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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 171,357 100.00%
Democratic hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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