California elections, June 2010

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The California state elections, June 2010 were held on June 8, 2010 and included five propositions and two special elections, one for a State Senate seat and the other for a State Assembly seat. Primary elections for all statewide offices, a seat to the United States Senate, all Californian seats to the House of Representatives, all of the seats of the State Assembly, and all even-numbered seats of the State Senate, along with the first round election for the nonpartisan Superintendent of Public Instruction were also held.

Propositions[edit]

Proposition 13[edit]

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Proposition 13 is a legislatively referred constitutional amendment prohibiting the reassessment of property values due to seismic retrofitting work.

Proposition 13
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 4,471,249 84.97
No 790,899 15.03
Valid votes 5,262,148 93.06
Invalid or blank votes 392,665 6.94
Total votes 5,654,813 100.00
Registered voters and turnout 16,977,031 33.31

Proposition 14[edit]

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Proposition 14 is an initiative statute establishing nonpartisan blanket primaries.

Proposition 14
Choice Votes  %
Referendum passed Yes 2,868,945 53.73
No 2,470,658 46.27
Valid votes 5,339,603 94.43
Invalid or blank votes 315,210 5.57
Total votes 5,654,813 100.00
Registered voters and turnout 16,977,031 33.31

Proposition 15[edit]

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Proposition 15 is an initiative statute creating a public campaign finance system for Secretary of State elections.

Proposition 15
Choice Votes  %
Referendum failed No 2,975,731 57.29
Yes 2,218,273 42.71
Valid votes 5,194,004 91.85
Invalid or blank votes 460,809 8.15
Total votes 5,654,813 100.00
Registered voters and turnout 16,977,031 33.31

Proposition 16[edit]

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Proposition 16 is an initiative constitutional amendment requiring a two-thirds majority to establish or expand public electricity providers.

Proposition 16
Choice Votes  %
Referendum failed No 2,820,135 52.75
Yes 2,526,544 47.25
Valid votes 5,346,679 94.55
Invalid or blank votes 308,134 5.45
Total votes 5,654,813 100.00
Registered voters and turnout 16,977,031 33.31

Proposition 17[edit]

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Proposition 17 is an initiative statute allowing auto insurance companies to charge based on continuity of insurance coverage.

Proposition 17
Choice Votes  %
Referendum failed No 2,778,599 51.90
Yes 2,575,659 48.10
Valid votes 5,354,258 94.68
Invalid or blank votes 300,555 5.32
Total votes 5,654,813 100.00
Registered voters and turnout 16,977,031 33.31

Special elections[edit]

37th State Senate district special election[edit]

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The seat of the 37th State Senate district was vacated by John J. Benoit after he was appointed to be Riverside County supervisor on November 30, 2009.

Primary election[edit]

A primary election was held on April 13, 2010. Since no candidate won a majority, the candidates with the top votes for each party appeared on the ballots for the special election.

California's 37th State Senate district special primary, 2010[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Emmerson 39,875 41.76
Republican Russ Bogh 20,957 21.95
Democratic Justin Blake 13,289 13.92
Democratic Anna Nevenic 8,076 8.46
Democratic Arthur Guerrero 6,826 7.15
American Independent Matt Monica 4,195 4.39
Republican David W. Peters 2,267 2.37
Total votes 95,485 100.00
Voter turnout 20.39%

Special election[edit]

37th State Senate district special election, 2010[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Emmerson 81,655 59.66
Democratic Justin Blake 41,243 30.13
American Independent Matt Monica 13,965 10.20
Total votes 136,863 100.00
Voter turnout 29.18%
Republican hold

43rd State Assembly district special election[edit]

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The seat of the 43rd State Assembly district was vacated by Paul Krekorian after he was elected to the Los Angeles City Council on December 8, 2009.

Primary election[edit]

A primary election was held on April 13, 2010. Since no candidate won a majority, the candidates with the top votes for each party appeared on the ballots for the special election.

California's 43rd State Assembly district special primary, 2010[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Gatto 11,954 31.96
Republican Sunder Ramani 11,634 31.10
Democratic Nayiri Nahabedian 8,358 22.34
Democratic Chahe Keuroghelian 5,462 14.60
Total votes 37,408 100.00
Voter turnout 21.97%

Special election[edit]

California's 43rd State Assembly district special election, 2010[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Gatto 23,733 58.58
Republican Sunder Ramani 16,778 41.42
Total votes 40,511 100.00
Voter turnout 20.14%
Democratic hold

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