Elaine Alquist

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Elaine Alquist
Elaine Alquist.jpg
California State Senate District 13
Former Member
In office
2004-2012
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last election2008
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
California State Assembly
1997-2002
Education
Bachelor'sMacMurray College
Master'sWashington University
Personal
Place of birthChicago, IL
ProfessionCounselor
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Elaine Alquist (b. 1944) is a former Democratic member of the California State Senate, representing District 13 from 2004 to 2012.

Prior to joining the state senate, Alquist was a member of the California State Assembly from 1997-2002. She also served on the Cupertino Union School Board from 1983-1991.

Issues

Legislative scorecard

Capitol Weekly, California's major weekly periodical covering the state legislature, publishes an annual legislative scorecard to pin down the political or ideological leanings of every member of the legislature based on how they voted on an assortment of bills in the most recent legislative session. The 2009 scores were based on votes on 19 bills, but did not include how legislators voted on the Proposition 1A (2009). On the scorecard, "100" is a perfect liberal score and "0" is a perfect conservative score. [1],[2]

On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Alquist ranked as an 89. [3]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Alquist served on these committees:

  • Subcommittee on Health and Human Services

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Alquist served on these committees:

Select committees

  • Emerging Technologies (Chair)[6]

Elections

2014

See also: State executive official elections, 2014

Alquist filed a "Statement of Intention" to run for Secretary of State of California in the 2014 elections. Current officeholder Debra Bowen cannot seek re-election in 2014 due to term limits.[7]

2012

Alquist was unable to run for re-election in 2012 due to term limits.

2008

In 2008 Alquist was elected to the California State Senate, District 13. She finished with 179,855 votes and was followed by Shane Patrick Connolly with 57,033 votes and John Webster with 16,659.[8] Alquist raised $410,894 in campaign funds.

California State Senate, District 13
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Elaine Alquist (D) 179,855
Shane Patrick Connolly (R) 57,033
John Webster (L) 16,659

Campaign donors

2010 (Off-cycle)

California State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Elaine Alquist's campaign in 2010
California Dental Association$5,000
Unitedhealthcare$3,900
Peace Officers Research Association Of California$3,500
Plumbers Steamfitters & Refrigeration Fitters UA Local 393 PAC$3,200
Capg Physicians Group PAC$3,200
Total Raised in 2010 $100,607

2008


Senator Alquist honors teaching profession

In 2008 Alquist raised $410,894 in campaign donations. Her top three donors are listed below.[9]

Donor Amount
California State Council of Service Employees $14,400
California Teachers Association $14,400
California Association of Realtors $11,100

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Political offices
Preceded by
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California State Senate District 13
2004–2012
Succeeded by
Gerald Hill (D)