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Mark DeSaulnier


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 271063 Win
11-08-2022 Democratic CD-10 198415 Win
11-05-2024 Democratic CD-10 0

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. in mid-March 2020. 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)