2010 California Secretary of State election

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2010 California Secretary of State election

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Nominee Debra Bowen Damon Dunn
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 5,105,307 3,666,407
Percentage 53.2% 38.2%

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County Results
Bowen:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Dunn:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%

Secretary of State before election

Debra Bowen
Democratic

Elected Secretary of State

Debra Bowen
Democratic

The 2010 California Secretary of State election was held on November 2, 2010, to choose the Secretary of State of California. The primary election was held on June 8, 2010. Incumbent Democratic Debra Bowen won reelection to a second term.

Candidates[edit]

The following were certified by the California Secretary of State as candidates in the primary election for Secretary of State.[1][2] Candidates who won their respective primaries and qualified for the general election are shown in bold.

American Independent[edit]

  • Merton Short, aviator

Democratic[edit]

Green[edit]

  • Ann Menasche, civil rights attorney

Libertarian[edit]

Peace and Freedom[edit]

  • Marylou Cabral, community volunteer

Republican[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican[edit]

California Republican Secretary of State primary, 2010
Candidate Votes %
Damon Dunn 1,477,811 74.4
Orly Taitz 508,455 25.6
Roy Allmond (write-in) 58 0
Total votes 1,986,324 100.00
Voter turnout 38.0%

Others[edit]

California Secretary of State primary, 2010 (others)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Debra Bowen (incumbent) 2,044,327 100
American Independent Merton Short 40,551 100
Green Ann Menasche 21,798 100
Libertarian Christina Tobin 18,189 100
Peace and Freedom Marylou Cabral 4,046 100

General Election results[edit]

California Secretary of State election, 2010[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Debra Bowen (incumbent) 5,105,307 53.18% +5.09%
Republican Damon Dunn 3,666,407 38.19% -6.80%
Green Ann Menasche 286,694 2.99% +0.83%
Libertarian Christina Tobin 214,347 2.23% +0.19%
Peace and Freedom Marylou Cabral 164,450 1.71% +0.62%
American Independent Merton D. Short 162,102 1.69% +0.07%
Total votes 9,599,307 100.0%
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 Gubernatorial Primary - June 8, 2010: Official Certified List of Candidates" (PDF). California Secretary of State. April 9, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-06-11. Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  2. ^ "Certified List of Write-In Candidates for the June 8, 2010, Statewide Direct Primary Election" (PDF). California Secretary of State. May 28, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-06-03. Retrieved June 2, 2010.
  3. ^ "Statement of the Vote - November 2, 2010 General Election" (PDF). California Secretary of State.

External links[edit]

Official campaign Web sites[edit]