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California's 29th State Senate district
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Current Senator Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar)
Registration 41.94% Republican
33.71% Democratic
Demographics 49.0% White
3.4% Black
25.3% Hispanic
20.2% Asian
Population 846,791
Voting-age population 617,196
Registered voters 429,040

California's 29th State Senate District is one of 40 Senate Districts. It is currently represented by Republican Bob Huff of Diamond Bar.

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District profile

The 29th District covers a diverse assortment of Republican-leaning suburbs in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area. It contains portions of three counties, including both the San Gabriel Foothills and both sides of the hill ranges separating Orange and Los Angeles Counties.

Over half of the district's population lives in Los Angeles County. This includes over two dozen cities and unincorporated areas from La Crescenta-Montrose to Diamond Bar. The district's Foothill cities include Arcadia, Monrovia, Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, and Claremont. The southern tier contains Walnut and La Habra Heights and the unincorporated areas of Rowland Heights and Hacienda Heights. Two cities in San Bernardino County are also adjacent to this tier: Chino and Chino Hills.

The remainder of the district is in Orange County, north of the 91 freeway. In contrast to the Los Angeles County portion, just four cities and a sliver of a fifth are in the district. The entirety of Brea, Yorba Linda, La Habra, and Placentia are in the district, along with a small portion of Anaheim, in the Anaheim Foothills stretching toward Riverside County.

Election Results

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2004

California State Senate elections, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Bob Margett (incumbent) 190,165 61.7 +12.6
Democratic Rufino Bautista, Jr. 101,350 32.8 -15.2
Libertarian Dan Fernandes 17,044 5.5 +2.6
Total votes 308,559 100.0%
Majority 88,815 28.9 +27.8
Turnout
Republican hold Swing +27.8

2000

California State Senate elections, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Bob Margett 128,713 49.1 -9.8
Democratic Richard Melendez 125,975 48.0 +6.9
Libertarian Leland Faegre 7,655 2.9 +2.9
Total votes 262,343 100.0%
Majority 2,738 1.1 -16.7
Turnout
Republican hold Swing -16.7

1994 (Special)

List of special elections to the California State Senate
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Dick Mountjoy 116,562 60.10%
Democratic Sandra K. Hester 64,007 33.00%
Libertarian Matt Piazza 8,756 4.51%
Green Walt Contreras Sheasby 4,614 2.38%
Totals 193,939 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2001 redistricting

Reflecting the relative growth rates between Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire, redistricting shifted the 29th toward the southeast. In 1991, the 29th was located entirely in Los Angeles County. In 2001, almost half of the district's population, predominantly in Whittier, Covina, and West Covina on the western edge, were removed in favor of the Orange and San Bernardino County areas.

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