JoinCalifornia: Election History for the State of California

Information Home Elected Offices Longest Service Shortest Service Redistricting
Elections 2020 General 2020 CD-25 Special 2020 SD-28 Special Elections by Decade
Other Stuff Advanced Search Most & Fewest Votes Uncontested Races Recalls Line of Succession Highest Ranking Legislator Databases

[search tips] [advanced search]

Searching tips

  • Enter a candidate's name to find a candidate
  • Enter the name of a political party to find the party and all candidates
  • Enter a date to find an election
  • Enter a year to find all elections within that year

Mark DeSaulnier

Democratic

Picture of Mark DeSaulnier
CA State Senate
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-07-2006 Democratic AD-11 69054 Win
11-04-2008 Democratic SD-07 256311 Win
11-06-2012 Democratic SD-07 229105 Win
11-04-2014 Democratic CD-11 117502 Win
11-08-2016 Democratic CD-11 214868 Win
11-06-2018 Democratic CD-11 204369 Win
11-03-2020 Democratic CD-11 0
Website: desaulnier.house.gov
 

Candidate Biography:

Mark James DeSaulnier
Born: March 31, 1952 in Lowell, Massachusetts
Children: Tristan and Tucker

1991-1993: Member, Concord City Council
1994: Mayor, City of Concord
1994-2006: Member, Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors
1997-2006: Metropolitan Transportation Commission
1998-2006: Member, California Air Resources Board
2009: Special Election Primary Candidate for CD-10 (Lost; 20%)
2015: Resigned from the State Senate on January 2.
2016: Delegate, Democratic National Convention

  • Silver Screen: As a member of the California Air Resources Board, DeSaulnier voted against the amendments to the "California Zero Emission Vehicle Regulation" which the movie Who Killed the Electric Car? described as the death of the electric car.
  • DeSaulnier is one of ten legislators who served in both houses of the California State Legislature since 1990 but never termed out of either.
  • DeSaulnier suffered a "traumatic rib fracture" while jogging in Washington, DC. He was still meeting with constituents on March 10th but on March 12th, his office postponed a town hall meeting. On March 13th, he was admitted to a hospital after developing pneumonia, and was reported to be in "serious but stable condition" on March 16th. On March 24th, he was reportedly in critical but stable condition. On April 13th, he was moved out of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and was released from the hospital on May 4th.

Source: California Legislature Handbook (2007-08)