Santa Cruz County History - Government



Assembly Members Representing Santa Cruz County

1849-1862 || 1863-1902 || 1903-1946 || 1947-

1849--1862

Between 1849 and 1862, the Legislature met annually. Term of office for State Senators was 2 years; for Assembly Members, the term of office was one year.

Year Session Name Party
1849 1 Per Lee, Theron R. none
1851 2 Kellogg, E.B. Independent
1852 3 Stephenson, Charles P. Democrat
1853 4 Kittridge, F.M. Democrat
1854
1855
5
6
Stow, William W. Whig
1856 7 Blackburn, William American
1857 8 Miles, Benjamin H. Democrat
1858 9 Willson, Israel C. Independent
1859 10 Imus, Hiram A. Anti-Lecompton Democrat
1860 11 Halsted, James L. Democrat
1861 12 Ford, Charles Republican
1862 13 Eagar, Thomas Republican

Source of Information: California Blue Book or State Roster. Sacramento: State Printing Office, 1907.


 

1863--1902

From 1863 to 1945, the Legislature met every other year. From 1863 on, the term of office for a Senator was four years (it had been two years); for an Assembly Member the term of office was two years (it had been one year.)

Year Session Name Party
1863 14 Willson, Israel C. Union
1863 15 Devoe, Alfred Union
1865 16 Anthony, William Union
1867 17 Pardee, George Union
1869 18 Hihn, F.A. Independent
1871 19 Bockius, G.W. Republican
1873 20 Thomas, Charles Independent
1875 21 Rice, Henry Democrat
1877 22 Pace, George Democrat
1880 23 Anthony, Elihu Work
1881 24 Cunningham, James F. Democrat
1883
1885
25
26
Heath, Lucien Republican
1887 27 Cope, Jesse Democrat
1889 28 Hall, James A. Democrat
1891 29 Galbraith, W.H. Republican
1893 30 Adams, P.R. Democrat
1895 31 Osborn, B.S. Republican
1897 32 Aldridge, Frank Democrat/People's Party
1899
1901
33
34
Radcliff, George G. Republican

Source of Information: California Blue Book or State Roster. Sacramento: State Printing Office, 1907.


 

1903--1946

From 1863 to 1945, the Legislature met every other year. Term of office was four years for a Senator and two years for an Assembly Member.

Year Session Name Party
1903 35 Duffey, A.D.
(unseated by)
Wanzer, Harry S.
Democrat
1905 36 Cleveland, George C. Republican
1907 37 Lucas, H.C. Republican
1909
1911
38
39
Maher, J.B. Democrat
1913 40 Bowman, D.D. Republican
1915 41 McPherson, H.E. Republican
1917 42 Hudson, R.H. Republican
1919 43 Price, Champ S. Republican
1921--
1925
44--
46
Cleveland, George C. Republican
1927 47 Snyder, Bert B. Republican
1929 48 Jespersen, Chris N. Republican
1931 49 Snyder, Bert B. Republican
1933
1935
50
51
Kallam, Clifford R. Democrat/Republican
1937--
1945
52--
56
Leonard, Jacob M. Republican/Democrat

 

1947--

From 1947 to 1972, the Legislature met annually; odd-numbered years were general sessions and even-numbered years were budget sessions. From 1973 on, the Legislature has meet in two-year sessions with no limitations on the type of bills that could be introduced. The Legislative Sessions were no longer numbered after the 57th session (1947). Beginning with the 1992 election, the County was split between two Assembly Districts. The majority of the County was in the 27th District; a portion of the southern part of the County was in the 28th Assembly District. Term of office for an Assembly Member is two years.

Year Name Party
1947-1952 Grunsky, Donald L. Republican/Democrat
1953-1962 Coolidge, Glenn E. Republican/Democrat
1963-1966 Patee, Alan G. Republican
1967-1976 Murphy, Frank Jr. Republican
1977-1980 Mello, Henry Democrat
1981-1992 Farr, Sam Democrat
1992 (27th) Farr, Sam
To Congress 1993
Democrat
1992 (28th ) Areias, Rusty Democrat
1993 (27th)
Special Election
Bruce McPherson Republican
1994 (27th) Bruce McPherson Republican
1994 (28th) Peter Frusetta Republican
1996 (27th) Fred Keeley Democrat
1996 (28th) Peter Frusetta Republican
1998 (27th) Fred Keeley Democrat
1998 (28th) Peter Frusetta Republican
2000 (27th) Fred Keeley Democrat
2000 (28th) Simon Salinas Democrat
2002 (27th) John Laird Democrat
2002 (28th) Simon Salinas Democrat
2004 (27th) John Laird Democrat
2004 (28th) Simon Salinas Democrat
2006 (27th) John Laird Democrat
2006 (28th) Anna M. Caballero Democrat
2008 (27th) Bill Monning Democrat
2008 (28th) Anna M. Caballero Democrat

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