California's 7th State Senate district


California's 7th State Senate district

Infobox
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title = California's 7th State Senate district


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header1 =
label1 = Registration
data1 = 47.6% Democratic 34.0% Republican 11.2% DTS
header2 =
label2 = Demographics
data2 = 63.0% White 15.4% Latino 12.0% Asian 6.7% Black 0.9% N. American 0.9% Other 0.7% Multiracial 0.4% Pac. Islander
header3 =
label3 = Population (2000)
data3 = 846,791
header4 =
label4 = Voting-age population
data4 = 626,604
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label5 = Registered voters
data5 = 454,569

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California's 7th State Senate District is one of 40 Senate Districts. It is currently represented by Democrat Tom Torlakson of Antioch.

District Profile

The 7th District includes a predominantly suburban portion of the East Bay. It is located entirely in and covers most of Contra Costa County. This includes all of the central and eastern portions of the county (everything east of Alameda County), and the western portion of the county on San Pablo Bay.

Communities represented

Cities
*Antioch
*Brentwood
*Clayton
*Concord
*Danville
*El Cerrito
*Hercules
*Lafayette
*Martinez
*Moraga
*Oakley
*Orinda
*Pinole
*Pittsburg
*Pleasant Hill
*Richmond (one-third of its residents; the rest are in Senate District 9)
*San Ramon
*Walnut Creek

Census-designated places
*Alamo
*Bay Point
*Bayview-Montalvin
*Bethel Island
*Blackhawk-Camino Tassajara
*Byron
*Clyde
*Crockett
*Diablo
*Discovery Bay
*East Richmond Heights
*El Sobrante
*Kensington
*Knightsen
*Mountain View
*Pacheco
*Port Costa
*Rodeo
*Rollingwood
*Tara Hills
*Vine Hill
*Waldon

Election Results

2004

Election box candidate with party link
party = California Democratic Party
candidate = Tom Torlakson (incumbent)
votes = 282,714
percentage = 100.0
change = N/A
Election box turnout
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Election box hold with party link
winner = California Democratic Party
swing = N/A

2000

Election box candidate with party link
party = California Democratic Party
candidate = Tom Torlakson
votes = 197,683
percentage = 54.5
change = +6.7
Election box candidate with party link
party = California Republican Party
candidate = Richard K. Rainey (incumbent)
votes = 156,107
percentage = 43.0
change = -5.0
Election box candidate with party link
party = Natural Law Party (United States)
candidate = Mark F. Billings
votes = 9,334
percentage = 2.5
change = +0.4
Election box total
votes = 363,124
percentage = 100.0
change =
Election box majority
votes = 41,576
percentage = 11.5
change = +11.7
Election box turnout
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percentage =
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Election box gain with party link
winner = California Democratic Party
loser = California Republican Party
swing = +11.7

2001 Redistricting

The 7th is almost identical to the district in the 1990s. In 2001, the Alameda County portion of the district in Dublin and Livermore was removed and a portion of Richmond added.

References

External links

Official Profile of Senate District from California State Senate-- [http://www.sen.ca.gov/ftp/SEN/senplan/SD07.HTM]


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