California Superintendent of Public Instruction election, 2010

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California SPI election, 2010
California
2006 ←
November 2, 2010 → 2014

  Tom Torlakson.jpg
Nominee Tom Torlakson Larry Aceves
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 4,222,946 3,476,243
Percentage 54.52 44.88

SPI before election

Jack O'Connell
Nonpartisan

Elected SPI

Tom Torlakson
Nonpartisan

The 2010 California Superintendent of Public Instruction election occurred on November 2, 2010. Incumbent Jack O'Connell was term-limited and unable to run for re-election to a third term.

In the nonpartisan primary election on June 8, 2010, no candidate received a majority of the votes. The top two finishers, Larry Aceves, who came first with 19% of the vote, and State Assemblyman Tom Torlakson, who came second with 18.5% of the vote, advanced to the general election. In the general election on November 2, 2010, Torlakson defeated Aceves.

Primary election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

California Superintendent of Public Instruction primary election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Larry Aceves 832,938 19.12%
Nonpartisan Tom Torlakson 808,970 18.57%
Nonpartisan Gloria Romero 738,032 16.94%
Nonpartisan Lydia Gutierrez 384,514 8.83%
Nonpartisan Grant McMicken 309,499 7.11%
Nonpartisan Karen Blake 299,492 6.88%
Nonpartisan Diane Lenning 270,570 6.21%
Nonpartisan Daniel Nusbaum 217,220 4.99%
Nonpartisan Alexia Deligianni 212,145 4.87%
Nonpartisan Henry Williams 125,283 2.88%
Nonpartisan Leonard James Martin 123,791 2.84%
Nonpartisan Faarax Dahir Sheikh-Noor 33,586 0.77%
Totals 4,356,040 100%

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

California Superintendent of Public Instruction primary election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Nonpartisan Tom Torlakson 4,222,946 54.52%
Nonpartisan Larry Aceves 3,476,243 44.88%
Nonpartisan Diane Lenning (write-in) 46,061 0.6%
Totals 7,745,250 100%

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