(i) = incumbent
In the seat being vacated by term-limited Bill Monning, former Assemblymember and Natural Resources Agency Secretary under Jerry Brown John Laird stepped in early and strong.
The district that stretches from Santa Cruz (where Laird lives) along the coast and to the Paso Robles wine country is solid Democratic territory, even though it overlaps with moderate Republican
Jordan Cunningham's Assembly . . .
|2010 Census Demographics for SD17|
|Citizen Voting-Age Population||2.5%||6.4%||17.1%|