|California State Senate District 13|
|Elections and appointments|
|Term limits||2 terms (8 years)|
|California State Assembly|
|Place of birth||Chicago, IL|
Prior to joining the state senate, Alquist was a member of the California State Assembly from 1997-2002. She also served on the Cupertino Union School Board from 1983-1991.
Capitol Weekly, California's major weekly periodical covering the state legislature, publishes an annual legislative scorecard to pin down the political or ideological leanings of every member of the legislature based on how they voted on an assortment of bills in the most recent legislative session. The 2009 scores were based on votes on 19 bills, but did not include how legislators voted on the Proposition 1A (2009). On the scorecard, "100" is a perfect liberal score and "0" is a perfect conservative score.
On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Alquist ranked as an 89.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Alquist served on these committees:
- Subcommittee on Health and Human Services
- Emergency Management Committee, California Legislature
- Health Committee, California Senate
- Audit Committee, California Legislature
- Master Plan for Higher Education Committee
- Rules Committee, California Senate
- Rules Committee, California Legislature
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Alquist served on these committees:
- Emerging Technologies (Chair)
- See also: State executive official elections, 2014
Alquist was unable to run for re-election in 2012 due to term limits.
In 2008 Alquist was elected to the California State Senate, District 13. She finished with 179,855 votes and was followed by Shane Patrick Connolly with 57,033 votes and John Webster with 16,659. Alquist raised $410,894 in campaign funds.
|California State Senate, District 13|
|Elaine Alquist (D)||179,855|
|Shane Patrick Connolly (R)||57,033|
|John Webster (L)||16,659|
|California State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Elaine Alquist's campaign in 2010|
|California Dental Association||$5,000|
|Peace Officers Research Association Of California||$3,500|
|Plumbers Steamfitters & Refrigeration Fitters UA Local 393 PAC||$3,200|
|Capg Physicians Group PAC||$3,200|
|Total Raised in 2010||$100,607|
Senator Alquist honors teaching profession
In 2008 Alquist raised $410,894 in campaign donations. Her top three donors are listed below.
|California State Council of Service Employees||$14,400|
|California Teachers Association||$14,400|
|California Association of Realtors||$11,100|
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- Official website of State Senator Elaine Alquist
- Legislative profile of Elaine Alquist on Project Vote Smart
- Biographical profile of Elaine Alquist on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2000, 1998
- Capitol Weekly, "Capitol Weekly's Legislative Scorecard," December 17, 2009
- Fox and Hounds Daily, "Random Thoughts on the Political Scene," December 18, 2009
- Capitol Weekly, "2009 Capitol Weekly State Legislative Scorecard (Archived)," accessed March 13, 2014
- Senate Education committee membership list
- Senate Standing Committee on Human Services membership list
- Senate Select Committee on Emerging Technologies
- Los Angeles Times, "State Sen. Leland Yee to run for California secretary of state," November 26, 2012
- California Secretary of State, "Voter Guide: Voluntary Campaign Spending Limits for Candidates for Statewide Elective Office," accessed March 28, 2014
- California Secretary of State, "Official 2008 General election results," accessed March 13, 2014
- Campaign donations
|California State Senate District 13
| Succeeded by|
Gerald Hill (D)