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December 18, 1849

Elected by Legislature Election

The Senate and Assembly met in a Joint Convention in order to elect Statewide officers on December 22, 1849.

An interesting note is that after the balloting had ended, Benjamin F. Moore "rose, and stated that he had voted for Attorney General under a mistake, and hoped the Convention would allow him to change that vote. The Presiding Officer refused, saying it was out of order."

John Bigler Nonpartisan 2.1% Loss
John S. Houston Nonpartisan 61.7% Win
T. M. Keys Nonpartisan 36.2% Loss
S. W. Haight Nonpartisan 39.1% Loss
J. D. Hoppe Nonpartisan 6.5% Loss
Philip A. Roach Nonpartisan 2.2% Loss
Richard Roman Nonpartisan 52.2% Loss
Attorney General
Charles T. Botts Nonpartisan 100% Loss
E. J. C. Kewen Democratic Win
John C. Fremont Republican Win
William M. Gwin Democratic Win

Contested Election Election

Bigler successfully contested the seat of Assemblyman William B. Dickenson.

John Bigler Nonpartisan Win