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 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|
|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.