California State Senate election, 2010

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California State Senate elections, 2010
California
2008 ←
November 2, 2010
→ 2012

20 seats from even-numbered districts in the California State Senate
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Darrell Steinberg Robert Dutton
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat 6th–Sacramento 31st–Rancho Cucamonga
Seats before 25 14
Seats after 25 14
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 2,279,834 1,736,816
Percentage 55.57% 42.33%

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Election results by district.

Pro Tem before election

Darrell Steinberg
Democratic

Pro Tem-designate

Darrell Steinberg
Democratic

The 2010 California State Senate elections were held on November 2, 2010. Voters in the 20 even-numbered districts of the California State Senate voted for their representatives. Other elections were also held on November 2. No seats changed parties in this election.

Overview[edit]

California State Senate elections, 2010
Party Votes Percentage Not up Contested Before After +/–
Democratic 2,279,834 55.57% 11 14 25 25 Steady
Republican 1,736,816 42.33% 9 6 15 15 Steady
Libertarian 64,164 1.56% 0 0 0 0 Steady
American Independent 11,871 0.29% 0 0 0 0 Steady
Peace and Freedom 10,209 0.25% 0 0 0 0 Steady
Independent 10 0.00% 0 0 0 0 Steady
Totals 4,102,904 100.00% 20 20 40 40

Results[edit]

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, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Noreen Evans 190,824 63.4%
Republican Lawrence R. Wiesner 110,209 36.6%
Independent Ed Musgrave (write-in) 10 0.0%
Totals 301,043 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

California's 4th State Senate district election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Doug LaMalfa 226,239 68.3%
Democratic Lathe Gill 105,460 31.7%
Totals 331,699 100.0%
Republican hold

District 6[edit]

California's 6th State Senate district election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Darrell Steinberg (incumbent) 137,012 61.0%
Republican Marcel Weiland 70,724 31.5%
Libertarian Steve Torno 11,236 4.9%
Peace and Freedom Lanric Hyland 5,916 2.6%
Totals 224,888 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 8[edit]

California's 8th State Senate district election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Leland Yee (incumbent) 197,070 79.0%
Republican Doo Sup Park 52,587 21.0%
Totals 249,657 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 10[edit]

California's 10th State Senate district election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ellen Corbett (incumbent) 139,799 66.6%
Republican Rob Maffit 58,262 27.8%
American Independent Ivan Chou 11,871 5.6%
Totals 209,932 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 12[edit]

California's 12th State Senate district election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Anthony Cannella 92,270 51.5%
Democratic Anna Caballero 86,923 48.5%
Totals 179,193 100.0%
Republican hold

District 14[edit]

California's 14th State Senate district election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tom Berryhill 191,097 66.4%
Democratic Larry Johnson 96,835 33.6%
Totals 287,932 100.0%
Republican hold

District 16[edit]

California's 16th State Senate district election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Michael Rubio 71,334 60.5%
Republican Tim Thiesen 46,717 39.5%
Totals 118,051 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 18[edit]

California's 18th State Senate district election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jean Fuller 166,051 68.9%
Democratic Carter N. Pope 75,229 31.1%
Totals 241,280 100.0%
Republican hold

District 20[edit]

California's 20th State Senate district election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alex Padilla (incumbent) 94,356 68.4%
Republican Kathleen "Suzy" Evans 37,420 27.1%
Libertarian Adrian Galysh 6,245 4.5%
Totals 138,051 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 22[edit]

California's 22nd State Senate district election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kevin de León 90,557 100.0%
Totals 90,557 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 24[edit]

California's 24th State Senate district election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ed Hernandez 112,792 100.0%
Republican William Rodriguez Morrison (write-in) 22 0.0%
Totals 112,814 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 26[edit]

California's 26th State Senate district election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Curren Price (incumbent) 151,733 81.3%
Republican Nachum Shifren 25,728 13.8%
Libertarian Bob Weber 4,882 2.6%
Peace and Freedom Cindy Varela Henderson 4,293 2.3%
Totals 186,636 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 28[edit]

Incumbent Jenny Oropeza died on October 20, 2010, from complications from a blood clot, and remained on the ballot. A special election was called after she posthumously won the election.

California's 28th State Senate district election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jenny Oropeza (incumbent) 142,578 58.2%
Republican John S. Stammreich 87,896 35.8%
Libertarian David Ruskin 14,879 6.0%
Totals 245,353 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 30[edit]

California's 30th State Senate district election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ronald Calderon (incumbent) 105,946 68.6%
Republican Warren P. Willis 48,534 31.4%
Totals 154,480 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 32[edit]

California's 32nd State Senate district election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gloria Negrete McLeod (incumbent) 92,691 67.9%
Republican Earl De Vries 43,924 32.1%
Totals 136,615 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 34[edit]

California's 34th State Senate district election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lou Correa (incumbent) 88,892 65.8%
Republican Lucille Kring 46,377 34.2%
Totals 135,269 100.0%
Democratic hold

District 36[edit]

California's 36th State Senate district election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joel Anderson 193,573 63.2%
Democratic Paul Clay 101,112 33.0%
Libertarian Michael S. Metti 11,737 3.8%
Totals 306,422 100.0%
Republican hold

District 38[edit]

California's 38th State Senate district election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Wyland (incumbent) 169,769 60.2%
Democratic Gila Jones 96,884 34.4%
Libertarian Kristi Stone 15,185 5.4%
Totals 281,838 100.0%
Republican hold

District 40[edit]

California's 40th State Senate district election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Juan Vargas 101,767 59.5%
Republican Brian Hendry 69,417 40.5%
Totals 171,184 100.0%
Democratic hold