California State Senate election, 1996

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

20 seats from odd-numbered districts of the California State Senate
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Bill Lockyer Rob Hurtt
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat 10th-Hayward 34th-Garden Grove
Seats before 21 17
Seats after 23 16
Seat change Increase2 Decrease1
Popular vote 2,599,659 2,521,858
Percentage 49.32% 47.85%

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Pro Tem before election

Bill Lockyer
Democratic

Pro Tem-designate

Bill Lockyer
Democratic

The 1996 California State Senate elections were held on November 5, 1996. Senate seats of odd-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. Democrats expanded their majority, gaining two seats, one from the Republicans and one from an Independent.

Overview[edit]

California State Senate elections, 1996
Party Votes Percentage Not up Incumbents Open Before After +/–
Democratic 2,599,659 49.32% 14 3 4 21 23 +2
Republican 2,521,858 47.85% 5 6 6 17 16 -1
Libertarian 62,525 1.19% 0 0 0 0 0 0
Natural Law 50,359 0.96% 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reform 33,913 0.64% 0 0 0 0 0 0
Peace and Freedom 20,601 0.39% 0 0 0 0 0 0
Green 12,089 0.23% 0 0 0 0 0 0
Write-ins 55 0.00% 0 0 0 0 0 0
Independent 0 0.00% 1 0 1 2 1 -1
Invalid or blank votes 400,098 7.06%
Totals 5,670,635 100.00% 20 9 11 40 40

Composition[edit]

Pre-election Seats
  Democratic-held 21
  Republican-held 17
  Independent-held 2
 Total
40
1996 Elections Seats
  Republican held and uncontested 11
  Democratic held and uncontested 8
  Independent-held and uncontested 1
  Contested 20
 Total
40
State Senate: post-election Seats
  Democratic-held 23
  Republican-held 16
  Independent-held 1
 Total
40

Results[edit]

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

District 1District 3District 5District 7District 9District 11District 13District 15District 17District 19District 21District 23District 25District 27District 29District 31District 33District 35District 37District 39

District 1[edit]

California's 1st State Senate district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tim Leslie (incumbent) 215,931 63.14%
Democratic Thomas "Tom" Romero 125,894 36.84%
No party Lamar Norton Latimer (write-in) 55 0.02%
Invalid or blank votes 19,850 5.49%
Totals 361,730 100.00%
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

California's 3rd State Senate district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John L. Burton 215,831 70.82%
Republican Curtis Rau 72,097 23.68%
Libertarian Donald E. Harte 16,819 5.52%
Invalid or blank votes 37,018 10.83%
Totals 304,747 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 5[edit]

California's 5th State Senate district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Patrick Johnston (incumbent) 159,932 60.12%
Republican Kurt C. Boese 108,075 39.88%
Invalid or blank votes 12,981 4.65%
Totals 280,988 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 7[edit]

California's 7th State Senate district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Rainey 161,291 48.01%
Democratic Jeff Smith 160,632 47.61%
Reform William John Knudeon 7,077 2.11%
Natural Law Mark F. Billings 6,975 2.08%
Invalid or blank votes 12,476 3.58%
Totals 348,451 100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic

District 9[edit]

California's 9th State Senate district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Barbara Lee 196,430 78.23%
Republican Thomas N. Hudson 37,341 14.87%
Peace and Freedom Robert J. Evans 8,870 3.53%
Natural Law Carol Flyer Prettie 8,465 3.37%
Invalid or blank votes 22,120 8.10%
Totals 273,226 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 11[edit]

California's 11th State Senate district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Byron Sher 177,155 57.90%
Republican Patrick Shannon 117,547 38.42%
Libertarian Jon W. Malonia 11,290 3.69%
Invalid or blank votes 24,355 7.37%
Totals 276,347 100.0%
Democratic gain from Republican

District 13[edit]

California's 13th State Senate district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Vasconcellos 117,640 58.59%
Republican Ray Morton 55,737 27.76%
Reform Dominic L. Cortese 17,715 6.82%
Libertarian John Harvey Webster 6,684 3.32%
Natural Law Rick J. Dunstan 3,021 1.60%
Invalid or blank votes 19,222 8.74%
Totals 220,019 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 15[edit]

California's 15th State Senate district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bruce McPherson 124,448 47.18%
Democratic Rusty Areias 120,846 45.82%
Green E. Craig Coffin 12,089 4.56%
Natural Law Scott R. Hartley 6,377 2.42%
Invalid or blank votes 11,400 4.14%
Totals 275,160 100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic

District 17[edit]

California's 17th State Senate district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William J. Knight 163,531 66.61%
Democratic Steven A. Figueroa 61,962 33.39%
Invalid or blank votes 17,880 6.79%
Totals 243,373 100.00%
Republican hold

District 19[edit]

California's 19th State Senate district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cathie Wright (incumbent) 160,130 62.24%
Democratic John Birke 97,133 37.76%
Invalid or blank votes 17,032 6.21%
Totals 274,295 100.00%
Republican hold

District 21[edit]

California's 21st State Senate district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Adam Schiff 125,649 51.78%
Republican Paula L. Boland 107,039 44.11%
Libertarian Bob New 9,981 4.11%
Invalid or blank votes 19,207 7.39%
Totals 261,876 100.00%
Democratic gain from Republican

District 23[edit]

California's 23rd State Senate district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Hayden (incumbent) 172,295 56.20%
Republican Scott L. Schreiber 101,876 34.41%
Peace and Freedom Shirley Rachel Isaacson 11,731 3.96%
Libertarian Charles T. Black 7,438 2.51%
Natural Law Robert P. Swanson 2,722 0.92%
Invalid or blank votes 28,592 5.61%
Totals 324,654 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 25[edit]

California's 25th State Senate district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Teresa P. Hughes (incumbent) 118,806 82.02%
Republican Cliff McClain 28,038 17.98%
Invalid or blank votes 17,971 11.04%
Totals 164,815 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 27[edit]

California's 27th State Senate district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Betty Karnette 126,562 51.41%
Republican Phil Hawkins 119,641 48.59%
Invalid or blank votes 19,200 7.23%
Totals 265,403 100.00%
Democratic gain from Republican

District 29[edit]

California's 29th State Senate district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dick Mountjoy (incumbent) 138,944 58.93%
Democratic Tommy Randle 96,829 41.07%
Invalid or blank votes 23,795 9.17%
Totals 259,568 100.00%
Republican hold

District 31[edit]

California's 31st State Senate district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Brulte 143,537 56.17%
Democratic Gary George 103,217 41.83%
Invalid or blank votes 17,795 6.73%
Totals 264,549 100.00%
Republican hold

District 33[edit]

California's 33rd State Senate district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Lewis (incumbent) 199,173 68.84%
Democratic David Robert Heywood 91,011 31.36%
Invalid or blank votes 19,466 6.29%
Totals 309,650 100.00%
Republican hold

District 35[edit]

California's 35th State Senate district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ross Johnson (incumbent) 183,739 61.52%
Democratic Madolene Arakeljian 103,170 34.54%
Natural Law Nat Adam 11,780 3.94%
Invalid or blank votes 20,812 6.51%
Totals 319,501 100.00%
Republican hold

District 37[edit]

California's 37th State Senate district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David G. Kelley (incumbent) 157,080 61.14%
Democratic Hans Alfred Schroeder 75,943 29.59%
Libertarian Donna Tello 10,313 4.01%
Reform George Angell 9,121 3.55%
Natural Law Jim J. Moner 4,486 1.75%
Invalid or blank votes 23,024 6.22%
Totals 279,967 100.00%
Republican hold

District 39[edit]

California's 39th State Senate district election, 1996
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dede Alpert 142,722 51.36%
Republican Joe Dolphin 126,653 45.57%
Natural Law Stuart Knoles 6,533 3.07%
Invalid or blank votes 15,902 5.41%
Totals 291,810 100.00%
Democratic gain from Independent

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statement of Vote 1996". California Secretary of State. 1996-11-07. Archived from the original on 2008-07-31. Retrieved 2008-08-17.