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California Elections: Assembly District 18

Assembly District 18

All Districts > AD18: Alameda-San Leandro-West Oakland
[incumbent: Vacant () - term limit: - Directory Page]

Districts will be redistricted in 2021 to take effect with the 2022 election.

Probable Candidates: 2022

District Projection: Safe Democratic
With the appointment of Assemblymember Rob Bonta to the Attorney General vacancy created by Xavier Becerra move to President Biden's HHS Secretary, there is a special election in 2021 to fill a vacant AD18. The special general election will be held August 31 between Mia Bonta and Janani Ramachandran, the top two vote recipients in the June 29 special primary.
  • Mia Bonta (Democratic) - School Board President
    miabonta.com  
  • Janani Ramachandran (Democratic) - Social Justice Attorney
    www.jananiforca.com  
  • Eugene Canson ( (Democratic) - ) - Public Health Professional
    www.eugenecansonforca.com  
  • Malia Vella ( (Democratic) - ) - Vice Mayor
    www.maliavella.com  
  • Joel Britton ( (No Party Preference) - ) - Retail Worker  
  • Stephen Slauson ( (Republican) - ) - Electrical Engineer  
  • Victor Aguilar ( (Democratic) - ) - Vice Mayor, San Leandro
    www.victorforca.com  
  • James Aguilar ( (Democratic) - ) - School Board Member
    www.jamesforcalifornia.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

    Assembly District 18 opened up following the confirmation of Rob Bonta as Govern . . .

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    District Geography

    County: Alameda (100%) of 274,664 registered voters.
     

    2018 Gubernatorial Race

    • Gavin Newsom (D) 88.3%
    • John Cox (R) 11.8%

    2016 Presidential Race

    • Hillary Clinton (D) 85.9%
    • Donald Trump (R) 8.4%

    2014 Gubernatorial Race

    • Edmund G. ("Jerry") Brown, Jr. (D) 89.6%
    • Neel Kashkari (R) 10.4%

    2012 Presidential Race

    • Barack Obama (D) 86.9%
    • Mitt Romney (R) 10.2%

    Demographics

    2010 Census Demographics for AD18
     AsianBlackLatino
    Citizen Voting-Age Population 19.8% 29.5% 12.8%
    Total Population 22.6% 23.3% 26.3%

    The Bench (likely future candidates)