California State Assembly elections, 2012

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California State Assembly elections, 2012
California
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November 6, 2012
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All 80 seats of the California State Assembly
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader John Pérez Connie Conway
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat 53rd–Los Angeles 26th–Tulare
Last election 52 28
Seats before 52 27
Seats won 55 25
Seat change Increase 3 Decrease 2
Popular vote 6,835,701 4,765,952
Percentage 58.46% 40.76%
Swing Increase 4.19% Decrease 2.91%

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     Democratic hold     Democratic gain (including new seats)     Republican hold     Republican gain (new seats)

Speaker before election

John Pérez
Democratic

Elected Speaker

John Pérez
Democratic

The 2012 California State Assembly elections took place on November 6, 2012, with a primary election held on June 5, 2012. Voters in all 80 of California's state assembly districts voted for their representative. The Democrats gained three seats from the Republicans, winning 55 seats and forming a two-thirds supermajority in the chamber.

Overview[edit]

California State Assembly elections, 2012
Primary election — June 5, 2012
Party Votes Percentage Candidates Advancing to general Seats contesting
Democratic 2,481,326 52.27% 144 84 73
Republican 2,147,125 45.23% 114 72 65
No party preference 88,523 1.86% 9 1 1
Green 18,063 0.38% 3 0 0
Libertarian 9,871 0.21% 2 0 0
Peace and Freedom 2,055 0.04% 2 1 1
Valid votes 4,746,963 89.09%
Invalid votes 581,333 10.91%
Totals 5,328,296 100.00% 274 158
Voter turnout 31.06%
California State Assembly elections, 2012
General election — November 6, 2012
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Democratic 6,835,701 58.46% 55 Increase 3
Republican 4,765,952 40.76% 25 Decrease 2
No party preference 66,239 0.57% 0 Decrease 1
Peace and Freedom 25,167 0.22% 0 Steady
Valid votes 11,693,059 88.57%
Invalid votes 1,509,099 11.43%
Totals 13,202,158 100.00% 80
Voter turnout 72.36%
Midpoint
55 25
Democratic Republican

Results[edit]

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, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Dahle 41,384 34.2%
Republican Rick Bosetti 34,457 28.5%
Democratic Robert Meacher 31,120 25.8%
Green David Edwards 7,381 6.1%
Libertarian Charley Hooper 6,503 5.4%
Totals 120,845 100.0%
General election
Republican Brian Dahle 116,098 65.6%
Republican Rick Bosetti 60,920 34.4%
Totals 177,018 100.0%
Republican hold

District 2[edit]

California's 2nd State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Wesley Chesbro (incumbent) 60,414 64.1%
Democratic Tom Lynch 21,536 22.9%
Green Pamela Elizondo 8,261 8.8%
Democratic Firenza Xuan Pini 4,015 4.3%
Totals 94,226 100.0%
General election
Democratic Wesley Chesbro (incumbent) 111,451 63.1%
Democratic Tom Lynch 65,302 36.9%
Totals 176,753 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 3[edit]

California's 3rd State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dan Logue (incumbent) 38,742 42.9%
Democratic Charles Rouse 28,926 32.0%
Republican Bob Williams 22,657 25.1%
Totals 90,325 100.0%
General election
Republican Dan Logue (incumbent) 86,692 55.6%
Democratic Charles Rouse 69,265 44.4%
Totals 155,957 100.0%
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

California's 4th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mariko Yamada (incumbent) 51,821 59.2%
Republican John Munn 35,664 40.8%
Totals 87,485 100.0%
General election
Democratic Mariko Yamada (incumbent) 108,081 62.5%
Republican John Munn 64,946 37.5%
Totals 173,027 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 5[edit]

California's 5th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rico Oller 34,673 33.9%
Republican Frank Bigelow 29,584 28.9%
Democratic Tim (Timothy) K. Fitzgerald 18,138 17.7%
Democratic Mark Boyd 13,583 13.3%
No party preference Mark Belden 4,158 4.1%
Republican Kevin Lancaster 2,151 2.1%
Totals 102,287 100.0%
General election
Republican Frank Bigelow 82,293 52.3%
Republican Rico Oller 75,071 47.7%
Totals 157,364 100.0%
Republican win (new seat)

District 6[edit]

California's 6th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Beth Gaines (incumbent) 38,827 37.1%
Republican Andy Pugno 33,382 31.9%
Democratic Regy Bronner 32,573 31.1%
Totals 104,782 100.0%
General election
Republican Beth Gaines (incumbent) 128,465 69.2%
Republican Andy Pugno 57,086 30.8%
Totals 185,551 100.0%
Republican hold

District 7[edit]

California's 7th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Roger Dickinson (incumbent) 41,100 68.0%
Republican Jonathan Zachariou 19,304 32.0%
Totals 60,404 100.0%
General election
Democratic Roger Dickinson (incumbent) 96,422 69.8%
Republican Jonathan Zachariou 41,735 30.2%
Totals 138,157 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 8[edit]

California's 8th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ken Cooley 33,304 42.8%
Republican Peter Tateishi 18,237 23.4%
Republican Barbara Ortega 15,592 20.0%
Republican John Thomas Flynn 4,853 6.2%
Libertarian Janice Marlae Bonser 3,368 4.3%
Republican Phillip A. Tufi 2,424 3.1%
Totals 77,778 100.0%
General election
Democratic Ken Cooley 92,630 54.3%
Republican Peter Tateishi 78,006 45.7%
Totals 170,636 100.0%
Democratic win (new seat)

District 9[edit]

California's 9th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard Pan (incumbent) 24,617 38.1%
Republican Antonio "Tony" Amador 13,060 20.2%
Republican Sophia Gonzales Scherman 10,029 15.5%
Democratic Tom Y. Santos 8,200 12.7%
Republican Edward J. Nemeth 6,823 10.5%
Peace and Freedom C.T. Weber 1,950 3.0%
Totals 64,679 100.0%
General election
Democratic Richard Pan (incumbent) 86,092 58.9%
Republican Antonio "Tony" Amador 60,136 41.1%
Totals 146,228 100.0%
Democratic win (new seat)

District 10[edit]

California's 10th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michael Allen (incumbent) 32,922 31.0%
Democratic Marc Levine 25,920 24.4%
Republican Peter J. Mancus 22,708 21.4%
Democratic Connie Wong 11,371 10.7%
Democratic Alex Easton-Brown 6,563 6.2%
No party preference Joe Boswell 4,544 4.3%
Democratic H. Christian Gunderson 2,323 2.2%
Totals 106,351 100.0%
General election
Democratic Marc Levine 96,421 51.2%
Democratic Michael Allen (incumbent) 91,973 48.8%
Totals 188,394 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 11[edit]

California's 11th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Hudson 21,234 31.7%
Democratic Jim Frazier 18,846 28.1%
Democratic Patricia Hernández 11,844 17.7%
No party preference Len Augustine 10,048 15.0%
Democratic Gene Gantt 3,827 5.9%
Democratic Charles Kingeter 1,159 1.7%
Totals 66,958 100.0%
General election
Democratic Jim Frazier 96,893 62.0%
Republican Mike Hudson 59,420 38.0%
Totals 156,313 100.0%
Democratic win (new seat)

District 12[edit]

California's 12th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kristin Olsen (incumbent) 44,209 65.0%
Democratic Christopher Mateo 23,782 35.0%
Totals 67,991 100.0%
General election
Republican Kristin Olsen (incumbent) 89,821 60.6%
Democratic Christopher Mateo 58,517 39.4%
Totals 148,338 100.0%
Republican hold

District 13[edit]

California's 13th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susan Eggman 21,066 39.8%
Republican K. "Jeffrey" Jafri 11,480 21.7%
Republican Dolores Cooper 7,892 14.9%
Democratic C. Jennet Stebbins 6,792 12.8%
Democratic Xochitl Raya Paderes 5,649 10.7%
Totals 52,879 100.0%
General election
Democratic Susan Eggman 78,776 65.4%
Republican K. "Jeffrey" Jafri 41,595 34.6%
Totals 120,371 100.0%
Democratic win (new seat)

District 14[edit]

California's 14th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susan Bonilla (incumbent) 54,832 100.0%
Totals 54,832 100.0%
General election
Democratic Susan Bonilla (incumbent) 135,834 100.0%
Totals 135,834 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 15[edit]

California's 15th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nancy Skinner (incumbent) 68,479 99.8%
Peace and Freedom Eugene Ruyle (write-in) 105 0.2%
Totals 68,584 100.0%
General election
Democratic Nancy Skinner (incumbent) 164,929 86.8%
Peace and Freedom Eugene Ruyle 25,167 13.2%
Totals 190,096 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 16[edit]

California's 16th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joan Buchanan (incumbent) 54,368 56.7%
Republican Al Phillips 41,444 43.3%
Totals 95,812 100.0%
General election
Democratic Joan Buchanan (incumbent) 125,952 59.2%
Republican Al Phillips 86,803 40.8%
Totals 212,755 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 17[edit]

California's 17th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Ammiano (incumbent) 63,454 84.2%
Republican Jason P. Clark 11,933 15.8%
Totals 75,387 100.0%
General election
Democratic Tom Ammiano (incumbent) 161,124 86.2%
Republican Jason P. Clark 25,728 13.8%
Totals 186,852 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 18[edit]

California's 18th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rob Bonta 23,007 36.9%
Democratic Abel Guillen 18,521 29.7%
Democratic Joel Young 11,680 18.8%
Republican Rhonda Weber 9,082 14.6%
Totals 62,290 100.0%
General election
Democratic Rob Bonta 75,865 50.5%
Democratic Abel Guillen 74,422 49.5%
Totals 150,287 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 19[edit]

California's 19th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Phil Ting 38,432 56.4%
Democratic Michael Breyer 14,991 22.0%
Republican Matthew Del Carlo 11,646 17.1%
Democratic James Pan 3,075 4.5%
Totals 68,144 100.0%
General election
Democratic Phil Ting 92,858 58.4%
Democratic Michael Breyer 66,200 41.6%
Totals 159,058 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 20[edit]

California's 20th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Quirk 17,177 30.3%
Democratic Jennifer Ong 14,560 25.7%
No party preference Mark Green 11,490 20.3%
Republican Luis Reynoso 10,041 17.7%
Democratic Sarabjit Kaur Cheema 3,397 6.0%
Totals 56,665 100.0%
General election
Democratic Bill Quirk 67,028 50.3%
Democratic Jennifer Ong 66,111 49.7%
Totals 133,139 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 21[edit]

California's 21st State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jack Mobley 20,148 45.4%
Democratic Adam Gray 14,391 32.4%
Democratic Lesa Rasmussen 4,305 9.7%
Democratic Tommy Jones 4,055 9.1%
Democratic Robert R. Sellers 1,452 3.3%
Totals 44,351 100.0%
General election
Democratic Adam Gray 63,349 58.2%
Republican Jack Mobley 45,534 41.8%
Totals 108,883 100.0%
Democratic win (new seat)

District 22[edit]

California's 22nd State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kevin Mullin 51,578 68.5%
Republican Mark Gilham 23,738 31.5%
Totals 75,316 100.0%
General election
Democratic Kevin Mullin 126,519 71.4%
Republican Mark Gilham 50,684 28.6%
Totals 177,203 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 23[edit]

California's 23rd State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Patterson 30,827 39.4%
Republican Bob Whalen 19,992 25.5%
Democratic Richard Rojas 17,690 22.6%
Republican Vong Mouanoutoua 5,487 7.0%
Republican David DeFrank 4,278 5.5%
Totals 78,274 100.0%
General election
Republican Jim Patterson 83,817 54.7%
Republican Bob Whalen 69,457 45.3%
Totals 153,274 100.0%
Republican hold

District 24[edit]

California's 24th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rich Gordon (incumbent) 42,018 57.0%
Republican Chengzhi "George" Yang 20,949 28.4%
Democratic Geby E. Espinosa 7,654 10.4%
No party preference Joseph Antonelli Rosas 3,129 4.2%
Totals 73,750 100.0%
General election
Democratic Rich Gordon (incumbent) 118,120 70.4%
Republican Chengzhi "George" Yang 49,700 29.6%
Totals 167,820 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 25[edit]

California's 25th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Wieckowski (incumbent) 22,112 41.6%
Republican ArLyne Diamond 16,077 30.2%
Democratic Pete "Primo" McHugh 14,970 28.2%
Totals 53,159 100.0%
General election
Democratic Bob Wieckowski (incumbent) 93,487 70.5%
Republican ArLyne Diamond 39,159 29.5%
Totals 132,646 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 26[edit]

California's 26th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Connie Conway (incumbent) 34,299 71.8%
Democratic Jonathan Louis Sosa 12,627 28.2%
Totals 46,926 100.0%
General election
Republican Connie Conway (incumbent) 72,061 66.5%
Democratic Jonathan Louis Sosa 36,379 33.5%
Totals 108,440 100.0%
Republican hold

District 27[edit]

California's 27th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nora Campos (incumbent) 34,217 70.6%
Republican Roger F. Lasson 14,238 29.4%
Totals 48,455 100.0%
General election
Democratic Nora Campos (incumbent) 91,816 77.6%
Republican Roger F. Lasson 26,461 22.4%
Totals 118,277 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 28[edit]

California's 28th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Paul Fong (incumbent) 43,965 54.3%
No party preference Chad Walsh 37,060 45.7%
Totals 81,025 100.0%
General election
Democratic Paul Fong (incumbent) 108,061 62.0%
No party preference Chad Walsh 66,239 38.0%
Totals 174,300 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 29[edit]

California's 29th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mark Stone 52,471 54.0%
Republican Tom Walsh 31,476 32.4%
Democratic Bob Fultz 13,194 13.6%
Totals 97,141 100.0%
General election
Democratic Mark Stone 137,652 68.9%
Republican Tom Walsh 62,057 31.1%
Totals 199,709 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 30[edit]

California's 30th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Luis Alejo (incumbent) 29,136 58.7%
Republican Rob Bernosky 20,462 41.3%
Totals 49,598 100.0%
General election
Democratic Luis Alejo (incumbent) 79,141 65.4%
Republican Rob Bernosky 41,932 34.6%
Totals 121,073 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 31[edit]

California's 31st State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Henry Perea (incumbent) 22,255 98.7%
Republican James (JD) Bennett (write-in) 299 1.3%
Totals 22,554 100.0%
General election
Democratic Henry Perea (incumbent) 55,626 64.0%
Republican James (JD) Bennett 31,282 36.0%
Totals 86,908 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 32[edit]

California's 32nd State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Rudy Salas 13,053 41.4%
Republican Pedro A. Rios 7,550 23.9%
Republican Jon McQuiston 6,530 20.7%
Republican David Thomas 4,420 14.0%
Totals 31,553 100.0%
General election
Democratic Rudy Salas 38,759 52.9%
Republican Pedro A. Rios 34,476 47.1%
Totals 73,235 100.0%
Democratic gain from Republican

District 33[edit]

California's 33rd State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tim Donnelly (incumbent) 25,200 52.1%
Democratic John Coffey 13,873 28.7%
Republican William E. "Bill" Jahn 9,331 19.3%
Totals 48,404 100.0%
General election
Republican Tim Donnelly (incumbent) 73,836 59.0%
Democratic John Coffey 51,215 41.0%
Totals 125,051 100.0%
Republican hold

District 34[edit]

California's 34th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Shannon Grove (incumbent) 54,345 73.7%
Democratic Mari Goodman 19,369 26.3%
Totals 73,714 100.0%
General election
Republican Shannon Grove (incumbent) 106,384 69.2%
Democratic Mari Goodman 47,254 30.8%
Totals 153,638 100.0%
Republican hold

District 35[edit]

California's 35th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Katcho Achadjian (incumbent) 62,747 64.9%
Democratic Gerald "Gerry" Manata 33,862 35.1%
Totals 96,609 100.0%
General election
Republican Katcho Achadjian (incumbent) 103,762 61.3%
Democratic Gerald "Gerry" Manata 65,500 38.7%
Totals 169,262 100.0%
Republican hold

District 36[edit]

California's 36th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ron Smith 15,097 35.1%
Democratic Steve Fox 14,160 32.9%
Republican Tom Lackey 13,795 32.0%
Totals 43,052 100.0%
General election
Democratic Steve Fox 66,005 50.1%
Republican Ron Smith 65,860 49.9%
Totals 131,865 100.0%
Democratic gain from Republican

District 37[edit]

California's 37th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Das Williams (incumbent) 52,400 56.3%
Republican Rob Walter 40,617 43.7%
Totals 93,017 100.0%
General election
Democratic Das Williams (incumbent) 115,532 60.4%
Republican Rob Walter 75,643 39.6%
Totals 191,175 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 38[edit]

California's 38th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Scott Wilk 20,230 32.1%
Democratic Edward Headington 19,608 31.1%
Republican Patricia McKeon 14,025 22.2%
Republican Paul B. Strickland 9,182 14.6%
Totals 63,045 100.0%
General election
Republican Scott Wilk 100,069 56.9%
Democratic Edward Headington 75,864 43.1%
Totals 175,933 100.0%
Republican hold

District 39[edit]

California's 39th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Raul Bocanegra 11,521 36.2%
Democratic Richard Alarcón 8,567 26.9%
Republican Ricardo A. Benitez 5,037 15.8%
Republican Omar Cuevas 2,596 8.2%
Green John Paul (Jack) Lindblad 2,421 7.6%
Republican Margie Margarita Carranza 1,697 5.3%
Democratic Kevin J. Suscavage (write-in) 2 0.0%
Totals 31,841 100.0%
General election
Democratic Raul Bocanegra 62,612 58.4%
Democratic Richard Alarcón 44,624 41.6%
Totals 107,236 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 40[edit]

California's 40th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Morrell (incumbent) 26,261 58.2%
Democratic Russ Warner 18,862 41.8%
Totals 42,123 100.0%
General election
Republican Mike Morrell (incumbent) 65,282 50.4%
Democratic Russ Warner 64,264 49.6%
Totals 129,546 100.0%
Republican hold

District 41[edit]

California's 41st State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chris Holden 20,718 29.4%
Republican Donna Lowe 16,808 23.8%
Republican Ed Colton 12,399 17.6%
Democratic Michael Cacciotti 10,844 15.4%
Democratic Victoria Rusnak 9,727 13.8%
Totals 70,496 100.0%
General election
Democratic Chris Holden 109,743 57.7%
Republican Donna Lowe 80,362 42.3%
Totals 190,105 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 42[edit]

California's 42nd State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Nestande (incumbent) 41,217 61.2%
Democratic Mark Anthony Orozco 26,107 38.8%
Totals 67,324 100.0%
General election
Republican Brian Nestande (incumbent) 81,768 54.7%
Democratic Mark Anthony Orozco 67,823 45.3%
Totals 149,591 100.0%
Republican hold

District 43[edit]

California's 43rd State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Gatto (incumbent) 26,397 55.7%
Republican Greg Krikorian 21,025 44.3%
Totals 47,422 100.0%
General election
Democratic Mike Gatto (incumbent) 95,673 60.2%
Republican Greg Krikorian 63,251 39.8%
Totals 158,924 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 44[edit]

California's 44th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeff Gorell (incumbent) 38,263 58.1%
Democratic Eileen MacEnery 15,343 23.3%
Democratic Thomas Mullens 12,226 18.6%
Totals 65,832 100.0%
General election
Republican Jeff Gorell (incumbent) 86,132 52.9%
Democratic Eileen MacEnery 76,805 47.1%
Totals 162,937 100.0%
Republican hold

District 45[edit]

California's 45th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Blumenfield (incumbent) 31,942 59.1%
Republican Chris Kolski 22,119 40.9%
Totals 54,061 100.0%
General election
Democratic Bob Blumenfield (incumbent) 100,422 63.4%
Republican Chris Kolski 57,996 36.6%
Totals 158,418 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 46[edit]

California's 46th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Adrin Nazarian 11,498 27.5%
Republican Jay L. Stern 8,401 20.1%
Democratic Brian C. Johnson 8,370 20.0%
Democratic Andrew B. Lachman 8,085 19.3%
Democratic Laurette Healey 4,502 10.8%
Democratic Adriano Lecaros 1,004 2.4%
Totals 41,860 100.0%
General election
Democratic Adrin Nazarian 92,870 71.0%
Republican Jay L. Stern 37,928 29.0%
Totals 130,798 100.0%
Democratic win (new seat)

District 47[edit]

California's 47th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Baca, Jr. 11,033 42.3%
Democratic Cheryl Brown 7,566 29.0%
Republican Jeane Ensley 5,787 22.2%
Republican Thelma E. Beach 1,685 6.5%
Totals 26,071 100.0%
General election
Democratic Cheryl Brown 53,434 55.7%
Democratic Joe Baca, Jr. 42,475 44.3%
Totals 95,909 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 48[edit]

California's 48th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe M. Gardner 15,344 45.6%
Democratic Roger Hernandez (incumbent) 14,625 43.4%
No party preference Mike Meza 3,698 11.0%
Totals 33,667 100.0%
General election
Democratic Roger Hernandez (incumbent) 74,642 59.4%
Republican Joe M. Gardner 50,927 40.6%
Totals 125,569 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 49[edit]

California's 49th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Matthew Lin 20,549 52.2%
Democratic Ed Chau 13,746 34.9%
Democratic Mitchell Ing 5,074 12.9%
Totals 39,369 100.0%
General election
Democratic Ed Chau 64,791 56.4%
Republican Matthew Lin 50,153 43.6%
Totals 114,944 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 50[edit]

California's 50th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Betsy Butler (incumbent) 16,084 25.8%
Democratic Richard Bloom 15,947 25.6%
Republican Bradly S. Torgan 15,227 24.4%
Democratic Torie Osborn 15,155 24.3%
Totals 62,413 100.0%
General election
Democratic Richard Bloom 93,445 50.5%
Democratic Betsy Butler (incumbent) 91,740 49.5%
Totals 185,185 100.0%
Democratic win (new seat)

District 51[edit]

California's 51st State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jimmy Gomez 10,459 37.4%
Democratic Luis Lopez 6,871 24.6%
Democratic Arturo Chavez 6,422 23.0%
Democratic Richard Friedberg 3,059 11.0%
Democratic Oscar A. Guttierez 1,128 4.0%
Totals 26,811 100.0%
General election
Democratic Jimmy Gomez 63,292 59.8%
Democratic Luis Lopez 42,618 40.2%
Totals 105,910 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 52[edit]

California's 52nd State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Norma Torres (incumbent) 10,851 41.8%
Republican Kenny Coble 9,729 37.5%
Democratic Paul Vincent Avila 3,417 13.2%
Democratic Ray Moors 1,969 7.6%
Totals 25,966 100.0%
General election
Democratic Norma Torres (incumbent) 66,565 66.0%
Republican Kenny Coble 34,267 34.0%
Totals 100,832 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 53[edit]

California's 53rd State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Pérez (incumbent) 10,051 58.5%
Republican Jose Trinidad Aguilar 2,889 16.8%
Democratic Michael "Mike" Aldapa 2,494 14.5%
Democratic Roger A. Young 1,738 10.1%
Totals 17,172 100.0%
General election
Democratic John Pérez (incumbent) 61,651 82.8%
Republican Jose Trinidad Aguilar 12,803 17.2%
Totals 74,454 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 54[edit]

California's 54th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Holly Mitchell (incumbent) 33,920 70.9%
Republican Keith Brandon McCowen 8,350 17.4%
Democratic Ed Nicoletti 5,601 11.7%
Totals 47,871 100.0%
General election
Democratic Holly Mitchell (incumbent) 143,530 83.3%
Republican Keith Brandon McCowen 28,688 16.7%
Totals 172,218 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 55[edit]

California's 55th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Curt Hagman (incumbent) 40,298 69.1%
Democratic Gregg D. Fritchle 17,994 30.9%
Totals 58,292 100.0%
General election
Republican Curt Hagman (incumbent) 97,330 59.7%
Democratic Gregg D. Fritchle 65,652 40.3%
Totals 162,982 100.0%
Republican hold

District 56[edit]

California's 56th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic V. Manuel Perez (incumbent) 23,661 57.1%
Republican Corky Reynaga-Emett 17,763 42.9%
Totals 41,424 100.0%
General election
Democratic V. Manuel Perez (incumbent) 66,353 66.1%
Republican Corky Reynaga-Emett 34,038 33.9%
Totals 100,391 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 57[edit]

California's 57th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Noel A. Jaimes 17,025 43.8%
Democratic Ian Calderon 11,100 28.5%
Democratic Rudy Bermudez 10,763 27.7%
Totals 38,888 100.0%
General election
Democratic Ian Calderon 86,644 63.5%
Republican Noel A. Jaimes 49,832 36.5%
Totals 136,476 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 58[edit]

California's 58th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Patricia A. Kotze-Ramos 9,015 28.1%
Democratic Cristina Garcia 8,517 26.6%
Democratic Tom Calderon 7,290 22.7%
Democratic Luis H. Marquez 3,946 12.3%
Democratic Daniel Crespo 2,096 6.5%
Democratic Sultan "Sam" Ahmad 1,197 3.7%
Totals 32,061 100.0%
General election
Democratic Cristina Garcia 91,019 71.8%
Republican Patricia A. Kotze-Ramos 35,676 28.2%
Totals 126,695 100.0%
Democratic win (new seat)

District 59[edit]

California's 59th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Reggie Jones-Sawyer 7,029 43.6%
Democratic Rodney D. Robinson 3,038 18.8%
Democratic Greg Akili 2,772 17.2%
Democratic Gertrude "Trudy" Holmes-Magee 2,487 15.4%
Democratic Armenak H. Nouridjanian 810 5.0%
Totals 16,136 100.0%
General election
Democratic Reggie Jones-Sawyer 40,519 52.3%
Democratic Rodney D. Robinson 36,949 47.7%
Totals 77,468 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 60[edit]

California's 60th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic José Luis Pérez 11,411 32.4%
Republican Eric Linder 10,000 28.4%
Republican Stan Skipworth 7,058 20.0%
Republican Greg Kraft 6,749 19.2%
Totals 35,218 100.0%
General election
Republican Eric Linder 60,638 51.8%
Democratic José Luis Pérez 56,405 48.2%
Totals 117,043 100.0%
Republican hold

District 61[edit]

California's 61st State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jose Medina 17,473 44.6%
Republican Bill Batey 13,713 35.0%
Republican Joe Ludwig 6,254 15.9%
No party preference Fredy R. De Leon 1,757 4.5%
Republican Thomas Carlos Ketcham (write-in) 16 0.0%
Totals 39,213 100.0%
General election
Democratic Jose Medina 76,774 61.0%
Republican Bill Batey 49,003 39.0%
Totals 125,777 100.0%
Democratic win (new seat)

District 62[edit]

California's 62nd State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steven Bradford (incumbent) 25,446 75.3%
Democratic Mervin Evans 8,338 24.7%
Totals 33,784 100.0%
General election
Democratic Steven Bradford (incumbent) 98,047 72.1%
Democratic Mervin Evans 37,957 27.9%
Totals 136,004 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 63[edit]

California's 63rd State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Anthony Rendon 8,776 38.0%
Republican Jack M. Guerrero 7,017 30.4%
Democratic Diane Janet Martinez 5,833 25.3%
Democratic Cathrin "Cat" Sargent 1,460 6.3%
Totals 23,086 100.0%
General election
Democratic Anthony Rendon 76,258 74.5%
Republican Jack M. Guerrero 26,093 25.5%
Totals 102,351 100.0%
Democratic win (new seat)

District 64[edit]

California's 64th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Isadore Hall, III (incumbent) 23,122 100.0%
Totals 23,122 100.0%
General election
Democratic Isadore Hall, III (incumbent) 100,446 100.0%
Totals 100,446 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 65[edit]

California's 65th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chris Norby (incumbent) 29,917 58.8%
Democratic Sharon Quirk-Silva 20,936 41.2%
Totals 50,853 100.0%
General election
Democratic Sharon Quirk-Silva 68,988 52.0%
Republican Chris Norby (incumbent) 63,576 48.0%
Totals 132,564 100.0%
Democratic gain from Republican

District 66[edit]

California's 66th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Al Muratsuchi 27,360 40.5%
Republican Craig Huey 26,298 38.9%
Republican Nathan Mintz 13,914 20.6%
Totals 67,572 100.0%
General election
Democratic Al Muratsuchi 102,136 54.8%
Republican Craig Huey 84,372 45.2%
Totals 186,508 100.0%
Democratic win (new seat)

District 67[edit]

California's 67th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Phil Paule 11,951 27.7%
Republican Melissa Melendez 10,084 23.3%
Republican Bob Magee 8,672 20.1%
Republican Kenneth C. Dickson 8,216 19.0%
Republican William T. Akana 4,291 9.9%
Totals 43,214 100.0%
General election
Republican Melissa Melendez 67,232 52.3%
Republican Phil Paule 61,230 47.7%
Totals 128,462 100.0%
Republican hold

District 68[edit]

California's 68th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Don Wagner (incumbent) 43,241 69.2%
Democratic Christina Avalos 19,254 30.8%
Totals 62,495 100.0%
General election
Republican Don Wagner (incumbent) 104,706 60.8%
Democratic Christina Avalos 67,448 39.2%
Totals 172,154 100.0%
Republican hold

District 69[edit]

California's 69th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Daly 10,939 39.2%
Republican Jose "Joe" Moreno 5,980 21.4%
Democratic Julio Perez 5,738 20.6%
Democratic Michele Martinez 4,651 16.7%
Democratic Francisco "Paco" Barragan 605 2.2%
Totals 27,913 100.0%
General election
Democratic Tom Daly 56,951 67.6%
Republican Jose "Joe" Moreno 27,354 32.4%
Totals 84,305 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 70[edit]

California's 70th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bonnie Lowenthal (incumbent) 29,082 58.6%
Republican Martha Flores Gibson 20,569 41.4%
Totals 49,651 100.0%
General election
Democratic Bonnie Lowenthal (incumbent) 100,676 65.8%
Republican Martha Flores Gibson 52,321 34.2%
Totals 152,997 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 71[edit]

California's 71st State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Jones (incumbent) 36,424 46.7%
Democratic Patrick J. Hurley 23,510 30.2%
Republican John McLaughlin 17,987 23.1%
Totals 77,921 100.0%
General election
Republican Brian Jones (incumbent) 106,663 63.1%
Democratic Patrick J. Hurley 62,330 36.9%
Totals 168,993 100.0%
Republican hold

District 72[edit]

California's 72nd State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Troy Edgar 18,060 28.0%
Republican Travis Allen 12,851 19.9%
Democratic Joe Dovinh 12,432 19.3%
Republican Long Pham 12,409 19.2%
Democratic Albert Ayala 8,816 13.7%
Totals 64,568 100.0%
General election
Republican Travis Allen 79,110 55.7%
Republican Troy Edgar 62,983 44.3%
Totals 142,093 100.0%
Republican hold

District 73[edit]

California's 73rd State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Diane Harkey (incumbent) 49,992 70.2%
Democratic James Corbett 21,173 29.8%
Totals 71,165 100.0%
General election
Republican Diane Harkey (incumbent) 130,030 64.3%
Democratic James Corbett 72,196 35.7%
Totals 202,226 100.0%
Republican hold

District 74[edit]

California's 74th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Allan Mansoor (incumbent) 33,319 43.5%
Democratic Robert Rush 25,120 32.8%
Republican Leslie Daigle 18,207 23.8%
Totals 76,646 100.0%
General election
Republican Allan Mansoor (incumbent) 110,190 56.6%
Democratic Robert Rush 84,520 43.4%
Totals 194,710 100.0%
Republican hold

District 75[edit]

California's 75th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Marie Waldron 44,013 68.6%
Democratic Matthew Herold 20,180 31.4%
Totals 64,193 100.0%
General election
Republican Marie Waldron 98,686 62.7%
Democratic Matthew Herold 58,783 37.3%
Totals 157,469 100.0%
Republican win (new seat)

District 76[edit]

California's 76th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rocky Chavez 25,143 38.8%
Republican Sherry Hodges 21,100 32.6%
Republican Farrah Douglas 18,570 28.7%
Totals 64,813 100.0%
General election
Republican Rocky Chavez 88,295 58.2%
Republican Sherry Hodges 63,526 41.8%
Totals 151,821 100.0%
Republican hold

District 77[edit]

California's 77th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Maienschein 45,071 47.3%
Democratic Ruben "RJ" Hernandez 23,075 24.2%
Republican Dustin Steiner 14,406 15.1%
No party preference Greg Laskaris 12,639 13.3%
Totals 95,191 100.0%
General election
Republican Brian Maienschein 114,314 60.1%
Democratic Ruben "RJ" Hernandez 75,824 39.9%
Totals 190,138 100.0%
Republican gain from Independent

District 78[edit]

California's 78th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Toni Atkins (incumbent) 54,175 59.8%
Republican Ralph Denney 25,291 27.9%
Republican Robert E. Williams 11,121 12.3%
Totals 90,587 100.0%
General election
Democratic Toni Atkins (incumbent) 116,987 62.4%
Republican Ralph Denney 70,526 37.6%
Totals 187,513 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 79[edit]

California's 79th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Shirley Weber 20,293 30.5%
Republican Mary England 19,313 29.1%
Republican Matt Mendoza 8,857 13.3%
Democratic Rudy Ramirez 7,533 11.3%
Democratic Patricia Ann Washington 5,404 8.1%
Democratic Sid Voorakkara 5,060 7.6%
Totals 66,460 100.0%
General election
Democratic Shirley Weber 94,170 61.7%
Republican Mary England 58,424 38.3%
Totals 152,594 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 80[edit]

California's 80th State Assembly district election, 2012
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ben Hueso (incumbent) 26,717 61.6%
Republican Derrick W. Roach 16,623 38.4%
Totals 43,340 100.0%
General election
Democratic Ben Hueso (incumbent) 76,225 69.6%
Republican Derrick W. Roach 33,260 30.4%
Totals 109,485 100.0%
Democratic hold

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