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California lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010

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The California lieutenant gubernatorial election of 2010 was held on November 2, 2010 following a primary election on June 8, 2010. The deadline for submitting nominating signatures to run for Governor of California was February 25.[1]

California is one of 17 states that elects its governor and lt. governor on separate tickets.

Following the primary elections, Democrat Gavin Newsom and Republican Abel Maldonado faced one another in the general election along with numerous third party candidates. Both candidates were seen as figures to watch, regardless of the race outcome, as emerging key players in Golden State politics.[2]

Newsom won the general election by ten points. He joined Governor Jerry Brown, also a Democrat, as the new executive team for the Golden State. The Inauguration took place in January of 2011.


The November Ballot – Who Made It? California Lieutenant Governor
Nominee Affiliation
Gavin Newsom[3] Democrat
Abel Maldonado[4] Republican
James "Jimi" Castillo[5] Green
Jim King[6] American Independence
C.T. Weber[7] Peace and Freedom
Pamela J. Brown[8] Libertarian
This lists candidates who won their state's primary or convention, or who were unopposed, and who were officially certified for the November ballot by their state's election authority.

November 2, 2010 general election results

California elects its lieutenant governor separately from the governor. As of December 10, 2010, results were official.[9]


2010 California lieutenant gubernatorial general election
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Gavin Newsom 50.12%
     Republican Party Abel Maldonado 39.94%
     Green Party James Castillo 1.67%
     Libertarian Party Pamela J. Brown 5.86%
     American Independent Party Jim King 1.88%
     Peace and Freedom Party C.T. Weber 1.19%
     NP Karen England 0.36%
Total Votes 9,813,130

Inauguration and transition

Inaugural date

Though separately elected from Governor-elect Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom began his term on the same day, January 3, 2011.

Transition team

Lieutenant Governor-elect Gavin Newsom did not announce a separate transition initiative from that of Governor-elect Jerry Brown. Newsom beat incumbent Republican Abel Maldonado in a fierce race. Outgoing Lt. Governor Maldonado's website did not have an official statement on the transition.

Candidates

Democratic

  • Los Angeles Councilwoman Janice Hahn
  • Eric Korevaar, an aerospace engineer and founder of his own engineering firm
  • Gavin Newsom, the youngest ever mayor of San Francisco, a position in which he gained international press for granting same-sex marriage licenses. Before entering politics, he founded his own business, a wine shop.

Republican

  • Samuel M. "Sam" Aanestad, a member of the state Senate
  • Bert Davis
  • Yvonne R. Girard
  • David L. "Dave" Harris
  • Scott L. Levitt, an attorney, began a campaign for Seal Beach City Council after losing the primary.
  • Lieutenant Governor of California and former state Senator, Abel Maldonado, who was nominated by Gov, Schwarzanegger and confirmed by the state Senate to replace John Raymond Garamendi. Garamendi himself resigned after winning a Congressional seat in special election.

American Independent

Green

  • James R. "Jimi" Castillo

Libertarian

Peace and Freedom

June 8, 2010 primary

2010 Race for Lieutenant Governor - Republican Primary[10]
Candidates Percentage
Samuel M. Aanestad (R) 31.0%
Bert Davis (R) 6.1%
Yvonne R. Girard (R) 5.1%
David L. Harris (R) 8.4%
Scott L. Levitt (R) 5.8%
Green check mark.jpg Abel Maldonado (R) 43.6%
Total votes 2,156,738
2010 Race for Lieutenant Governor - Democrat Primary[11]
Candidates Percentage
Janice Hahn (D) 33.3%
Green check mark.jpg Gavin Newsom (D) 55.8%
Eric Korevaar (D) 10.9%
Total votes 2,346,324

Campaign finance

The California Secretary of State makes PDFs of all reports and addenda for candidates available free and online at their "Cal-Access" site.

Candidates for 2010 are most easily searchable using the "Candidates and Elected Officials Portal"

Additionally, information on campaign finance disclosures is broken down into several useful metrics on "Follow the Money."

Required forms

Candidates for statewide office commonly use the following forms to report contributions and expenditures. More extensive information about legal requirements is provided at the website of the California Fair Political Practices Commission. Several additional forms are used and this list is illustrative, not exhaustive.

  • Statement of Organization Recipient Committee, Form 410 (This is used to report the formation of a committee for a campaign and serves as the initial campaign finance report of an election cycle.)
  • Recipient Committee Campaign Statement, Form 460 (This is used to report all contributions and expenditures in a given period.)
  • Late Contribution Report, Form 497(These are used to report amendments and corrections to 460 filings. Both the Maldonado and Newsom campaigns had numerous F497 reports for each required campaign disclosure report.)

Reporting periods and due dates

Reporting periods and due dates for statewide candidates for the November 2010 elections were as follows:

  • 1st Quarter 2009 (January 1, 2009 - March 30, 2009): due April 30, 2009
  • 2nd Quarter 2009 (April 1, 2009 - June 30, 2009): due July 31, 2009
  • 3rd Quarter 2009 (July 1, 2009 - September 30, 2009): due November 2, 2009
  • 4th Quarter 2009 (October 1, 2009 - December 31, 2009): due February 1, 2010
  • 1st Pre-Primary 2010 (January 1, 2010 - March 17, 2010): due March 22, 2010
  • 2nd Pre-Primary 2010 (March 18, 2010 - May 22, 2010): due May 27, 2010
  • 1st Semi-Annual 2010 (May 23, 2010 - June 30, 2010): due August 2, 2010
  • 1st Pre-General 2010 (July 1, 2010 - September 30, 2010): due October 5, 2010
  • 2nd Pre-General 2010 (October 1, 2010 - October 16, 2010): due October 21, 2010
  • 2nd Semi-Annual 2010 (October 17, 2010 - December 31, 2010): due January 31, 2011
    • Meg Whitman opted to file two semi-annuals reports for 2009, covering the periods January 1, 2009 - June 30, 2009 and July 1, 2009 - December 31, 2009, rather than four quarterly reports. Jerry Brown formed his committee later than Whitman and reported his 3rd and 4th quarter campaign finance figures in a single report covering the period from July 1, 2009 - December 31, 2009.

Abel Maldonado (R)

  • Accepted campaign spending limits? YES
Abel Maldonado Campaign Finance Reports (Candidate ID # 1323385 )
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Cash Contributions Non-Monetary Contributions Miscellaneous Cash Increases (Total Payments Made) (Accrued Expenses) Unpaid Bills (Total Expenditures) Cash on Hand
First Semi-Annual 2010[12] August 2, 2010 $139,059.79 $126,857.00 $ 0.00 $96.00 $0.00 $(0.00) $163,877.50 $(11,550.21) $90,585.08
Second Pre-Primary[13] May 26, 2010 $73,400.75 $315,398.00 $3,500.00 $0.00 $(249,738.96) $(0.00) $131,366.47 $(121,872.49) $139,059.79
First Pre-Primary[14] June 7, 2010 $0.00 $173,999.00 $0.00 $0.00 $(102,623.25) $(545,270.99) $0.00 $(647,894.24) $71,375.75
  • Rather than list each addenda and supplementary filing for candidates, we have listed the original reports with the dollar amounts that were most current. The date listed under "date filed" reflects the most recent date when the report was updated. To see the original reports and each discrete correction and late filing, visit the California Secretary of State's website and see the complete list of "Late Contributions Reports" for Mr. Maldonado.

Gavin Newsom (D)

  • Accepted campaign spending limits? NO
Gavin Newsom Campaign Finance Reports (Candidate ID # 1325415 )
Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Cash Contributions Non-Monetary Contributions Total Contributions (Total Expenditures) Cash on Hand
First Semi-Annual 2010[15] August 2, 2010 $770,776.32 $337,353.31 $8,301.00 $345,654.31 $(452,756.28) $494,928.37
Second Pre-Primary[16] August 2, 2010 $255,559.79 $786,957.00 $18,354.13 $805,311.13 $(480,855.81) $770,776.32
First Pre-Primary[17] June 7, 2010 $0.00 $262,268.00 $4,950.00 $267,218.00 $(32,613.01) $255,559.79
  • Rather than list each addenda and supplementary filing for candidates, we have listed the original reports with the dollar amounts that were most current. The date listed under "date filed" reflects the most recent date when the report was updated. To see the original reports and each discrete correction and late filing, visit the California Secretary of State's website and see the complete list of "Late Contributions Reports" for Mr. Newsom.

See also

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References

  1. The Green Papers, "2010 Gubernatorial Primaries at a Glance"
  2. Wall Street Journal, "California Undercard Features a Battle Between Rising Stars," October 27, 2010
  3. California Secretary of State, "Statement of Vote: June 8, 2010, Statewide Direct Primary Election," certified July 16, 2010
  4. California Secretary of State, "Statement of Vote: June 8, 2010, Statewide Direct Primary Election," certified July 16, 2010
  5. California Secretary of State, "Statement of Vote: June 8, 2010, Statewide Direct Primary Election," certified July 16, 2010
  6. Arkansas Secretary of State, "2010 General Election & Non Partisan Judicial Runoff Election Candidate Information," accessed September 6, 2010
  7. Arkansas Secretary of State, "2010 General Election & Non Partisan Judicial Runoff Election Candidate Information," accessed September 6, 2010
  8. Arkansas Secretary of State, "2010 General Election & Non Partisan Judicial Runoff Election Candidate Information," accessed September 6, 2010
  9. California Secretary of State, "Statement of Vote" November 2, 2010 General Election," updated November 8, 2010 at 11:51, accessed November 8, 2010, November 29, 2010, and December 21, 2010
  10. California Secretary of State, “Official Statement of Vote, Lieutenant Governor by County”
  11. California Secretary of State, “Official Statement of Vote, Lieutenant Governor by County”
  12. California Secretary of State, “Campaign Disclosure Statement 05/23/2010 – 06/30/2010”, accessed September 25, 2010
  13. California Secretary of State, “Campaign Disclosure Statement 03/18/2010 – 05/22/2010”, accessed September 25, 2010
  14. California Secretary of State, “Campaign Disclosure Statement 01/01/2010 – 03/17/2010”, accessed September 25, 2010
  15. California Secretary of State, “Campaign Disclosure Statement 05/23/2010 – 06/30/2010”, accessed September 25, 2010
  16. California Secretary of State, “Campaign Disclosure Statement 03/18/2010 – 05/22/2010”, accessed September 25, 2010
  17. California Secretary of State, “Campaign Disclosure Statement 01/01/2010 – 03/17/2010”, accessed September 25, 2010