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/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/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/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/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/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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 40,511 100.00%
Voter turnout 20.14%
Democratic hold

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