California State Senate election, 2000

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California State Senate elections, 2000
California
1998 ←
November 7, 2000 (2000-11-07) → 2002

20 seats from odd-numbered districts of the California State Senate
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader John L. Burton Jim Brulte
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat 3rd-San Francisco 31st-Rancho Cucamonga
Seats before 25 15
Seats after 26 14
Seat change Increase1 Decrease1
Popular vote 2,936,160 2,564,155
Percentage 51.29% 44.80%

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Pro Tem before election

John L. Burton
Democratic

Pro Tem-designate

John L. Burton
Democratic

The 2000 California State Senate elections were held on November 7, 2000. 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. The Democratic Party held on to the majority of the seats, gaining one seat in the process.

Overview[edit]

California State Senate elections, 2000
Party Votes Percentage Not up Incumbents Open Before After +/–
Democratic 2,936,160 51.29% 15 6 4 25 26 +1
Republican 2,564,155 44.80% 5 5 5 15 14 -1
Libertarian 162,285 2.84% 0 0 0 0 0 0
Natural Law 61,528 1.07% 0 0 0 0 0 0
Invalid or blank votes 395,547 6.46%
Totals 6,119,765 100.00% 20 11 9 40 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, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rico Oller 220,427 57.78
Democratic Thomas A. Romero 144,997 38.01
Libertarian John Petersen 16,075 4.21
Invalid or blank votes 10,679 2.72%
Total votes 392,178 100.00
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

California's 3rd State Senate district election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John L. Burton (incumbent) 238,372 72.92
Republican Terence Faulkner 71,256 21.80
Natural Law Celeste Joy Blau Joki 17,277 5.29
Invalid or blank votes 12,784 3.76%
Total votes 339,689 100.00
Democratic hold

District 5[edit]

California's 5th State Senate district election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michael Machado 142,392 48.06
Republican Alan Nakanishi 141,013 47.59
Libertarian Carole Brow 10,208 3.45
Natural Law William S. Nicolas 2,667 0.90
Invalid or blank votes 5,260 1.74%
Total votes 301,540 100.00
Democratic hold

District 7[edit]

California's 7th State Senate district election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Torlakson 197,683 54.44
Republican Richard Rainey (incumbent) 156,107 42.99
Natural Law Mark F. Billings 9,334 2.57
Invalid or blank votes 16,333 4.30%
Total votes 379,457 100.00
Democratic gain from Republican

District 9[edit]

California's 9th State Senate district election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Don Perata (incumbent) 218,550 83.34
Republican Linda J. Marshall 30,062 11.46
Libertarian James M. Eyer 13,622 5.19
Invalid or blank votes 28,662 9.85%
Total votes 290,896 100.00
Democratic hold

District 11[edit]

California's 11th State Senate district election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Byron Sher (incumbent) 183,887 59.25
Republican Gloria S. Hom 113,770 36.66
Libertarian John J. "Jack" Hickey 12,676 4.08
Invalid or blank votes 20,916 6.31%
Total votes 331,249 100.00
Democratic hold

District 13[edit]

California's 13th State Senate district election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Vasconcellos (incumbent) 140,827 68.56
Republican John Longwell 54,076 26.33
Libertarian John Harvey Webster 10,507 5.12
Invalid or blank votes 20,128 8.92%
Total votes 225,538 100.00
Democratic hold

District 15[edit]

California's 15th State Senate district election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bruce McPherson (incumbent) 155,039 55.21
Democratic Anselmo A. Chavez 112,942 40.22
Natural Law David Rosenkranz 6,425 2.29
Libertarian Gordon D. Sachtjen 6,394 2.28
Invalid or blank votes 18,112 6.06%
Total votes 298,912 100.00
Republican hold

District 17[edit]

California's 17th State Senate district election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William J. Knight (incumbent) 172,723 64.36
Democratic Richard Lott 84,427 31.46
Libertarian John R. Gibson 7,667 2.86
Natural Law Douglas R. Wallack 3,543 1.32
Invalid or blank votes 10,416 3.74%
Total votes 278,776 100.00
Republican hold

District 19[edit]

California's 19th State Senate district election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom McClintock 165,422 57.58
Democratic Daniel R. Gonzalez 121,893 42.42
Invalid or blank votes 23,203 7.47%
Total votes 310,518 100.00
Republican hold

District 21[edit]

California's 21st State Senate district election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jack Scott 158,145 58.92
Republican Paul Zee 100,901 37.59
Libertarian Bob New 9,339 3.48
Invalid or blank votes 23,047 7.91%
Total votes 291,432 100.00
Democratic hold

District 23[edit]

California's 23rd State Senate district election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sheila Kuehl 225,736 70.59
Republican Daniel B. Rego 79,009 24.71
Libertarian Charles T. Black 15,059 4.71
Invalid or blank votes 36,099 10.14%
Total votes 355,903 100.00
Democratic hold

District 25[edit]

California's 25th State Senate district election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Edward Vincent 131,725 82.28
Republican James Arlandus Spencer 28,375 17.72
Invalid or blank votes 17,112 9.66%
Total votes 177,212 100.00
Democratic hold

District 27[edit]

California's 27th State Senate district election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Betty Karnette (incumbent) 157,577 60.90
Republican Marilyn Lyon 101,170 39.10
Invalid or blank votes 23,113 8.20%
Total votes 281,860 100.00
Democratic hold

District 29[edit]

California's 29th State Senate district election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Margett 128,713 49.06
Democratic Richard Melendez 125,975 48.02
Libertarian Leland Faegre 7,655 2.92
Invalid or blank votes 21,612 7.61%
Total votes 283,955 100.00
Republican hold

District 31[edit]

California's 31st State Senate district election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Brulte (incumbent) 153,745 58.79
Democratic Michael D. Rayburn 97,931 37.45
Libertarian Fritz R. Ward 9,851 3.77
Invalid or blank votes 0 0.00%
Total votes 261,527 100.00
Republican hold

District 33[edit]

California's 33rd State Senate district election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dick Ackerman 212,705 65.65
Democratic Jack L. Roberts 94,176 29.07
Libertarian Michael E. Chacon 11,708 3.61
Natural Law William H. Verkamp 5,391 1.66
Invalid or blank votes 30,647 8.64%
Total votes 354,627 100.00
Republican hold

District 35[edit]

California's 35th State Senate district election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ross Johnson (incumbent) 189,523 60.06
Democratic Stephen M. Ray 103,700 32.86
Libertarian Paul L. Studier 11,401 3.61
Natural Law Cynthia F. Katz 10,918 3.46
Invalid or blank votes 33,207 9.52%
Total votes 348,749 100.00
Republican hold

District 37[edit]

California's 37th State Senate district election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Battin 177,665 62.18
Democratic Sedalia L. Sanders 94,391 33.04
Libertarian Donna Tello 13,649 4.78
Invalid or blank votes 23,380 7.56%
Total votes 309,085 100.00
Republican hold

District 39[edit]

California's 39th State Senate district election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dede Alpert (incumbent) 160,834 56.29
Republican Larry Stirling 112,454 39.36
Libertarian Roger A. Nichols 6,474 2.27
Natural Law Stuart Knoles 5,973 2.09
Invalid or blank votes 20,837 6.80%
Total votes 316,572 100.00
Democratic hold

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