California State Assembly election, 1996

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California State Assembly elections, 1996
California
1994 ←
November 5, 1996 (1996-11-05) → 1998

All 80 seats of the California State Assembly
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Richard Katz Curt Pringle
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat 39th-Sylmar 68th-Anaheim
Last election 39 41
Seats won 43 37
Seat change Increase4 Decrease4
Popular vote 4,587,998 4,277,553
Percentage 49.42% 46.07%

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Election results by district

Speaker before election

Curt Pringle
Republican

Elected Speaker

Cruz Bustamante
Democratic

The 1996 California State Assembly elections were held November 5, 1996. California's State Assembly in its entirety comes up for election in even numbered years. Each seat has a two-year term and members are limited to three 2-year terms (six years). All 80 biennially elected seats in the Assembly were up for election this year. Democrats gained 4 seats, retaking control of the Assembly after narrowly losing control in 1994.

Overview[edit]

California State Assembly elections, 1994
Party Votes Percentage Incumbents Open Before After +/–
Democratic 4,587,998 49.42% 31 8 39 43 +4
Republican 4,277,553 46.07% 24 17 41 37 -4
Libertarian 142,577 1.54% 0 0 0 0 0
Natural Law 124,830 1.34% 0 0 0 0 0
Independent 51,863 0.56% 0 0 0 0 0
Write-ins 29,560 0.32% 0 0 0 0 0
Peace and Freedom 28,651 0.31% 0 0 0 0 0
Reform 21,199 0.23% 0 0 0 0 0
Green 12,851 0.14% 0 0 0 0 0
American Independent 7,475 0.08% 0 0 0 0 0
Invalid or blank votes 948,941 9.27%
Totals 10,233,498 100.00% 55 25 80 80
Midpoint
43 37
Democratic Republican

Results[edit]

Final results from the California Secretary of State:[1]

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40District 41District 42District 43District 44District 45District 46District 47District 48District 49District 50District 51District 52District 53District 54District 55District 56District 57District 58District 59District 60District 61District 62District 63District 64District 65District 66District 67District 68District 69District 70District 71District 72District 73District 74District 75District 76District 77District 78District 79District 80

District 1[edit]

California's 1st State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Virginia Strom-Martin 87,800 52.87%
Republican Margie Handley 69,917 42.10%
Natural Law Harry K. Wrench III 8,341 5.02%
Invalid or blank votes 6,681 3.87%
Totals 172,739 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

California's 2nd State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Woods (incumbent) 77,827 53.24%
Democratic John L. Growney 63,029 43.11%
Libertarian Al Swain 5,333 3.65%
Invalid or blank votes 8,291 5.37%
Totals 154,480 100.00%
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

California's 3rd State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bernie Richter (incumbent) 94,765 61.57%
Democratic Irene Perry 59,159 38.43%
Invalid or blank votes 9,957 6.06%
Totals 159,881 100.00%
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

California's 4th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thomas "Rico" Oller 105,257 57.90%
Democratic Erike J. Young 76,193 41.91%
No party Karen Smith (write-in) 349 0.19%
Totals 181,799 100.00%
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

California's 5th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Barbara Alby (incumbent) 91,555 61.57%
Democratic Eileen Burke-Trent 57,152 38.43%
Invalid or blank votes 13,047 8.15%
Totals 161,754 100.00%
Republican hold

District 6[edit]

California's 6th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kerry Mazzoni (incumbent) 109,139 64.91%
Republican David Crockett 49,367 29.36%
Libertarian Mary Jane Clifford 5,913 3.52%
Peace and Freedom Coleman C. Persily 3,729 2.22%
Invalid or blank votes 13,289 7.31%
Totals 181,437 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 7[edit]

California's 7th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Valerie K. Brown (incumbent) 89,864 61.70%
Republican Ken Larsen 48,114 33.04%
Peace and Freedom Al Liner 5,690 3.91%
Natural Law Alan Roy Barreca 1,977 1.36%
Invalid or blank votes 8,799 5.70%
Totals 154,444 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 8[edit]

California's 8th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Helen M. Thomson (incumbent) 75,010 55.79%
Republican Ed Schlenker 51,707 38.46%
Libertarian Harold J. Helbock 7,728 5.75%
Invalid or blank votes 9,408 6.54%
Totals 143,853 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 9[edit]

California's 9th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Deborah Ortiz 69,074 65.23%
Republican Richard Davis 30,769 29.06%
Reform Akili Jaye 3,558 3.36%
Natural Law Bruce B. Saunders 2,486 2.35%
Invalid or blank votes 11,201 9.57%
Totals 117,088 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 10[edit]

California's 10th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Larry Bowler 76,654 48.92%
Democratic Matt Moretti 70,336 44.89%
Reform J. Bolton Phillips 9,691 6.19%
Invalid or blank votes 11,214 6.88%
Totals 167,895 100.00%
Republican hold

District 11[edit]

California's 11th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Torlakson (incumbent) 81,820 60.02%
Republican Bill Maxfield 42,137 30.91%
Natural Law Eleanor V. Sheppard 12,375 9.08%
Invalid or blank votes 11,548 7.81%
Totals 147,889 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 12[edit]

California's 12th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kevin Shelley (incumbent) 94,167 77.98%
Republican Torence Faulkner 26,595 22.02%
Invalid or blank votes 24,108 16.64%
Totals 134,870 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 13[edit]

California's 13th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Carole Migden (incumbent) 114,524 100.00%
Invalid or blank votes 45,824 28.58%
Totals 160,348 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 14[edit]

California's 14th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dion Louise Aroner (incumbent) 90,539 66.28%
Republican William Muir 29,121 21.32%
Green Hank Chapot 12,851 9.41%
Natural Law Viola Boeson 4,091 2.99%
Invalid or blank votes 18,805 12.10%
Totals 155,407 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 15[edit]

California's 15th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lynne C. Leach (incumbent) 89,328 48.93%
Democratic Gail Murray 87,957 48.18%
Natural Law Martin Sproul 5,284 2.89%
Invalid or blank votes 18,004 8.96%
Totals 190,573 100.00%
Republican hold

District 16[edit]

California's 16th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Don Perata (incumbent) 82,842 78.32%
Republican Veronica A. Acosta 22,925 21.68%
Invalid or blank votes 12,052 10.23%
Totals 117,819 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 17[edit]

California's 17th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michael Machado (incumbent) 54,607 51.95%
Republican Kevin Minnick 46,997 44.71%
Libertarian Tom Kohlheep 3,517 3.35%
Invalid or blank votes 5,972 5.38%
Totals 111,093 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 18[edit]

California's 18th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michael Sweeney (incumbent) 89,122 100.00%
Invalid or blank votes 36,608 30.23%
Totals 125,730 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 19[edit]

California's 19th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lou Papan (incumbent) 72,464 55.70%
Republican James "Jim" Tucker 48,715 37.44%
Natural Law Linda Marks 8,923 6.86%
Invalid or blank votes  %
Totals 132,102 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 20[edit]

California's 20th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Liz Figueroa (incumbent) 70,130 61.30%
Republican Anthony R. Smith 44,270 38.70%
Invalid or blank votes 12,636 9.95%
Totals 127,036 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 21[edit]

California's 21st State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ted Lempert (incumbent) 92,950 60.84%
Republican Theodore A. Laliotis 52,855 34.59%
Natural Law Ron Whitehurst 3,864 2.53%
Libertarian Christopher R. Inama 3,115 2.04%
Invalid or blank votes 12,320 7.46%
Totals 165,104 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 22[edit]

California's 22nd State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Elaine Alquist 74,304 60.14%
Republican Karin Dowdy 44,505 36.02%
Natural Law Frank Strutner 4,738 3.83%
Invalid or blank votes 14,526 10.52%
Totals 138,073 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 23[edit]

California's 23rd State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Honda 54,370 73.39%
Republican Lisa M. Sutton 19,712 26.61%
Invalid or blank votes 7,844 9.57%
Totals 81,926 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 24[edit]

California's 24th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Cunneen (incumbent) 83,684 55.70%
Democratic Ed Foglin 59,504 39.60%
Libertarian Jon Petersen 7,059 4.70%
Invalid or blank votes 14,996 9.08%
Totals 165,243 100.00%
Republican hold

District 25[edit]

California's 25th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George House (incumbent) 82,588 58.54%
Democratic Ed Elliott 54,033 38.30%
Libertarian Ronald C. A. Payne 4,450 3.15%
Invalid or blank votes 10,364 6.86%
Totals 151,435 100.00%
Republican hold

District 26[edit]

California's 26th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dennis Cardoza 46,648 50.05%
Republican Tom Berryhill 46,562 49.95%
Invalid or blank votes 8,355 6.23%
Totals 101,565 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 27[edit]

California's 27th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Fred Keeley 86,099 56.91%
Republican Jim Davis 57,407 37.94%
Natural Law Sunshine W. McCarthy 7,786 5.15%
Invalid or blank votes 9,049 5.84%
Totals 160,331 100.00%
Democratic gain from Republican

District 28[edit]

California's 28th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Peter Frusetta 53,649 48.86%
Democratic Lily Cervantes 51,888 47.26%
Libertarian Mark Hinkle 4,263 3.88%
Invalid or blank votes 5,019 4.37%
Totals 114,819 100.00%
Republican hold

District 29[edit]

California's 29th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chuck Poochigian (incumbent) 94,278 67.79%
Democratic Mike McGonigie 38,103 27.40%
Natural Law Nancy D. Adalian 6,699 4.82%
Invalid or blank votes 11,004 7.33%
Totals 150,084 100.00%
Republican hold

District 30[edit]

California's 30th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert M. Prenter, Jr. 37,024 56.56%
No party Brian Setencich (write-in) 26,968 41.20%
No party Linda C. Morales (write-in) 1,458 2.23%
No party Carolynda Stevensen (write-in) 11 0.02%
Invalid or blank votes 19,937 23.35%
Totals 85,398 100.00%
Republican hold

District 31[edit]

California's 31st State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cruz Bustamante (incumbent) 43,735 62.48%
Republican Nathan Short 22,053 31.51%
Libertarian Joseph H. Peacock II 2,935 4.19%
Natural Law Joni Mamicki 1,273 1.82%
Invalid or blank votes 7,024 9.12%
Totals 77,020 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 32[edit]

California's 32nd State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Roy Ashburn 86,790 67.03%
Democratic John F. Hulpke 38,191 29.50%
Libertarian Steve Zinn 4,498 3.47%
Invalid or blank votes 5,322 3.95%
Totals 134,801 100.00%
Republican hold

District 33[edit]

California's 33rd State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom J. Bordonaro 84,568 57.95%
Democratic Betty Sanders 52,334 35.86%
Libertarian Gary L. Kirkland 5,268 3.61%
Natural Law Katherine R. Baker 3,753 2.57%
Invalid or blank votes 8,703 5.63%
Totals 154,626 100.00%
Republican hold

District 34[edit]

California's 34th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Keith Olberg (incumbent) 76,248 65.29%
Democratic Lionel M. Dew 40,534 34.71%
Invalid or blank votes 10,351 8.14%
Totals 127,133 100.00%
Republican hold

District 35[edit]

California's 35th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brooks Firestone 101,014 66.04%
Democratic Aneesh K. Lele 44,531 29.11%
Natural Law Miriam Hospodar 7,415 4.85%
Invalid or blank votes 11,203 6.82%
Totals 164,163 100.00%
Republican hold

District 36[edit]

California's 36th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George C. Runner 78,383 64.18%
Democratic David Cochran 43,746 35.82%
Invalid or blank votes 14,111 10.36%
Totals 136,240 100.00%
Republican hold

District 37[edit]

California's 37th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Nao Tukusugi 73,167 59.72%
Democratic Jens Herrera 49,341 40.28%
Invalid or blank votes 8,633 6.56%
Totals 131,141 100.00%
Republican hold

District 38[edit]

California's 38th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom McClintock 71,597 55.55%
Democratic Jon M. Lauritzen 51,274 39.78%
Natural Law Virginia F. Neuman 6,021 4.67%
Invalid or blank votes 14,262 9.96%
Totals 143,154 100.00%
Republican hold

District 39[edit]

California's 39th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tony Cardenas 41,798 71.67%
Libertarian Ollie M. McCaulley 16,522 28.33%
Invalid or blank votes 7,437 11.31%
Totals 66,757 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 40[edit]

California's 40th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Hertzberg 51,960 58.98%
Republican H. R. "Ron" Culver 27,248 30.93%
Libertarian Kelley L. Ross 6,985 7.93%
Natural Law David L. Cossak 1,899 2.16%
Invalid or blank votes 12,637 12.55%
Totals 100,729 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 41[edit]

California's 41st State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sheila Kuehl (incumbent) 85,151 55.24%
Republican Mark Boon Benhard 58,613 38.02%
Peace and Freedom John Honigsfeld 4,479 2.91%
Libertarian Phil Baron 3,827 2.48%
Natural Law Marys Small 2,078 1.35%
Invalid or blank votes 17,378 10.13%
Totals 171,526 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 42[edit]

California's 42nd State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Wally Knox (incumbent) 87,256 65.57%
Republican Adam Ross 37,921 28.50%
Libertarian Eric Michael Fine 5,699 4.28%
Natural Law Herbert Paul 2,203 1.66%
Invalid or blank votes 20,047 13.09%
Totals 153,126 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 43[edit]

California's 43rd State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Scott Wildman 49,452 48.35%
Republican John Geramion 49,260 48.16%
Libertarian Willard Michlin 3,562 3.48%
Invalid or blank votes 11,211 9.88%
Totals 113,485 100.00%
Democratic gain from Republican

District 44[edit]

California's 44th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jack Scott 72,591 52.97%
Republican Bill Hoge (incumbent) 60,124 43.87%
Libertarian Ted Brown 4,324 3.16%
Invalid or blank votes 11,352 7.85%
Totals 148,391 100.00%
Democratic gain from Republican

District 45[edit]

California's 45th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Antonio Villaraigosa (incumbent) 40,332 78.24%
Peace and Freedom Jaime Luis Gomez 11,219 21.76%
Invalid or blank votes 11,361 15.08%
Totals 62,912 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 46[edit]

California's 46th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Louis Caldera (incumbent) 22,605 77.50%
Republican Andrew Kim 6,562 22.50%
Invalid or blank votes 5,518 15.91%
Totals 34,685 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 47[edit]

California's 47th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kevin Murray (incumbent) 86,763 79.87%
Republican Jonathan Leonard 17,616 16.22%
Libertarian Bob Weber 4,252 3.91%
Invalid or blank votes 16,851 13.43%
Totals 125,482 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 48[edit]

California's 48th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Roderick "Rod" Wright 46,134 100.00%
Invalid or blank votes 15,142 24.71%
Totals 61,276 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 49[edit]

California's 49th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Diane Martinez (incumbent) 49,804 69.25%
Republican Jay T. Imperial 22,120 30.75%
Invalid or blank votes 9,006 11.13%
Totals 80,930 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 50[edit]

California's 50th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Martha M. Escutia 35,312 82.97%
Republican Gladys O. Miller 7,246 17.03%
Invalid or blank votes 5,079 10.68%
Totals 47,637 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 51[edit]

California's 51st State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Edward Vincent (incumbent) 58,333 73.22%
Republican Anthony Clarke 21,334 26.78%
Invalid or blank votes 11,888 12.98%
Totals 91,555 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 52[edit]

California's 52nd State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Carl Washington (incumbent) 52,081 84.57%
Republican Robert Pullen-Miles 9,503 15.43%
Invalid or blank votes 9,676 13.58%
Totals 71,260 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 53[edit]

California's 53rd State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Debra Bowen (incumbent) 88,238 57.67%
Republican Dan Walker 64,761 42.33%
Invalid or blank votes 13,460 8.10%
Totals 166,459 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 54[edit]

California's 54th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steven T. Kuykendall 66,421 50.66%
Democratic Gerrie Schipske 64,695 49.34%
Invalid or blank votes 12,307 8.56%
Totals 143,423 100.00%
Republican hold

District 55[edit]

California's 55th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic E. "Dick" Floyd (incumbent) 50,116 74.23%
Republican Ronald Hayes 17,401 25.77%
Invalid or blank votes 10,894 13.89%
Totals 78,411 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 56[edit]

California's 56th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sally M. Havice 54,455 49.37%
Republican Richard Lambros 52,376 47.48%
Libertarian Arthur M. Hays 3,478 3.15%
Invalid or blank votes 11,691 9.59%
Totals 122,000 100.00%
Democratic gain from Republican

District 57[edit]

California's 57th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Martin Gallegos (incumbent) 46,841 69.69%
Republican Jim Kleinpell 20,370 30.31%
Invalid or blank votes 8,626 11.37%
Totals 75,837 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 58[edit]

California's 58th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Grace Napolitano (incumbent) 54,710 61.27%
Republican Albert J. Nunez 27,678 31.00%
Libertarian John P. McCready 6,900 7.73%
Invalid or blank votes 9,574 9.68%
Totals 98,862 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 59[edit]

California's 59th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Margett (incumbent) 72,438 58.42%
Democratic Brent A. Decker 51,551 41.58%
Invalid or blank votes 15,816 11.31%
Totals 123,989 100.00%
Republican hold

District 60[edit]

California's 60th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gary G. Miller (incumbent) 56,462 52.70%
Democratic Susan Amaya 50,664 47.29%
No party Jeff Hays (write-in) 8 0.01%
Invalid or blank votes 12,629 10.54%
Totals 119,763 100.00%
Republican hold

District 61[edit]

California's 61st State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Fred Aguiar (incumbent) 44,314 55.01%
Democratic Paul Vincent Avila 32,445 40.27%
Libertarian Michael Alan Piltch 3,800 4.72%
Invalid or blank votes 7,691 4.31%
Totals 88,250 100.00%
Republican hold

District 62[edit]

California's 62nd State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Baca (incumbent) 47,064 64.28%
Republican Glenn Elsemann 26,148 35.72%
Invalid or blank votes 6,209 7.82%
Totals 79,521 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 63[edit]

California's 63rd State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Leonard 78,351 62.82%
Democratic Wilma Strinati 46,365 37.18%
Invalid or blank votes 13,025 9.46%
Totals 137,741 100.00%
Republican hold

District 64[edit]

California's 64th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rod Pacheco 56,002 54.14%
Democratic Grace Slocum 43,336 41.89%
Libertarian Phil Turner 3,868 3.74%
No party Arthur Johnson (write-in) 236 0.23%
Invalid or blank votes 3,944 3.67%
Totals 107,386 100.00%
Republican hold

District 65[edit]

California's 65th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brett Granlund (incumbent) 66,573 56.64%
Democratic Shirley A. Morton 45,559 38.76%
Natural Law Douglas R. Wallack 5,344 4.55%
No party David William O'Brien (write-in) 63 0.05%
Invalid or blank votes 9,269 7.31%
Totals 146,808 100.00%
Republican hold

District 66[edit]

California's 66th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bruce Thompson (incumbent) 91,676 62.12%
Democratic Patty Hockersmith 50,594 34.29%
Libertarian Bill Reed 5,298 3.59%
Invalid or blank votes 8,341 5.36%
Totals 155,909 100.00%
Republican hold

District 67[edit]

California's 67th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott Baugh (incumbent) 80,013 56.32%
Democratic Cliff Brightman 54,085 38.07%
Reform Donald W. Rowe 7,950 5.60%
No party Wayne Dapser (write-in) 14 0.01%
Invalid or blank votes 16,043 10.15%
Totals 158,105 100.00%
Republican hold

District 68[edit]

California's 68th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Curt Pringle (incumbent) 56,493 58.70%
Democratic Audrey L. Gibson 39,754 41.30%
Invalid or blank votes 6,403 0.00%
Totals 102,650 100.00%
Republican hold

District 69[edit]

California's 69th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Morrissey (incumbent) 24,545 48.12%
Democratic Lou Correa 24,452 47.94%
Natural Law Larry G. Engwall 2,010 3.94%
Invalid or blank votes 2,231 4.19%
Totals 53,238 100.00%
Republican hold

District 70[edit]

California's 70th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Marilyn C. Brewer (incumbent) 89,306 61.47%
Democratic Shirley W. Palley 45,746 31.49%
Libertarian Gene Beed 6,221 4.28%
Natural Law Paul R. Fisher 4,017 2.76%
Invalid or blank votes 16,106 9.98%
Totals 161,396 100.00%
Republican hold

District 71[edit]

California's 71st State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William J. Campbell (incumbent) 107,783 70.62%
Democratic Jack Roberts 44,848 29.38%
Invalid or blank votes 15,380 9.15%
Totals 178,011 100.00%
Republican hold

District 72[edit]

California's 72nd State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dick Ackerman (incumbent) 103,800 100.00%
Invalid or blank votes 37,839 26.72%
Totals 141,639 100.00%
Republican hold

District 73[edit]

California's 73rd State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Morrow (incumbent) 85,586 63.26%
Democratic Robert D. Wilberg 36,775 27.18%
Natural Law Catherine Carter 12,935 9.56%
Invalid or blank votes 10,536 7.22%
Totals 145,832 100.00%
Republican hold

District 74[edit]

California's 74th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Howard Kaloogian (incumbent) 79,942 56.94%
Independent Fred L. Clayton 51,863 36.94%
Libertarian Douglas F. Webb 8,584 6.11%
Invalid or blank votes 14,539 9.36%
Totals 154,928 100.00%
Republican hold

District 75[edit]

California's 75th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jan Goldsmith (incumbent) 106,944 71.62%
Democratic Adrian S. Kwiatkowski 35,805 23.98%
Natural Law William S. Cowling III 6,573 4.40%
Invalid or blank votes 15,494 9.40%
Totals 164,816 100.00%
Republican hold

District 76[edit]

California's 76th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susan Davis (incumbent) 70,799 53.05%
Republican Bob Trettin 59,128 44.30%
Peace and Freedom Christine Freel 3,534 2.65%
Invalid or blank votes 7,570 5.37%
Totals 141,031 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 77[edit]

California's 77th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Baldwin (incumbent) 68,475 55.96%
Democratic Janet Gastil 48,714 39.81%
Libertarian Elizabeth Meyers 5,178 4.23%
Invalid or blank votes 7,198 5.58%
Totals 129,565 100.00%
Republican hold

District 78[edit]

California's 78th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Howard Wayne 69,587 48.68%
Republican Tricia Hunter 65,440 45.78%
American Independent Nathan E. Johnson 7,475 5.23%
No party Elizabeth Lenardi (write-in) 453 0.32%
Invalid or blank votes 9,624 6.43%
Totals 152,579 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 79[edit]

California's 79th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Denise Moreno Ducheny (inc.) 48,509 71.50%
Republican Bob Divine 19,338 28.50%
Invalid or blank votes 5,380 7.32%
Totals 73,227 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 80[edit]

California's 80th State Assembly district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Battin (incumbent) 61,864 56.71%
Democratic Steve Clute 44,480 40.77%
Natural Law John R. Borchert 2,745 2.52%
Invalid or blank votes 6,072 5.27%
Totals 115,161 100.00%
Republican hold

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