California State Senate election, 2002

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California State Senate elections, 2002
California
2000 ←
November 5, 2002 (2002-11-05)
→ 2004

20 seats from even-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 26 14
Seats after 25 15
Seat change Decrease1 Increase1
Popular vote 1,635,495 1,323,777
Percentage 53.78% 43.53%

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Pro Tem before election

John L. Burton
Democratic

Pro Tem-designate

John L. Burton
Democratic

The 2002 California State Senate elections were held on November 5, 2002. 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. As was expected, the Democratic Party held on to the majority of the seats, though they lost one.

Overview[edit]

California State Senate elections, 2002
Party Votes Percentage Not up Incumbents Open Before After +/–
Democratic 1,635,495 53.78% 12 11 3 26 25 -1
Republican 1,323,777 43.53% 8 3 3 14 15 +1
Libertarian 76,243 2.51% 0 0 0 0 0 0
Independent 5,635 0.19% 0 0 0 0 0 0
Invalid or blank votes 310,379 9.26%
Totals 3,351,529 100.00% 20 14 6 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, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Wesley Chesbro (incumbent) 156,755 63.45%
Republican Peggy Redfearn 80,079 32.41%
Libertarian Laura Jean Likover 10,210 4.13%
Invalid or blank votes 12,214 4.71%
Totals 259,258 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

California's 4th State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Samuel Aanestad 148,023 58.02%
Democratic Marianne Smith 92,786 36.37%
Libertarian Robert H. Underwood 14,325 5.61%
Invalid or blank votes 13,850 5.15%
Totals 268,984 100.00%
Republican hold

District 6[edit]

California's 6th State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Deborah Ortiz (incumbent) 122,126 70.70%
Republican Jason A. Swewll 44,972 26.04%
Independent Yolanda Knaak (write-in) 5,635 3.26%
Invalid or blank votes 0 0.00%
Totals 172,733 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 8[edit]

California's 8th State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jackie Speier (incumbent) 158,999 78.16%
Republican Dennis Zell 38,881 19.11%
Libertarian Robert Fliegler 5,540 2.72%
Invalid or blank votes 0 0.00%
Totals 203,420 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 10[edit]

California's 10th State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Liz Figueroa (incumbent) 103,247 66.91%
Republican James G. Gunther 46,056 29.85%
Libertarian Ervan Darnell 4,997 3.24%
Invalid or blank votes 13,638 8.12%
Totals 167,938 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 12[edit]

California's 12th State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeff Denham 73,877 48.02%
Democratic Rusty Areias 73,034 47.47%
Libertarian David Eaton 6,950 4.52%
Invalid or blank votes 9,160 5.62%
Totals 163,021 100.00%
Republican hold

District 14[edit]

California's 14th State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chuck Poochigian (incumbent) 175,369 100.00%
Invalid or blank votes 62,422 26.25%
Totals 237,791 100.00%
Republican hold

District 16[edit]

California's 16th State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dean Florez 69,503 70.03%
Republican Blair Knox 29,747 29.97%
Invalid or blank votes 3,811 3.70%
Totals 103,061 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 18[edit]

California's 18th State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Roy Ashburn (incumbent) 153,878 100.00%
Invalid or blank votes 20,830 11.92%
Totals 174,708 100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic

District 20[edit]

California's 20th State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard Alarcon (incumbent) 88,902 100.00%
Invalid or blank votes 35,228 28.38%
Totals 124,130 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 22[edit]

California's 22nd State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gilbert Cedillo 68,282 100.00%
Invalid or blank votes 22,425 24.72%
Totals 90,707 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 24[edit]

California's 24th State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gloria Romero (incumbent) 79,227 71.32%
Republican Vince House 29,124 26.22%
Libertarian Carl M. "Marty" Swinney 2,741 2.47%
Invalid or blank votes 8,106 6.80%
Totals 119,198 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 26[edit]

California's 26th State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kevin Murray (incumbent) 123,814 100.00%
Invalid or blank votes 33,620 21.35%
Totals 157,434 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 28[edit]

California's 28th State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Debra Bowen (incumbent) 114,145 61.76%
Republican Jo Ann Hill 64,627 34.97%
Libertarian Peter D. De Baets 6,041 3.27%
Invalid or blank votes 12,580 6.37%
Totals 197,393 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 30[edit]

California's 30th State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Martha M. Escutia (incumbent) 80,562 67.10%
Republican John O. Robertson 39,498 32.90%
Invalid or blank votes 8,905 6.90%
Totals 128,965 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 32[edit]

California's 32nd State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nell Soto (incumbent) 60,761 67.62%
Republican Ken Robertson 29,101 32.38%
Invalid or blank votes 8,484 8.63%
Totals 98,346 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 34[edit]

California's 34th State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Dunn (incumbent) 63,485 61.93%
Republican Araceli Gonzalez 39,025 38.07%
Invalid or blank votes 0 0.00%
Totals 102,510 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 36[edit]

California's 36th State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dennis Hollingsworth 151,856 69.53%
Democratic Adrienne Westall 53,280 24.40%
Libertarian Michael S. Metti 13,258 6.07%
Invalid or blank votes 19,373 8.15%
Totals 237,767 100.00%
Republican hold

District 38[edit]

California's 38th State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Morrow (incumbent) 132,577 66.10%
Democratic Philip G. Hanneman 60,182 30.00%
Libertarian Lars R. Grossmith 7,819 3.90%
Invalid or blank votes 16,899 7.77%
Totals 217,477 100.00%
Republican hold

District 40[edit]

California's 40th State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Denise Moreno Ducheny 66,405 56.35%
Republican Michael S. Giorgino 47,087 39.95%
Libertarian Felix Jeremiah Miranda 4,362 3.70%
Invalid or blank votes 8,834 6.97%
Totals 126,688 100.00%
Democratic hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State Senate All Districts". California Secretary of State. 2008-03-18. Retrieved 2008-03-18.