California Superintendent of Public Instruction election, 2010

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California SPI election, 2010

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  Tom Torlakson.jpg
Nominee Tom Torlakson Larry Aceves
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
Popular vote 4,222,946 3,476,243
Percentage 54.52 44.88

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Yellow counties won by Torlakson.
Blue counties won by Aceves.

SPI before election

Jack O'Connell
Nonpartisan

Elected SPI

Tom Torlakson
Nonpartisan

The 2010 California Superintendent of Public Instruction election occurred on November 2, 2010. Incumbent Jack O'Connell was term-limited and unable to run for re-election to a third term.

In the nonpartisan primary election on June 8, 2010, no candidate received a majority of the votes, the top two finishers, Larry Aceves, who came first with 19% of the vote, and State Assemblyman Tom Torlakson, who came second with 18.5% of the vote, advanced to the general election. In the general election on November 2, 2010, Torlakson defeated Aceves.

Primary election[edit]

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California Superintendent of Public Instruction primary election, 2010
Candidate Votes %
Larry Aceves 832,938 19.12
Tom Torlakson 808,970 18.57
Gloria Romero 738,032 16.94
Lydia Gutierrez 384,514 8.83
Grant McMicken 309,499 7.11
Karen Blake 299,492 6.88
Diane Lenning 270,570 6.21
Daniel Nusbaum 217,220 4.99
Alexia Deligianni 212,145 4.87
Henry Williams 125,283 2.88
Leonard James Martin 123,791 2.84
Faarax Dahir Sheikh-Noor 33,586 0.77
Total votes 4,356,040 100

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

California Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2010
Candidate Votes %
Tom Torlakson 4,222,946 54.52
Larry Aceves 3,476,243 44.88
Diane Lenning (write-in) 46,061 0.60
Total votes 7,745,250 100

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