California State Legislature

State Senate, 40th District

Brian Jones

Brian Jones

Republican | Birthdate: Aug 09, 1968 (Age 55)

Senator, California State Legislature
District Analysis
District map

The 40th Senate District in San Diego County encompasses a diverse and distinct region, characterized by a mix of suburban and rural areas. Key cities within this district include Escondido, Poway, San Marcos, and Santee, along with significant portions of the City of San Diego, particularly the eastern parts such as San Pasqual Valley and Rancho Peñasquitos.

Escondido, a city in this district, presents a unique blend of suburban and rural lifestyles, hosting a vibrant downtown area along with quieter, more spread-out residential zones. Its cultural landscape is enriched by the California Center for the Arts and a range of local vineyards, reflecting a blend of artistic and agricultural influences.

Poway, known as 'The City in the Country', aptly reflects its semi-rural environment. It offers a mix of residential areas, parks, and open spaces, alongside a noteworthy school district. The city’s trail system and outdoor recreational opportunities, including Lake Poway, are significant for local residents.

San Marcos, home to California State University San Marcos, contributes a youthful and educational dimension to the district. The city also features a blend of residential and commercial areas, along with recreational spaces like Discovery Lake.

Santee, while more suburban in nature, is distinguished by its extensive park system, including the Santee Lakes, which are popular for recreation and outdoor activities. The city also serves as a commercial hub for the eastern region of the county.

The eastern part of the City of San Diego in this district, especially San Pasqual Valley and Rancho Peñasquitos, is predominantly suburban. These areas are known for their family-friendly neighborhoods, community parks, and schools. The San Pasqual Valley stands out for its agricultural presence, particularly with farms and vineyards, offering a contrast to the more urbanized areas.

This district is aligned along the Interstate 15 corridor, which is a significant transportation route for residents. The presence of shared water and fire districts within these communities points to a common infrastructure and resource management approach, vital for both suburban and rural areas.

Overall, the 40th Senate District showcases a unique combination of suburban living, educational institutions, recreational opportunities, and pockets of rural and agricultural areas, creating a diverse and complex region within San Diego County.

567,204 Registered Voters as of 01/10/23 D +0.83%
197,524 Voters
192,834 Voters
176,846 Voters
District Historical Candidate Performance
Election DEM REP Margin
2022 Gubernatorial Newsom - 47.57% Dahle - 52.43% R +4.9%
2020 Presidential Biden - 52.2% Trump - 45.5% D +6.70%
2018 Gubernatorial Newsom - 45.5% Cox - 52.9% R +7.40%
2016 Presidential Clinton - 46.7% Trump - 47.3% R +0.60%
2020 Census Data
Total Population Total White Hispanic Black Asian Native Pacific
950,656 48.3% 26.1% 3.5% 20.4% 3.2% 0.9%

2022 General Election Results (November 8, 2022)
Name Votes Vote % Vote Share
Brian Jones (R) 170,109 53.15%
Joseph Rocha (D) 149,948 46.85%
2022 Primary Election Results (June 7, 2022)
Name Votes Vote % Vote Share
Brian Jones (R) 113,400 54.43%
Joseph Rocha (D) 94,960 45.57%
2018 General Election Results (November 6, 2018)
Name Votes Vote % Vote Share
Ben Hueso (D) 152,896 65.87%
Luis Vargas (R) 79,207 34.13%
2018 Primary Election Results (June 5, 2018)
Name Votes Vote % Vote Share
Ben Hueso (D) 70,649 60.13%
Luis Vargas (R) 46,850 39.87%