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California State Senate elections, 1990

 

California State Senate elections, 1990

The 1990 California State Senate elections were held on November 6, 1990. 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.
California State Senate elections, 1990

November 6, 1990 (1990-11-06)

20 seats from even-numbered districts of the California State Senate
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader David Roberti Kenneth L. Maddy
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat 23rd-Los Angeles 14th-Fresno
Seats before 19 7
Seats after 20 6
Seat change Increase1 Decrease1
Popular vote 1,598,096 1,426,355
Percentage 48.09% 42.92%

Pro Tem before election

David Roberti
Democratic

Pro Tem-designate

David Roberti
Democratic

Overview

California State Senate elections, 1990
Party Votes Percentage Not up Incumbents Open Before After +/–
Democratic 1,598,096 48.09% 5 14 0 19 20 +1
Republican 1,426,355 42.92% 2 5 0 7 6 -1
Independent 116,885 3.52% 0 1 0 1 1 0
Libertarian 98,517 2.96% 0 0 0 0 0 0
Peace and Freedom 83,514 2.51% 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 3,323,317 100.00% 7 20 0 27 27

District 2

California's 2nd State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Barry Keene (incumbent) 126,552 53.99%
Republican Margie Handley 107,864 46.01%
Totals 234,416 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 4

California's 4th State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Thompson 125,573 47.67%
Republican Jim Nielsen (incumbent) 123,066 46.72%
Libertarian Juanita A. Hendricks 9,398 3.57%
Peace and Freedom Irv Sutley 5,381 2.04%
Totals 263,418 100.00%
Democratic gain from Republican

District 6

California's 6th State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Leroy F. Greene (incumbent) 126,827 53.73%
Republican Joe Sullivan 95,380 40.41%
Libertarian Lawrence R. "Larry" Murray 13,835 5.86%
Totals 236,042 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 8

California's 8th State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Quentin L. Kopp (incumbent) 116,885 72.71%
Democratic Patrick C. Fitzgerald 28,946 18.00%
Republican Robert Silvestri 14,941 9.29%
Totals 160,772 100.00%
Independent hold

District 10

California's 10th State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Lockyer (incumbent) 111,253 60.58%
Republican Howard Hertz 72,390 39.42%
Totals 183,643 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 12

California's 12th State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dan McCorquodale (incumbent) 106,857 59.11%
Republican Lori Kennedy 73,912 40.89%
Totals 180,769 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 14

California's 14th State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kenneth L. Maddy (incumbent) 135,369 100.00%
Totals 135,369 100.00%
Republican hold

District 16

California's 16th State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Don Rogers (incumbent) 85,882 51.97%
Democratic Ray Gonzales 72,796 44.06%
Libertarian Kenneth J. Saurenman 6,554 3.97%
Totals 165,242 100.00%
Republican hold

District 18

California's 18th State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gary K. Hart (incumbent) 111,599 60.35%
Republican Carey Rogers 65,499 35.43%
Libertarian Jay C. Wood 7,796 4.22%
Totals 184,894 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 20

California's 20th State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alan Robbins (incumbent) 73,610 58.28%
Republican David J. Podegracz 43,129 34.14%
Libertarian William J. Mirken 9,575 7.58%
Totals 126,314 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 22

California's 22nd State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Herschel Rosenthal (incumbent) 129,939 64.61%
Republican Michael Schrager 62,193 30.93%
Peace and Freedom Margery Hinds 8,969 4.46%
Totals 201,101 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 24

California's 24th State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Arthur Torres (incumbent) 39,644 68.96%
Republican Keith F. Marsh 14,157 24.63%
Libertarian David L. Wilson 3,685 6.41%
Totals 57,486 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 26

California's 26th State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles Calderon (incumbent) 60,801 62.78%
Republican Joe Aguilar 30,984 32.00%
Libertarian Kim Goldsworthy 5,055 5.22%
Totals 96,840 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 28

California's 28th State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Diane Watson (incumbent) 102,562 85.19%
Peace and Freedom Ivan William Kasinoff 17,836 14.81%
Totals 120,398 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 30

California's 30th State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ralph C. Dills (incumbent) 63,771 68.28%
Republican Timothy Poling 29,625 31.72%
Totals 93,396 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 32

California's 32nd State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ed Royce (incumbent) 80,788 61.26%
Democratic Evelyn Colon Becktell 51,086 38.74%
Totals 131,874 100.00%
Republican hold

District 34

California's 34th State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ruben Ayala (incumbent) 80,949 51.79%
Republican Charles W. Bader 75,352 48.21%
Totals 156,301 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 36

California's 36th State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert B. Presley (incumbent) 112,560 53.57%
Republican Ray Haynes 97,558 46.43%
Totals 210,118 100.00%
Democratic hold

District 38

California's 38th State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William A. Craven (incumbent) 171,208 66.76%
Peace and Freedom Jane Rocio Evans 46,645 18.19%
Libertarian Scott Olmsted 38,582 15.05%
Totals 256,435 100.00%
Republican hold

District 40

California's 40th State Senate district election, 1990
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Wadie P. Deddeh (incumbent) 72,771 56.64%
Republican Muriel C. Watson 47,058 36.62%
Peace and Freedom Roger Bruce Batchelder 4,683 3.64%
Libertarian Eric Moths 3,987 3.10%
Totals 128,499 100.00%
Democratic hold
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