California State Senate elections, 2002

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Elections for the office of California State Senate consisted of a primary candidates election on March 5, 2002 and a general election on November 5, 2002.

Qualifications

A candidate shall:

A. Be at least 30 years of age, a U.S. citizen for nine years, and a resident of California when elected. U.S. Const. Art. I, §3
B. Have a valid voter registration affidavit on file in the county of residence at the time nomination papers are obtained. §201
C. Satisfy the following registration requirements:
1. Be registered with the political party whose nomination he or she is seeking for not less than three months immediately prior to the time the declaration of candidacy is presented to the county elections official or, if eligible to register for less than three months, for as long as he or she has been eligible to register to vote in California. §8001(a)(1)
2. Not have been registered as affiliated with any other qualified political party within twelve months immediately prior to the filing of the declaration of candidacy. §8001(a)(2)[1]

Campaign contributions

During the 2002 election, the total contributions to Senate candidates was $34,311,200. The top 10 contributors were:[2]

2002 Donors, California State Senate
Donor Amount
California Democratic Party $3,547,899
California Republican Party $1,831,050
Brulte, Friends of Jim $1,161,242
Jackie Speier State Senate 2002 $589,191
Friends of Joe Dunn $444,911
Poochigian Senate Cmte $426,883
21St Century Insurance $327,250
California Teachers Association $312,336
California Medical Association $305,650
California State Council of Laborers $274,500

List of candidates

District 2

Democratic Party March 5 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Wesley Chesbro: 86,742 Approveda
Republican Party March 5 Republican primary candidates:
  • Dennis Purificacion: 14,553
  • Peggy Redfearn: 24,104 Approveda
  • Stuart Posselt: 19,436
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Laura Jean Likover: 964 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Wesley Chesbro: 156,755 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Peggy Redfearn: 80,079
Libertarian Party Laura Jean Likover: 10,210

District 4

Democratic Party March 5 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Marianne Bopp Smith: 57,358 Approveda
Republican Party March 5 Republican primary candidates:
  • Dick Dickerson: 50,010
  • Samuel Aanestad: 65,012 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Robert H. Underwood: 977 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Marianne Bopp Smith: 92,786
Republican Party Samuel Aanestad: 148,023 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Robert H. Underwood: 14,325

District 6

Democratic Party March 5 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Deborah Ortiz: 60,256 Approveda
Republican Party March 5 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Jason A. Sewell: 409 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Deborah Ortiz:122,126 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Jason A. Sewell: 44,972
Independent Yolanda Knaak: 5,635

District 8

Democratic Party March 5 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Jackie Speier: 77,251 Approveda
Republican Party March 5 Republican primary candidates:
  • Dennis Zell: 26,183 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Robert Fliegler: 460 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jackie Speier: 158,999 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dennis Zell: 38,881
Libertarian Party Robert Fliegler: 5,540

District 10

Democratic Party March 5 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Liz Figueroa: 47,225 Approveda
Republican Party March 5 Republican primary candidates:
  • James G. Gunther: 25,587 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Ervan Darnell: 377 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Liz Figueroa: 103,247 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party James G. Gunther: 46,056
Libertarian Party Ervan Darnell: 4,997

District 12

Democratic Party March 5 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Armando M. Flores: 21,188
  • Rusty Areias: 33,541 Approveda
Republican Party March 5 Republican primary candidates:
  • Jeff Denham: 24,368 Approveda
  • Joseph "Joey" Wright: 3,800
  • Peter Frusetta: 16,781
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • David Eaton: 268 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rusty Areias: 72,034
Republican Party Jeff Denham: 73,877 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party David Eaton: 6,950

District 14

Democratic Party March 5 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party March 5 Republican primary candidates:
  • Chuck Poochigian: 92,478 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Republican Party Chuck Poochigian: 175,369 Green check mark transparent.png

District 16

Democratic Party March 5 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Dean Florez: 36,209 Approveda
Republican Party March 5 Republican primary candidates:
  • Blair Knox: 22,582 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dean Florez: 69,503 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Blair Knox: 29,747

District 18

Democratic Party March 5 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party March 5 Republican primary candidates:
  • Roy Ashburn: 81,133 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Republican Party Roy Ashburn: 153,878 Green check mark transparent.png

District 20

Democratic Party March 5 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Richard Alarcon: 37,100 Approveda
Republican Party March 5 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Richard Alarcon: 88,902 Green check mark transparent.png

District 22

Democratic Party March 5 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Gilbert A. Cedillo: 30,463 Approveda
Republican Party March 5 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gilbert A. Cedillo: 68,282 Green check mark transparent.png

District 24

Democratic Party March 5 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Gloria Romero: 33,647 Approveda
Republican Party March 5 Republican primary candidates:
  • Vince House: 15,534 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Carl M. "Marty" Swinney: 128 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gloria Romero: 79,227 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Vince House: 29,124
Libertarian Party Carl M. "Marty" Swinney: 2,741

District 26

Democratic Party March 5 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Kevin Murray: 57,939 Approveda
Republican Party March 5 Republican primary candidates:
  • Kathy Williamson (write-in): 8 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kevin Murray: 123,814 Green check mark transparent.png

District 28

Democratic Party March 5 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Debra Bowen: 48,162 Approveda
Republican Party March 5 Republican primary candidates:
  • Amera Wildflower Rizk: 11,100
  • Jo Ann Hill: 22,941 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Peter D. De Baets: 500 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Debra Bowen: 114,145 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jo Ann Hill: 64,627
Libertarian Party Peter D. De Baets: 6,041

District 30

Democratic Party March 5 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Martha M. Escutia: 40,065 Approveda
Republican Party March 5 Republican primary candidates:
  • John O. Robertson: 18,575 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Martha M. Escutia: 80,562 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John O. Robertson: 39,498

District 32

Democratic Party March 5 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Nell Soto: 25,751 Approveda
Republican Party March 5 Republican primary candidates:
  • Ken Robertson: 15,714 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nell Soto: 60,761 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ken Robertson: 29,101

District 34

Democratic Party March 5 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Joe Dunn: 26,687 Approveda
Republican Party March 5 Republican primary candidates:
  • Araceli Gonzalez: 23,685 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joe Dunn: 63,485 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Araceli Gonzalez: 39,025

District 36

Democratic Party March 5 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Adrienne Westall: 31,585 Approveda
Republican Party March 5 Republican primary candidates:
  • Charlene Zettel: 41,852
  • Dennis Hollingsworth: 48,576 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Michael S. Metti: 651 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Adrienne Westall: 53,280
Republican Party Dennis Hollingsworth: 151,856 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Michael S. Metti: 13,258 Green check mark transparent.png

District 38

Democratic Party March 5 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Philip G. Hanneman: 31,114 Approveda
Republican Party March 5 Republican primary candidates:
  • Bill Morrow: 71,362 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Lars R. Grossmith: 649 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Philip G. Hanneman: 60,182
Republican Party Bill Morrow: 132,577 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party: Lars R. Grossmith: 7,819

District 40

Democratic Party March 5 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Denise Moreno Ducheny: 34,085 Approveda
Republican Party March 5 Republican primary candidates:
  • Michael S. Giorgino: 26,426 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Felix Jeremiah Miranda: 200 Approveda

November 5 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Denise Moreno Ducheny: 66,405 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Michael S. Giorgino: 47,087
Libertarian Party Felix Jeremiah Miranda: 4,362


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