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California Elections: Assembly District 25

Assembly District 25

All Districts > AD25: Fremont-Santa Clara
[incumbent: Kansen Chu (D-San Jose) - term limit: 2026 - Directory Page]

Probable Candidates: 2020

District Projection: Safe Democratic
2019-12-11 1700: While filing has closed for all non-special elections, lists are still pending from several counties. This candidate list will continue to be updated for several days. The official list will be published by the Secretary of State on December 26.
  • Roman Reed (Democratic) - Stem Cell Leader  
  • Anna Song (Democratic) - Member, Santa Clara County Board of Education   [$$$]
  • Jim Canova (Democratic) - Trustee, Santa Clara Unified  
  • Alex Lee (Democratic) - Legislative Aide   [$$$]
  • Carmen Mantano (Democratic) - Councilmember, Milpitas  
  • Bob Brunton (Republican) - Businessowner/ Electronics Manufacturing   [$$$]
  • Karina Dominguez (Democratic) - Councilmember, Milpitas   [$$$]
  • Natasha Gupta (Democratic) - Policy Analyst   [$$$]
  • Anne Kepner (Democratic) - College Trustee/Attorney  
  • (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.


    With no candidates term-limited in 2020 few people were looking at 2020 as having many significant races in the East Bay. That initially changed when Congressman Eric Swalwell (CA15) announced an exploratory committee for a run for President. Many though that he would put his toes in the water, enjoy the increased national attention, and then return to a re-election bid. However, he continued his run, banking on being a "favor . . .

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    District Geography

    Counties: Alameda (34.3%), Santa Clara (65.7%) of 215,077 registered voters.

    2016 Presidential Race

    • Hillary Clinton (D) 73.6%
    • Donald Trump (R) 20.9%

    2014 Gubernatorial Race

    • Edmund G. ("Jerry") Brown, Jr. (D) 75.0%
    • Neel Kashkari (R) 25.0%

    2012 Presidential Race

    • Barack Obama (D) 72.4%
    • Mitt Romney (R) 25.3%


    2010 Census Demographics for AD25
    Citizen Voting-Age Population 39.3% 3.6% 16.2%
    Total Population 49.4% 3.0% 19.7%

    The Bench (likely future candidates)