California's 54th State Assembly district

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California's 54th State Assembly district
Map of the district
Current assemblymemberVacant
Population (2010)
 • Voting age
 • Citizen voting age
466,445[1]
375,241[1]
294,720[1]
Demographics
Registered voters316,478 [2]
Registration63.73% Democratic
8.67% Republican
22.89% No party preference

California's 54th State Assembly district is one of 80 California State Assembly districts. It is currently vacant.

District profile[edit]

The district encompasses parts of the Westside and South Los Angeles, reaching almost to the Pacific Ocean. The district is ethnically diverse and heavily urban.

Election results from statewide races[edit]

Year Office Results
2020 President Biden 83.1 - 13.5%
2018 Governor Newsom 86.1 – 13.9%
Senator Feinstein 65.0 – 35.0%
2016 President Clinton 85.1 – 10.1%
Senator Harris 76.9 – 23.1%
2014 Governor Brown 82.9 – 17.2%
2012 President Obama 83.6 – 13.9%
Senator Feinstein 85.2 – 14.8%

List of Assembly Members[edit]

Due to redistricting, the 54th 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 Members Party Years Served Counties Represented Notes
Walter Minton Heywood Republican January 5, 1885 - January 3, 1887 Alameda
Francis Morgan Cooley January 3, 1887 - January 7, 1889
Edwin Sherer Culver Republican January 7, 1889 - January 2, 1893
H. H. Johnson Democratic January 2, 1893 - January 7, 1895 Santa Clara
Cyrus P. Berry Republican January 7, 1895 - January 4, 1897
N. E. Malcolm January 4, 1897 - January 2, 1899
Walter A. Clark January 2, 1899 - January 1, 1901
Eli Wright Good Government January 1, 1901 - January 5, 1903
A. D. Duffey Democratic January 5, 1903 - February 10, 1903 Lost the election after being in office for 1 month.
Harry S. Wanzer Republican February 10, 1903 - March 16, 1903 Won election and took his seat. He resigned 1 month of being in office.
George C. Cleveland January 2, 1905 - January 7, 1907
Harry C. Lucas January 7, 1907 - January 4, 1909
John B. Maher Democratic January 4, 1909 - January 6, 1913
Joseph Warner Guiberson January 6, 1913 - January 4, 1915 Kings
William Adams Long Republican January 4, 1915 - January 6, 1919
Oscar L. Odale Democratic January 6, 1919 - January 3, 1921
Frank Johnson Republican January 3, 1921 - January 3, 1927
Augustus F. Jewett Jr. January 3, 1927 - January 5, 1931
William G. Bonelli January 5, 1931 - January 2, 1933 Los Angeles
Frank J. Rogers Democratic January 2, 1933 - January 7, 1935
Wilbur F. Gilbert January 7, 1935 - January 6, 1941
John B. Knight Republican January 6, 1941 - January 8, 1945
Ralph A. Beal Independent January 8, 1945 - January 6, 1947
Bud Collier Republican January 6, 1947 - November 30, 1974
Frank Vicencia Democratic December 2, 1974 - November 30, 1986
Paul E. Zeltner Republican December 1, 1986 - November 30, 1988
Willard H. Murray Jr. Democratic December 5, 1988 - November 30, 1992
Betty Karnette December 7, 1992 – November 30, 1994
Steven T. Kuykendall Republican December 5, 1994 - November 30, 1998
Alan Lowenthal Democratic December 7, 1998 - November 30, 2004
Betty Karnette December 6, 2004 – November 30, 2008
Bonnie Lowenthal December 1, 2008 - November 30, 2012
Holly Mitchell December 3, 2012 - September 26, 2013 Resigned from the Assembly to be sworn in the 30th Senate district.
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas December 5, 2013 – December 31, 2017 Resigned from the Assembly due to unspecified health problems. He was also accused of sexual harassment.
Sydney Kamlager April 16, 2018 – March 11, 2021 Won special election and was sworn in. She resigned on March 11, 2021 to be sworn in the 30th district.

Election results[edit]

2021 (special)[edit]

On March 12, 2021, Gov Gavin Newsom declared a special election to take place on July 20th, 2021 after previous incumbent Sydney Kamlager was elected to the State Senate.[3]

2020[edit]

2020 California State Assembly election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sydney Kamlager (Incumbent) 64,620 56.7%
Democratic Tracy Bernard Jones 34,005 29.8%
Republican Glen Ratcliff 10,880 9.5%
Democratic Clinton Brown 4,513 4.0%
Total votes 114,018 100.0%
General election
Democratic Sydney Kamlager (Incumbent) 119,818 64.2%
Democratic Tracy Bernard Jones 66,915 35.8%
Total votes 186,733 100.0%
Democratic hold

2018[edit]

California's 54th State Assembly district election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sydney Kamlager (incumbent) 41,838 55.5
Democratic Tepring Michelle Piquado 11,615 15.4
Republican Glen Ratcliff 9,359 12.4
Democratic Steve Dunwoody 6,409 8.5
Democratic Lamar Lyons 4,899 6.5
Democratic Breon Dupree Hollie 1,223 1.6
Total votes 75,343 100.0
General election
Democratic Sydney Kamlager (incumbent) 95,643 62.3
Democratic Tepring Michelle Piquado 57,760 37.7
Total votes 153,403 100.0
Democratic hold

2018 (special)[edit]

California's 54th State Assembly district special election, 2018
Vacancy resulting from the resignation of Sebastian Ridley-Thomas
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sydney Kamlager 22,605 69.0
Democratic Tepring Michelle Piquado 4,673 14.3
Republican Glen Ratcliff 3,826 11.7
Democratic Grayson A. Pangilinan 1,182 3.6
Democratic Steve Dunwoody (write-in) 495 1.5
Total votes 32,781 100.0
Democratic hold

2016[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (incumbent) 83,889 83.2
Republican Glen Ratcliff 16,880 16.8
Total votes 100,769 100.0
General election
Democratic Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (incumbent) 146,723 81.6
Republican Glen Ratcliff 33,119 18.4
Total votes 179,842 100.0
Democratic hold

2014[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (incumbent) 34,444 78.2
Republican Glen Ratcliff 9,585 21.8
Total votes 44,029 100.0
General election
Democratic Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (incumbent) 66,082 79.1
Republican Glen Ratcliff 17,506 20.9
Total votes 83,588 100.0
Democratic hold

2013 (special)[edit]

California's 54th State Assembly district special election, 2013
Vacancy resulting from the resignation of Holly Mitchell
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sebastian Ridley-Thomas 13,992 60.2
Democratic Christopher R. Armenta 8,270 35.6
Democratic John Jake 931 4.0
No party preference Morry Waksberg (write-in) 31 0.1
Total votes 23,224 100.0
Democratic hold

2012[edit]

California State Assembly election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Holly Mitchell (incumbent) 33,920 70.9
Republican Keith Brandon McCowen 8,350 17.4
Democratic Ed Nicoletti 5,601 11.7
Total votes 47,871 100.0
General election
Democratic Holly Mitchell (incumbent) 143,530 83.3
Republican Keith Brandon McCowen 28,688 16.7
Total votes 172,218 100.0
Democratic hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Citizens Redistricting Commission Final Report, 2011" (PDF).
  2. ^ (PDF) https://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/special-elections/2021-ad54/registration-information.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ https://elections.cdn.sos.ca.gov/special-elections/2021-ad54/governors-proclamation.pdf

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