U.S. Senate delegation from California

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This page displays current and historical information pertaining to the U.S. Senate delegation from California.

Current members

The current members of the U.S. Senate from California are:

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Barbara Boxer
Barbara Boxer.jpg
Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, California 1993January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Dianne Feinstein
Dianne Feinstein.jpg
Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, California 1993January 3, 2019November 2018Link

Election history

For more information on the different classes of U.S. Senators, please see: Classes of United States Senators

Class I

Senators in Class I were elected to office in the November 2012 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election.[1] Class I terms run from the beginning of the 113th Congress on January 3, 2013, to the end of the 115th Congress on January 3, 2019.[1]

2012

U.S. Senate, California General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDianne Feinstein Incumbent 62.5% 7,864,624
     Republican Elizabeth Emken 37.5% 4,713,887
Total Votes 12,578,511
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2006
On November 7, 2006, Dianne Feinstein won re-election to the United States Senate. She defeated Richard Mountjoy (R), Todd Chretien (G), Michael Metti (L), Marsha Feinland (P&F) and Don Grundmann (American Independent) in the general election.[2]

U.S. Senate, California General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDianne Feinstein incumbent 59.4% 5,076,289
     Republican Richard Mountjoy 35% 2,990,822
     Green Todd Chretien 1.7% 147,074
     Libertarian Michael Metti 1.6% 133,851
     Peace and Freedom Marsha Feinland 1.4% 117,764
     American Independent Don Grundmann 0.9% 75,350
     N/A Write-in 0% 326
Total Votes 8,541,476

2000
On November 7, 2000, Dianne Feinstein won re-election to the United States Senate. She defeated Tom Campbell (R), Medea Susan Benjamin (G), Gail Katherine Lightfoot (L), Diane Beall Templin (American Independent), Jose Luis Camahort (Reform) and Brian Rees (Natural Law) in the general election.[3]

U.S. Senate, California General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDianne Feinstein incumbent 55.8% 5,932,522
     Republican Tom Campbell 36.6% 3,886,853
     Green Medea Susan Benjamin 3.1% 326,828
     Libertarian Gail Katherine Lightfoot 1.8% 187,718
     American Independent Diane Beall Templin 1.3% 134,598
     Reform Jose Luis Camahort 0.9% 96,552
     Natural Law Brian Rees 0.6% 58,537
Total Votes 10,623,608

1994
On November 8, 1994, Dianne Feinstein won re-election to the United States Senate. She defeated Michael Huffington (R), Elizabeth Cervantes Barron (P&F), Richard Benjamin Boddie (L), Paul Meeuwenberg (American Independent) and Barbara Blong (G) in the general election.[4]

U.S. Senate, California General Election, 1994
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDianne Feinstein incumbent 46.7% 3,979,152
     Republican Michael Huffington 44.8% 3,817,025
     Peace and Freedom Elizabeth Cervantes Barron 3% 255,301
     Libertarian Richard Benjamin Boddie 2.1% 179,100
     American Independent Paul Meeuwenberg 1.7% 142,771
     Green Barbara Blong 1.7% 140,567
     N/A Write-in 0% 173
Total Votes 8,514,089

Class III

Senators in Class III were elected to office in the November 2010 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election. Class III terms run from the beginning of the 112th Congress on January 3, 2011, to the end of the 114th Congress on January 3, 2017.

2010
On November 2, 2010, Barbara Boxer won re-election to the United States Senate. She defeated Carly Fiorina (R), Gail Lightfoot (L), Marsha Feinland (P&F), Duane Roberts (G), Edward Noonan (American Independent) and several write-in candidates in the general election.[5]

U.S. Senate, California General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Boxer incumbent 52.2% 5,218,441
     Republican Carly Fiorina 42.2% 4,217,366
     Libertarian Gail Lightfoot 1.8% 175,242
     Peace and Freedom Marsha Feinland 1.4% 135,093
     Green Duane Roberts 1.3% 128,510
     American Independent Edward Noonan 1.3% 125,441
     Write-in James Harris 0% 41
     Write-in Connor Vlakancic 0% 11
     Write-in Jerry Leon Carroll 0% 10
     Write-in Hans Kugler 0% 5
Total Votes 10,000,160

2004
On November 2, 2004, Barbara Boxer won re-election to the United States Senate. She defeated Bill Jones (R), Marsha Feinland (P&F), Jim Gray (L) and Don Grundmann (American Independent) in the general election.[6]

U.S. Senate, California General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Boxer incumbent 57.7% 6,955,728
     Republican Bill Jones 37.8% 4,555,922
     Peace and Freedom Marsha Feinland 2% 243,846
     Libertarian Jim Gray 1.8% 216,522
     American Independent Don Grundmann 0.7% 81,224
     N/A Write-in 0% 53
Total Votes 12,053,295

1998
On November 3, 1998, Barbara Boxer won re-election to the United States Senate. She defeated Matt Fong (R), Ted Brown (L), Timothy Erich (Reform), H. Joseph Perrin, Sr. (American Independent), Ophie Beltran (P&F) and Brian Rees (Natural Law) in the general election.[7]

U.S. Senate, California General Election, 1998
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Boxer incumbent 53.1% 4,410,056
     Republican Matt Fong 43% 3,575,078
     Libertarian Ted Brown 1.1% 93,926
     Reform Timothy Erich 1% 82,918
     American Independent H. Joseph Perrin, Sr. 0.7% 54,699
     Peace and Freedom Ophie Beltran 0.6% 48,685
     Natural Law Brian Rees 0.6% 46,543
Total Votes 8,311,905

1992
On November 3, 1992, Barbara Boxer won election to the United States Senate. She defeated Bruce Herschensohn (R), Jerome McCready (American Independent), Genevieve Torres (P&F) and June Genis (L) in the general election.[8]

U.S. Senate, California General Election, 1992
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBarbara Boxer 47.9% 5,173,467
     Republican Bruce Herschensohn 43% 4,644,182
     American Independent Jerome McCready 3.5% 373,051
     Peace and Freedom Genevieve Torres 3.5% 372,817
     Libertarian June Genis 2.2% 235,919
     N/A Write-in 0% 267
Total Votes 10,799,703

Historical members

Historical Representation to the US Senate by Party from California
Party Total
     Democratic 23
     Republican 21
Total Senators 44
Class 1 Senators from California
Senator Years Served Party
John C. Frémont 1850-1851 Democratic
John B. Weller 1852-1857 Democratic
David C. Broderick 1857-1859 Democratic
Henry P. Haun 1859-1860 Democratic
Milton S. Latham 1860-1863 Democratic
John Conness 1863-1869 Republican
Eugene Casserly 1869-1873 Democratic
John S. Hager 1873-1875 Democratic
Newton Booth 1875-1881 Republican
John F. Miller 1881-1886 Republican
George Hearst 1886-1886 Democratic
Abram P. Williams 1886-1887 Republican
George Hearst 1887-1891 Democratic
Charles N. Felton 1891-1893 Republican
Stephen M. White 1893-1899 Democratic
Thomas R. Bard 1900-1905 Republican
Frank P. Flint 1905-1911 Republican
John D. Works 1911-1917 Republican
Hiram W. Johnson 1917-1945 Republican
William F. Knowland 1945-1959 Republican
Clair Engle 1959-1964 Democratic
Pierre E. G. Salinger 1964-1964 Democratic
George L. Murphy 1965-1971 Republican
John V. Tunney 1971-1977 Democratic
S. I. Hayakawa 1977-1983 Republican
Pete Wilson 1983-1991 Republican
John Seymour 1991-1992 Republican
Dianne Feinstein 1992-Present Democratic
Class 3 Senators from California
Senator Years Served Party
William M. Gwin 1850-1855, 1857-1861 Democratic
James A. McDougall 1861-1867 Democratic
Cornelius Cole 1867-1873 Republican
Aaron A. Sargent 1873-1879 Republican
James T. Farley 1879-1885 Democratic
Leland Stanford 1885-1893 Republican
George C. Perkins 1893-1915 Republican
James D. Phelan 1915-1921 Democratic
Samuel M. Shortridge 1921-1933 Republican
William Gibbs McAdoo 1933-1938 Democratic
Thomas M. Storke 1938-1939 Democratic
Sheridan Downey 1939-1950 Democratic
Richard M. Nixon 1950-1953 Republican
Thomas H. Kuchel 1953-1969 Republican
Alan Cranston 1969-1993 Democratic
Barbara Boxer 1993-Present Democratic

See also

References