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California Elections: Senate District 17

Senate District 17

All Districts > SD17: Santa Cruz-SLO
[incumbent: John Laird (D-Santa Cruz) - term limit: 2028 - Directory Page]

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

Probable Candidates: 2024

District Projection: Safe Democratic
  • (i) John Laird (Democratic) - State Senator  
  • (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

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    District Geography

    Counties: Monterey (19.4%), San Luis Obispo (31.6%), Santa Clara (19.8%), Santa Cruz (29.2%) of 546,122 registered voters.
     

    2018 Gubernatorial Race

    • Gavin Newsom (D) 63.8%
    • John Cox (R) 36.2%

    2016 Presidential Race

    • Hillary Clinton (D) 63.4%
    • Donald Trump (R) 29.6%

    2014 Gubernatorial Race

    • Edmund G. ("Jerry") Brown, Jr. (D) 66.0%
    • Neel Kashkari (R) 34.1%

    2012 Presidential Race

    • Barack Obama (D) 62.8%
    • Mitt Romney (R) 33.9%

    Demographics

    2010 Census Demographics for SD17
     AsianBlackLatino
    Citizen Voting-Age Population 2.5% 6.4% 17.1%
    Total Population 2.2% 7.1% 30.9%

    The Bench (likely future candidates)