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Elaine K. Alquist


Picture of Elaine K. Alquist
CA State Senate
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-05-1996 Democratic AD-22 74304 Win
11-03-1998 Democratic AD-22 61980 Win
11-07-2000 Democratic AD-22 81401 Win
11-02-2004 Democratic SD-13 156321 Win
11-04-2008 Democratic SD-13 179855 Win

Candidate Biography:

Elaine Kontominas Alquist
Born: August 21, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois
Married: Mr. White, Alfred Alquist in 1993
Engaged: Duncan Benas (plan to marry in September 2010)
Children: Peter & Bryan White

1983-1992: Member, Cupertino Union School District
1989: Administrative Assistant, State Senator Becky Morgan
1992-1996: Member, California Postsecondary Education Commission
1992: Early Prospective Candidate for AD-24 (Withdrew)
2004: Advisory Council, Commonwealth Club of Silicon Valley

  • During her time in the Assembly (1996–2002), Alquist appeared on the ballot as "Elaine White Alquist". By the 2007-08 Session in the Senate, her letterhead read "Elaine K. Alquist" and since 2009 has used the longer "Elaine Kontominas Alquist".
  • Had a spouse who also served in the legislature (although not concurrently).

Source: California Blue Book (2000)