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California Elections: Senate District 15

Senate District 15

All Districts > SD15: San Jose
[incumbent: Jim Beall (D-San Jose) - term limit: 2020 - Directory Page]

Probable Candidates: 2020

District Projection: Safe Democratic
  • Dave Cortese (Democratic) - County Supervisor, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors
    www.davecortese.com/  
  • Ann M. Ravel (Democratic) - Public Interest Attorney
    www.ravelforca.com/  
  • Robert Howell ( (Republican) - ) - Mechanical Equipment Manufacturer  
  • Nora Campos ( (Democratic) - ) - Public Policy Advocate
    www.noracamposforsenate.com/  
  • Johnny Khamis ( (No Party Preference) - ) - Small Businessman/Councilmember
    www.johnnykhamis.com/  
  • Ken Del Valle ( (Republican) - ) - Army Staff Sergeant  
  • Tim Gildersleeve ( (No Party Preference) - ) - Paratransit Operator
    www.alternativevoiceforcalifornia.org/  
  • (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

     

    District Geography

    County: Santa Clara (100%) of 464,530 registered voters.
     

    2018 Gubernatorial Race

    • Gavin Newsom (D) 70.8%
    • John Cox (R) 29.2%

    2016 Presidential Race

    • Hillary Clinton (D) 73.0%
    • Donald Trump (R) 21.3%

    2014 Gubernatorial Race

    • Edmund G. ("Jerry") Brown, Jr. (D) 72.5%
    • Neel Kashkari (R) 27.5%

    2012 Presidential Race

    • Barack Obama (D) 69.8%
    • Mitt Romney (R) 27.8%

    Demographics

    2010 Census Demographics for SD15
     AsianBlackLatino
    Citizen Voting-Age Population 25.5% 2.9% 20.0%
    Total Population 29.9% 2.7% 30.0%

    The Bench (likely future candidates)