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California Elections: Assembly District 01

Assembly District 01

All Districts > AD01: Northeast Cal
[incumbent: Vacant (Dahle seat) () - term limit: - Directory Page]

Special Primary Election: August 27, 2019

Special General Election: November 5, 2019

If no candidate wins 50%+1 votes on August 27, the top two will proceed to the general.

District Projection: Safe Republican
  • Lane Rickard (Republican) - Business Owner/Consultant
    www.readyforrickard.com   [$$$]
  • Elizabeth Betancourt (Democratic) - Farmer/Watershed Scientist
    betancourtforassembly.com   [$$$]
  • Joe Turner (Republican) - Retired Soldier
    www.turnerforassembly.com   [$$$]
  • Patrick Henry Jones (Republican) - Small Business Owner
    patrickjonesforassembly.com   [$$$]
  • Megan Dahle (Republican) - Farmer/Businesswoman/Mother
    www.votemegandahle.com   [$$$]
  • (i) = incumbent

    Until the filing period closes, candidates who have made gestures to a run are included. Some of these may not run, while others are likely to jump in.

    Analysis

    On June 4, Assemblymember Brian Dahle (R) was elevated to the State Senate seat previously held by Ted Gaines, who was elected to the Board of Equalization in November 2018. The left AD01 open for the remainder of the term, which ends in 2020.

    Two candidates have emerged thus far--Megan Dahle (R), the wife of now-Senator Dahle and Elizabeth Betancourt (D). Megan . . .

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    District Geography

    Counties: Butte (4.2%), Lassen (5.1%), Modoc (1.8%), Nevada (24.6%), Placer (12.9%), Plumas (4.5%), Shasta (36.3%), Sierra (0.8%), Siskiyou (9.8%) of 280,422 registered voters.
     

    2016 Presidential Race

    • Hillary Clinton (D) 36.1%
    • Donald Trump (R) 56.7%

    2014 Gubernatorial Race

    • Edmund G. ("Jerry") Brown, Jr. (D) 44.1%
    • Neel Kashkari (R) 55.9%

    2012 Presidential Race

    • Barack Obama (D) 39.6%
    • Mitt Romney (R) 57.3%

    Demographics

    2010 Census Demographics for AD01
     AsianBlackLatino
    Citizen Voting-Age Population 1.3% 1.6% 5.7%
    Total Population 1.7% 1.3% 9.8%

    The Bench (likely future candidates)