The Green Papers: California 2007 Off Year Election
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Special Primary House CD 37: Tuesday 26 June 2007
Special General House CD 37: Tuesday 21 August 2007
Electoral Votes:55(10.22% of 538)
Governor:1 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
2002-2010 Representatives:53(12.18% of 435)
2000 Census:33,930,798 (12.03% of 281,998,273)
Estimated Voting age population (November 2000):24,873,000
Registered Voters (November 2000):15,707,307
Capital:Sacramento
Tuesday 26 June 2007 polling hours 7:00a PDT (1400 UTC) to 8:00p PDT (0300 UTC).
Tuesday 21 August 2007 polling hours 7:00a PDT (1400 UTC) to 8:00p PDT (0300 UTC).
 

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California State and Local Government


Tuesday 26 June 2007

California held a special election to fill the open U.S. House CD 37 seat vacated by the Sunday 22 April 2007 passing of Democratic Congressman Juanita Millender-McDonald.

Since no candidate received 50% of the vote + 1, a 21 August 2007 run-off election will be held between the top vote getter from each party.

  • Democrat: Laura Richardson 37.76%.
  • Republican: John M. Kanaley 7.64%.
  • Green: Daniel Abraham Brezenoff 1.21%
  • Libertarian: Herbert G. "Herb" Peters 1.08%.

Returns from an official source.


Tuesday 21 August 2007

Laura Richardson (Democrat) won the special runoff election to fill the open U.S. House CD 37 with 67.00% of the vote.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 110th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein
First elected to finish out the term in a Special Election: 1992 [held to fill vacancy caused by the resignation of Senator Pete Wilson (Republican): 7 January 1991- which John Seymour (Republican) had been appointed by Governor Pete Wilson (Republican) to fill, 10 January 1991];
Elected to full term: 1994; re-elected 2000; 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012

Class 3 Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer
First elected: 1992; re-elected: 1998, 2004
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
First elected in a special election: 2003; re-elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor John Raymond Garamendi
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

110th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2006, 2008. No Term Limit. 110th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
34 Democratic (34 Undetermined);
19 Republican (18 Undetermined, 1 Open)

CD 1
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Democratic Congressman C. Michael "Mike" Thompson
First elected: 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 2
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Republican Congressman Walter William "Wally" Herger, Jr.
First elected: 1986
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 3
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Republican Congressman Daniel E. "Dan" Lungren
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 4
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Republican Congressman John Taylor Doolittle
First elected: 1990
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
18 April 2007: media reports state that FBI agents have raided the home of Congressman John T. Doolittle as part of an investigation into the Jack Abramoff influence buying scandal.

CD 5
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Democratic Congressman Doris K. Matsui
First elected in a special election 8 March 2005
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 6
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Democratic Congressman Lynn C. Woolsey
First elected: 1992
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 7
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Democratic Congressman George Miller
First elected: 1974
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 8
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Democratic Congressman Nancy Pelosi
First elected: 2 June 1987- in Special Election re: death of Congressman Sala Burton, 1 February 1987
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 9
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Democratic Congressman Barbara Lee
First elected: 7 April 1998- in Special Election re: resignation of Congressman Ronald Dellums, 6 February 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 10
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Democratic Congressman Ellen O. Tauscher
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 11
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Democratic Congressman Jerry McNerney
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 12
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Democratic Congressman Tom Lantos
First elected: 1980
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 13
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Democratic Congressman Fortney "Pete" Stark
First elected: 1972
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 14
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Democratic Congressman Anna G. Eshoo
First elected: 1992
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 15
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Democratic Congressman Michael M. "Mike" Honda
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 16
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Democratic Congressman Zoe Lofgren
First elected: 1994
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 17
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Democratic Congressman Sam Farr
First elected: 8 June 1993- in Special Election re: resignation of Congressman Leon Panetta, 21 January 1993
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 18
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Democratic Congressman Dennis A. Cardoza
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 19
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Republican Congressman George P. Radanovich
First elected: 1994
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 20
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Democratic Congressman Jim Costa
First elected: 2004
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 21
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Republican Congressman Devin Gerald Nunes
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 22
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Republican Congressman Kevin McCarthy
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 23
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Democratic Congressman Lois G. Capps
First elected: 10 March 1998- in Special Election re: death of Congressman Walter Capps, 28 October 1997
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 24
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Republican Congressman Elton Gallegly
First elected: 1986
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 25
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Republican Congressman Howard P. "Buck" McKeon
First elected: 1992
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 26
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Republican Congressman David Dreier
First elected: 1980
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 27
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Democratic Congressman Brad Sherman
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 28
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Democratic Congressman Howard L. Berman
First elected: 1982
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 29
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Democratic Congressman Adam B. Schiff
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 30
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Democratic Congressman Henry A. Waxman
First elected: 1974
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 31
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Democratic Congressman Xavier Becerra
First elected: 1992
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 32
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Democratic Congressman Hilda L. Solis
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 33
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Democratic Congressman Diane E. Watson
First elected: 5 June 2001- in a Special Election re: death of Congressman Julian Dixon, 8 December 2000.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 34
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Democratic Congressman Lucille Roybal-Allard
First elected: 1992
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 35
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Democratic Congressman Maxine Waters
First elected: 1990
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 36
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Democratic Congressman Jane Harman
Returned to House: 2000 (First elected: 1992 and served three terms before an unsuccessful race for the Democratic nomination for Governor, 1998)
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 37
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Laura Richardson
First elected in a special election to fill the vacancy resulting from the 22 April 2007 passing of Democratic Congressman Juanita Millender-McDonald: 21 August 2007
Seat up for election: Tuesday 21 August 2007
  Elected Democratic 15,559 67.00% Laura Richardson
Received 37.76% in the 26 June primary. Top Democratic vote getter: Proceeded to and won the 21 August 2007 run-off.

FEC: $524,442
  Candidate Republican 5,837 25.14% John M. Kanaley
Received 7.64% in the 26 June primary. Top Republican vote getter: Proceeds to 21 August 2007 run-off.
  Candidate Green 1,274 5.49% Daniel Abraham Brezenoff
Received 1.21% in the 26 June primary. Top and sole Green vote getter: Proceeds to 21 August 2007 run-off.
  Candidate Libertarian 538 2.32% Herbert G. "Herb" Peters
Received 1.08% in the 26 June primary. Top and sole Libertarian vote getter: Proceeds to 21 August 2007 run-off.
  Candidate Write-in 12 0.05% Lee Davis
  Candidate Write-in 1 0.00% Christopher Remple
    Democratic     Lee Davis - lost primary
Received 0.62% in the 26 June primary.
    Democratic     Mervin Leon Evans - lost primary
Received 0.09% in the 26 June primary.
    Democratic     Felicia Ford - lost primary
Received 0.37% in the 26 June primary.
    Democratic     Bill Francisco Grisolia - lost primary
Received 0.43% in the 26 June primary.

FEC: $52,022
    Democratic     Peter Mathews - lost primary
Received 3.53% in the 26 June primary.

FEC: $60,491
    Democratic     Valerie J. McDonald - lost primary
Received 9.39% in the 26 June primary. Mrs. McDonald is the daughter of the late Congressman Representative Juanita Millender-McDonald.

FEC: $51,547
    Democratic     state Senator Jenny Oropeza - lost primary
Received 31.31% in the 26 June primary. Party endorsed candidate.

FEC: $388,690
    Democratic     George A. Parmer, Jr. - lost primary
Received 0.75% in the 26 June primary.

FEC: $2,292
    Democratic     Jeffrey S. "Jeff" Price - lost primary
Received 0.44% in the 26 June primary.
    Democratic     Ed Wilson - lost primary
Received 1.14% in the 26 June primary.

FEC: $26,220
    Republican     Leroy Joseph "Bishop L. J." Guillory - lost primary
Received 1.14% in the 26 June primary.

FEC: $10,644
    Republican     Jeffrey "Lincoln" Leavitt - lost primary
Received 1.18% in the 26 June primary.
    Republican     Teri Ramirez - lost primary
Received 1.92% in the 26 June primary.
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Albert Robles
Total 23,221 100.00%  
 

 
Democrat Laura Richardson won the 21 August 2007 run off with about 65% of the vote.

Returns from an official source.


 
On Tuesday 26 June 2007 California held a special election to fill the open U.S. House CD 37 seat vacated by the Sunday 22 April 2007 passing of Democratic Congressman Juanita Millender-McDonald.

Since no candidate received 50% of the vote + 1, a 21 August 2007 run-off election will be held between the top vote getter from each party.

  • Democrat: Laura Richardson 37.76%.
  • Republican: John M. Kanaley 7.64%.
  • Green: Daniel Abraham Brezenoff 1.21%
  • Libertarian: Herbert G. "Herb" Peters 1.08%.

Returns from an official source.


On Thursday 26 April 2007, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger called a 26 June 2007 special election to fill this vacant seat. If no candidate receives 50% of the vote + 1, a run-off election will be held on 21 August 2007, between the top vote getters from each party. The filing deadline is 14 May 2007.

  • The date of the primary election is calculated by counting back eight Tuesdays or, if the eighth Tuesday is the day of or the day following a state holiday, the ninth Tuesday preceding the day of the general ("runoff") election at which the vacancy is to be filled.

Sunday 22 April 2007: We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Democratic Congressman Juanita Millender-McDonald who passed away today at the age of 68. She had had taken a leave of absence from Congress on 18 April after being diagnosed with cancer. She was first elected in a 26 March 1996 special election re: the resignation of Congressman Walter Tucker, 15 December 1995.

18 April 2007: Congressman Juanita Millender-McDonald, 68, has been diagnosed with cancer and has been granted a 4 to 6 week leave of absence from the U.S. House.


CD 38
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Democratic Congressman Grace Flores Napolitano
First elected: 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 39
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Democratic Congressman Linda T. Sanchez
First elected: 2002
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 40
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Republican Congressman Edward R. "Ed" Royce
First elected: 1992
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 41
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Republican Congressman Jerry Lewis
First elected: 1978
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
2 June 2007: Unconfirmed media reports state that Congressman Lewis will not seek re-election in 2008. The rumors proved false when, in September 2007, the Congressman announced he will run for re-election.

CD 42
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Republican Congressman Gary G. Miller
First elected: 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 43
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Democratic Congressman Joe Baca
First elected: 16 November 1999- in Special Election re: death of Congressman George Brown, 15 July 1999
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 44
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Republican Congressman Ken Calvert
First elected: 1992
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 45
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Republican Congressman Mary Bono
First elected: 7 April 1998- in Special Election re: death of Congressman Sonny Bono, 5 January 1998
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 46
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Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher
First elected: 1988
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 47
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Democratic Congressman Loretta Sanchez
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 48
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Republican Congressman John B. T. Campbell, III
First elected in a special election: 6 December 2005 (to fill the vacant seat of Congressman Christopher Cox who became Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission)
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 49
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Republican Congressman Darrell Edward Issa
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 50
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Republican Congressman Brian Phillip Bilbray
First elected 6 June 2006 in a special election to replace Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

CD 51
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Democratic Congressman Bob Filner
First elected: 1992
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
 On 20 August 2007 Congressman Filner was charged with misdemeanor assault and battery after an altercation at Dulles Airport.

CD 52
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Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter
First elected: 1980
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008
Open Seat - Running for President in 2008. On 22 March 2007 Congressman Hunter indicated he does not intend to seek re-election.

CD 53
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Democratic Congressman Susan A. Davis
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2008

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

  Democratic Secretary of State Debra Bowen
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Controller  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

  Democratic Controller John Chiang
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

  Democratic Treasurer Bill Lockyer
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

  Democratic Attorney General Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown, Jr.
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Insurance Commissioner  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

  Republican Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

  No Party Affiliation; (Democratic) Public Instruction Superintendent Jack T. O'Connell
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
 
If a candidate receives the majority of the vote (50% + 1) in the June primary, that candidate is elected. When no candidate receives a majority of the vote in the primary, the top two vote-getters participate in the November runoff election. (Section 4180)

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.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 42 incumbents, 2 candidates
  Republican: 21 incumbents, 1 candidate
Major Third Parties
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Independents
  No Party Affiliation: 1 incumbent
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 3 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from an election authority that the person so listed will actually appear on the ballot.
 
FEC indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary "Total Receipts" for candidates for Federal Office.

 


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