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Ellen M. Corbett


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-03-1998 Democratic AD-18 63491 Win
11-07-2000 Democratic AD-18 91991 Win
11-05-2002 Democratic AD-18 60627 Win
11-07-2006 Democratic SD-10 136846 Win
11-02-2010 Democratic SD-10 139799 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: December 31, 1954 in Oakland, CA
Child: Ryan

Previous: Member, San Leandro City Library Commission
1990-1994: Member, San Leandro City Council
1990-1992: Alameda County Democratic Central Committee
1994-1998: Mayor, City of San Leandro
2000: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2002-2004: Member, California Judicial Council
2007-2010: Member, Judicial Council of California
2010-2014: Majority Leader, California State Senate
2014: Primary Candidate for CD-15 (Lost; 25.2%)
2015-Present: Member, Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board [Term ends 1/2019]

  • CLOSE CONTEST: Hugh Bussell narrowly won a spot in the 2014 General election after defeating Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett by 430 votes (0.5%).
  • FULL HOUSE DROUGHT: The longest period without a floor session that all members attended (all 80 Assemblymembers and all 40 Senators) was 7 years and 11 months between July 10, 2007 and June 1, 2015. Corbett was the presiding officer of the Senate on the last day before that gap.

Source: California Blue Book (2000)
Source: "The Judicial Council of California: Membership" by the Judicial Council of California (accessed 5/30/2012)

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