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September 5, 1855

General Election

Note: A total of 97,377 Californians voted in this election.

Governor
John Bigler Democratic 47.4% Loss
J. Neely Johnson Know Nothing 52.6% Win
 
Lieutenant Governor
Robert M. Anderson Know Nothing 50.9% Win
Samuel Purdy Democratic 49.1% Loss
 
Controller
Thomas O. Flournoy Democratic 48.3% Loss
George W. Whitman Know Nothing 51.7% Win
 
Treasurer
Henry Bates Know Nothing 51.6% Win
Benjamin F. Keene Democratic 48.4% Loss
 
Attorney General
William T. Wallace Know Nothing 51.8% Win
B. C. Whiting Democratic 48.2% Loss
 
Surveyor General
John A. Brewster Know Nothing 51.6% Win
S. H. Marlette Democratic 48.4% Loss
 
State Printer
James Allen (II) Know Nothing 51.7% Win
George H. Crossette Democratic 48.3% Loss
 
SD-01
B. D. Wilson Democratic Win
 
SD-02
Pablo De La Guerra Democratic Win
 
SD-03
Delos R. Ashley Know Nothing Win
 
SD-05
Edward D. Baker Whig Loss
Wilson Flint Know Nothing Win
William W. Hawks Know Nothing Win
William J. Shaw Democratic Win
Frank Tilford Democratic Win
 
SD-07
James W. Coffroth Know Nothing Win
James W. Mandeville Democratic Win
 
SD-09
William I. Ferguson Know Nothing 57% Win
William S. Long Democratic 43% Loss
 
SD-10
Sarshel Bynum Know Nothing Win
 
SD-11
H. P. Heintzleman Democratic Win
 
SD-12
John D. Cosby Know Nothing Win
 
SD-13
Samuel H. Dosh Democratic Win
 
SD-14
John B. McGee Know Nothing Win
 
SD-15
Wellington C. Burnett Know Nothing Win
Charles E. Lippincott Democratic Win
 
SD-16
Edwin G. Waite Know Nothing Win
 
SD-17
J. C. Hawthorne Know Nothing Win
Charles Westmoreland Know Nothing Win
 
SD-18
A. St. Clair Denver 22.5% Loss
Henry M. Fiske Know Nothing 27.5% Win
Alfred French Democratic Win
George W. Hook Democratic Win
Samuel M. Johnson 22.5% Loss
John G. McCallum Know Nothing 27.5% Win
 
SD-19
Dwight Crandall Democratic Win
William B. Norman Democratic Win
 
AD-01
J. Lancaster Brent Democratic Win
John G. Downey Democratic Win
Jefferson Hunt Democratic Win
Jeptha J. Kendrick Democratic Win
 
AD-02
Manuel A. Castro Democratic Win
Jose M. Covarrubias Democratic Win
 
AD-03
William Blackburn Know Nothing Win
R. L. Matthews Know Nothing Win
 
AD-04
Thomas M. Coombs Independent Win
Caswell Davis Know Nothing Win
George Peck Know Nothing Win
 
AD-05
John Ewalt Democratic Win
James George Democratic Win
Thomas Gray Democratic Win
Horace Hawes Democratic Win
Nathaniel Holland Democratic Win
Benjamin S. Lippincott Democratic Win
T. W. Moulthrop Democratic Win
Sol A. Sharp Democratic Win
Herman Wohler Democratic Win
 
AD-06
Robert B. Lamon Know Nothing Win
George H. Rhodes Know Nothing Win
Robert R. Swan Democratic Win
 
AD-07
Thomas C. Brunton Know Nothing Win
J. C. Callbreath Democratic Win
M. McGehee Know Nothing Win
Thomas J. Oxley Know Nothing Win
J. T. Van Dusen Know Nothing Win
 
AD-08
James W. Hunter Know Nothing Win
Aaron R. Melony Democratic Win
B. G. Weir Know Nothing Win
 
AD-09
George H. Carter Know Nothing Win
George Cone Know Nothing Win
George W. Leihy Know Nothing Win
J. W. Pugh Know Nothing Win
 
AD-10
Edward Bynum Democratic Win
Richard C. Haile Know Nothing Win
Andrew M. Stevenson Know Nothing Win
 
AD-11
Gilbert R. Brush Know Nothing Win
Harmon G. Heald Know Nothing Win
J. S. Rathburn Know Nothing Win
 
AD-12
Edward J. Curtis Know Nothing Win
Walter McDonald Know Nothing Win
Caspar S. Ricks Know Nothing Win
W. W. Upton Know Nothing Win
 
AD-13
Alexander R. Andrews Know Nothing Win
Edward J. Lewis Democratic Win
 
AD-14
John Dick Know Nothing Win
Ripley C. Kelly Know Nothing Win
Joseph Winston Know Nothing Win
 
AD-15
A. J. Batchelder Know Nothing Win
Jacob Shearer Know Nothing Win
Robert B. Sherrard Know Nothing Win
John Sterritt Know Nothing Win
R. M. Turner Know Nothing Win
Upton B. Winsor Know Nothing Win
 
AD-16
Vincent G. Bell Know Nothing Win
Samuel W. Boring Know Nothing Win
Daniel Dustin Know Nothing Win
Thomas B. McFarland Know Nothing Win
G. A. F. Reynolds Know Nothing Win
 
AD-17
T. H. Reed Know Nothing Win
Silas Sellick Know Nothing Win
Lansing Stout Know Nothing Win
R. L. Williams Know Nothing Win
 
AD-18
John Borland Know Nothing Win
James E. Bowe Know Nothing Win
Stephen T. Gage Know Nothing Win
Tyler D. Heiskel Know Nothing Win
J. W. Oliver Know Nothing Win
W. H. Taylor Know Nothing Win
L. S. Welch Know Nothing Win
James D. White Know Nothing Win
 
AD-19
Elwood T. Beatty Democratic Win
James T. Farley Know Nothing Win
James Pearson Democratic Win
T. W. Taliaferro Democratic Win
George W. Wagner Know Nothing Win
 
AD-20
Henry A. Gaston Know Nothing Win
A. A. Hoover Know Nothing Win