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Hancock earned his B.A. from Ithaca College in 1963 and his M.A. from the Wright Institute in 1978.
Hancock earned her B.A. from Ithaca College in 1963 and her M.A. from the Wright Institute in 1978.
==Committee assignments==
==Committee assignments==

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Loni Hancock
Loni Hancock.jpg
California State Senate District 9
In office
Term ends
December 5, 2016
Years in position 7
Base salary$95,291/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
California State Assembly
Mayor, City of Berkeley
Bachelor'sIthaca College, 1963
Master'sWright Institute, 1978
Campaign website
Loni Hancock (b. 1941) is a Democratic member of the California State Senate, representing District 9. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Hancock served as a member of the California State Assembly for the 14th Assembly District from 2002 to 2008, and as the mayor of Berkeley, California from 1986 to 1994.


Hancock earned her B.A. from Ithaca College in 1963 and her M.A. from the Wright Institute in 1978.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hancock served on the following committees:

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Budget and Fiscal Review
Elections and Constitutional Amendments
Environmental Quality
Public Safety, Chair


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hancock serves on these committees:


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


Campaign themes

Legislative scorecards

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. [2],[3]

On the 2009 legislative scorecard, Hancock ranked as a 100. She was one of eight state senators the publication identified as voting in what they defined as a "liberal" way in every vote they ranked.[4]



See also: California State Senate elections, 2012

Hancock won re-election in the 2012 election for California State Senate District 9. She was unopposed in the primary on June 5, 2012, and ran unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012, as well.[5][6]

California State Senate, District 9, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLoni Hancock Incumbent 85.8% 300,994
     Peace and Freedom Party Mary Catherine McIlroy 14.2% 49,987
Total Votes 350,981

California State Senate, District 9 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLoni Hancock Incumbent 99.3% 123,624
     Peace and Freedom Green check mark transparent.pngMary Catherine McIlroy 0.6% 785
     Libertarian Lisa D. Ringer 0.1% 92
Total Votes 124,501


In 2008 Hancock was elected to the California State Senate, District 9. She finished with 272,225 votes and was followed by Claudia Bermudez with 53,299 votes and Marsha Feinland with 26,996 votes.[7] Hancock raised $1,273,432 for her campaign fund.

California State Senate, District 9
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Loni Hancock (D) 272,225
Claudia Bermudez (R) 53,299
Marsha Feinland (P&F) 26,996

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010 (Off-cycle)

Loni Hancock at El Cerrito Democratic Club, March 25 2008


In 2008 Hancock raised $1,273,432 in campaign donations. Four of her top contributors are listed below.[8]

Donor Amount
California Democratic Party $144,934
California Applicants Attorneys Association $14,400
Northern California Carpenters Regional Council $14,400
California Teachers Association $14,400

9th district profile

Map of 9th district

The 9th district that Hancock represents in the senate includes the cities of Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Dublin, El Sobrante, Emeryville, Livermore, Oakland, Piedmont, Richmond, and San Pablo.[9]

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Preceded by
Alaska State Senate District 9
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