 President Obama 86.8 – 9.9%
Senator Feinstein 90.0 – 10.0%
2010 Governor Brown 79.9 – 16.5%
Senator Boxer 79.5 – 16.7%
2008 President Obama 84.0 – 14.1%
2006 Governor Angelides 62.1 – 29.8%
Senator Feinstein 67.6 – 28.0%
2004 President Kerry 81.1 – 17.5%
Senator Boxer 80.1 – 15.6%
2003 Recall No 77.0 – 23.0%
Bustamante 60.7 – 19.4%
2002 Governor Davis 65.0 – 16.8%
2000 President Gore 78.9 – 12.6%
Senator Feinstein 74.0 – 12.6%
1998 Governor Davis 83.3 – 12.4%
Senator Boxer 80.9 – 16.6%
1996 President Clinton 75.5 – 13.0%
1994 Governor Brown 74.0 – 22.9%
Senator Feinstein 80.2 – 14.0%
1992 President Clinton 77.3 – 12.5%
Senator Boxer 79.4 – 15.2%
Senator Feinstein 82.4 – 13.4%

List of senators

Due to redistricting, the 9th 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
John J. Harrigan Democratic January 8, 1883 - January 5, 1885 San Francisco Both Harrigan and McCarthy served together. [3]
Timothy McCarthy January 8, 1883 - January 5, 1885
Egisto C. Palmieri Republican January 5, 1885 - January 3, 1887Both Palmieri and Parkinson served together. [4]
George C. Parkinson January 5, 1885 - January 3, 1887
Henry Clay Gesford Democratic January 3, 1887 - January 7, 1889 Napa, Yolo
Frank S. Sprague Republican January 7, 1889 - January 2, 1893
J. B. Hoyt January 2, 1893 - January 4, 1897 Solano
John J. Luchsinger January 4, 1897 - January 2, 1905
Charles Mortimer Belshaw January 2, 1905 - January 4, 1909 Contra Costa, Marin
Ennio Batista Martinelli January 4, 1909 - January 6, 1913
James Curtis Owens Democratic January 6, 1913 - January 8, 1917
William R. Sharkey Republican January 8, 1917 - January 2, 1933
Andrew L. Pierovich Democratic January 2, 1933 - January 6, 1941 Alpine, Amador, El Dorado
Harley E. Dillinger January 6, 1941 - January 5, 1953
Swift Berry Republican January 5, 1953 - January 2, 1961 Amador, El Dorado
John C. Begovich Democratic January 2, 1961 - January 2, 1967
J. Eugene McAteer January 2, 1967 - May 26, 1967 San Francisco Died in office. Died from a heart attack while playing handball at the Olympic Club. [5]
Milton Marks Republican September 4, 1967 - November 30, 1976Sworn in after winning special election. [6]
Nicholas C. Petris Democratic December 6, 1976 - November 30, 1996 Alameda
Alameda, Contra Costa
Barbara Lee December 2, 1996 - April 17, 1998Resigned to become a member of Congress for the 9th Congressional district. [7]
Don Perata December 7, 1998 – November 30, 2008
Loni Hancock December 1, 2008 – November 30, 2016
Nancy Skinner December 5, 2016 - present


Election results

2020

California State Senate election, 2020
Primary election
PartyCandidateVotes%
Democratic Nancy Skinner (incumbent)263,751100.0
Libertarian Jamie Dluzak (write-in)1260.0
Total votes263,877 100.0
General election
Democratic Nancy Skinner 404,455 84.4
Libertarian Jamie Dluzak53,25611.6
Total votes457,711 100.0
Democratic hold

2016

California State Senate election, 2016
Primary election
PartyCandidateVotes%
Democratic Nancy Skinner 116,71047.8
Democratic Sandré Swanson 74,36530.5
Democratic Katherine Grace Welch32,69813.4
Republican Rich Kinney20,2878.3
Total votes244,060 100.0
General election
Democratic Nancy Skinner 236,133 62.2
Democratic Sandré Swanson 143,57337.8
Total votes379,706 100.0
Democratic hold

2012

California State Senate election, 2012
Primary election
PartyCandidateVotes%
Democratic Loni Hancock (incumbent)123,62499.3
Peace and Freedom Mary Catherine McIlroy (write-in)7850.6
Libertarian Lisa D. Ringer (write-in)950.1
Total votes124,504 100.0
General election
Democratic Loni Hancock (incumbent) 300,994 85.8
Peace and Freedom Mary Catherine McIlroy49,98714.2
Total votes350,981 100.0
Democratic hold

2008

California State Senate election, 2008
PartyCandidateVotes%
Democratic Loni Hancock 272,225 77.2
Republican Claudia Bermudez 53,29915.1
Peace and Freedom Marsha Feinland 26,9967.7
Total votes352,520 100.00
Democratic hold

2004

California State Senate election, 2004
PartyCandidateVotes%
Democratic Don Perata (incumbent) 248,614 77.1
Republican Patricia Deutsche50,11015.6
Peace and Freedom Tom Condit17,4125.4
Libertarian Peter Von Pinnon6,3831.9
Total votes322,519 100.0
Democratic hold

2000

California State Senate election, 2000
PartyCandidateVotes%
Democratic Don Perata (incumbent) 218,550 83.4
Republican Linda J. Marshall30,06211.5
Libertarian Peter Von Pinnon13,6225.1
Total votes262,234 100.0
Democratic hold

1998 (special)

California's 9th State Senate district special election, 1998
Vacancy resulting from the resignation of Barbara Lee
PartyCandidateVotes%
Democratic Don Perata 164,476 77.2
Republican Deborah Wright34,46116.2
Peace and Freedom Marsha Feinland 14,2506.7
Total votes213,187 100.0
Democratic hold

1996

California State Senate election, 1996
PartyCandidateVotes%
Democratic Barbara Lee 196,430 78.2
Republican Thomas N. Hudson37,34114.9
Peace and Freedom Robert J. Evans8,8703.5
Natural Law Carol Flyer Prettie8,4653.4
Total votes251,106 100.0
Democratic hold

1992

California State Senate election, 1992
PartyCandidateVotes%
Democratic Nicholas C. Petris 228,283 84.6
Peace and Freedom David Campbell41,55515.4
Total votes269,838 100.0
Democratic hold

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  4. "26th Senate Session". babel.hathitrust.org.
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