California State Senate District 10

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California State Senate District 10
Current incumbentEllen M. Corbett Democratic Party
Ethnicity7.2% Black, 21.6% Hispanic
Voting age75.7% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
California’s tenth state senate district is represented by Democratic Senator Ellen M. Corbett.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 893,839 civilians reside within California's tenth state senate district.[1] California state senators represent an average of 931,349 residents.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 846,791 residents.[3]

About the office

Members serve four-year terms with term limits.[4] The terms of the Senators are staggered so that half the membership is elected every two years. The senators representing odd-numbered districts are elected in years evenly divisible by four. The senators from even-numbered districts are elected in the intervening even-numbered years. California legislators assume office one month after election (December).


According to Article IV of the California Constitution, the candidate must be a United States Citizen, a resident of California for three years, a resident of the legislative district for one year and a registered voter in that district by the time nomination papers are filed.[5]


See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the California legislature are paid $95,291 per year. They are also given per diem of $141.86 per day in session.[6]

Term limis

See also: State legislatures with term limits

Since the passage of Prop 28 in 2012, legislators first elected on or after November 6, 2012 are limited to a maximum of 12 years. Prop 140, passed in 1990, effects any members elected prior to November 6, 2012 and limits them to a maximum of two four-year terms (eight years).[4]


See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the senate, the Governor must call for a special election. The election must be called by the Governor within fourteen days of the vacancy being created. No special election can be held if the vacancy happened in an election year and the nominating deadline passed.[7]



See also: California State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Bob Wieckowski (D) and Peter Kuo (R) defeated Mary Hayashi (D), Roman Reed (D) and Audie Bock (I) in the blanket primary. Wieckowski will face Kuo in the general election.[8][9]

California State Senate, District 10 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBob Wieckowski 35.4% 36,773
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Kuo 26.3% 27,332
     Democratic Mary Hayashi 20.6% 21,448
     Democratic Roman Reed 13.6% 14,098
     Independent Audie Bock 4.1% 4,284
Total Votes 103,935


See also: California State Senate elections, 2010

Elections for the office of California State Senate consisted of a primary election on June 8, 2010, and a general election on November 6, 2010. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2010. Incumbent Ellen Corbett defeated Rob Maffit (R) and Ivan Chou (I) in the general election. The candidates ran without primary opposition.[10] [11]

California State Senate, District 10, General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEllen Corbett 70.6% 139,799
     Republican Rob Maffit 29.4% 58,262
     Independent Ivan Chou 0% 0
Total Votes 198,061

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for California State Senate District 10 have raised a total of $4,174,048. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $298,146 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, California State Senate District 10
Year Amount Candidates Average
2010 $388,222 3 $129,407
2008 $521,272 1 $521,272
2006 $2,576,177 5 $515,235
2004 $217 1 $217
2002 $470,656 3 $156,885
2000 $217,504 1 $217,504
Total $4,174,048 14 $298,146

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