California State Senate elections, 2006

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Elections for the office of California State Senate consisted of a primary candidates election on June 6, 2006 and a general election on November 7, 2006.

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 2006 election, the total contributions to Senate candidates was $36,599,292. The top 10 contributors were:[2]

2006 Donors, California State Assembly
Donor Amount
California Democratic Party $2,337,829
California Republican Party $1,552,660
Republican Central Cmte of Orange County $627,900
Dutra, John A $523,808
Monterey County Republican Party $479,000
At&T $362,421
California Medical Association $274,150
California Association of Realtors $186,100
California State Council of Service Employees $164,800
California Building Industry Association $161,055

List of candidates

District 2

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Patricia "Pat" Wiggins: 101,543 Approveda
Republican Party June 6 Republican primary candidates:
  • Lawrence R. Wiesner: 50,352 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Patricia "Pat" Wiggins: 187,035 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Lawrence R. Wiesner: 97,611

District 4

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Paul Singh: 59,844 Approveda
Republican Party June 6 Republican primary candidates:
  • Sam Aanestad: 96,445 Approveda
Green Party Green candidates:
  • Robert Vizzard: 1,235 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Tony Munroe: 821 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul Singh: 99,293
Republican Party Sam Aanestad: 182,494 Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party Robert Vizzard: 8,520
Libertarian Party Tony Munroe: 9,300

District 6

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Darrell Steinberg: 51,252 Approveda
  • Sam J. Hawkins: 11,615
Republican Party June 6 Republican primary candidates:
  • Paul R. Green, Jr.: 30,447 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Alana N. Garberoglio: 361 Approveda
Peace and Freedom Party Peace and Freedom candidates:
  • C.T. Weber: 213 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Darrell Steinberg: 115,628 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Paul R. Green, Jr.: 71,051
Libertarian Party Alana N. Garberoglio: 4,774
Peace and Freedom Party C.T. Weber: 5,573

District 8

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Leland Y. Yee: 50,090 Approveda
  • Lou Papan: 13,531
  • Mike Nevin: 36,578
Republican Party June 6 Republican primary candidates:
  • Michael Skipakevich: 12,201 Approveda
  • Oscar Alejandro Braun: 8,991

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Leland Y. Yee: 179,556 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Michael Skipakevich: 50,670

District 10

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Ellen Corbett: 27,548 Approveda
  • Johan Klehs: 21,839
  • John A. Dutra: 21,157
Republican Party June 6 Republican primary candidates:
  • Laura Riffle: 9,550
  • Lou Filipovich: 13,190 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ellen Corbett: 136,846 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Lou Filipovich: 49,638

District 12

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Wiley Nickel: 38,139 Approveda
Republican Party June 6 Republican primary candidates:
  • Jeff Denham: 35,888 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Wiley Nickel: 65,130
Republican Party Jeff Denham: 90,288 Green check mark transparent.png

District 14

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Wesley W. Firch: 45,096 Approveda
Republican Party June 6 Republican primary candidates:
  • Dave Cogdill: 76,354 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Wesley W. Firch: 82,679
Republican Party Dave Cogdill: 167,804 Green check mark transparent.png

District 16

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Dean Florez: 30,801 Approveda
Republican Party June 6 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dean Florez: 78,146 Green check mark transparent.png

District 18

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Fred B. Davis: 37,316 Approveda
Republican Party June 6 Republican primary candidates:
  • Roy Ashburn: 78,593 Approveda
Green Party Green candidates:
  • Matthew Rick: 332 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Fred B. Davis: 59,187
Republican Party Roy Ashburn: 147,767 Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party Matthew Rick: 4,923

District 20

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Alex Padilla: 24,303 Approveda
  • Cindy Montanez: 19,299
Republican Party June 6 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Pamela J. Brown: 172 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Alex Padilla: 84,459 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Pamela J. Brown: 28,377

District 22

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Gilbert Cedillo: 31,059 Approveda
Republican Party June 6 Republican primary candidates:
  • Mike Ten: 6,945 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Murray Levy: 97 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gilbert Cedillo: 71,199 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mike Ten: 18,581
Libertarian Party Murray Levy: 3,469

District 24

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Gloria Romero: 39,682 Approveda
Republican Party June 6 Republican primary candidates:
  • Robert Carver: 12,348 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gloria Romero: 92,498 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Robert Carver: 32,388

District 26

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Mark Ridley-Thomas: 52,357 Approveda
  • Marvin Columbus McCoy: 7,832
Republican Party June 6 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Bud Raymond: 142 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mark Ridley-Thomas: 133,309 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Bud Raymond: 16,317

District 28

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary candidates:
  • George Nakano: 30,364
  • Jenny Oropeza: 33,964 Approveda
Republican Party June 6 Republican primary candidates:
  • Cherryl Liddle: 22,313 Approveda
  • David Lee Anstrom: 6,175
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Peter "Pedro" De Baets: 355 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jenny Oropeza: 129,151 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Cherryl Liddle: 72,570
Libertarian Party Peter "Pedro" De Baets: 7,485

District 30

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Ron Calderon: 22,240 Approveda
  • Rudy Bermudez: 21,952
Republican Party June 6 Republican primary candidates:
  • Selma H. Minerd: 13,822 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ron Calderon: 93,436 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Selma H. Minerd: 38,340

District 32

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Gloria Negrete McLeod: 20,461 Approveda
  • Joe Baca, Jr.: 12,871
Republican Party June 6 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gloria Negrete McLeod: 85,301 Green check mark transparent.png

District 34

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Lou Correa: 17,409 Approveda
  • Tom Umberg: 11,731
Republican Party June 6 Republican primary candidates:
  • Lupe Moreno: 6,286
  • Lynn Daucher: 19,219 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lou Correa: 56,534 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Lynn Daucher: 55,142
Independent Otto Bade: 911

District 36

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Mark Hanson: 26,879 Approveda
  • Rebekah Quintana: 14,426
Republican Party June 6 Republican primary candidates:
  • Dennis Hollingsworth: 78,154 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Joe Shea: 620 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mark Hanson: 85,706
Republican Party Dennis Hollingsworth: 164,025 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Joe Shea: 9,001

District 38

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Barbara H. Mead (Write-in): 534 Approveda
Republican Party June 6 Republican primary candidates:
  • Mark Wyland: 74,833 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Brian A. Klea: 652 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Mark Wyland: 162,046 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Brian A. Klea: 55,964

District 40

Democratic Party June 6 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Denise Moreno Ducheny: 43,520
Republican Party June 6 Republican primary candidates:
  • David K. Walden: 26,500
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Jesse Thomas: 187

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Denise Moreno Ducheny: 84,787 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party David K. Walden: 47,601
Libertarian Party Jesse Thomas: 3,982


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