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California State Senate election, 1998

California State Senate elections, 1998

November 3, 1998 (1998-11-03)

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%


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

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

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

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%
Totals 286,793 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 4

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%
Totals 135,528 100.00%
Republican hold

District 6

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%
Totals 245,813 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 8

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%
Totals 239,247 100.00%
Democratic gain from Independent

District 10

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%
Totals 207,390 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 12

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%
Totals 216,947 100.00%
Republican hold

District 14

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%
Totals 233,866 100.00%
Republican hold

District 16

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%
Totals 138,059 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 18

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%
Totals 266,497 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 20

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%
Totals ' 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 22

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%
Totals 84,283 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 24

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%
Totals 131,156 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 26

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%
Totals 156,460 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 28

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%
Totals 196,892 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 30

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%
Totals 119,572 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 32

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%
Totals 136,167 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 34

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%
Totals 130,863 100.00%
Democratic gain from Republican

District 36

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%
Totals 230,012 100.00%
Republican hold

District 38

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%
Totals 255,845 100.00%
Republican hold

District 40

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%
Totals 169,140 100.00%
Democratic hold

See also

References

  1. ^ "State Senate All Districts".  
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