Open Seats in California’s State Legislature Primary Elections: What We Know
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Open Seats in California’s State Legislature Primary Elections: What We Know

Brownstein Client Alert, Aug. 17, 2023

A notoriously blue state, California has a supermajority of Democrats in its state legislature and a top two primary system—meaning primaries for open seats are full of Democrats fighting each other to make the top two slots for the general election in November.

With the 2024 primary coming up, the below outlines and provides a snapshot analysis of the open seats in the California Legislature. Check back here for regular updates on these elections from Brownstein’s California State Government Relations Group.

Click here for a snapshot analysis of each race


  • AD 1: Dahle (Bieber/Rural Northern Calif.)
  • AD 6: McCarty (Sacramento)
  • AD 15: Grayson (Concord)
  • AD 19:Ting (San Francisco)
  • AD 41:Holden (Los Angeles/Pasadena)
  • AD 44: Friedman (Los Angeles/Glendale)
  • AD 50: Reyes (San Bernardino)
  • AD 52: Carrillo (Los Angeles/East L.A.)
  • AD 53: Rodriguez (Chino Hills/Pomona)
  • AD 54:Santiago (Downtown Los Angeles)
  • AD 57: Jones-Sawyer (South Los Angeles)
  • AD 58: Cervantes (Riverside)
  • AD 62: Rendon (Southgate/Paramount-Unincorporated L.A. County)
  • AD 75: Waldron (Santee/Poway)
  • AD 76: Maienschein (Rancho Santa Fe)
  • AD 79: Weber (San Diego/La Mesa)


  • SD 1: Dahle (Bieber/Rural Northern Calif.)
  • SD 3:Dodd (Napa)
  • SD 5:Eggman (Stockton/San Joaquin County)
  • SD 7:Skinner (Berkeley/Alameda County)
  • SD 9: Glazer (Orinda/Lafayette)
  • SD 22: Rubio (Azusa/Ontario)
  • SD 23: Wilk (Santa Clarita)
  • SD 25: Portantino (La Canada Flintridge)
  • SD 29: New Seat (San Bernardino)
  • SD 31: Roth (Riverside)
  • SD 35: Bradford (Gardena/Carson)
  • SD 36: Nguyen (Orange County)
  • SD 37: Min (Irvine/Costa Mesa)
  • SD 39: Atkins (San Diego)

This document is intended to provide you with general information regarding California's 2024 primaries. The contents of this document are not intended to provide specific legal advice. If you have any questions about the contents of this document or if you need legal advice as to an issue, please contact the attorneys listed or your regular Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP attorney. This communication may be considered advertising in some jurisdictions. The information in this article is accurate as of the publication date. Because the law in this area is changing rapidly, and insights are not automatically updated, continued accuracy cannot be guaranteed.

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