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Ricardo Benitez
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Former candidate for
California State Senate, District 18
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
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Ricardo Antonio Benitez was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 18 of the California State Senate. He ran unsuccessfully for District 39 of the California State Assembly in 2012.



See also: California State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Bob Hertzberg (D) and Ricardo Antonio Benitez (R) defeated John P. "Jack" Lindblad (G) in the blanket primary. Hertzberg defeated Benitez in the general election.[1][2][3]

California State Senate, District 18, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBob Hertzberg 70.2% 79,495
     Republican Ricardo Antonio Benitez 29.8% 33,794
Total Votes 113,289
California State Senate, District 18 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBob Hertzberg 63.1% 35,338
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRicardo Antonio Benitez 29.1% 16,289
     Green John P. Lindblad 7.8% 4,392
Total Votes 56,019


See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Benitez ran in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 39. He was eliminated in the blanket primary on June 5, 2012.[4][5]

California State Assembly, District 39 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Alarcon 26.9% 8,567
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRaul Bocanegra 36.2% 11,521
     Democratic Kevin J. Suscavage (write-in) 0% 2
     Republican Ricardo Benitez 15.8% 5,037
     Republican Margie Margarita Carranza 5.3% 1,697
     Republican Omar Cuevas 8.2% 2,596
     Green Jack Lindblad 7.6% 2,421
Total Votes 31,841

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