Senate Vote Counts

Just taking a quick look at the vote totals for the 40 current State Senators. Some things to note;

1) Nine of the top ten highest vote counts are from odd-numbered districts. Senators odd-numbered districts tend to win with a higher numbers of votes than those from even-numbered districts. This is due to the higher turn-out in Presidential elections than Gubernatorial elections.

2) Five of the current 40 State Senators were elected in Special Elections (noted with asterix) Four of those five Senate terms will end this year.

3) Just the massive variation in the vote totals; Loni Hancock received 8.5 times as many votes as Ted Lieu. In fact, the 272,225 votes that Hancock received was more votes than any other State Senator since the 1966 “Reynolds v. Sims” court decision required equally-populated districts.

 

Name
District
Party
Votes
Hancock, Loni
9
Democrat
272225
Simitian, S. Joseph
11
Democrat
272154
DeSaulnier, Mark
7
Democrat
256311
Pavley, Fran
23
Democrat
238172
Kehoe, Christine
39
Democrat
227475
Leno, Mark
3
Democrat
226903
La Malfa, Doug
4
Republican
226239
Harman, Tom
35
Republican
222149
Walters, Mimi
33
Republican
219068
Strickland, Tony
19
Republican
207976
Wolk, Lois
5
Democrat
207108
Liu, Carol
21
Democrat
204737
Yee, Leland Y.
8
Democrat
197070
Anderson, Joel
36
Republican
193573
Berryhill, Tom
14
Republican
191097
Evans, Noreen
2
Democrat
190824
Dutton, Bob
31
Republican
186191
Alquist, Elaine Kontominas
13
Democrat
179855
Wright, Roderick D.
25
Democrat
179654
Huff, Bob
29
Republican
178155
Lowenthal, Alan
27
Democrat
171668
Wyland, Mark
38
Republican
169769
Fuller, Jean
18
Republican
166051
Price, Jr., Curren D.
26
Democrat
151733
Corbett, Ellen M.
10
Democrat
139799
Steinberg, Darrell
6
Democrat
137012
Hernandez O.D., Ed
24
Democrat
112792
Calderon, Ron
30
Democrat
105946
Vargas, Juan
40
Democrat
101767
Padilla, Alex
20
Democrat
94356
Negrete McLeod, Gloria
32
Democrat
92691
Cannella, Anthony
12
Republican
92270
Gaines, Ted
1
Republican
91083 *
de León, Kevin
22
Democrat
90557
Correa, Lou
34
Democrat
88892
Blakeslee, Sam
15
Republican
86873 *
Rubio, Michael J.
16
Democrat
71334
Runner, Sharon
17
Republican
44238 *
Emmerson, Bill
37
Republican
41206 *
Lieu, Ted W.
28
Democrat
31723 *