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California State Profile

Election Schedule

State Primary:2014-6-3

Election Vitals

Governor:Jerry Brown (D) re-election 2014
Senator:Barbara Boxer (D) re-election 2016
Senator:Dianne Feinstein (D) re-election 2018
U.S. House: 34D, 19R

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Past Presidential Elections

Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1976 47.6%
Percentage of Votes for Gerald Ford in 1976 49.3%
Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1980 35.9%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1980 52.7%
Percentage of Votes for Walter Mondale in 1984 41.3%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1984 57.5%
Percentage of Votes for Michael Dukakis in 1988 47.6%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1988 51.1%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1992 46.0%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1992 32.6%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1996 51.1%
Percentage of Votes for Bob Dole in 1996 38.2%
Percentage of Votes for Al Gore in 2000 53.4%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2000 41.7%
Percentage of Votes for John Kerry in 2004 54.4%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2004 44.4%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2008 61.1%
Percentage of Votes for John McCain in 2008 37.0%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2012 60.3%
Percentage of Votes for Mitt Romney in 2012 37.2%

Previous Election Results, other races

1998 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Gray Davis Democratic 4,860,702 58.0%
Dan Lungren Republican 3,218,030 38.4%
Dan Hamburg Green 104,179 1.2%
Steve Kubby Libertarian 73,845 0.9%
Gloria La Riva Peace & freedom 59,218 0.7%
Nathan Johnson Amer indep 37,964 0.5%
Harold Bloomfield Natural law 31,237 0.4%
1998 Governor All-Party Special Blanket Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Gray Davis Democratic 2,083,396 34.7%
Dan Lungren Republican 2,023,618 33.7%
Al Checchi Democratic 748,828 12.5%
Jane Harman Democratic 741,251 12.4%
Steve Kubby Green 92,298 1.5%
Dennis Peron Republican 72,613 1.2%
Steve Kubby Libertarian 47,025 0.8%
James Crawford Republican 28,881 0.5%
Charles Pineda Jr. Democratic 23,367 0.4%
Eduardo Rivera Republican 22,222 0.4%
Gloria La Riva Peace & freedom 21,505 0.4%
Jeff Williams Republican 19,799 0.3%
Nathan Johnson Amer indep 19,540 0.3%
Marsha Feinland Peace & freedom 15,572 0.3%
Harold Bloomfield Natural law 12,422 0.2%
Pia Jensen Democratic 12,403 0.2%
Michael Palitz Democratic 12,050 0.2%
1998 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Barbara Boxer Democratic 4,411,705 53.1%
Matt Fong Republican 3,576,351 43.0%
Ted Brown Libertarian 93,959 1.1%
Timothy Erich Reform 82,950 1.0%
H. Joseph Perrin Sr. Amer indep 54,711 0.7%
Ophie Beltran Peace & freedom 48,707 0.6%
Brian Rees Natural law 46,570 0.6%
1998 Senate All-Party Special Blanket Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Barbara Boxer Democratic 2,574,264 43.9%
Matt Fong Republican 1,292,662 22.1%
Darrell Issa Republican 1,142,567 19.5%
Frank Riggs Republican 295,886 5.0%
John Pinkerton Democratic 219,250 3.7%
Ted Brown Libertarian 67,408 1.1%
Ophie Beltran Peace & freedom 52,306 0.9%
John Brown Republican 48,941 0.8%
Timothy Erich Reform 45,601 0.8%
Mark Raus Republican 45,480 0.8%
Linh Dao Republican 29,241 0.5%
H. Joseph Perrin Amer indep 24,026 0.4%
Brian Rees Natural law 23,945 0.4%
2000 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Dianne Feinstein Democratic 5,932,522 55.8%
Tom Campbell Republican 3,886,853 36.6%
Medea Benjamin Green 326,828 3.1%
Gail Lightfoot Libertarian 187,718 1.8%
Diane Templin Amer indep 134,598 1.3%
Jose Camahort Reform 96,552 0.9%
Brian Rees Natural law 58,537 0.6%
2000 Senate All-Party Special Blanket Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Dianne Feinstein Democratic 3,759,560 51.2%
Tom Campbell Republican 1,697,208 23.1%
Ray Haynes Republican 679,034 9.2%
Bill Horn Republican 453,630 6.2%
Michael Schmier Democratic 181,104 2.5%
Gail Lightfoot Libertarian 120,622 1.6%
Medea Benjamin Green 99,716 1.4%
John Brown Republican 68,415 0.9%
Linh Dao Republican 64,559 0.9%
James Gough Republican 58,853 0.8%
Jose Camahort Reform 46,278 0.6%
Diane Templin Amer indep 38,836 0.5%
Jan Tucker Green 35,124 0.5%
Brian Rees Natural law 26,382 0.4%
Valli Sharpe-Geisler Reform 19,516 0.3%
2002 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Gray Davis Democratic 3,533,490 47.3%
Bill Simon Republican 3,169,801 42.4%
Peter Camejo Green 393,036 5.3%
Gary Copeland Libertarian 161,203 2.2%
Reinhold Gulke Amer indep 128,035 1.7%
Iris Adam Natural law 88,415 1.2%
2002 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Gray Davis Democratic 1,755,276 80.9%
Anselmo Chavez Democratic 179,301 8.3%
Charles Pineda Jr. Democratic 139,121 6.4%
Mosemarie Boyd Democratic 95,857 4.4%
2002 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bill Simon Republican 1,129,973 49.4%
Richard Riordan Republican 715,768 31.3%
Bill Jones Republican 387,237 16.9%
Nick Jesson Republican 19,287 0.8%
Edie Bukewihge Republican 14,436 0.6%
Danney Ball Republican 13,156 0.6%
Jim Dimov Republican 5,595 0.2%
2003 Governor Nonpartisan Special Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Arnold Schwarzenegger Republican 4,206,284 48.6%
Cruz Bustamante Democratic 2,724,874 31.5%
Tom McClintock Republican 1,161,287 13.4%
Peter Camejo Green 242,247 2.8%
Arianna Huffington Independent 47,505 0.5%
Peter Ueberroth Republican 25,134 0.3%
Larry Flynt Democratic 17,458 0.2%
Gary Coleman Independent 14,242 0.2%
George Schwartzman Independent 12,382 0.1%
Mary Cook Independent 11,179 0.1%
Bruce Margolin Democratic 9,188 0.1%
Bill Simon Republican 8,913 0.1%
Van Vo Republican 7,226 0.1%
John Burton Independent 6,748 0.1%
David Robinson Democratic 6,496 0.1%
Leo Gallagher Independent 5,466 0.1%
Cheryl Bly-Chester Republican 5,297 0.1%
Lawrence Strauss Democratic 5,245 0.1%
Ronald Palmieri Democratic 4,221 0.0%
Calvin Louie Democratic 3,906 0.0%
Badi Badiozamani Independent 3,404 0.0%
Audie Bock Democratic 3,358 0.0%
Ralph Hernandez Democratic 3,199 0.0%
Ed Kennedy Democratic 3,007 0.0%
Dan Feinstein Democratic 2,927 0.0%
Bob McClain Independent 2,857 0.0%
James Green Democratic 2,848 0.0%
Garrett Gruener Democratic 2,562 0.0%
Angelyne Angelyne Independent 2,536 0.0%
Paul Mariano Democratic 2,455 0.0%
Ivan Hall Green 2,346 0.0%
Jim Weir Democratic 2,328 0.0%
Jerry Kunzman Independent 2,317 0.0%
Ned Roscoe Libertarian 2,250 0.0%
Georgy Russell Democratic 2,216 0.0%
Jonathan Miller Democratic 2,214 0.0%
Jack Grisham Independent 2,200 0.0%
Christopher Sproul Democratic 2,039 0.0%
Daniel Watts Green 2,021 0.0%
Ken Hamidi Libertarian 1,948 0.0%
Marc Valdez Democratic 1,840 0.0%
Frank Macaluso Democratic 1,801 0.0%
Danny Ramirez Democratic 1,778 0.0%
Randall Sprague Republican 1,771 0.0%
Brooke Adams Independent 1,713 0.0%
Mohammad Arif Independent 1,709 0.0%
Nathan Walton Independent 1,697 0.0%
John Hickey Libertarian 1,689 0.0%
Mike Schmier Democratic 1,652 0.0%
C.T. Weber Peace & freedom 1,626 0.0%
Diana Foss Democratic 1,577 0.0%
Michael Wozniak Democratic 1,562 0.0%
B.E. Smith Independent 1,545 0.0%
Lingel Winters Democratic 1,466 0.0%
Richard Simmons Independent 1,422 0.0%
Joe Guzzardi Democratic 1,419 0.0%
Mike McCarthy Independent 1,351 0.0%
Art Brown Democratic 1,344 0.0%
Leonard Padilla Independent 1,343 0.0%
Iris Adam Natural law 1,297 0.0%
Maurice Walker Green 1,236 0.0%
Trek Kelly Independent 1,210 0.0%
Vik Bajwa Democratic 1,168 0.0%
David Sams Republican 1,166 0.0%
Darin Price Natural law 1,152 0.0%
Charles Pineda Jr. Amer indep 1,104 0.0%
John Mortensen Democratic 1,078 0.0%
Sara Hanlon Independent 1,077 0.0%
Diane Templin Amer indep 1,067 0.0%
Dick Lane Democratic 1,065 0.0%
Jim Hoffmann Republican 1,046 0.0%
Bill Vaughn Democratic 1,028 0.0%
C. Stephen Henderson Independent 989 0.0%
Robert Newman II Republican 987 0.0%
Jamie Safford Republican 943 0.0%
Robert Mannheim Democratic 914 0.0%
Dorene Musilli Republican 907 0.0%
Scott Mednick Democratic 903 0.0%
A. Lavar Taylor Democratic 851 0.0%
Brian Tracy Independent 842 0.0%
Kurt Rightmyer Independent 837 0.0%
Christopher Ranken Democratic 823 0.0%
Sharon Rushford Independent 821 0.0%
Darrin Scheidle Democratic 814 0.0%
Patricia Tilley Independent 792 0.0%
Darryl Mobley Independent 778 0.0%
Alex St. James Republican 771 0.0%
Bob Edwards Democratic 758 0.0%
Douglas Anderson Republican 754 0.0%
Joel Britton Independent 751 0.0%
Michael Jackson Republican 746 0.0%
Ed Beyer Republican 727 0.0%
Paul Mailander Democratic 715 0.0%
John Beard Republican 699 0.0%
Paul Nave Democratic 679 0.0%
Robert Cullenbine Democratic 632 0.0%
Warren Farrell Democratic 626 0.0%
Chuck Walker Republican 623 0.0%
William Chambers Republican 610 0.0%
Vip Bhola Republican 607 0.0%
Gerold Gorman Democratic 598 0.0%
Dennis McMahon Republican 591 0.0%
James Vandeventer Jr. Republican 588 0.0%
Eric Korevaar Democratic 586 0.0%
Kelly Kimball Democratic 582 0.0%
Mike McNeilly Republican 581 0.0%
S. Issa Republican 554 0.0%
Gino Martorana Republican 532 0.0%
Rich Gosse Republican 497 0.0%
Tim Sylvester Democratic 489 0.0%
Bill Prady Democratic 474 0.0%
Bryan Quinn Republican 474 0.0%
Jeffrey Mock Republican 455 0.0%
Paul Vann Republican 452 0.0%
Michael Cheli Independent 451 0.0%
Heather Peters Republican 444 0.0%
Jeff Rainforth Independent 425 0.0%
Ronald Friedman Independent 419 0.0%
Todd Carson Republican 386 0.0%
Scott Davis Independent 384 0.0%
Daniel Richards Republican 383 0.0%
Carl Mehr Republican 376 0.0%
Lorraine Fontanes Democratic 365 0.0%
Gary Leonard Democratic 359 0.0%
Gregory Pawlik Republican 349 0.0%
Jon Zellhoefer Republican 346 0.0%
Reva Renz Republican 333 0.0%
Kevin Richter Republican 305 0.0%
Stephen Knapp Republican 298 0.0%
William Tsangares Republican 281 0.0%
Logan Clements Republican 274 0.0%
Robert Dole Republican 273 0.0%
D.E. Kessinger Democratic 261 0.0%
Gene Forte Republican 235 0.0%
Todd Lewis Independent 192 0.0%
2004 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Barbara Boxer Democratic 6,955,728 57.7%
Bill Jones Republican 4,555,922 37.8%
Marsha Feinland Peace & freedom 243,846 2.0%
Jim Gray Libertarian 216,522 1.8%
Don Grundmann Amer indep 81,224 0.7%
2004 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bill Jones Republican 1,015,747 44.8%
Rosario Marin Republican 454,176 20.0%
Howard Kaloogian Republican 253,341 11.2%
Toni Casey Republican 142,080 6.3%
Tim Stoen Republican 124,940 5.5%
James Stewart Republican 78,264 3.5%
Barry Hatch Republican 71,241 3.1%
John Van Zandt Republican 56,925 2.5%
Danney Ball Republican 37,745 1.7%
Bill Quraishi Republican 32,515 1.4%
2006 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Arnold Schwarzenegger Republican 4,850,157 55.9%
Phil Angelides Democratic 3,376,732 38.9%
Peter Camejo Green 205,995 2.4%
Art Olivier Libertarian 114,329 1.3%
Janice Jordan Peace & freedom 69,934 0.8%
Edward Noonan Amer indep 61,901 0.7%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Phil Angelides Democratic 1,202,884 48.0%
Steve Westly Democratic 1,081,971 43.2%
Barbara Becnel Democratic 66,550 2.7%
Joe Brouillette Democratic 42,077 1.7%
Michael Strimling Democratic 35,122 1.4%
Frank Macaluso Democratic 30,871 1.2%
Vibert Greene Democratic 25,747 1.0%
Jerald Gerst Democratic 21,039 0.8%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Arnold Schwarzenegger Republican 1,724,296 90.0%
Robert Newman II Republican 68,663 3.6%
Bill Chambers Republican 65,488 3.4%
Jeffrey Burns Republican 57,652 3.0%
2006 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Dianne Feinstein Democratic 5,076,289 59.4%
Dick Mountjoy Republican 2,990,822 35.0%
Todd Chretien Green 147,074 1.7%
Michael Metti Libertarian 133,851 1.6%
Marsha Feinland Peace & freedom 117,764 1.4%
Don Grundmann Amer indep 75,350 0.9%
2006 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Dianne Feinstein Democratic 2,176,888 87.0%
Colleen Fernald Democratic 199,180 8.0%
Martin Church Democratic 127,301 5.1%
2006 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Dick Mountjoy Republican 1,560,472 100.0%
2010 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jerry Brown Democratic 5,428,149 53.8%
Meg Whitman Republican 4,127,391 40.9%
Chelene Nightingale Amer indep 166,312 1.6%
Dale Ogden Libertarian 150,895 1.5%
Laura Wells Green 129,224 1.3%
Carlos Alvarez Peace & freedom 92,851 0.9%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jerry Brown Democratic 2,021,189 84.4%
Richard Aguirre Democratic 95,596 4.0%
Charles Pineda Democratic 94,669 4.0%
Vibert Greene Democratic 54,225 2.3%
Joe Symmon Democratic 54,122 2.3%
Lowell Darling Democratic 39,930 1.7%
Peter Schurman Democratic 35,450 1.5%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Meg Whitman Republican 1,529,534 64.3%
Steve Poizner Republican 632,940 26.6%
Larry Naritelli Republican 54,202 2.3%
Robert Newman Republican 38,462 1.6%
Ken Miller Republican 36,609 1.5%
Bill Chambers Republican 34,243 1.4%
Douglas Hughes Republican 26,085 1.1%
David Tully-Smith Republican 24,978 1.1%
2010 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Barbara Boxer Democratic 5,218,137 52.2%
Carly Fiorina Republican 4,217,386 42.2%
Gail Lightfoot Libertarian 175,235 1.8%
Marsha Feinland Peace & freedom 135,088 1.4%
Duane Roberts Green 128,512 1.3%
Edward Noonan Amer indep 125,435 1.3%
2010 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Barbara Boxer Democratic 1,957,920 80.9%
Brian Quintana Democratic 338,442 14.0%
Robert Kaus Democratic 123,573 5.1%
2010 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Carly Fiorina Republican 1,315,429 56.4%
Tom Campbell Republican 504,289 21.6%
Chuck DeVore Republican 452,577 19.4%
Al Ramirez Republican 42,149 1.8%
Tim Kalemkarian Republican 19,598 0.8%
2012 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Dianne Feinstein Democratic 7,864,624 62.5%
Elizabeth Emken Republican 4,713,887 37.5%
2014 Governor All-Party Blanket Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Jerry Brown Democratic 2,354,769 54.3%
Neel Kashkari Republican 839,767 19.4%
Tim Donnelly Republican 643,236 14.8%
Andrew Blount Republican 89,749 2.1%
Glenn Champ Republican 76,066 1.8%
Luis Rodriguez Green 66,872 1.5%
Cindy Sheehan Peace & freedom 52,707 1.2%
Alma Marie Winston Republican 46,042 1.1%
Robert Newman No party 44,120 1.0%
Akinyemi Agbede Democratic 37,024 0.9%
Richard Aguirre Republican 35,125 0.8%
Bo Ambrozewicz No party 14,929 0.3%
Janel Buycks No party 12,136 0.3%
Rakesh Christian No party 11,142 0.3%
Joe Leicht No party 9,307 0.2%

State Demographics

Population 38,041,430
Percentage White 62.1%
Percentage Black 6.0%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native 0.8%
Percentage Asian 13.5%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0.4%
Percentage Mixed Race 4.4%
Percentage Other Race 12.9%
 
Percentage Hispanic 38.2%
Percentage Non Hispanic White 39.2%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black 5.7%
 
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English 3.4%
 
Median Household Income $58,328
Percentage Married Couple Both Work 36.5%
Percentage Income in Poverty in 2011 17.0%
Percentage Lived in different household in 2009 7.1%
 
Percentage Homes heated by Electricity 26.3%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas 68.6%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal 0.0%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil 0.3%
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up 12.1%
Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up 44.1%
Percentage with a College Degree 30.9%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers 36.8%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers 24.1%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers 11.1%
 
Unemployment rate 7.3%
Unemployment figures as of 2014-10
Unemployment Monthly Change 0.0%
 
Percentage Married Couples 48.6%
Percentage Married Couples with Children 22.2%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male 0.4%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female 0.3%

Last updated 12:16am December 22, 2014