November 2010 California elections
The California state elections, November 2010 were held on November 2, 2010.
On a year marked by a strong Republican wave nationwide, the State of California elected Democrats to the state's top offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Controller, State Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Education, Insurance Commissioner and United States Senator. On November 24, 2010, the California Democratic Party set a record for winning every statewide elected office in California in a single election when the last outstanding race - the one for Attorney General - was decided in Kamala Harris' favor. Because fellow Democrat Dianne Feinstein holds the other Senate seat that was not up for election in 2010, the Democrats held every statewide elected office in California beginning in 2011.
United States SenateEdit
|Democratic||Barbara Boxer (incumbent)||5,218,441||52.2|
|Peace and Freedom||Marsha Feinland||135,093||1.4|
|American Independent||Edward Noonan||125,441||1.2|
|Independent||James E. Harris (write-in)||41||0.0|
|Independent||Connor Vlakancic (write-in)||11||0.0|
|Independent||Jerry Leon Carroll (write-in)||10||0.0|
|Independent||Hans J. Kugler (write-in)||5||0.0|
United States House of RepresentativesEdit
|United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2010|
|Invalid or blank votes|
|American Independent||Chelene Nightingale||165,928||1.7|
|Peace and Freedom||Carlos Alvarez||92,637||0.9|
|Libertarian||Cassandra Lieurance (write-in)||285||0.0|
|Independent||Lea Sherman (write-in)||43||0.0|
|Independent||Rakesh K. Christian (write-in)||13||0.0|
|Democratic||Nadia B. Smalley (write-in)||8||0.0|
|Independent||Hugh Bagley (write-in)||4||0.0|
|Independent||Rowan Millar (write-in)||4||0.0|
|Independent||Jacob Vangelisti (write-in)||4||0.0|
|Democratic||Anselmo Chavez (write-in)||2||0.0|
|Democratic gain from Republican|
|Republican||Abel Maldonado (incumbent)||3,820,977||39.0|
|American Independent||Jim King||184,899||1.9|
|Peace and Freedom||C. T. Weber||116,350||1.1|
|Independent||Karen England (write-in)||34,119||0.3|
|Democratic gain from Republican|
Secretary of StateEdit
|Democratic||Debra Bowen (incumbent)||5,105,600||53.2|
|Peace and Freedom||Marylou Cabral||164,458||1.7|
|American Independent||Merton D. Short||162,100||1.6|
|Democratic||John Chiang (incumbent)||5,325,657||55.2|
|Libertarian||Andrew "Andy" Favor||292,440||3.1|
|Peace and Freedom||Karen Martinez||209,647||2.2|
|Green||Ross D. Frankel||191,284||1.9|
|American Independent||Lawrence G. Beliz||154,147||1.5|
|Democratic||Bill Lockyer (incumbent)||5,433,508||56.5|
|Green||Charles "Kit" Crittenden||231,165||2.4|
|Libertarian||Edward M. Teyssier||218,387||2.2|
|American Independent||Robert Lauten||135,930||1.4|
|Peace and Freedom||Debra L. Reiger||125,573||1.3|
|American Independent||Diane Templin||169,994||1.7|
|Peace and Freedom||Robert Evans||160,426||1.6|
|Peace and Freedom||Dina Padilla||293,512||3.1|
|American Independent||Clay Pedersen||198,352||2.1|
|Democratic gain from Republican|
Superintendent of Public InstructionEdit
|Nonpartisan||Diane Lenning (write-in)||46,061||0.5|
Board of EqualizationEdit
|Democratic||Betty T. Yee (incumbent)||1,617,655||63.1|
|Republican||Kevin R. Scott||799,316||31.2|
|Peace and Freedom||Sherrill Borg||71,189||2.7|
|Libertarian||Willard D. Michlin||112,825||4.7|
|Peace and Freedom||Toby Mitchell-Sawyer||58,242||2.4|
|Republican||Michelle Steel (incumbent)||1,325,538||54.9|
|Democratic||Mary Christian Heising||836,057||34.6|
|Libertarian||Jerry L. Dixon||117,783||4.8|
|Peace and Freedom||Mary Lou Finley||79,870||3.3|
|American Independent||Terri Lussenheide||59,513||2.4|
|Democratic||Jerome Horton (incumbent)||1,223,906||71.8|
|American Independent||Shawn Hoffman||215,639||12.6|
|Libertarian||Peter "Pedro" De Baets||198,575||11.6|
|Peace and Freedom||Nancy Lawrence||68,577||4.0|
Chief Justice nominationEdit
There are 40 seats in the State Senate, the upper house of California's bicameral State Legislature. Voters in the 20 even-numbered districts of the California State Senate will vote for their representatives.
|California State Senate elections, 2010|
|Peace and Freedom||10,209||0.2||0||0||0||0||0|
Voters in all 80 of California's State Assembly districts voted for their representatives.
|California State Assembly elections, 2010|
|Peace and Freedom||26,809||0.3||0||0|
|Invalid or blank votes||—||—|
Statewide ballot propositionsEdit
The following propositions have been approved for the November ballot either through referral by the state legislature or by obtaining 433,971 signatures for proposed statutes and 694,354 signatures for constitutional amendments.
This is a legislatively referred state statute that would authorize an $11.1 billion bond to upgrade California's water system. On August 9, 2010, the California Legislature postponed the vote on the proposition until 2012.
This is a citizen-initiated state statute that would legalize up to 1 ounce of marijuana for persons 21 years or older and would allow local governments to regulate as well as tax the newly created cannabis market.
This is a citizen-initiated constitutional amendment that would require the California Citizens Redistricting Commission to re-draw congressional district lines, in addition to its current job of drawing state senate district lines and state assembly district lines.
This is a citizen-initiated constitutional amendment that would allow state budgets to be passed by the state legislature by a simple majority instead of the current two-thirds requirement. The two-thirds majority for passing taxes would not change.
This is a citizen-initiated constitutional amendment that would require voters to approve new state levies and charges by a two-thirds super majority, with some exceptions.
- California State Legislature
- California State Assembly
- California State Senate
- California gubernatorial election, 2010
- List of California ballot propositions
- California state elections, June 2010
- Political party strength in U.S. states
- Political party strength in California
- Elections in California
- Districts in California
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- Prop. 21 would let motorists visit state parks for free
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