California State Senate elections, 2004

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Elections for the office of California State Senate consisted of a primary candidates election on March 2, 2004 and a general election on November 2, 2004.

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 2004 election, the total contributions to Senate candidates was $39,487,973. The top 10 contributors were:[2]

2004 Donors, California State Assembly
Donor Amount
California Democratic Party $5,730,671
California Republican Party $3,001,653
Sacramento County Republican Party $407,600
Republican Central Cmte of Orange County $331,900
San Joaquin County Republican Central Cmte $245,000
California Medical Association $221,600
Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians $203,050
California Dental Association $162,511
California Association of Realtors $160,597
At&T $147,260

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party March 2 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Allan L. Dollison: 26,853
  • Kristine Lang McDonald: 50,288 Approveda
Republican Party March 2 Republican primary candidates:
  • Chris Schneider: 31,087
  • Dave Cox: 96,457 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Roberto Leibman: 950 Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kristine Lang McDonald: 141,462
Republican Party Dave Cox: 261,207 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Roberto Leibman: 13,292

District 3

Democratic Party March 2 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Carole Migden: 115,892 Approveda
  • Davy Jones: 20,685
Republican Party March 2 Republican primary candidates:
  • Andrew D. Felder: 34,572 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • David Rhodes: 813 Approveda
Peace and Freedom Party Peace and Freedom candidates:
  • Ian J. Grimes: 325 Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Carole Migden: 258,166 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Andrew D. Felder: 98,332
Libertarian Party David Rhodes: 10,234
Peace and Freedom Party Ian J. Grimes: 12,013

District 5

Democratic Party March 2 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Michael J. Machado: 69,255 Approveda
Republican Party March 2 Republican primary candidates:
  • Gary A. Podesto: 49,865 Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael J. Machado: 154,519 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Gary A. Podesto: 141,539

District 7

Democratic Party March 2 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Tom Torlakson: 107,011 Approveda
Republican Party March 2 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tom Torlakson: 282,714 Green check mark transparent.png

District 9

Democratic Party March 2 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Don Perata: 114,632 Approveda
Republican Party March 2 Republican primary candidates:
  • Patricia Deutsche: 21,970 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Peter Von Pinnon: 546 Approveda
Peace and Freedom Party Peace and Freedom candidates:
  • Tom Condit: 281 Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Don Perata: 248,614 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Patricia Deutsche: 50,110
Libertarian Party Peter Von Pinnon: 6,383
Peace and Freedom Party Tom Condit: 17,412

District 11

Democratic Party March 2 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Joe Simitian: 65,597 Approveda
  • Ted Lempert: 48,517
Republican Party March 2 Republican primary candidates:
  • Jon Zellhoefer: 42,932 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Allen M. Rice: 1,062 Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joe Simitian: 230,484 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jon Zellhoefer: 101,887
Libertarian Party Allen M. Rice: 14,080

District 13

Democratic Party March 2 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Elaine Alquist: 34,982 Approveda
  • Jose Medeiros: 2,864
  • Manny Diaz: 32,094
Republican Party March 2 Republican primary candidates:
  • Andrew Abe Diaz: 3,584
  • Shane Patrick Connolly: 21,205 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • John Webster: 284
  • Michael Laursen: 286 Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Elaine Alquist: 156,321 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Shane Patrick Connolly: 62,157
Libertarian Party Michael Laursen: 9,585
Independent John H. Webster: 28

District 15

Democratic Party March 2 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Peg Pinard: 71,352 Approveda
Republican Party March 2 Republican primary candidates:
  • Abel Maldonado: 80,462 Approveda
Green Party Green candidates:
  • Brook Madsen: 1,401 Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Peg Pinard: 157,556
Republican Party Abel Maldonado: 194,674 Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party Brook Madsen: 16,644

District 17

Democratic Party March 2 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Jonathan Daniel Kraut: 38,184 Approveda
Republican Party March 2 Republican primary candidates:
  • George C. Runner: 64,495 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • John S. Ballard: 548 Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jonathan Daniel Kraut: 109,037
Republican Party George C. Runner: 179,992 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party John S. Ballard: 12,479

District 19

Democratic Party March 2 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Paul Graber: 70,464 Approveda
Republican Party March 2 Republican primary candidates:
  • Tom McClintock 99,301 Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul Graber: 151,085
Republican Party Tom McClintock: 233,365 Green check mark transparent.png

District 21

Democratic Party March 2 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Jack Scott: 62,295 Approveda
Republican Party March 2 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Bob New: 505 Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jack Scott: 217,515 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Bob New: 61,160

District 23

Democratic Party March 2 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Sheila James Kuehl: 87,903 Approveda
Republican Party March 2 Republican primary candidates:
  • Leonard Michael Lanzi: 36,939 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Colin Goldman: 524 Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sheila James Kuehl: 229,321 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Leonard Michael Lanzi: 101,648
Libertarian Party Colin Goldman: 18,168

District 25

Democratic Party March 2 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Edward Vincent: 48,962 Approveda
Republican Party March 2 Republican primary candidates:
  • Brenda Carol Green: 7,127
  • Ernest L. Woods: 3,071
  • James Arlandus Spencer: 9,062 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Dale F. Ogden: 199 Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Edward Vincent: 165,479 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party James Arlandus Spencer: 52,485
Libertarian Party Dale F. Ogden: 6,683

District 27

Democratic Party March 2 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Alan S. Lowenthal: 45,082 Approveda
Republican Party March 2 Republican primary candidates:
  • Cesar Navarro Castellanos: 16,626 Approveda
  • Michael Jackson: 14,874

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Alan S. Lowenthal: 150,289 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Cesar Navarro Castellanos: 87,319

District 29

Democratic Party March 2 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Rufino Mallari Bautista, Jr.: 40,390 Approveda
Republican Party March 2 Republican primary candidates:
  • Bob Margett: 73,649 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Dan Fernandes: 451 Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rufino Mallari Bautista, Jr.: 101,350
Republican Party Bob Margett: 190,165 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Dan Fernandes: 17,044

District 31

Democratic Party March 2 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Marjorie Musser Mikels: 40,963 Approveda
Republican Party March 2 Republican primary candidates:
  • Bob Dutton: 64,849 Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Marjorie Musser Mikels: 116,312
Republican Party Bob Dutton: 170,900 Green check mark transparent.png

District 33

Democratic Party March 2 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Randall Daugherty: 45,563 Approveda
Republican Party March 2 Republican primary candidates:
  • Dick Ackerman: 104,828 Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Randall Daugherty: 110,313
Republican Party Dick Ackerman: 245,116 Green check mark transparent.png

District 35

Democratic Party March 2 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Rita B. Siebert: 51,364 Approveda
Republican Party March 2 Republican primary candidates:
  • Joe Snyder: 10,335
  • John Campbell: 66,939 Approveda
  • Ken Maddox: 33,484
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Timothy Johnson: 981 Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rita B. Siebert: 114,126
Republican Party John Campbell: 230,220 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Timothy Johnson: 16,561

District 37

Democratic Party March 2 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Pat Johansen: 49,699 Approveda
Republican Party March 2 Republican primary candidates:
  • Jim Battin: 77,096 Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Pat Johansen: 123,602
Republican Party Jim Battin: 182,578 Green check mark transparent.png

District 39

Democratic Party March 2 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Christine Kehoe: 82,055 Approveda
Republican Party March 2 Republican primary candidates:
  • Jim Galley: 3,391
  • Ken Bourke: 6,793
  • Larry Stirling: 45,536 Approveda
  • Ralph Denney: 6,000
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • John Murphy: 1,040 Approveda

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Christine Kehoe: 200,737 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Larry Stirling: 118,417
Libertarian Party John Murphy: 15,552


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