|The Green Papers: General Election 2005|
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|California 2-year term. Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit.|
|Partisan Composition: 33 Democratic, 19 Republican, 1 Vacancy|
||Democratic||Congressman Doris Matsui
First elected in a special election 8 March 2005
Seat up for election: Tuesday 8 March 2005
Next regular election 7 November 2006
|Democratic||56,175||68.18%||Congressman Doris Matsui
Widow of Congressman Robert T. "Bob" Matsui who held this seat.
|Republican||6,559||7.96%||John Thomas Flynn|
|Republican||3,742||4.54%||Serge A. Chernay|
|Republican||1,124||1.36%||Bruce Robert Stevens|
|Democratic||659||0.80%||Charles "Carlos" Pineda, Jr.|
|Peace And Freedom||286||0.35%||John C. Reiger|
Doris Matsui, widow of Congressman Matsui, having received 68% of the 8 March 2005 vote is elected congressman.
If a candidate receives more than 50% of the vote in the Tuesday 8 March 2005 election, that candidate is elected. If no candidate receives a majority, the top vote getter from each party will compete in a Tuesday 3 May 2005 runoff. Reference California Elections Code 10700-10707. Next regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2006.
On 11 January 2005, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger called a Tuesday 8 March 2005 Special Election to fill the House CD 5 Seat vacated upon the 1 January 2005 death of Congressman Robert T. "Bob" Matsui. Congressman Matsui, 63, passed away due to complications from Myelodysplastic Disorder (MDS), a rare stem cell disorder. He was first elected in 1978.
|Political Parties Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.|
| American Independent|
| Peace And Freedom|
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