California State Senate Elections 2012

2012 California State Senate Elections

California State Senate Elections 2012 Majority Control

California State Senate
Party As of October 2012 After the 2012 Election
Democratic Party 25 Pending
Republican Party 15 Pending
Total 40 40

California State Senate Elections 2012 Incumbents Retiring

Name Party Current Office
Alan Lowenthal Democratic Senate District 27
Christine Kehoe Democratic Senate District 39
Elaine Alquist Democratic Senate District 13
Joe Simitian Democratic Senate District 11
Robert Dutton Republican Senate District 31
Sam Blakeslee Republican Senate District 15
Sharon Runner Republican Senate District 17
Tom Harman Republican Senate District 35
Tony Strickland Republican Senate District 19

California State Senate Elections 2012 Campaign Contributions

Year Number of Candidates Total Contributions
2010 63 $23,000,670
2008 59 $35,169,351
2006 63 $30,011,241
2004 69 $32,887,100
2002 53 $22,148,467

California State Senate Elections In 2010

Donor Amount
California Democratic Party $2,591,242
California Republican Party $1,249,852
AT$T $240,088
Carol Liu for Senate $227,997
California Association of Realtors $195,600
Merced County Democratic Central Cmte $190,000
Republican Party of Stanislaus County $174,000
California Dental Association $171,200
California State Council of Laborers $166,835
California Professional Fire Fighters $158,898

List of California State Senate Elections 2012 Candidates

2012 California State Senate Elections - District 1

June 5 Primary Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Julie Griffith-Flatter: 68,947 (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Les Baugh: 37,442
  • (Republican Party) Ted Gaines: 110,168 (Winner)
  • (Independent) Bogdan Ambrozewicz: 11,923

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Julie Griffith-Flatter
  • (Republican Party) Ted Gaines(Winner)

2012 California State Senate Elections - District 3

June 5 Primary Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Lois Wolk: 116,403 (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Frank Miranda (Write-In): 2,402 (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Gary Clift (Write-In): 1,341

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Lois Wolk(Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Frank Miranda

2012 California State Senate Elections - District 5

June 5 Primary Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Cathleen Galgiani: 52,148 (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Bill Berryhill: 45,819 (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Leroy Ornellas: 30,109

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Cathleen Galgiani
  • (Republican Party) Bill Berryhill(Winner)

2012 California State Senate Elections - District 7

June 5 Primary Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Mark Desaulnier: 91,224 (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Mark P. Meuser: 68,730 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Mark Desaulnier(Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Mark P. Meuser

2012 California State Senate Elections - District 9

June 5 Primary Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Loni Hancock: 123,624 (Winner)
  • (Peace and Freedom Party) Mary Catherine McIlroy (Write-In): 785 (Winner)
  • (Libertarian Party) Lisa D. Ringer (Write-In): 92

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Loni Hancock(Winner)
  • (Peace and Freedom Party) Mary Catherine McIlroy

2012 California State Senate Elections - District 11

June 5 Primary Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Mark Leno: 118,023 (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Harmeet Dhillon: 25,828 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Mark Leno(Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Harmeet Dhillon

2012 California State Senate Elections - District 13

June 5 Primary Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Christopher Kent Chiang: 16,317
  • (Democratic Party) Gerald Hill: 76,033 (Winner)
  • (Democratic Party) Sally Lieber: 33,566 (Winner)
  • (Libertarian Party) John H. Webster: 23,003

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Gerald Hill(Winner)
  • (Democratic Party) Sally Lieber

2012 California State Senate Elections - District 15

June 5 Primary Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) James Beall Jr.: 69,179 (Winner)
  • (Democratic Party) Joe Coto: 55,387 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) James Beall Jr.(Winner)
  • (Democratic Party) Joe Coto

2012 California State Senate Elections - District 17

June 5 Primary Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Bill Monning: 110,890 (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Larry Beaman: 75,713 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Bill Monning(Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Larry Beaman

2012 California State Senate Elections - District 19

June 5 Primary Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Jason Hodge: 20,828
  • (Democratic Party) Hannah-Beth Jackson: 64,219 (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Mike Stoker: 69,252 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Hannah-Beth Jackson(Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Mike Stoker

2012 California State Senate Elections - District 21

June 5 Primary Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Star Moffatt: 27,545 (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Stephen Knight: 61,245 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Star Moffatt
  • (Republican Party) Stephen Knight(Winner)

2012 California State Senate Elections - District 23

June 5 Primary Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Melissa Ruth O'Donnell: 37,939 (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Bill Emmerson: 70,465 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Melissa Ruth O'Donnell
  • (Republican Party) Bill Emmerson(Winner)

2012 California State Senate Elections - District 25

June 5 Primary Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Ameenah Fuller: 6,592
  • (Democratic Party) Carol Liu: 62,930 (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Gilbert Gonzales: 53,093 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Carol Liu(Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Gilbert Gonzales

2012 California State Senate Elections - District 27

June 5 Primary Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Fran Pavley: 65,552 (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Todd Zink: 68,384 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Fran Pavley(Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Todd Zink

2012 California State Senate Elections - District 29

June 5 Primary Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Greg Diamond (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Robert "Bob" Huff (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Greg Diamond: 38,169
  • (Republican Party) Robert "Bob" Huff: 68,708(Winner)

2012 California State Senate Elections - District 31

June 5 Primary Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Steve Clute: 15,191
  • (Democratic Party) Richard Roth: 21,812 (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Jeff Miller: 38,641 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Richard Roth(Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Jeff Miller

2012 California State Senate Elections - District 33

June 5 Primary Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Ricardo Lara: 35,865 (Winner)
  • (Peace and Freedom Party) Lee H. Chauser (Write-In): 3

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Ricardo Lara(Winner)
  • (Peace and Freedom Party) Lee H. Chauser

2012 California State Senate Elections - District 35

June 5 Primary Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Paul Butterfield: 11,091
  • (Democratic Party) Roderick "Rod" Wright: 40,312 (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Charlotte Svolos: 18,793 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Roderick "Rod" Wright(Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Charlotte Svolos

2012 California State Senate Elections - District 37

June 5 Primary Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Steve Young: 50,562 (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Mimi Walters: 88,321 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Steve Young
  • (Republican Party) Mimi Walters(Winner)

2012 California State Senate Elections - District 39

June 5 Primary Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Martin Block: 85,930 (Winner)
  • (Democratic Party) Patrick Marsh: 18,510
  • (Republican Party) George Plescia: 81,214 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Martin Block(Winner)
  • (Republican Party) George Plescia

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