Senate District 26
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All Districts > SD26: Coast LA
[incumbent: Ben Allen (D) - term limit: Redi]

Probable Candidates: 2018

District Projection: Safe Democrat | ATC Partisan Index = 64.1 D

(i) = incumbent

2012 Presidential Race

  • Barack Obama (D) 64.9%
  • Mitt Romney (R) 32.3%

2010 Gubernatorial Race

  • Jerry Brown (D) 58.4%
  • Meg Whitman (R) 36.0%

Hourly election night report

June 3 Primary Election Results
Live Results
CandidateVotesPercentPrecincts Reporting
Ben Allen (D)25,98722.2%570 of 570
Sandra Fluke (D)22,75919.4%570 of 570
Seth Stodder (N)20,41917.4%570 of 570
Betsy Butler (D)19,30116.5%570 of 570
Amy Howorth (D)18,41115.7%570 of 570
Vito Imbasciani (D)5,1894.4%570 of 570
Patric M. Verrone (D)3,4462.9%570 of 570
Barbi S. Appelquist (D)1,6301.4%570 of 570

County Breakdown | Vote Count Tracker
Source: California Secretary of State

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District Voter Registration


The race to succeed Ted Lieu in the State Senate—-who is seeking the overlapping CD33—-has drawn an A-list group of Democratic candidates who see the possibility of twelve years representing this wealthy and solidly Democratic district. But, the path to get there for any of them is a long-shot and will be costly.

Let’s look at the candidates:

  • Barbi Appelquist (D), a Santa Monica resident, is an attorney and graduate student at Pepperdine’s School of Public Policy.
  • Ben Allen (D) is a school board member in Malibu-Santa Monica, and has picked up the endorsements of State Senator Fran Pavley (who represents significant portions pre-redistricting) (dual endorsement), and current county longtime supervisor Zev Yaroslovsky.
  • Betsy Butler (D) is a former state Assemblymember who lost in a redistricting-caused battle for re-election. Butler lost to Richard Bloom. Butler is dual-endorsed by State Senat . . .
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Reported Fundraising
(July 1-September 30, 2014 filing period)
CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandContributions Since*
* = Contributions of $1,000 or more
Source: California Secretary of State

2012 General Results

2012 Primary Results


2010 Census Demographics for SD26
Citizen Voting-Age Population 4.1% 10.6% 10.4%
Total Population 3.7% 13.9% 13.6%

The Bench (likely future candidates)

Incumbent term limit: 0
  • Betsy Butler (D) - Member, State Assembly
  • Ted Lieu (D) - Member, State Assembly
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