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California Secretary of State election, 2010


California Secretary of State election, 2010

California Secretary of State election, 2010

November 2, 2010

Nominee Debra Bowen Damon Dunn
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 3,786,174 2,751,863
Percentage 53.1% 38.6%

Secretary of State before election

Debra Bowen

Elected Secretary of State

Debra Bowen

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 Debra Bowen won reelection.


  • Candidates 1
    • American Independent 1.1
    • Democratic 1.2
    • Green 1.3
    • Libertarian 1.4
    • Peace and Freedom 1.5
    • Republican 1.6
  • Primary results 2
    • Republican 2.1
    • Others 2.2
  • General results 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5
    • Official campaign Web sites 5.1


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

  • Merton Short, aviator



  • Ann Menasche, civil rights attorney


Peace and Freedom

  • Marylou Cabral, community volunteer


Primary results


California Republican Secretary of State primary, 2010
Candidate Votes Percentage
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%


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 results

California Secretary of State election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Debra Bowen (incumbent) 3,786,174 53.1%
Republican Damon Dunn 2,751,863 38.6%
Green Ann Menasche 204,236 2.9%
Libertarian Christina Tobin 157,974 2.2%
American Independent Merton D. Short 121,023 1.6%
Peace and Freedom Marylou Cabral 120,338 1.6%
Valid votes %
Invalid or blank votes %
Totals ' %
Voter turnout %
Democratic hold


  1. ^ "2010 Gubernatorial Primary - June 8, 2010: Official Certified List of Candidates" (PDF).  
  2. ^ "Certified List of Write-In Candidates for the June 8, 2010, Statewide Direct Primary Election" (PDF).  

External links

Official campaign Web sites

  • Roy Allmond
  • Debra Bowen
  • Damon Dunn
  • Ann Menasche
  • Orly Taitz
  • Christina Tobin
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