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September 3, 1851

General Election

Note: A total of 46,009 Californians voted in this election.

Governor
John Bigler Democratic 51.2% Win
Pierson B. Reading Whig 48.8% Loss
 
Lieutenant Governor
Drury P. Baldwin Whig 45.7% Loss
Samuel Purdy Democratic 54.3% Win
 
Controller
Winslow S. Pierce Democratic 100% Win
 
Treasurer
J. M. Burt Whig 44.5% Loss
Richard Roman Democratic 55.5% Win
 
Attorney General
William D. Fair Whig 47.8% Loss
S. Clinton Hastings Democratic 52.2% Win
 
Surveyor General
William M. Eddy Democratic 51.4% Win
Walter Herron Whig 48.6% Loss
 
SD-01
Jonathan Warner Democratic Win
 
SD-02
Stephen C. Foster Democratic Win
 
SD-03
Antonio M. De la Guerra Democratic Win
 
SD-04
Philip A. Roach Democratic Win
 
SD-06
Jacob R. Snyder Democratic Win
Frank Soule Whig Win
 
SD-08
John Y. Lind Democratic Win
 
SD-09
Alexander Anderson Democratic Win
Paul K. Hubbs Democratic Win
 
SD-11
James H. Ralston Democratic Win
 
SD-12
Benjamin F. Keene Democratic Win
John Walton Democratic Win
 
SD-13
Jacob Frye Democratic Win
 
SD-14
Philip W. Keyser Democratic Win
 
SD-15
Joseph C. McKibben Democratic Win
 
SD-16
James Walsh Democratic Win
 
SD-17
Charles F. Lott Democratic Win
 
SD-18
Royal T. Sprague Democratic Win
 
SD-20
James M. Estill Democratic Win
 
SD-21
M. M. Wombough Democratic Win
 
SD-22
John H. Harper Democratic Win
John A. Lyle Unknown Win
 
AD-01
Agoston Haraszthy Democratic Win
 
AD-02
Ignacio Del Valle Democratic Win
Andres Pico Whig Win
 
AD-03
Jose M. Covarrubias Democratic Win
Augustus F. Hinchman Whig Win
Mariano G. Pacheco Whig Win
 
AD-04
Charles P. Stephenson Democratic Win
Thomas R. Walker Democratic Win
 
AD-05
Alexander P. Crittenden Democratic Win
Napoleon B. Smith Democratic Win
James T. Thompson Whig Win
 
AD-06
David M. Chauncey Democratic Win
Alfred J. Ellis Whig Win
Benjamin Orrick Whig Win
Archibald C. Peachy Democratic Win
George W. Ten Broeck Democratic Win
Isaac B. Wall Democratic Win
Herman Wohler Democratic Win
N. R. Wood Whig Win
 
AD-07
Henry A. Crabb Whig Win
Richard P. Hammond Democratic Win
Frederick Yeiser Democratic Win
 
AD-08
William P. Jones Whig Win
William S. McKim Democratic Win
George E. Young Democratic Win
 
AD-09
D. L. Blanchard Democratic Win
Jesse D. Brush Democratic Win
James W. Coffroth Democratic Win
William B. Dameron Democratic Win
Thomas J. Ingersoll Democratic Win
 
AD-10
Samuel A. Merritt Democratic Win
Thomas E. Ridley Democratic Win
 
AD-11
Gilbert W. Colby Democratic Win
Alpheas Kipp Democratic Win
George N. McConaha Democratic Win
Joseph C. Tucker Democratic Win
 
AD-12
John Cutler Whig Win
William R. Hopkins Whig Win
Selden A. McMeans Democratic Win
Austin Wing Democratic Win
 
AD-13
Patrick Canney Democratic Win
Joseph H. Gibson Nonpartisan Win
 
AD-14
A. G. Caldwell Whig Win
 
AD-15
John Cook Democratic Win
James H. Gardiner Democratic Win
John A. Paxton Democratic Win
 
AD-16
Edward F. W. Ellis Whig Win
William H. Lyons Democratic Win
Joshua N. Turner Whig Win
 
AD-17
Chandler B. Fowler Whig Win
James L. Law Democratic Win
Nelson D. Morse Whig Win
 
AD-18
Samuel Flemming Democratic Win
E. D. Pearce Democratic Win
 
AD-19
Lilburn W. Boggs Democratic Win
James M. Hudspeth Democratic Win
Alfred W. Taliaferro Whig Win
 
AD-20
James S. Graham Whig Win
John S. Stark Whig Win
 
AD-21
Henry L. Ford Democratic Win
John G. Parrish Democratic Win
 
AD-22
Thomas H. Coats Democratic Win
F. S. McKenzie Whig Win
George O. McMullin Whig Win
 

Apportion Election

The only case in California history where a district was created after a person had been elected to it. From the 1909 California Blue Book:

"The apportionment of May 1, 1851, provided for 27 Senators, and did not contemplate for a hold-over Senator in place of Adams, resigned. January 6, 1852 [a State Senate committee] reported that he was entitled to a seat, vice Adams, and he was qualified, thus increasing the membership of the Senate from 27 to 28."

SD-18
Joseph E. N. Lewis Democratic Win