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California State Legislature - Senator, 38th District


Birthdate:
August 09, 1968 (Age 53)

Term Expires:
2022 (Term Limited in 2026)

Candidates for California State Legislature - State Senate, 38th District Election Date: Jun 07, 2022
headshot Catherine Blakespear
Mayor, City of Encinitas
04-23-22
Last Report
$583,415.50
Total Raised
$204,406.97
Total Spent
($1,818.62)
Debt
$381,201.12
Cash-on-Hand
$379,382.50
Net COH
headshot Matt Gunderson
Retired Businessman
04-23-22
Last Report
$475,175.00
Total Raised
$130,036.65
Total Spent
($7,619.25)
Debt
$349,757.60
Cash-on-Hand
$342,138.35
Net COH
headshot Joe Kerr
Retired Firefighter
04-23-22
Last Report
$116,650.00
Total Raised
$59,032.69
Total Spent
($0.00)
Debt
$57,617.31
Cash-on-Hand
$57,617.31
Net COH
Checkmark = Party Endorsement | * = Incumbent(s) Election Date: Jun 07, 2022

2022 Redistricting Data

2022 District Registration (As of April 08, 2022)
Total Voters DEM REP OTHER MARGIN
601,239 37.31% 31.89% 30.80% D +5.42%
New District Historical Candidate Performance
Election DEM REP Margin
2020 Presidential Biden - 57.0% Trump - 40.7% D +16.30%
2018 Gubernatorial Newsom - 52.6% Cox - 47.4% D +5.20%
2016 Presidential Clinton - 52.1% Trump - 41.8% D +10.30%
2020 Census Data
Total Population Total White Hispanic Black Asian Native Pacific
973,433 57.7% 24.3% 3.5% 12.8% 2.6% 1.0%

Old District Data

Current District Registration Data (As of December 21, 2021)
Total Voters DEM REP OTHER MARGIN
607,756 33.34% 35.86% 30.80% R +2.52%
Old District Historical Candidate Performance
Election DEM REP Margin Turnout
2020 Presidential Biden - 49.5% Trump - 48.1% D +1.40% 84.99%
2018 Gubernatorial Newsom - 45.0% Cox - 55.0% R +10.00% 68.66%
2016 Presidential Clinton - 44.4% Trump - 49.7% R +5.30% 82.81%
2014 Gubernatorial Brown - 39.9% Kashkari - 60.1% R +20.20% 47.51%
2012 Presidential Obama - 41.3% Romney - 56.7% R +15.40% 78.95%
Ballot Measure Performance
Ballot Item Description Yes No Margin
Prop 51 (2016) School Facility Bonds 47.02% 52.98% -5.96%
Prop 62 (2016) Death Penalty Repeal 40.35% 59.65% -19.31%
Prop 6 (2018) Gas Tax Repeal 61.14% 38.86% 22.27%
Prop 15 (2020) Prop 13 Split-Roll 35.81% 64.19% -28.39%
Prop 16 (2020) Repeal Affirmative Action 31.37% 68.63% -37.25%
Prop 21 (2020) Allow Local Rent Control 31.27% 68.73% -37.45%
Campaign Finance Limits
  • Contribution Limit:
    $4,900
  • Corporate Contributions:
    Allowed
  • PAC Contributions:
    Allowed
  • Party Contribution Limit:
    No Limit

Electoral History
2018 General Election Results (November 6, 2018)
Name Votes Vote % Vote Share
Brian Jones (R) 187,345 53.01%
Jeff Griffith (D) 166,092 46.99%
2018 Primary Election Results (June 5, 2018)
Name Votes Vote % Vote Share
Brian Jones (R) 114,270 57.22%
Jeff Griffith (D) 79,862 39.99%
Antonio Salguero (LIB) 5,576 2.79%