(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.
After the state's term limits law change in 2012 that provides that State Senators and Assemblymembers can serve a total of 12 years in either house or a combination thereof, it is much more rare to find open seats, particularly as new classes came in under the new law. However, after only two terms, Assemblymember Todd Gloria is leaving the seat for a run for mayor of San Diego. That opens a safe Democratic seat.
|2010 Census Demographics for AD78|
|Citizen Voting-Age Population||6.6%||3.9%||12.1%|