California State Senate election, 1990

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The 1990 California State Senate elections were held on November 6, 1990. 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.

California State Senate elections, 1990
California
1988 ←
November 6, 1990 (1990-11-06) → 1992

20 seats from even-numbered districts of the California State Senate
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader David Roberti Kenneth L. Maddy
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat 23rd-Los Angeles 14th-Fresno
Seats before 19 7
Seats after 20 6
Seat change Increase1 Decrease1
Popular vote 1,598,096 1,426,355
Percentage 48.09% 42.92%

Pro Tem before election

David Roberti
Democratic

Pro Tem-designate

David Roberti
Democratic

Overview[edit]

California State Senate elections, 1990
Party Votes Percentage Not up Incumbents Open Before After +/–
Democratic 1,598,096 48.09% 5 14 0 19 20 +1
Republican 1,426,355 42.92% 2 5 0 7 6 -1
Independent 116,885 3.52% 0 1 0 1 1 0
Libertarian 98,517 2.96% 0 0 0 0 0 0
Peace and Freedom 83,514 2.51% 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 3,323,317 100.00% 7 20 0 27 27

District 2[edit]

California's 2nd State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Barry Keene (incumbent) 126,552 53.99
Republican Margie Handley 107,864 46.01
Total votes 234,416 100.00
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

California's 4th State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Thompson 125,573 47.67
Republican Jim Nielsen (incumbent) 123,066 46.72
Libertarian Juanita A. Hendricks 9,398 3.57
Peace and Freedom Irv Sutley 5,381 2.04
Total votes 263,418 100.00
Democratic gain from Republican

District 6[edit]

California's 6th State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Leroy F. Greene (incumbent) 126,827 53.73
Republican Joe Sullivan 95,380 40.41
Libertarian Lawrence R. "Larry" Murray 13,835 5.86
Total votes 236,042 100.00
Democratic hold

District 8[edit]

California's 8th State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Quentin L. Kopp (incumbent) 116,885 72.71
Democratic Patrick C. Fitzgerald 28,946 18.00
Republican Robert Silvestri 14,941 9.29
Total votes 160,772 100.00
Independent hold

District 10[edit]

California's 10th State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Lockyer (incumbent) 111,253 60.58
Republican Howard Hertz 72,390 39.42
Total votes 183,643 100.00
Democratic hold

District 12[edit]

California's 12th State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dan McCorquodale (incumbent) 106,857 59.11
Republican Lori Kennedy 73,912 40.89
Total votes 180,769 100.00
Democratic hold

District 14[edit]

California's 14th State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kenneth L. Maddy (incumbent) 135,369 100.00
Total votes 135,369 100.00
Republican hold

District 16[edit]

California's 16th State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Don Rogers (incumbent) 85,882 51.97
Democratic Ray Gonzales 72,796 44.06
Libertarian Kenneth J. Saurenman 6,554 3.97
Total votes 165,242 100.00
Republican hold

District 18[edit]

California's 18th State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gary K. Hart (incumbent) 111,599 60.35
Republican Carey Rogers 65,499 35.43
Libertarian Jay C. Wood 7,796 4.22
Total votes 184,894 100.00
Democratic hold

District 20[edit]

California's 20th State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alan Robbins (incumbent) 73,610 58.28
Republican David J. Podegracz 43,129 34.14
Libertarian William J. Mirken 9,575 7.58
Total votes 126,314 100.00
Democratic hold

District 22[edit]

California's 22nd State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Herschel Rosenthal (incumbent) 129,939 64.61
Republican Michael Schrager 62,193 30.93
Peace and Freedom Margery Hinds 8,969 4.46
Total votes 201,101 100.00
Democratic hold

District 24[edit]

California's 24th State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Arthur Torres (incumbent) 39,644 68.96
Republican Keith F. Marsh 14,157 24.63
Libertarian David L. Wilson 3,685 6.41
Total votes 57,486 100.00
Democratic hold

District 26[edit]

California's 26th State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles Calderon (incumbent) 60,801 62.78
Republican Joe Aguilar 30,984 32.00
Libertarian Kim Goldsworthy 5,055 5.22
Total votes 96,840 100.00
Democratic hold

District 28[edit]

California's 28th State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Diane Watson (incumbent) 102,562 85.19
Peace and Freedom Ivan William Kasinoff 17,836 14.81
Total votes 120,398 100.00
Democratic hold

District 30[edit]

California's 30th State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ralph C. Dills (incumbent) 63,771 68.28
Republican Timothy Poling 29,625 31.72
Total votes 93,396 100.00
Democratic hold

District 32[edit]

California's 32nd State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ed Royce (incumbent) 80,788 61.26
Democratic Evelyn Colon Becktell 51,086 38.74
Total votes 131,874 100.00
Republican hold

District 34[edit]

California's 34th State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ruben Ayala (incumbent) 80,949 51.79
Republican Charles W. Bader 75,352 48.21
Total votes 156,301 100.00
Democratic hold

District 36[edit]

California's 36th State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert B. Presley (incumbent) 112,560 53.57
Republican Ray Haynes 97,558 46.43
Total votes 210,118 100.00
Democratic hold

District 38[edit]

California's 38th State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William A. Craven (incumbent) 171,208 66.76
Peace and Freedom Jane Rocio Evans 46,645 18.19
Libertarian Scott Olmsted 38,582 15.05
Total votes 256,435 100.00
Republican hold

District 40[edit]

California's 40th State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Wadie P. Deddeh (incumbent) 72,771 56.64
Republican Muriel C. Watson 47,058 36.62
Peace and Freedom Roger Bruce Batchelder 4,683 3.64
Libertarian Eric Moths 3,987 3.10
Total votes 128,499 100.00
Democratic hold