California State Senate election, 1994

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California State Senate elections, 1994
California
1992 ←
November 8, 1994 (1994-11-08) → 1996

20 seats from even-numbered districts of the California State Senate
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Bill Lockyer Kenneth L. Maddy
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat 10th-Hayward 14th-Fresno
Seats before 23 15
Seats after 21 17
Seat change Decrease2 Increase2
Popular vote 1,794,231 1,596,944
Percentage 49.49% 44.05%

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Pro Tem before election

Bill Lockyer
Democratic

Pro Tem-designate

Bill Lockyer
Democratic

The 1994 California State Senate elections were held on November 8, 1994. Senate seats of even-numbered districts were up for election. Senate terms are staggered so that half the membership is elected every two years. Senators serve four-year terms and are limited to two terms. The Democrats lost two seats to the Republicans, but maintained a majority in the Senate.

Overview[edit]

California State Senate elections, 1994
Party Votes Percentage Not up Incumbents Open Before After +/–
Democratic 1,794,231 49.49% 10 10 3 23 21 -2
Republican 1,596,944 44.05% 9 4 2 15 17 +2
Independent 135,712 3.74% 1 1 0 2 2 0
Libertarian 58,576 1.62% 0 0 0 0 0 0
Peace and Freedom 39,835 1.10% 0 0 0 0 0 0
Invalid or blank votes 307,595 7.82%
Totals 3,932,893 100.00% 20 15 5 40 40

Results[edit]

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

District 2District 4District 6District 8District 10District 12District 14District 16District 18District 20District 22District 24District 26District 28District 30District 32District 34District 36District 38District 40

District 2[edit]

California's 2nd State Senate district election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Thompson (incumbent) 162,610 60.41
Republican Frank McMichael 95,275 35.40
Peace and Freedom Pamela Elizondo 11,289 4.19
Invalid or blank votes 19,969 5.65%
Total votes 289,143 100.00
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

California's 4th State Senate district election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Maurice Johannessen (incumbent) 133,101 54.38
Democratic Michael H. McGowan 111,667 45.62
Invalid or blank votes 16,164 6.19%
Total votes 260,932 100.00
Republican hold

District 6[edit]

California's 6th State Senate district election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Leroy F. Greene (incumbent) 125,138 53.71
Republican Dave Cox 107,853 46.29
Invalid or blank votes 15,686 6.31%
Total votes 248,677 100.00
Democratic hold

District 8[edit]

California's 8th State Senate district election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Quentin L. Kopp 135,712 63.53
Democratic Patrick C. Fitzgerald 42,630 19.96
Republican Tom Spinosa 30,753 14.40
Libertarian Mark Valverde 4,512 2.11
Invalid or blank votes 30,076 12.34%
Total votes 216,613 100.00
Independent hold

District 10[edit]

California's 10th State Senate district election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Lockyer (incumbent) 124,365 62.97
Republican Anthony R. Smith, Sr. 73,141 37.03
Invalid or blank votes 20,978 9.60%
Total votes 312,603 100.00
Democratic hold

District 12[edit]

California's 12th State Senate district election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dick Monteith 100,902 49.45
Democratic Dan McCorquodale (incumbent) 96,543 47.32
Libertarian Linda Marie DeGroat 6,596 3.23
Invalid or blank votes 12,090 5.59%
Total votes 216,041 100.00
Republican gain from Democratic

District 14[edit]

California's 14th State Senate district election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kenneth L. Maddy 168,017 70.62
Democratic Tony Hagopian 69,891 29.38
Invalid or blank votes 14,170 2.46%
Total votes 252,078 100.00
Republican hold

District 16[edit]

California's 16th State Senate district election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Costa 70,329 51.57
Republican Phil Wyman (incumbent) 66,053 48.43
Invalid or blank votes 8,529 5.89%
Total votes 144,911 100.00
Democratic gain from Republican

District 18[edit]

California's 18th State Senate district election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jack O'Connell 158,161 59.04
Republican Steve MacElvaine 109,734 40.96
Invalid or blank votes 11,965 4.28%
Total votes 279,860 100.00
Democratic hold

District 20[edit]

California's 20th State Senate district election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Herschel Rosenthal (incumbent) 75,345 58.46
Republican Dolores Bender White 53,528 41.54
Invalid or blank votes 14,694 10.23%
Total votes 143,567 100.00
Democratic hold

District 22[edit]

California's 22nd State Senate district election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard Polanco 46,613 68.03
Republican Yong Tai Lee 15,847 23.13
Peace and Freedom Pearl Wolff 3,845 5.61
Libertarian Vincent Way 2,217 3.24
Invalid or blank votes 8,764 11.34%
Total votes 77,286 100.00
Democratic hold

District 24[edit]

California's 24th State Senate district election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hilda Solis 73,371 63.13
Republican Dave Boyer 37,950 32.65
Libertarian George Curtis Feger 4,910 4.22
Invalid or blank votes 14,413 11.03%
Total votes 130,644 100.00
Democratic hold

District 26[edit]

California's 26th State Senate district election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Diane Watson (incumbent) 117,204 82.93
Republican Joe Piechowski 19,245 13.62
Libertarian Bob Weber 3,042 2.15
Peace and Freedom Wassin A. Snededdin 1,845 1.31
Invalid or blank votes 14,165 9.11%
Total votes 155,501 100.00
Democratic hold

District 28[edit]

California's 28th State Senate district election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ralph C. Dills (incumbent) 95,753 50.48
Republican David Barrett Cohen 81,193 42.80
Peace and Freedom Cindy V. Henderson 6,698 3.53
Libertarian Neal Arvid Donner 6,038 3.18
Invalid or blank votes 19,429 9.29%
Total votes 209,111 100.00
Democratic hold

District 30[edit]

California's 30th State Senate district election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles Calderon (incumbent) 72,968 67.90
Republican Ken Gow 34,498 32.10
Invalid or blank votes 12,986 10.78%
Total votes 120,452 100.00
Democratic hold

District 32[edit]

California's 32nd State Senate district election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ruben Ayala (incumbent) 76,849 60.74
Republican Earl De Vries 49,687 39.26
Invalid or blank votes 11,966 8.64%
Total votes 138,502 100.00
Democratic hold

District 34[edit]

California's 34th State Senate district election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rob Hurtt (incumbent) 70,404 57.26
Democratic Donna Chessen 45,027 36.62
Libertarian Thomas E. Reimer 7,530 6.12
Invalid or blank votes 14,804 10.75%
Total votes 137,765 100.00
Republican hold

District 36[edit]

California's 36th State Senate district election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ray Haynes 121,263 55.00
Democratic Kay Ceniceros 91,580 41.54
Libertarian David R. Sarosi 7,637 3.46
Invalid or blank votes 10,222 4.43%
Total votes 230,702 100.00
Republican hold

District 38[edit]

California's 38th State Senate district election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William A. Craven (incumbent) 156,090 65.53
Democratic Thomas Berry 60,976 25.60
Libertarian August Anderson 11,336 4.76
Peace and Freedom Mary Ann Niki 9,811 4.12
Invalid or blank votes 25,894 9.80%
Total votes 264,107 100.00
Republican hold

District 40[edit]

California's 40th State Senate district election, 1994
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Stephen Peace (incumbent) 77,211 48.04
Republican Joe Ghougassian 72,410 45.05
Peace and Freedom Elena Smith Pelayo 6,347 3.95
Libertarian Ben Gibbs 4,758 2.96
Invalid or blank votes 10,631 6.20%
Total votes 171,357 100.00
Democratic hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State Senate All Districts" (PDF). California Secretary of State. 1994-12-16. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-07-30. Retrieved 2008-08-17.