JoinCalifornia: Election History for the State of California

Information Home Elected Offices Elections by Decade Longest Service Shortest Service Most & Fewest Votes Uncontested Races Closest Contests Redistricting Recalls
Elections 2026 PREVIEW 2024 General 2024 CD-20 Special 2023 US Senate Appt 2022 General Prior 2020s Elections Elections by Decade
Other Stuff Advanced Search CA Constitution CA in Congress Line of Succession Highest Ranking SCOTUS Cases

[search tips] [advanced search]

Searching tips

  • Enter a candidate's name to find a candidate
  • Enter the name of a political party to find the party and all candidates
  • Enter a date to find an election
  • Enter a year to find all elections within that year

Sandre Swanson


Picture of Sandre Swanson
CA Assembly
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-07-2006 Democratic AD-16 91696 Win
11-04-2008 Democratic AD-16 136066 Win
11-02-2010 Democratic AD-16 99082 Win
11-08-2016 Democratic SD-09 143573 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: November 28, 1948 in Oakland, CA
Married: Anita
Children: Four

1971: East Oakland Representative, Oakland Anti-Poverty Board
1972: Advance Team Manager, Shirley Chisholm for President
1973-1998: Policy Adviser, Congressman Ron Dellums
1976-1977: Campaign Manager, Lionel Wilson for Mayor of Oakland (Won)
1977-????: Member, Oakland Civil Service Commission
Previous: Chief of Staff, Congresswoman Barbara Lee
1999-2006: Trustee, Alameda County Employee's Retirement Association
2012: Early Primary Candidate for SD-09 (Withdrew)
2012: Delegate, Democratic National Convention
2013-2014: Chief Deputy Mayor, City of Oakland
2014: Campaign Chair, Jean Quan for Mayor of Oakland Reelection Campaign (Lost)
2020: Early Primary Candidate for SD-09 (Withdrew)
2024: Primary Candidate for SD-07 (Lost; 11.2%)

Source: California Legislature Handbook (2007-08)