California State Senate election, 2002

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California State Senate elections, 2002
California
2000 ←
November 5, 2002 (2002-11-05) → 2004

20 seats from even-numbered districts of the California State Senate
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader John L. Burton Jim Brulte
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat 3rd-San Francisco 31st-Rancho Cucamonga
Seats before 26 14
Seats after 25 15
Seat change Decrease1 Increase1
Popular vote 1,635,495 1,323,777
Percentage 53.78% 43.53%

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Pro Tem before election

John L. Burton
Democratic

Pro Tem-designate

John L. Burton
Democratic

The 2002 California State Senate elections were held on November 5, 2002. 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. As was expected, the Democratic Party held on to the majority of the seats, though they lost one.

Overview[edit]

California State Senate elections, 2002
Party Votes Percentage Not up Incumbents Open Before After +/–
Democratic 1,635,495 53.78% 12 11 3 26 25 -1
Republican 1,323,777 43.53% 8 3 3 14 15 +1
Libertarian 76,243 2.51% 0 0 0 0 0 0
Independent 5,635 0.19% 0 0 0 0 0 0
Invalid or blank votes 310,379 9.26%
Totals 3,351,529 100.00% 20 14 6 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, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Wesley Chesbro (incumbent) 156,755 63.45
Republican Peggy Redfearn 80,079 32.41
Libertarian Laura Jean Likover 10,210 4.13
Invalid or blank votes 12,214 4.71
Total votes 259,258 100.00
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

California's 4th State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Samuel Aanestad 148,023 58.02
Democratic Marianne Smith 92,786 36.37
Libertarian Robert H. Underwood 14,325 5.61
Invalid or blank votes 13,850 5.15
Total votes 268,984 100.00
Republican hold

District 6[edit]

California's 6th State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Deborah Ortiz (incumbent) 122,126 70.70
Republican Jason A. Swewll 44,972 26.04
Independent Yolanda Knaak (write-in) 5,635 3.26
Invalid or blank votes 0 0.00
Total votes 172,733 100.00
Democratic hold

District 8[edit]

California's 8th State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jackie Speier (incumbent) 158,999 78.16
Republican Dennis Zell 38,881 19.11
Libertarian Robert Fliegler 5,540 2.72
Invalid or blank votes 0 0.00
Total votes 203,420 100.00
Democratic hold

District 10[edit]

California's 10th State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Liz Figueroa (incumbent) 103,247 66.91
Republican James G. Gunther 46,056 29.85
Libertarian Ervan Darnell 4,997 3.24
Invalid or blank votes 13,638 8.12
Total votes 167,938 100.00
Democratic hold

District 12[edit]

California's 12th State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeff Denham 73,877 48.02
Democratic Rusty Areias 73,034 47.47
Libertarian David Eaton 6,950 4.52
Invalid or blank votes 9,160 5.62
Total votes 163,021 100.00
Republican hold

District 14[edit]

California's 14th State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Chuck Poochigian (incumbent) 175,369 100.00
Invalid or blank votes 62,422 26.25
Total votes 237,791 100.00
Republican hold

District 16[edit]

California's 16th State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dean Florez 69,503 70.03
Republican Blair Knox 29,747 29.97
Invalid or blank votes 3,811 3.70
Total votes 103,061 100.00
Democratic hold

District 18[edit]

California's 18th State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Roy Ashburn (incumbent) 153,878 100.00
Invalid or blank votes 20,830 11.92
Total votes 174,708 100.00
Republican gain from Democratic

District 20[edit]

California's 20th State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard Alarcon (incumbent) 88,902 100.00
Invalid or blank votes 35,228 28.38
Total votes 124,130 100.00
Democratic hold

District 22[edit]

California's 22nd State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gilbert Cedillo 68,282 100.00
Invalid or blank votes 22,425 24.72
Total votes 90,707 100.00
Democratic hold

District 24[edit]

California's 24th State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gloria Romero (incumbent) 79,227 71.32
Republican Vince House 29,124 26.22
Libertarian Carl M. "Marty" Swinney 2,741 2.47
Invalid or blank votes 8,106 6.80
Total votes 119,198 100.00
Democratic hold

District 26[edit]

California's 26th State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kevin Murray (incumbent) 123,814 100.00
Invalid or blank votes 33,620 21.35
Total votes 157,434 100.00
Democratic hold

District 28[edit]

California's 28th State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Debra Bowen (incumbent) 114,145 61.76
Republican Jo Ann Hill 64,627 34.97
Libertarian Peter D. De Baets 6,041 3.27
Invalid or blank votes 12,580 6.37
Total votes 197,393 100.00
Democratic hold

District 30[edit]

California's 30th State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Martha M. Escutia (incumbent) 80,562 67.10
Republican John O. Robertson 39,498 32.90
Invalid or blank votes 8,905 6.90
Total votes 128,965 100.00
Democratic hold

District 32[edit]

California's 32nd State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Nell Soto (incumbent) 60,761 67.62
Republican Ken Robertson 29,101 32.38
Invalid or blank votes 8,484 8.63
Total votes 98,346 100.00
Democratic hold

District 34[edit]

California's 34th State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe Dunn (incumbent) 63,485 61.93
Republican Araceli Gonzalez 39,025 38.07
Invalid or blank votes 0 0.00
Total votes 102,510 100.00
Democratic hold

District 36[edit]

California's 36th State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dennis Hollingsworth 151,856 69.53
Democratic Adrienne Westall 53,280 24.40
Libertarian Michael S. Metti 13,258 6.07
Invalid or blank votes 19,373 8.15
Total votes 237,767 100.00
Republican hold

District 38[edit]

California's 38th State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bill Morrow (incumbent) 132,577 66.10
Democratic Philip G. Hanneman 60,182 30.00
Libertarian Lars R. Grossmith 7,819 3.90
Invalid or blank votes 16,899 7.77
Total votes 217,477 100.00
Republican hold

District 40[edit]

California's 40th State Senate district election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Denise Moreno Ducheny 66,405 56.35
Republican Michael S. Giorgino 47,087 39.95
Libertarian Felix Jeremiah Miranda 4,362 3.70
Invalid or blank votes 8,834 6.97
Total votes 126,688 100.00
Democratic hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State Senate All Districts". California Secretary of State. 2008-03-18. Retrieved 2008-03-18.