California State Senate election, 1998

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California State Senate elections, 1998
California
1996 ←
November 3, 1998 (1998-11-03) → 2000

20 seats from even-numbered districts of the California State Senate
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader John L. Burton Ross Johnson
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat 3rd-San Francisco 35th-Fullerton
Seats before 23 16
Seats after 25 15
Seat change Increase2 Decrease1
Popular vote 1,975,326 1,426,014
Percentage 56.49% 40.78%

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Pro Tem before election

John L. Burton
Democratic

Pro Tem-designate

John L. Burton
Democratic

The 1998 California State Senate elections were held on November 3, 1998. Senate seats of even-numbered districts were up for election. Senate terms are staggered so that half the membership is elected every two years. Senators serve four-year terms and are limited to two terms. Democrats expanded their majority, winning a Republican-held seat and an Independent-held seat.

Overview[edit]

California State Senate elections, 1998
Party Votes Percentage Not up Incumbents Open Before After +/–
Democratic 1,975,326 56.49% 10 5 8 23 25 +2
Republican 1,426,014 40.78% 10 3 3 16 15 -1
Libertarian 57,738 1.65% 0 0 0 0 0 0
Peace and Freedom 26,277 0.75% 0 0 0 0 0 0
Natural Law 5,828 0.17% 0 0 0 0 0 0
Independent 5,504 0.16% 0 0 1 1 0 -1
Invalid or blank votes 342,926 8.93%
Totals 3,839,613 100.00% 20 8 12 40 40

Results[edit]

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

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, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Wesley Chesbro 137,728 51.18
Republican John Jordan 112,754 41.90
Peace and Freedom Brian Garay 18,612 6.92
Invalid or blank votes 17,879 6.23
Total votes 286,793 100.00
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

California's 4th State Senate district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Maurice Johannessen (incumbent) 135,528 56.67
Democratic Mark Desio 103,620 43.33
Invalid or blank votes 19,060 6.15
Total votes 135,528 100.00
Republican hold

District 6[edit]

California's 6th State Senate district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Deborah Ortiz 128,949 55.24
Republican Chris Quackenbush 96,227 41.22
Libertarian Gerald Klass 8,244 3.53
Invalid or blank votes 12,393 5.04
Total votes 245,813 100.00
Democratic hold

District 8[edit]

California's 8th State Senate district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jackie Speier 167,216 79.19
Republican Jim R. Tomlin 43,936 20.81
Invalid or blank votes 28,095 11.74
Total votes 239,247 100.00
Democratic gain from Independent

District 10[edit]

California's 10th State Senate district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Liz Figueroa 129,496 68.67
Republican Bob Gough 59,071 31.33
Invalid or blank votes 18,823 9.08
Total votes 207,390 100.00
Democratic hold

District 12[edit]

California's 12th State Senate district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dick Monteith (incumbent) 110,690 53.04
Democratic Sal Canella 91,623 43.90
Libertarian Mary Lee Gowlan 6,389 3.06
Invalid or blank votes 8,245 3.80
Total votes 216,947 100.00
Republican hold

District 14[edit]

California's 14th State Senate district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chuck Poochigian 174,832 100.00
Invalid or blank votes 59,034 25.24
Total votes 233,866 100.00
Republican hold

District 16[edit]

California's 16th State Senate district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jim Costa (incumbent) 92,163 71.91
Republican Gregg Palmer 36,005 28.09
Invalid or blank votes 9,891 7.16
Total votes 138,059 100.00
Democratic hold

District 18[edit]

California's 18th State Senate district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jack O'Connell (incumbent) 169,818 66.87
Republican Gordon Klemm 79,872 31.45
Libertarian Jack Ray 4,276 1.68
Invalid or blank votes 12,531 4.70
Total votes 266,497 100.00
Democratic hold

District 20[edit]

California's 20th State Senate district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard Alarcón 82,258 65.94
Republican Ollie M. McCaulley 34,120 27.35
Libertarian Linda Starr 8,372 6.71
Invalid or blank votes 11,473 8.42
Total votes ' 100.00
Democratic hold

District 22[edit]

California's 22nd State Senate district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard G. Polanco (incumbent) 65,104 89.47
Peace and Freedom Marian 'Muffy' Sunde 7,665 10.53
Invalid or blank votes 11,514 13.66
Total votes 84,283 100.00
Democratic hold

District 24[edit]

California's 24th State Senate district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Hilda Solis (incumbent) 86,353 73.51
Republican C. A. 'Carl' Taylor 28,057 23.88
Libertarian Kim Goldsworthy 3,059 2.60
Invalid or blank votes 13,687 10.44
Total votes 131,156 100.00
Democratic hold

District 26[edit]

California's 26th State Senate district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kevin Murray 124,328 88.44
Republican Mac Lane Key 12,798 9.10
Libertarian Bob Weber 3,460 2.46
Invalid or blank votes 15,874 10.15
Total votes 156,460 100.00
Democratic hold

District 28[edit]

California's 28th State Senate district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Debra Bowen 115,672 64.42
Republican Asha Knott 57,560 32.05
Libertarian Neal Doner 6,340 3.53
Invalid or blank votes 17,320 8.80
Total votes 196,892 100.00
Democratic hold

District 30[edit]

California's 30th State Senate district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Martha Escutia 80,562 73.98
Republican John O. Robertson 24,520 22.52
Libertarian John P. McCready 3,816 3.50
Invalid or blank votes 10,674 8.93
Total votes 119,572 100.00
Democratic hold

District 32[edit]

California's 32nd State Senate district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Baca 75,424 58.51
Republican Eunice M. Ulloa 49,201 38.17
Libertarian John S. Ballard 4,275 3.32
Invalid or blank votes 7,267 5.34
Total votes 136,167 100.00
Democratic hold

District 34[edit]

California's 34th State Senate district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Dunn 62,063 51.29
Republican Rob Hurtt (incumbent) 58,933 48.71
Invalid or blank votes 9,867 7.54
Total votes 130,863 100.00
Democratic gain from Republican

District 36[edit]

California's 36th State Senate district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ray Haynes (incumbent) 127,531 60.10
Democratic George M. Swift 84,683 39.90
Invalid or blank votes 17,798 7.74
Total votes 230,012 100.00
Republican hold

District 38[edit]

California's 38th State Senate district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Morrow 136,889 60.27
Democratic Madelene Arakelian 74,597 32.84
Natural Law Barbara Blair 5,828 2.57
Independent Eugene Gilbert Carl 5,504 2.42
Libertarian Paul King 4,315 1.90
Invalid or blank votes 28,712 11.22
Total votes 255,845 100.00
Republican hold

District 40[edit]

California's 40th State Senate district election, 1998
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Stephen Peace (incumbent) 103,669 66.31
Republican Bob Divine 47,490 30.37
Libertarian David N. Graham 5,192 3.32
Invalid or blank votes 12,789 7.56
Total votes 169,140 100.00
Democratic hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State Senate All Districts" (PDF). California Secretary of State. 1998-12-12. Retrieved 2008-08-17.