Senate District 26
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[incumbent: Holly Mitchell () - term limit: Redi]

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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

Candidates On The Ballot- 2014

District Projection: Safe Democrat | ATC Partisan Index = 64.1 D
  • Seth Stodder (No Party Preference) - Law Professor  
  • Betsy Butler (Democratic) - Nonprofit Organization Director  
  • Ben Allen (Democratic) - School Board Member, Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District  
  • Patric Verrone (Democratic) - Television Writer/Attorney  
  • Vito Imbasciani (Democratic) - California State Surgeon  
  • Amy Howorth (Democratic) - Mayor/Education Advocate  
  • Sandra Fluke (Democratic) - Social Justice Attorney  
  • Barbi S. Appelquist (Democratic) - Attorney  
  • (i) = incumbent

    Until the filing period closes, candidates who have made gestures to a run are included. Some of these may not run, while others are likely to jump in.

    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%

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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
    (March 17-May 17, 2014 filing period)
    CommitteeContributionsExpendituresCash on HandContributions Since*
    Allen For Senate 2014, Ben [SOS]$160,386$350,154$34,267$47,671
    Appelquist For Senate 26 In 2014, Barbi [SOS]$33,526$8,613$0$19,353
    Butler For Senate 2014, Betsy [SOS]$119,030$219,359$41,045$52,724
    Fluke For State Senate 2014, Stand With Sandra [SOS]$305,198$355,742$108,129$51,953
    Howorth For State Senate 2014, Amy [SOS]$161,852$497,313$161,969$112,900
    Imbasciani Democrat For Senate 2014, Dr. Vito [SOS]$114,255$208,494$91,136$30,300
    Stodder For Assembly 2014 [SOS]$5,200$37$270$0
    Verrone For Senate 2014 [SOS]$143,015$119,092$76,176$36,600
    * = 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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