California gubernatorial election, 1990

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California gubernatorial election, 1990
California
1986 ←
November 6, 1990 → 1994

  PeteWilson.jpg Dianne Feinstein, official Senate photo 2.jpg
Nominee Pete Wilson Dianne Feinstein
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 3,791,904 3,525,197
Percentage 49.25% 45.78%

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County Results

Governor before election

George Deukmejian
Republican

Elected Governor

Pete Wilson
Republican

The 1990 California gubernatorial election was held on November 6, 1990. The Republican nominee, Senator Pete Wilson, narrowly defeated the Democratic nominee, former San Francisco Mayor Dianne Feinstein, who would later go on to win Wilson's Senate seat.

Feinstein won the Democratic nomination against opponents including California Attorney General John Van De Kamp and actor James Garner, while Wilson faced minimal opposition in his bid for the Republican nomination.

Primary elections[edit]

General election results[edit]

Final results from the Secretary of State of California:[1]

1990 gubernatorial election, California
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pete Wilson 3,791,904 49.25%
Democratic Dianne Feinstein 3,525,197 45.78%
Libertarian Dennis Thompson 145,628 1.89%
American Independent Jerome McCready 139,661 1.81%
Peace and Freedom Maria Elizabeth Muñoz 96,842 1.26%
Totals 7,699,467 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

Results by county:

County Wilson Votes Feinstein Votes Others Votes
Sutter 65.45% 12,647 30.00% 5,796 4.55% 880
Orange 63.72% 425,025 31.32% 208,886 4.97% 33,119
Inyo 62.97% 4,566 32.67% 2,369 4.36% 316
Tulare 62.76% 41,186 33.02% 21,670 4.23% 2,773
Colusa 62.37% 2,798 32.43% 1,455 5.19% 233
Glenn 61.06% 4,190 31.80% 2,182 7.14% 490
Kern 60.08% 73,065 34.34% 41,763 5.58% 6,785
Yuba 59.22% 7,355 34.96% 4,342 5.82% 723
Shasta 57.85% 28,322 36.35% 17,795 5.81% 2,844
Ventura 57.58% 106,234 36.93% 68,139 5.49% 10,132
Mono 57.46% 1,776 36.36% 1,124 6.18% 191
Modoc 57.35% 2,115 35.79% 1,320 6.86% 253
Riverside 57.26% 157,214 37.46% 102,847 5.28% 14,494
San Diego 57.09% 383,959 36.39% 244,759 6.52% 43,819
Tehama 56.94% 9,415 35.77% 5,915 7.29% 1,206
Placer 56.53% 36,397 38.17% 24,577 5.29% 3,408
Madera 56.50% 11,216 37.44% 7,431 6.06% 1,203
Lassen 56.23% 4,790 37.00% 3,152 6.77% 577
Kings 56.09% 9,771 38.64% 6,731 5.26% 917
San Bernardino 55.99% 169,028 38.02% 114,764 5.99% 18,081
El Dorado 55.81% 26,452 38.80% 18,390 5.39% 2,554
San Joaquin 54.98% 62,249 41.21% 46,653 3.81% 4,311
Butte 54.93% 35,048 39.85% 25,422 5.22% 3,331
Nevada 54.20% 18,458 39.90% 13,588 5.91% 2,012
Amador 53.99% 6,469 40.04% 4,797 5.97% 715
San Luis Obispo 53.54% 38,909 41.47% 30,140 4.99% 3,624
Stanislaus 53.49% 47,275 42.07% 37,182 4.44% 3,925
Del Norte 53.21% 3,615 39.99% 2,717 6.80% 462
Santa Barbara 53.11% 58,677 42.52% 46,977 4.36% 4,820
Calaveras 52.99% 7,071 40.63% 5,422 6.38% 852
Tuolumne 52.91% 10,465 41.93% 8,294 5.16% 1,021
Alpine 52.72% 242 37.91% 174 9.37% 43
Siskiyou 52.61% 8,320 40.13% 6,346 7.25% 1,147
Fresno 52.57% 77,693 42.98% 63,523 4.44% 6,566
Imperial 52.22% 9,422 41.36% 7,463 6.42% 1,159
Mariposa 51.88% 3,336 40.96% 2,634 7.15% 460
Plumas 51.87% 4,243 42.51% 3,477 5.62% 460
Trinity 51.73% 2,908 40.02% 2,250 8.25% 464
Sierra 51.04% 813 42.12% 671 6.84% 109
Merced 50.64% 17,054 44.55% 15,004 4.81% 1,621
Sacramento 50.32% 167,982 44.70% 149,215 4.99% 16,651
Napa 47.24% 18,931 47.45% 19,017 5.31% 2,127
Lake 47.11% 8,344 47.85% 8,475 5.03% 891
Humboldt 46.81% 22,943 46.57% 22,823 6.62% 3,242
Los Angeles 46.61% 867,781 48.95% 911,413 4.44% 82,699
San Benito 45.23% 4,120 48.80% 4,445 5.96% 543
Contra Costa 43.94% 119,901 52.87% 144,268 3.19% 8,714
Yolo 43.53% 19,316 51.59% 22,890 4.88% 2,167
Monterey 42.66% 34,932 51.74% 42,371 5.60% 4,590
Santa Clara 42.57% 178,310 52.24% 218,843 5.19% 21,739
Solano 42.50% 36,755 52.00% 44,969 5.50% 4,758
Mendocino 40.86% 11,723 50.60% 14,515 8.54% 2,450
San Mateo 40.45% 80,253 55.43% 109,963 4.12% 8,180
Sonoma 38.60% 54,706 55.81% 79,093 5.59% 7,924
Marin 36.77% 35,563 59.20% 57,255 4.03% 3,902
Santa Cruz 33.11% 26,797 59.96% 48,530 6.94% 5,614
Alameda 31.64% 117,107 64.12% 237,345 4.25% 15,726
San Francisco 25.00% 56,652 71.32% 161,626 3.68% 8,349

By congressional district[edit]

District Wilson Feinstein Representative
1st 42.3% 51.6% Frank Riggs (R)
2nd 56.3% 37.4% Wally Herger (R)
3rd 49.3% 46.1% Bob Matsui (D)
4th 48.7% 45.5% Vic Fazio (D)
5th 26.7% 69.7% Nancy Pelosi (D)
6th 32.0% 63.7% Barbara Boxer (D)
7th 41.3% 54.3% George Miller (D)
8th 29.0% 67.7% Ron Dellums (D)
9th 37.2% 58.4% Pete Stark (D)
10th 37.2% 57.2% Don Edwards (D)
11th 38.2% 57.4% Tom Lantos (D)
12th 45.2% 50.1% Tom Campbell (R)
13th 43.7% 50.9% Norman Mineta (D)
14th 56.6% 38.4% John Doolittle (R)
15th 53.0% 42.3% Gary Condit (D)
16th 39.6% 54.6% Leon Panetta (D)
17th 59.7% 35.9% Cal Dooley (D)
18th 48.3% 46.8% Richard Lehman (D)
19th 52.4% 42.5% Bob Lagomarsino (R)
20th 61.2% 33.3% Bill Thomas (R)
21st 59.8% 35.6% Elton Gallegly (R)
22nd 62.9% 32.7% Carlos Moorhead (R)
23rd 41.0% 55.7% Anthony Beilenson (D)
24th 33.7% 62.5% Henry Waxman (D)
25th 34.5% 60.0% Edward Roybal (D)
26th 42.4% 53.4% Howard Berman (D)
27th 42.9% 52.8% Mel Levine (D)
28th 27.4% 69.2% Julian Dixon (D)
29th 22.2% 74.3% Maxine Waters (D)
30th 46.7% 48.0% Matthew Martinez (D)
31st 34.8% 60.6% Mervyn Dymally (D)
32nd 50.3% 44.4% Glenn Anderson (D)
33rd 59.4% 35.5% David Dreier (R)
34th 47.0% 46.8% Ed Torres (D)
35th 60.5% 33.2% Jerry Lewis (R)
36th 48.3% 46.1% George Brown (D)
37th 58.4% 36.5% Al McCandless (R)
38th 57.4% 36.6% Bob Dornan (R)
39th 66.6% 28.2% William Dannemeyer (R)
40th 63.6% 32.0% Christopher Cox (R)
41st 54.9% 39.5% Bill Lowery (R)
42nd 62.0% 33.8% Dana Rohrabacher (R)
43rd 64.0% 30.0% Ron Packard (R)
44th 46.6% 46.1% Duke Cunningham (R)
45th 60.5% 32.3% Duncan Hunter (R)

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