2022 California State Senate election

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2022 California State Senate election

← 2020 November 8, 2022 (2022-11-08) 2024 →

20 seats from even-numbered districts in the California State Senate
21 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Toni Atkins Scott Wilk
Party Democratic Republican
Leader since March 21, 2018 January 20, 2021
Leader's seat 39th–San Diego 21st–Santa Clarita
Seats before 31 9
Seats after 32 8
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 1
Popular vote 3,201,860 1,825,644
Percentage 63.69% 36.31%

Results:
     Democratic hold      Democratic gain
     Republican hold      Republican gain
     No election held
Democratic:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Republican:      50–60%      60–70%
     No election held

President pro tempore before election

Toni Atkins
Democratic

Elected President pro tempore

Toni Atkins
Democratic

The 2022 California State Senate election was held on Tuesday, November 8, with the primary election was held on Thursday June 7, Voters in the 20 even-numbered districts of the California State Senate elected their representatives. The elections coincided with elections for other offices, including the state assembly.

Democrats gained 1 seat, increasing their supermajority to 32 out of 40 seats, a four fifths majority.[1]

Predictions[edit]

Source Ranking As of
Sabato's Crystal Ball[2] Safe D May 19, 2022

Overview[edit]

Summary by State Senate District[edit]

† - Incumbent not seeking re-election

District Incumbent Party Elected Senator Party
2nd Mike McGuire Dem Mike McGuire Dem
4th New Seat Marie Alvarado-Gil Dem
6th New Seat Roger Niello Rep
8th Richard Pan[a] Dem Angelique Ashby Dem
10th Bob Wieckowski Dem Aisha Wahab Dem
12th Shannon Grove[b] Rep Shannon Grove Rep
Andreas Borgeas[c] Rep
14th Anna Caballero[d] Dem Anna Caballero Dem
16th Melissa Hurtado[e] Dem Melissa Hurtado Dem
18th Ben Hueso[f] Dem Steve Padilla Dem
20th Robert Hertzberg[g] Dem Caroline Menjivar Dem
22nd Susan Rubio Dem Susan Rubio Dem
Connie Leyva[h] Dem
24th Ben Allen[i] Dem Ben Allen Dem
26th María Elena Durazo[j] Dem María Elena Durazo Dem
28th Sydney Kamlager-Dove[k] Dem Lola Smallwood-Cuevas Dem
30th Bob Archuleta[l] Dem Bob Archuleta Dem
32nd Melissa Melendez[m] Rep Kelly Seyarto Rep
34th Tom Umberg Dem Tom Umberg Dem
36th New Seat Janet Nguyen Rep
38th Patricia Bates Rep Catherine Blakespear Dem
40th Brian Jones[n] Rep Brian Jones Rep

Primary elections[edit]

2022 California State Senate election
Primary election
Party[3] Votes Percentage Candidates Advancing to general Seats contesting
Democratic 1,857,206 60.5 38 20 20
Republican 1,213,169 39.5 25 15 15
Totals 3,070,375 100.00 63 35

General elections[edit]

2022 California State Senate election
General election – November 8, 2022[4]
Party Votes % Before Up Won After +/–
Democratic 3,201,860 63.69 31 14 15 32 Increase 1
Republican 1,825,644 36.31 9 6 5 8 Decrease 1
Totals 5,027,504 100.00 40 20 20 40

Retiring incumbents[edit]

  1. 1st: Jim Nielsen (R–Red Bluff)[o]: Termed out of office
  2. 8th: Richard Pan (D–Sacramento)[p]: Termed out of office
  3. 10th: Bob Wieckowski (D–Fremont): Termed out of office
  4. 12th: Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno)[q]: Retiring
  5. 18th: Ben Hueso (D–San Diego)[r]: Termed out of office
  6. 20th: Robert Hertzberg (D–Van Nuys)[s]: Termed out of office
  7. 22nd: Connie Leyva (D-Chino)[t]: Running for San Bernardino County Supervisor
  8. 28th: Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-Los Angeles)[u]: Running for California's 37th congressional district
  9. 32nd: Melissa Melendez (R–Lake Elsinore)[v]: Termed out of office
  10. 38th: Patricia Bates (R–Laguna Niguel)[w]: Termed out of office

District 2[edit]

District 2

← 2018 November 8, 2022 2026 →
 
Nominee Mike McGuire Gene Yoon
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 283,689 103,333
Percentage 73.3% 26.7%

Senator before election

Mike McGuire
Democratic

Elected Senator

Mike McGuire
Democratic

The 2nd district encompasses most of the North Coast region, stretching from the Oregon border to the northern Bay Area to include Del Norte, Humboldt, Trinity, Mendocino, Sonoma, and Marin Counties. The incumbent is two-term Democrat Mike McGuire of Healdsburg, who is running for a third term.

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Gene Yoon (R)

Results[edit]

California's 2nd State Senate district, 2022[15][16]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike McGuire (incumbent) 197,999 75.1
Republican Gene Yoon 65,762 24.9
Total votes 263,761 100%
General election
Democratic Mike McGuire (incumbent) 283,689 73.3
Republican Gene Yoon 103,333 26.7
Total votes 387,022 100%
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

District 4

← 2018 November 8, 2022 2026 →
 
Nominee Marie Alvarado-Gil Tim Robertson
Party Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 137,157 123,210
Percentage 52.7% 47.3%

Senator before election

None (New Seat)

Elected Senator

Marie Alvarado-Gil
Democratic

The new 4th district is located in the northeastern Central Valley, the central Sierra Nevada, and Death Valley, including Stanislaus, Calaveras, Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Alpine, Tuolumne, Mariposa, Madera, Mono, and Inyo counties. The district has no incumbent.

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Results[edit]

California's 4th State Senate district, 2022[15][16]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tim Robertson 48,880 22.1
Democratic Marie Alvarado-Gil 41,262 18.7
Republican George Radanovich 37,793 17.1
Republican Steven Bailey 37,129 16.8
Republican Jeff McKay 34,773 15.7
Republican Jack Griffith 10,337 4.7
Republican Michael Gordon 6,202 2.8
Republican Jolene Daly 4,652 2.1
Total votes 221,028 100%
General election
Democratic Marie Alvarado-Gil 137,157 52.7
Democratic Tim Robertson 123,210 47.3
Total votes 260,367 100%
Democratic win (new seat)

District 6[edit]

District 6

← 2018 November 8, 2022 2026 →
 
Nominee Roger Niello Paula Villescaz
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 202,569 160,846
Percentage 55.7% 44.3%

Senator before election

None (New Seat)

Elected Senator

Roger Niello
Republican

The 6th district is located in northern and eastern suburbs of the Sacramento metropolitan area, including the Sacramento County cities of Rancho Cordova, Carmichael, Fair Oaks, Gold River, Arden-Arcade, Folsom, Orangevale, Citrus Heights, and Antelope, and the western Placer County exurbs of Granite Bay, Roseville, Rocklin, Loomis, Whitney, and Lincoln. The district has no incumbent.

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Roger Niello (R)

Results[edit]

California's 6th State Senate district, 2022[15][16]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Paula Villescaz 105,719 43.1
Republican Roger Niello 104,883 42.8
Republican Michael Huang 34,604 14.1
Total votes 245,206 100%
General election
Republican Roger Niello 202,569 55.7
Democratic Paula Villescaz 160,846 44.3
Total votes 363,415 100%
Republican win (new seat)

District 8[edit]

District 8

← 2018 November 8, 2022 2026 →
 
Nominee Angelique Ashby Dave Jones
Party Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 118,135 111,035
Percentage 51.5% 48.5%

Senator before election

Richard Pan
Democratic

Elected Senator

Angelique Ashby
Democratic

The new 8th district is located in the core of the Sacramento metropolitan area, consisting of the state capital of Sacramento and surrounding suburbs, including Rio Linda, McClellan Park, North Highlands, Vineyard, Rosemont, Florin, and Elk Grove. The incumbent in this area is Democrat Richard Pan of Sacramento of the former 6th district, who is term-limited and cannot run for re-election.

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrawn[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Results[edit]

California's 8th State Senate district, 2022[15][16]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dave Jones 69,269 46.0
Democratic Angelique Ashby 61,700 41.0
Democratic Rafa Garcia 18,947 12.6
Republican Susan Mason (write-in) 527 0.4
Total votes 150,443 100%
General election
Democratic Angelique Ashby 118,135 51.5
Democratic Dave Jones 111,035 48.5
Total votes 229,170 100%
Democratic hold

District 10[edit]

District 10

← 2018 November 8, 2022 2026 →
 
Nominee Aisha Wahab Lily Mei
Party Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 114,997 99,011
Percentage 53.7% 46.3%

Senator before election

Bob Wieckowski
Democratic

Elected Senator

Aisha Wahab
Democratic

The 10th district is located in the East Bay in Alameda County and the northwestern corner of Silicon Valley in Santa Clara County, including Fremont, Hayward, Union City, Newark, Milpitas, Sunnyvale, and Santa Clara. The incumbent is Democrat Bob Wieckowski of Fremont, who is term-limited and cannot run for re-election.

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrawn[edit]

  • Jaime Raul Zepeda (Democratic), community organizer[31] (endorsed Wahab)[35]

Endorsements[edit]

Lily Mei (D)
Federal officials
Local officials
Paul Pimentel (R)
Aisha Wahab (D)
U.S. Executive Branch officials
Statewide officials
State legislators
Organizations

Results[edit]

California's 10th State Senate district, 2022[15][16]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lily Mei 47,149 33.1
Democratic Aisha Wahab 42,731 30.0
Republican Paul J. Pimentel 30,742 21.6
Democratic Jamal Khan 10,424 7.3
Democratic Raymond Liu 6,932 4.9
Democratic Jim Canova 4,391 3.1
Total votes 142,369 100%
General election
Democratic Aisha Wahab 114,997 53.7
Democratic Lily Mei 99,011 46.3
Total votes 214,008 100%
Democratic hold

District 12[edit]

District 12

← 2018 November 8, 2022 2026 →
 
Nominee Shannon Grove Susanne Gundy
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 119,319 89,469
Percentage 68.7% 31.3

Senator before election

Andreas Borgeas (Republican)
Shannon Grove (Republican)

Elected Senator

Shannon Grove
Republican

The new 12th district encompasses the southeastern Central Valley and the northwestern corner of the Mojave Desert, including most of Kern County and the eastern portions of Tulare County and Fresno County. It merged the districts of first-term Republican Shannon Grove of Bakersfield of the former 16th district, who is running for re-election here and first-term Republican Andreas Borgeas of the former 8th district, who decided not to seek reelection.

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Shannon Grove (R)
Susanne Gundy (D)

Results[edit]

California's 12th State Senate district, 2022[15][16]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Shannon Grove (incumbent) 119,319 68.7
Democratic Susanne Gundy 54,289 31.3
Total votes 173,608 100%
General election
Republican Shannon Grove (incumbent) 196,014 68.7
Democratic Susanne Gundy 89,469 31.3
Total votes 285,483 100%
Republican hold

District 14[edit]

District 14

← 2018 November 8, 2022 2026 →
 
Nominee Anna Caballero Amnon Shor
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 90,016 69,970
Percentage 56.3% 43.7%

Senators before election

Anna Caballero
Democratic

Elected Senators

Anna Caballero
Democratic

The new 14th district is located in the western Central Valley, including Merced County and western Fresno County. The incumbents in this area are first-term Democrat Anna Caballero of Merced and the former 12th district and first-term Democrat Melissa Hurtado of Sanger and the former 14th district. Both incumbents initially were running for re-election in this district, but Hurtado dropped out to run for the 16th district.

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrawn[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Amnon Shor (R)

Results[edit]

California's 14th State Senate district, 2022[15][16]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Anna Caballero (incumbent) 47,488 52.0
Republican Amnon Shor 38,244 41.9
Democratic Paulina Miranda 5,530 6.1
Total votes 91,262 100%
General election
Democratic Anna Caballero (incumbent) 90,016 56.3
Republican Amnon Shor 69,970 43.7
Total votes 159,986 100%
Democratic hold

District 16[edit]

District 16

← 2018 November 8, 2022 2026 →
 
Nominee Melissa Hurtado David Shepard
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 68,461 68,448
Percentage 50.005% 49.995%

Senator before election

Melissa Hurtado
Democratic

Elected Senator

Melissa Hurtado
Democratic

The new 16th district encompasses the southwestern Central Valley, including Kings County, western Tulare County, and northwestern Kern County. The seat originally had no incumbent, but first-term Democrat Melissa Hurtado of Sanger eventually chose to run for re-election here. On December 14, candidate David Shepard filed for a recount, after the race was certified with Senator Hurtado in the lead by a 20-vote margin.[48] The recount concluded on January 17, with Shepard gaining 11 votes, while Hurtado gained 4.[49]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrawn[edit]

  • Imelda Ceja (Democratic), nurse[53]
  • Rob Fuentes (Democratic), attorney[51]

Endorsements[edit]

Melissa Hurtado (D)
State legislators
Bryan Osorio (D)
Individuals
Organizations
David Shepard (R)

Results[edit]

California's 16th State Senate district, 2022[15][16][49]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Shepard 32,579 43.4
Democratic Melissa Hurtado (incumbent) 22,162 29.6
Democratic Nicole Parra 9,921 13.2
Republican Gregory Tatum 6,016 8.0
Democratic Bryan Osorio 4,344 5.8
Total votes 75,022 100%
General election
Democratic Melissa Hurtado (incumbent) 68,461 50.005
Republican David Shepard 68,448 49.995
Total votes 136,909 100%
Democratic hold

District 18[edit]

District 18

← 2018 November 8, 2022 2026 →
 
Nominee Steve Padilla Alejandro Galicia
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 115,103 77,223
Percentage 59.8% 40.2%

Senator before election

Ben Hueso
Democratic

Elected Senator

Steve Padilla
Democratic

The new 18th district stretches along the Mexico–United States border and includes rural Imperial Valley and areas of California along the Colorado River, including Needles, Blythe and Indio, but most of the population is in southern San Diego County, including Imperial Beach, Otay Mesa, Chula Vista, National City, Lincoln Acres, Bonita, the Tijuana River Valley, and the southeast side of San Diego. The incumbent in this area is two-term Democrat Ben Hueso of San Diego and the former 40th district, who is term-limited and cannot seek re-election.

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Alejandro Galicia (R)

Results[edit]

California's 18th State Senate district, 2022[15][16]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Steve Padilla 74,495 61.0
Republican Alejandro Galicia 47,689 39.0
Total votes 122,184 100%
General election
Democratic Steve Padilla 115,103 59.8
Republican Alejandro Galicia 77,223 40.2
Total votes 192,326 100%
Democratic hold

District 20[edit]

District 20

← 2018 November 8, 2022 2026 →
 
Nominee Caroline Menjivar Daniel Hertzberg
Party Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 88,358 62,787
Percentage 58.5% 41.5%

Senator before election

Robert Hertzberg
Democratic

Elected Senator

Caroline Menjivar
Democratic

The new 20th district contains most of the San Fernando Valley section of northern Los Angeles, including Burbank, Van Nuys, Reseda, Canoga Park, Tujunga, Sun Valley, Shadow Hills, Lake View Terrace, Arleta, Panorama City, Pacoima, Mission Hills, San Fernando, and Sylmar. The incumbent in this area is two-term Democrat Robert Hertzberg of Van Nuys and the former 18th district, who is term-limited and cannot seek re-election.

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Ely De La Cruz Ayao (R)
Daniel Hertzberg (D)
Federal officials
State legislators
Organizations

Results[edit]

California's 20th State Senate district, 2022[15][16]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Daniel Hertzberg 33,449 30.8
Democratic Caroline Menjivar 32,302 29.8
Republican Ely De La Cruz Ayao 27,713 25.5
Democratic Seydi Alejandra Morales 15,078 13.9
Total votes 108,542 100%
General election
Democratic Caroline Menjivar 88,358 58.5
Democratic Daniel Hertzberg 62,787 41.5
Total votes 151,145 100%
Democratic hold

District 22[edit]

District 22

← 2018 November 8, 2022 2026 →
 
Nominee Susan Rubio Vincent Tsai
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 110,327 78,156
Percentage 58.5% 41.5%

Senators before election

Connie Leyva (Democratic)
Susan Rubio (Democratic)

Elected Senators

Susan Rubio
Democratic

The new 22nd district consists of the eastern San Gabriel Valley and the Pomona Valley in Los Angeles County, including El Monte, West Covina, Covina, Duarte, Baldwin Park, Irwindale, Vincent, Azusa, San Dimas, La Verne, and Pomona, as well as Montclair, Chino, and Ontario in the southwestern corner of San Bernardino County. The incumbents in this area are first-term Democrat Susan Rubio of Baldwin Park or the former 22nd district and second-term Democrat Connie Leyva of Chino or the former 20th district. Rubio ran for re-election, while Leyva ran for San Bernardino County Supervisor.

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Results[edit]

California's 22nd State Senate district, 2022[15][16]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Susan Rubio (incumbent) 63,394 59.7
Republican Vincent Tsai 28,262 26.6
Republican Kimo Mateo 14,479 13.7
Total votes 106,135 100%
General election
Democratic Susan Rubio (incumbent) 110,327 58.5
Republican Vincent Tsai 78,156 41.5
Total votes 188,483 100%
Democratic hold

District 24[edit]

District 24

← 2018 November 8, 2022 2026 →
 
Nominee Ben Allen Kristina Irwin
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 248,642 121,809
Percentage 67.1% 32.9%

Senator before election

Ben Allen
Democratic

Elected Senator

Ben Allen
Democratic

The new 24th district contains the Westside Los Angeles neighborhoods of Venice, West Los Angeles, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Bel Air, Century City, Sunset Strip, Laurel Canyon, Hollywood, and Miracle Mile, and the Santa Monica Mountains cities such as Hidden Hills, Calabasas, Topanga, and Malibu, as well as most of the South Bay cities of Los Angeles County, including Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Torrance, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, Marina Del Rey, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and West Hollywood, and The incumbent in this area is two-term Democrat Ben Allen of Santa Monica and the former 26th district, who is running for re-election.

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Ben Allen (Democratic), incumbent state senator[19]
  • Kristina Irwin (Republican), realtor (write-in)[66]

Endorsements[edit]

Results[edit]

California's 24th State Senate district, 2022[15][16]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ben Allen (incumbent) 165,421 96.2
Republican Kristina Irwin (write-in) 6,260 3.6
Republican Edwin P. Duterte (write-in) 213 0.1
Total votes 171,894 100%
General election
Democratic Ben Allen (incumbent) 248,642 67.1
Republican Kristina Irwin 121,809 32.9
Total votes 370,451 100%
Democratic hold

District 26[edit]

District 26

← 2018 November 8, 2022 2026 →
 
Nominee María Elena Durazo Claudia Agraz
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 155,727 32,022
Percentage 82.9% 17.1%

Senator before election

María Elena Durazo
Democratic

Elected Senator

María Elena Durazo
Democratic

The new 26th district is located in the central and eastern Los Angeles neighborhoods of Los Feliz, East Hollywood, Silver Lake, Echo Park, Cypress Park, Koreatown, Wilshire Center, Westlake, Glassell Park, Eagle Rock, Garvanza, Lincoln Heights, Hermon, Little Tokyo, Chinatown, Boyle Heights, and El Sereno, along with the adjascent communities of City Terrace, East Los Angeles and Vernon. The incumbent in this area is first-term Democrat Maria Elena Durazo of Los Angeles and the former 24th district, who is seeking re-election.

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Results[edit]

California's 26th State Senate district, 2022[15][16]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic María Elena Durazo (incumbent) 108,999 99.6
Republican Claudia Agraz (write-in) 425 0.4
Total votes 109,424 100%
General election
Democratic María Elena Durazo (incumbent) 155,727 82.9
Republican Claudia Agraz 32,022 17.1
Total votes 187,749 100%
Democratic hold

District 28[edit]

District 28

← 2018 November 8, 2022 2026 →
 
Nominee Lola Smallwood-Cuevas Cheryl Turner
Party Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 117,315 78,453
Percentage 59.9% 40.1%

Senator before election

Sydney Kamlager-Dove
Democratic

Elected Senator

Lola Smallwood-Cuevas
Democratic

The new 28th district contains Downtown Los Angeles and most of South Central Los Angeles, including Park La Brea, Pico Union, Mid City, West Adams, Baldwin Hills, Hyde Park, Nevin, Leimert Park, Jefferson Park, Crenshaw, Vermont Square, Adams-Normandie, Florence, Exposition Park, and University Park, as well as suburbs of Culver City, Ladera Heights, and a small part of the Westside Los Angeles neighborhoods, including Palms, Mar Vista and Playa Vista. The incumbent in this area is first-term Democrat Sydney Kamlager-Dove of Los Angeles and the former 30th district, who is leaving to run for a seat in the United States House of Representatives.

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Jamaal Gulledge (Democratic), human resources manager[67]
  • Joe Lusizzo (Republican), restaurant owner[19]
  • Kamilah Victoria Moore (Democratic), attorney and activist[19]
  • Lola Smallwood-Cuevas (Democratic), labor advocate[68]
  • Cheryl Turner (Democratic), civil rights lawyer[68]

Endorsements[edit]

Joe Lusizzo (R)

Results[edit]

California's 28th State Senate district, 2022[15][16]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lola Smallwood-Cuevas 63,211 44.8
Democratic Cheryl Turner 42,728 30.3
Republican Joe Lusizzo 20,785 14.7
Democratic Kamilah Victoria Moore 9,162 6.5
Democratic Jamaal Gulledge 5,267 3.7
Total votes 141,153 100%
General election
Democratic Lola Smallwood-Cuevas 117,315 59.9
Democratic Cheryl Turner 78,453 40.1
Total votes 195,768 100%
Democratic hold

District 30[edit]

District 30

← 2018 November 8, 2022 2026 →
 
Nominee Bob Archuleta Mitch Clemmons
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 129,890 83,214
Percentage 61.0% 39.0

Senator before election

Bob Archuleta
Democratic

Elected Senator

Bob Archuleta
Democratic

The new 30th district contains the Gateway Cities region of southeastern Los Angeles County, including Downey, Norwalk, Bellflower, La Mirada, Santa Fe Springs, Los Nietos, Montebello, Pico Rivera, Whittier, Hacienda Heights, La Puente, Valinda, Avocado Heights, Industry, Rowland Heights, Walnut, and Diamond Bar, along with Brea in northeastern Orange County. The incumbent in this area is first-term Democrat Bob Archuleta of the former 32nd district, who is seeking re-election.

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Henry Bouchot (D)
Mitch Clemmons (R)

Results[edit]

California's 30th State Senate district, 2022[15][16]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bob Archuleta (incumbent) 43,243 35.6
Republican Mitch Clemmons 41,287 34.0
Democratic Martha Camacho Rodriguez 19,011 15.7
Democratic Henry Bouchot 17,820 14.7
Total votes 121,361 100%
General election
Democratic Bob Archuleta (incumbent) 129,890 61.0
Republican Mitch Clemmons 83,214 39.0
Total votes 213,104 100%
Democratic hold

District 32[edit]

District 32

← 2018 November 8, 2022 2026 →
 
Nominee Kelly Seyarto Brian Nash
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 184,086 112,763
Percentage 62.0% 38.0%

Senator before election

Melissa Melendez
Republican

Elected Senator

Kelly Seyarto
Republican

The new 32nd district consists of the southwestern corner of the Inland Empire, including the Riverside County communities of Temecula, Murrieta, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake, Lakeland Village, Alberhill, Menifee, Sage, and Idyllwild, along with Yorba Linda in eastern Orange County, Chino Hills in southwestern San Bernardino County and the rural, northeastern corner of San Diego County. The incumbent in this area, Republican Melissa Melendez of the former 28th district, is term-limited and cannot seek re-election.

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Kelly Seyarto (R)

Results[edit]

California's 32nd State Senate district, 2022[15][16]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kelly Seyarto 112,728 62.8
Democratic Brian Nash 66,664 37.2
Total votes 179,392 100%
General election
Republican Kelly Seyarto 184,086 62.0
Democratic Brian Nash 112,763 38.0
Total votes 296,849 100%
Republican hold

District 34[edit]

District 34

← 2018 November 8, 2022 2026 →
 
Nominee Tom Umberg Rhonda Shader
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 96,419 67,633
Percentage 58.8% 41.2%

Senator before election

Tom Umberg
Democratic

Elected Senator

Tom Umberg
Democratic

The 34th district is based in northern Orange County, including most of Santa Ana, Anaheim, Placentia, Fullerton, Buena Park, La Habra, and the west side of Orange, along with the unincorporated community of South Whittier in Los Angeles County. The incumbent is first-term Democrat Tom Umberg of Santa Ana, who is seeking re-election.

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Rhonda Shader (R)

Results[edit]

California's 34th State Senate district, 2022[15][16]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom Umberg (incumbent) 55,525 58.3
Republican Rhonda Shader 39,728 41.7
Total votes 95,253 100%
General election
Democratic Tom Umberg (incumbent) 96,419 58.8
Republican Rhonda Shader 67,633 41.2
Total votes 164,052 100%
Democratic hold

District 36[edit]

District 36

← 2018 November 8, 2022 2026 →
 
Nominee Janet Nguyen Kim Carr
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 196,488 149,114
Percentage 56.9% 43.1%

Senator before election

None (New Seat)

Elected Senator

Janet Nguyen
Republican

The new 36th district encompasses most of coastal Orange County, including Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach, and Dana Point, and the Little Saigon area of northwestern Orange County, including Garden Grove, Westminster, Fountain Valley, Midway City, Stanton, Cypress, Rossmoor, and Los Alimitos, along with Artesia, Cerritos, and Hawaiian Gardens in southwestern Los Angeles County. The seat has no incumbent.

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Janet Nguyen (R)

Results[edit]

California's 36th State Senate district, 2022[15][16]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Janet Nguyen 125,053 56.7
Democratic Kim Carr 95,655 43.3
Total votes 220,708 100%
General election
Republican Janet Nguyen 196,488 56.9
Democratic Kim Carr 149,114 43.1
Total votes 345,602 100%
Republican win (new seat)

District 38[edit]

District 38

← 2018 November 8, 2022 2026 →
 
Nominee Catherine Blakespear Matt Gunderson
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 190,992 174,581
Percentage 52.2% 47.8%

Senator before election

Patricia Bates
Republican

Elected Senator

Catherine Blakespear
Democratic

The new 38th district encompasses the coastal North County San Diego County communities of La Jolla, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Cardiff, Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, Carlsbad, Vista, Oceanside, San Luis Rey, and Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, along with the southern edge of Orange County, including San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Ladera Ranch, Las Flores, and Rancho Santa Margarita. The incumbent in this area, Republican Patricia Bates (R–Laguna Niguel), is term-limited and cannot seek re-election.

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrawn[edit]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Matt Gunderson (R)

Results[edit]

California's 38th State Senate district, 2022[15][16]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Matt Gunderson 106,358 45.9
Democratic Catherine Blakespear 99,583 42.9
Democratic Joe Kerr 25,908 11.2
Total votes 231,849 100%
General election
Democratic Catherine Blakespear 190,992 52.2
Republican Matt Gunderson 174,581 47.8
Total votes 365,573 100%
Democratic gain from Republican

District 40[edit]

District 40

← 2018 November 8, 2022 2026 →
 
Nominee Brian Jones Joseph Rocha
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 170,109 149,948
Percentage 53.1% 46.9%

Senator before election

Brian Jones
Republican

Elected Senator

Brian Jones
Republican

The new 40th district encompasses much of inland San Diego County, including Santee, Poway, Alpine, Pine Valley, Ramona, San Marcos, Escondido, Hidden Meadows, Valley Center, Pauma Valley, and Fallbrook, as well as the northeastern parts of the city of San Diego. The incumbent in this area is Republican Brian Jones of Santee and the former 38th district, who is seeking re-election.

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Brian Jones (R)

Results[edit]

California's 40th State Senate district, 2022[15][16]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Jones (incumbent) 113,400 54.4
Democratic Joseph Rocha 94,960 45.6
Total votes 208,360 100%
General election
Republican Brian Jones (incumbent) 170,109 53.1
Democratic Joseph Rocha 149,948 46.9
Total votes 320,057 100%
Republican hold

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Redistricted from the 6th district.
  2. ^ Redistricted from the 16th district.
  3. ^ Redistricted from the 8th district.
  4. ^ Redistricted from the 12th district.
  5. ^ Redistricted from the 14th district.
  6. ^ Redistricted from the 40th district.
  7. ^ Redistricted from the 18th district.
  8. ^ Redistricted from the 20th district.
  9. ^ Redistricted from the 26th district.
  10. ^ Redistricted from the 24th district.
  11. ^ Redistricted from the 30th district.
  12. ^ Redistricted from the 32nd district.
  13. ^ Redistricted from the 28th district.
  14. ^ Redistricted from the 38th district.
  15. ^ Redistricted from the 4th district.
  16. ^ Redistricted from the 6th district.
  17. ^ Redistricted from the 8th district.
  18. ^ Redistricted from the 40th district.
  19. ^ Redistricted from the 18th district.
  20. ^ Redistricted from the 20th district.
  21. ^ Redistricted from the 30th district.
  22. ^ Redistricted from the 28th district.
  23. ^ Redistricted from the 36th district.

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External links[edit]

Official campaign websites for 4th district candidates
Official campaign websites for 8th district candidates
Official campaign websites for 10th district candidates
Official campaign websites for 18th district candidates
Official campaign websites for 20th district candidates
Official campaign websites for 30th district candidates
Official campaign websites for 34th district candidates
Official campaign websites for 38th district candidates