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District 5 —California State SenateNovember 8, 2016 —California General Election

November 8, 2016 —California General Election

California State SenateDistrict 5

Election Results

  • 100% of precincts reporting (677/677).

About this office

State senators introduce and vote on new laws, hold hearings, approve appointments to state agencies, and approve the state budget. They are elected to four-year terms.
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Who’s Running?

For this office, only the two candidates who get the most votes in the primary election advance to the general election. The two candidates may be from the same political party.
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Cathleen Galgiani

Democratic
Legislator/Delta Commissioner
174,847 votes (56.7%)Winning
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Total money raised: $1,852,707

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
California Democratic Party
$96,500
2
Fresno County Democratic Party
$68,000
3
Napa County Democratic Central Committee
$45,000
4
Humboldt County Democrats
$40,000
4
San Luis Obispo County Democratic Party
$40,000
4
San Mateo County Democrats
$40,000
4
Santa Barbara County Democratic Party
$40,000

By State:

California 84.33%
District of Columbia 2.40%
Texas 1.54%
Illinois 1.38%
Other 10.35%
84.33%10.35%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.78%)
Small contributions (0.22%)
99.78%

By Type:

From organizations (96.06%)
From individuals (3.94%)
96.06%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.
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Alan Nakanishi

Republican
Physician/Businessman
133,604 votes (43.3%)
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  • Bring jobs back to California, improve the state's economy, and have a fiscally responsible budget.
  • Keeping water from being diverted through the twin tunnels causing salinization harming farms, people and fish.
  • Ensure safe streets from gangs and criminals. Foster an improved educational system and work on the health care costs.
Profession:physician/businessman
Total money raised: $166,057

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Delta Eye Medical Group and employees
$9,400
2
Associated Builders and Contractors Northern California
$8,400
2
Jean Fuller for Assembly 2018
$8,400
3
Zorb Carwashes
$6,700
4
Employees of UC Davis Medical Center
$6,000

By State:

California 99.34%
Hawaii 0.36%
Illinois 0.30%
99.34%

By Size:

Large contributions (100.00%)
Small contributions (0.00%)
100.00%

By Type:

From organizations (69.07%)
From individuals (30.93%)
69.07%30.93%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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