California State Senate elections, 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 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%
Totals 316,572 100.00%
Democratic hold

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