California State Senate elections, 2000

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Elections for the office of California State Senate consisted of a primary candidates election on June 3, 2000 and a general election on November 7, 2000.

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 2000 election, the total contributions to Senate candidates was $49,599,033. The top 10 contributors were:[2]

2000 Donors, California State Senate
Donor Amount
Senate Majority Fund $3,382,189
California Democratic Party $2,883,992
Senate Democratic Leadership Fund $2,648,280
Friends of Jim Brulte $1,387,153
California Republican Party $1,363,417
California Senate Republican Leadership Fund $1,039,850
California Correctional Peace Officers Association $642,500
California Teachers Association $493,750
Native Americans & Peace Officers $475,000
Working Families for Deborah Ortiz $472,000

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Merita A. Callaway: 23,654
  • Scott Gruendl: 21,249
  • Thomas “Tom” Romero: 45,205 Approveda
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • Karen Knecht: 32,114
  • Mary Andrews: 19,229
  • R.K. “Skip” Daum: 14,594
  • Thomas “Rico” Oller: 127,874 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Jon Petersen: 5,945 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Thomas “Tom” Romero: 144,997
Republican Party Thomas “Rico” Oller: 220,427 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Jon Petersen: 16,075

District 3

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • John L. Burton: 154,131 Approveda
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • Terence Faulkner: 49,601 Approveda
Independent Independent candidates:
  • Celeste Joy Blau Joki: 11,619 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John L. Burton: 238,372 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Terence Faulkner: 71,256
Independent Celeste Joy Blau Joki: 17,277

District 5

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Michael J. Machado: 109,541 Approveda
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • Alan Nakanishi: 70,194 Approveda
  • James Shoemaker: 29,130
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Carole Brow: 5,839 Approveda
Independent Independent candidates:
  • William S. Nicolas: 1,307 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael J. Machado: 142,392 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Alan Nakanishi: 141,013
Libertarian Party Carole Brow: 10,208
Independent William S. Nicolas: 2,667

District 7

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Tom Torlakson: 122,081 Approveda
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • Daryl Chilimidos: 9,114
  • Dick Rainey: 119,543 Approveda
Independent Independent candidates:
  • Mark Billings: 6,288 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tom Torlakson: 197,683 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dick Rainey: 156,107
Independent Mark Billings: 9,334

District 9

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Don Perata: 147,721 Approveda
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • Linda J. Marshall: 22,619 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • James M. Eyer: 9,569 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Don Perata: 218,550 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Linda J. Marshall: 30,062
Libertarian Party James M. Eyer: 13,622

District 11

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Byron Sher: 122,522 Approveda
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • Gloria Hom: 85,394 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • John J. “Jack” Hickey: 8,898 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Byron Sher: 183,887 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Gloria Hom: 113,770
Libertarian Party John J. “Jack” Hickey: 12,676

District 13

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • John Vasconcellos: 92,030 Approveda
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • John Longwell: 35,166 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • John H. Webster: 3,768 Approveda
  • Kennita Watson: 3,048

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Vasconcellos: 140,827 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Longwell: 54,076
Libertarian Party John H. Webster: 10,507

District 15

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Anselmo A. Chavez: 45,765 Approveda
  • Katrina M. Ognyanovich: 28,449
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • Bruce McPherson: 107,695 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Gordon D. Sachtjen: 3,755 Approveda
Independent Independent candidates:
  • David Rosenkranz: 4,342 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Anselmo A. Chavez: 112,942
Republican Party Bruce McPherson: 155,039 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Gordon D. Sachtjen: 6,394
Independent David Rosenkranz: 6,425

District 17

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Richard Lott: 53,123 Approveda
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • William J. “Pete” Knight: 124,642 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • John R. Gibson: 5,870 Approveda
Independent Independent candidates:
  • Douglas R. Wallack: 3,010 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Richard Lott: 84,427
Republican Party William J. “Pete” Knight: 172,723 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party John R. Gibson: 7,667
Independent Douglas R. Wallack: 3,543

District 19

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Daniel R. Gonzalez: 56,739 Approveda
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • Judy Mikels: 33,255
  • Tom McClintock: 99,135 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Daniel R. Gonzalez: 121,893
Republican Party Tom McClintock: 165,422 Green check mark transparent.png

District 21

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Jack Scott: 60,462 Approveda
  • Scott Wildman: 53,079
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • Dave Wallis: 10,204
  • Paul Zee: 51,681 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Bob New: 3,878 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jack Scott: 158,145 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Paul Zee: 100,901
Libertarian Party Bob New: 9,399

District 23

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Sheila James Kuehl: 103,771 Approveda
  • Wally Knox: 59,877
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • Daniel B. Rego: 36,403 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Charles T. Black: 6,073 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sheila James Kuehl: 225,736 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Daniel B. Rego: 79,009
Libertarian Party Charles T. Black: 15,059

District 25

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Edward Vincent: 60,429 Approveda
  • Richard E. “Dick” Floyd: 26,058
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • Cliff McClain: 14,678 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Edward Vincent: 131,725 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Cliff McClain: 28,375

District 27

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Betty Karnette: 95,527 Approveda
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • Marilyn Lyon: 73,052 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Betty Karnette: 157,577 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Marilyn Lyon: 101,170

District 29

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Richard Melendez: 40,677 Approveda
  • Steve Herfert: 39,273
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • Bob Margett: 91,927 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Leland Thomas Faegre: 3,230 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Richard Melendez: 125,975
Republican Party Bob Margett: 128,713 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Leland Thomas Faegre: 7,655

District 31

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Mike Rayburn: 58,950 Approveda
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • Jim Brulte: 111,686 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Fritz R. Ward: 7,060 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Rayburn: 97,931
Republican Party Jim Brulte: 153,745 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Fritz R. Ward: 9,851

District 33

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Jack Roberts: 53,548 Approveda
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • Dick Ackerman: 154,435 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Michael Chacon: 8,821 Approveda
Independent Independent candidates:
  • Wm. (Bill) Verkamp: 4,609 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jack Roberts: 94,176
Republican Party Dick Ackerman: 212,705 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Michael Chacon: 11,708
Independent Wm. (Bill) Verkamp: 5,391

District 35

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Steve Ray: 64,765 Approveda
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • Ross Johnson: 137,871 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Paul L. Studier: 8,412 Approveda
Independent Independent candidates:
  • Cindy Katz: 9,972 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Steve Ray: 103,700
Republican Party Ross Johnson: 189,523 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Paul L. Studier: 11,401
Independent Cindy Katz: 10,918

District 37

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Sedalia L. Sanders: 52,177 Approveda
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • Jim Battin: 114,423 Approveda
  • Mark Watton: 20,964
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Donna Tello: 7,434 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sedalia L. Sanders: 94,391
Republican Party Jim Battin: 177,665 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Donna Tello: 13,649

District 39

Democratic Party June 3 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Dede Alpert: 96,053 Approveda
Republican Party June 3 Republican primary candidates:
  • Larry Stirling: 83,693 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Rusty Nichols: 4,517 Approveda
Independent Independent candidates:
  • Stuart Knoles: 4,672 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dede Alpert: 160,834 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Larry Stirling: 112,454
Libertarian Party Rusty Nichols: 6,474
Independent Stuart Knoles: 5,973


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