California lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010

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California lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010
California
2006 ←
November 2, 2010 → 2014

  Gavin Newsom Lieutenant Gov.jpg Abel Maldonado.jpg
Nominee Gavin Newsom Abel Maldonado
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 4,918,158 3,820,977
Percentage 50.2% 39.0%

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County Results

Lieutenant Governor before election

Abel Maldonado
Republican

Elected Lieutenant Governor

Gavin Newsom
Democratic

The 2010 California lieutenant gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 2010 to choose the Lieutenant Governor of California. The primary election was held on June 8, 2010. Incumbent Republican Lieutenant Governor Abel Maldonado, who was appointed to the office, ran for election to a full term and was defeated by Democratic Mayor Gavin Newsom of San Francisco. Lieutenant Governor Newsom started his four-year term on 10 January 2011.

Candidates[edit]

The following were certified by the California Secretary of State as candidates in the primary election for lieutenant governor.[1] Candidates who won their respective primaries and qualified for the general election are shown in bold.

American Independent[edit]

  • Jim King, a real estate broker and the party's nominee for the office in 2006 and 2002

Democratic[edit]

Green[edit]

  • James Castillo, cultural spiritual advisor

Libertarian[edit]

  • Pamela Brown, economics professor

Peace and Freedom[edit]

  • C. T. Weber, retired government analyst

Republican[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic[edit]

California Democratic lieutenant governor primary, 2010
Candidate Votes Percentage
Gavin Newsom 1,308,860 55.5%
Janice Hahn 780,115 33.3%
Eric Korevaar 257,349 10.9%
Total votes 2,346,324 100.00%
Voter turnout 31.0%

Republican[edit]

California Republican lieutenant governor primary, 2010
Candidate Votes Percentage
Abel Maldonado (incumbent) 939,370 43.6%
Sam Aanestad 668,345 31.0%
Dave Harris 180,960 8.4%
Bert Davis 130,486 6.1%
Scott Levitt 126,023 5.8%
Yvonne Girard 111,554 5.1%
Total votes 2,156,738 100.00%
Voter turnout 41.3%

Others[edit]

California lieutenant governor primary, 2010 (others)
Party Candidate Votes %
American Independent Jim King 38,638 100%
Green James Castillo 19,462 100%
Libertarian Pamela Brown 18,276 100%
Peace and Freedom C. T. Weber 3,813 100%

Opinion polls[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Poll source Dates administered Gavin Newsom Dean Florez Janice Hahn Alan Lowenthal Undecided
Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin and Associates October 3—7, 2009 8% 24% 7% 61%
Tulchin Research January 2010 33% 15% 17% 35%

General election[edit]

Poll source Dates administered Abel Maldonado (R) Gavin Newsom (D) Undecided/other
Times/USC October 13–20, 2010 37% 41% 5%
SurveyUSA October 15–18, 2010 37% 43% 6%
The Field Poll September 25, 2010 35% 39% 26%
Survey USA September 19–21, 2010 41% 44% 11%
Public Policy Polling September 14–16, 2010 36% 39% 24%
Survey USA August 31-September 1, 2010 39% 44% 15%
Survey USA August 8–11, 2010 42% 43% 15%
The Field Poll June 22–25, 2010 34% 43% 23%

General results[edit]

California lieutenant governor election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gavin Newsom 4,918,158 50.2%
Republican Abel Maldonado (incumbent) 3,820,977 39.0%
Libertarian Pamela Brown 574,640 5.9%
American Independent Jim King 184,899 1.9%
Green James Castillo 163,987 1.6%
Peace and Freedom C. T. Weber 112,243 1.1%
Independent Karen England (write-in) 34,119 0.3%
Invalid or blank votes  %
Totals ' 100%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

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Official campaign Web sites[edit]